Saturday, January 24, 2009
I finally got a chance to try Papi's today! I have been trying to fit it in for a while now.
As I entered, I noticed the small diner atmosphere with a Cuban accent. I heard the island music playing as I decided where to sit. There were three choices, the main dining room which shared space with an open kitchen, the patio, or the bar area. I sat in the main dining room.
Aside from one server, everyone working there spoke Spanish as their first language. That was good, because it added to the authenticity. Once I sat down, I was taken care of by multiple servers. I had no wait. My food was on my table within five minutes.
If you like Cuban/Caribbean food, this is the place. I ordered the Jerk Chicken special. It came with a very small salad, bread, white rice and black beans. The jerk chicken was extremely spicy. My sinuses were clear after just a few bites. I felt the sweat bead up on my forehead. Like spicy food? Give that dish a shot. By the way, Coca~Cola just enhances the effect.
The food was good, the service was fantastic. I will go back, but I will also try a different dish.