The restaurant smells incredible! I got the chicken and rice (could have used a bit more chicken) and it was delicious. And the plantains ... yum!!! No pictures.... I inhaled the food. Sorry.
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Elena’s Cuban Café serves good quality Cuban food. Today for lunch I had the daily special: Picadillo. This ground beef dish was mixed in a flavorful tomato sauce with diced onions and green olives. The dish came with a side of delicious sweet plantains and...More
This is a popular place (rather small) for good Cuban food. It's a family operation and everything is unsophisticated, but tasty. We love to go here for a good, solid lunch. They haves specials each day, too. Clean and efficient, you order at the window...More
Empanadas were good, cheese are more like a fried arepa but were tasty. Rices white, congrí, and yellow (with chicken) were all flavorful, but "Arroz con Pollo" was a little heavy on cumin. Pork chops were very tasty, liked better the smoked pork chops, but...More
This was our first visit to a Cuban Cafe. We didn't really know what to expect but we thought it would be better than it was. The food was okay but nothing to write home about.
I enjoy eating here because it is one of the few spots I can get Cuban food in Lakeland. Anytime the owner takes my order, he can come off as rude. But when a man comes in, he is talkative and friendly. I especially notice...More
I got takeout from Elena's last night for my son and I. We got the Ropa Vieja, a Cuban sandwich, and some potato balls (potato stuffed with ground beef and then fried). Everything was great! It's great to know that I can get good Cuban...More
I'm from Miami and whoever is or has been in Miami knows that the latin food there is as close as its own country's origins. I've being looking for a cuban restaurant as good or as close to the ones in Miami and finally I...More