Dec 232008
 
The squid ink rice was the best seafood dish we tried, but it wasn't outstanding.

The squid ink rice was the best seafood dish we tried, but it wasn't outstanding.

To invoke thoughts of warmer climates, Tammy and I joined friends for Cuban food at Cafe Laguardia a few weeks ago. The animal print décor is certainly says “tropical kitsch,” but were the plantains and margaritas enough to make us forget the Chicago deep freeze? Listen in and find out.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:23 The vibe
01:54 – 02:36 Getting in, the accessible restroom at Starbucks, and related comments
02:37 – 03:33 Margaritas!
03:34 – 04:55 Starters: Is that green sour cream or guacamole?
04:56 – 08:34 Main dishes: Squid ink, other mystery fish, and meat
08:35 – 09:18 Some odd desserts and great flan
09:19 – 11:20 Wrap-up & sign-off

The plantains and margaritas were tasty and disappeared quickly.

The plantains and margaritas were tasty and disappeared quickly.

Cafe Laguardia
2111 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
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Bridget’s Ratings Tammy’s Ratings
Food Quality 2 1
Value 2 2
Service 3 3
Ambiance 1 2
Overall 3 4

Average price per person: $40

Online buzz about Cafe Laguardia:
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Yelp

  One Response to “Cafe Laguardia Chicago Bites Podcast #124”

  1. Why would you order guacamole at a Cuban restaurant? It’s not your fault that they offer it but you should have probably known better than to order something that has nothing to do with Cuban cuisine at a Cuban restaurant.

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