The cooking at their dinner parties was so delicious that friends of the (Dominican) Guerrero family and the (Cuban/Salvadoran) Castillo family urged them for years to open a restaurant. And in July 2013, they did. Using those family recipes, Latin Pig’s head chef and family matriarch Ana Castillo puts passion into every dish that leaves the kitchen. Several other family members are on staff, and as a result, customers may also feel like part of the family when they dine.
The Latin Pig Cuban Cuisine & Bakery’s menu boasts traditional Cuban favorites like lechón (slow roasted pork), ropa vieja (shredded brisket), picadillo (ground beef with veggies), maduros (sweet plantains) and several types of rice and beans, as well as a whole slew of other dishes that sounds incredibly tasty. For those less adventurous, they have a fantastic hearty Cubano sandwich. Cubans love their coffee and they love it strong. Accordingly, the espresso machine is front and center when you walk in, next to a display of freshly-basked pastelitos de guayaba (guava pastries).
Latin Pig’s friendly staff will eagerly explain the menu to those unaccustomed to Cuban food, and sometimes even let you taste a sample from the kitchen before you order. All of the portions are generous, and easily shared between a not-very-hungry twosome. Lunch specials are pretty darn amazing: hot, home cooking in the range of $5-7. The decor is simple, but charming. High-backed turquoise booths and photos of Cuban life add warmth to the place. Business has been good, and in August, they expanded their seating (which was very limited before) and their menu. Right now, it’s BYOB, but in the near future they plan to serve alcohol.
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