Monroe Twp, New Jersey
April 4, 2005
When I got there, I got the worst seat in the house. I mean, this tiny place is jam-packed, and they only had two active waitresses available. So scale it up in your head. This... Worst seat in the house. It was a little before the bathroom, so it was a high traffic area, and it was on the left wall, where the right wall was already packed with seats and tables in an already crowded hallway! Terrible.
I didn't like the food. I mean, I tried the roast pork, and the texture was good--very soft. But it was like... sour? Who knew? The beans and rice, eh... and who puts vegetables and lime in rice? Seriously.
Anyway, I keep comparing these places to the one in Bergenfield. The one in Bergenfield is the best there is! Maybe next time I'll try that Cuban restaurant I originally planned on going to, on Christopher Street...
As for you, Cafe Havana, you are not tops.
From journal Surviving in Soho