Located on the corner of Main Street and Route 79 in Freehold, A Little Bit of Cuba ~ Dos is a Latin food lovers paradise. The instantly recognizable aroma of saffron drifts enchantingly throughout this beautifully decorated restaurant. Olive green cushioned booths and high back chairs attend to elegant dark wood tables and fresh linen napkins. Palm trees give the room an authentic island flare, while an eye-catching display of large tabacco leaves hang on a cozy, wood-covered accent wall.
The Empanadas appetizer is a yummy, crusty, pastry filled with chicken or spicy chorizo. Soups include the Sopa de Pollo Cubana, a traditional Cuban soup made with chicken, potato, sweet potato, corn, pumpkin, and white beans. The Ensalada Arugula features the peppery-mustardy flavor of arugula, sweet pineapple, and Marcona almonds that are imported from Spain. These almonds are shorter, rounder, softer, and sweeter than the California variety. The salad is dressed in a dazzling citrus vinaigrette.
The Arroz con Pollo entrée is delectable chicken and golden saffron rice slowly cooked with red peppers and green olives. The Ropa Vieja “Old Clothes” is shredded beef brisket cooked slowly then sautéed with peppers, onions, green olives, and peas in a tasty tomato and wine sauce, and served with white rice and black beans. A popular dish is the Lechon Asado Tradicional, featuring succulent roast pork seasoned with a unique blend of herbs and spices, slowly roasted to perfection. The roast is served with moros (black beans and white rice) and the starchy, French fry potato-like yuca frita (deep fried cassava root). Sides include a variety of plantains, such as Tostones (flattened crispy plantains) and Maduros (thick-cut sweet plantains).
A Little Bit of Cuba ~ Dos also dishes up amazing desserts. Among the standouts are the Tres Leches Cake, named for the three milks in the soaking liquid (Leche means milk in Spanish.) The three milks in the soaking sauce are sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. The heavy cream is also whipped up to use as the topping. Tres Leches Cake is exceptionally dense and lusciously moist, almost like a custard. The Empanada de Guayaba y Queso, con Helado de Maiz, is a delightful guava and cream cheese filled pastry topped with sweet corn ice cream.
Lunch specials are served Monday thru Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A Little Bit of Cuba ~ Dos serves deliciously authentic Cuban cuisine.
A Little Bit of Cuba ~ Dos
2 East Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728