Vicente Vazquez wanted to connect the people of Detroit to the food and culture of Cuba. Using several of his family's recipes, he opened Vicente's Cuban Cuisine in 2005. As a result, a night at Vicentes is the next best thing to a night in Havana: fun, festive and very social. The bright, 1930s-art deco furnishings set the tone for an exciting and memorable dining experience. For starters, the papas rellenas (fried potatoes stuffed with spicy meat) and the tortilla Espanola, the traditional Spanish egg and onion omelette, are popular. Beef, pork, seafood and chicken entrées are all served with unique salads that complement each dish. The ropa vieja, translated as "old clothes," is a traditional Cuban dish containing shredded beef, bell peppers and green olives, seasoned with red wine and tomato sauce. Plantains and black beans are served on the side. For dessert, try the flan de coco y ron (coconut rum flan).
Full bar. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
"This Cuban cafe is simply a delight with its menu underscored by appropriate background music, and Desi, Lucy, Fred and Ethel playing continuously on flat-screen television on vintage "I Love Lucy" shows, and its friendly welcome by proprietor Vince Vasquez and his staff."- Molly Abraham, The Detroit News