Location: 105 S. Main St., New Hope, PA, 18938
This restaurant in New Hope, PA, is not really Cuban, despite the name. The cuisine could be called SoCal meets granny's kitchen. I had tilapia tacos, while my fearless partner went for something that resembled a giant chicken and shrimp pot pie Hot Pocket, grilled on a panini press. He finished his meal. I had to ask for a doggie bag -- oddly enough, for my fries, not for the tilapia. Two entrees, plus three Yuenglings came to $41 and change.
My understanding is that this place is really all about the music and nightlife, not the food. They do have some good music, although we went on a Sunday afternoon, not during one of the evening concerts with Nils Lofgren or Jefferson Starship. We've walked past this place a bajillion times, but this was the first time we stopped there to eat.
The food's actually pretty good, but not spectacular. For the price, it's a decent value. The tacos came with a nice pineapple and cantaloupe salsa that I liked better than the fish. I'll have to make something similar.
The service was a little slow, but that could be a function of it being the middle of the afternoon when we visited. It would have been a nice touch if the Yuengling had been served with a glass, rather than in the bottle. On the other hand, if the place gets as rowdy at night as I've seen it on other occasions, there's probably a reason they serve it in a longneck.
Overall, I'd give the place an A-, for the food, and for the swing they were playing while we were there. I like swing. The food was fine. The price was reasonable. The service could have been a little faster. It probably is at night.