For a hot summer’s day on the corner of Philip & Church Streets in Parramatta is a little slice of Havana, a place you can sit in a big leather chair with a mojito in one hand and a cigar in the other like the boss you are. Well out of Fidel’s reach, owner Tony Melhem who aptly takes the dictatorial title, “El Presidente”, has big visions for his cafes’ revolutionary inspiration.
A group of bloggers were cordially invited to sample the menu, and I cordially accepted. So, arriving a little late for the high-noon start, I found a table full of happy (thanks, Sangria) bloggers ready to indulge and explore.
The Grilled Chorizo with Warmed Olives starts out our feast. You gotta love chorizo!
This vegetarian sandwich was for our own Miss Piggy. I couldn’t find it on the menu; you’ll have to watch her blog.
The Patatas Bravas are wedge-like spiced chunky chips with a lovely hot tomato sauce/salsa on top. Mmm!
The Vegetarian Nachos were oh-so-tasty as well, with lots of toppings! But I think I would lean more towards the beef nachos than the beans.
The Mini Beef Burger Sliders were one of my favourites of the Tapas dishes. Nicely seasoned beef burgers which were almost like a meatball sat on a toasted sesame bun with grilled cheese and onion jam. Onion jam! I loved it.
While I ordered a Corona & Lime, the girls ordered a sampling of the cocktail menu, and Suze occupied herself whilst waiting for the next round of food…
As the first of the desserts came out, so did the cameras. The coverture chocolate at Coco Cubano is delicious! Here were two pots of milk and dark chocolate, smooth and silken, with stawberries, marshmallows and lady fingers to dip.
As the mojitos came out, I began to see a pattern.
And here are the churros! I love churros, and I have to say these were very yummy. They reminded me alot of the kind we get in North America, doused in cinnamon sugar. Crisp on the outside and chewy-warm on the inside.
Lastly came the Revolution Waffle: a belgian waffle topped with ice cream, melted chocolate and strawberries! The breakfast of champions..er..if they serve it at breakfast.
Everybody Loves Ramen dined as a guest, courtesy of Coco Cubano.
302 Church St
Parramatta NSW 2124
0450 956 382