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90 Miles Cuban Cafe (Ninety Miles Cuban Cafe)
Posted by M. Fuentes on 10/03/2014
My experience @ 90 Miles was not a fun or pleasant one. After waiting over an hour we were finally seated at the larger of the 2 patios. The music was soo loud that my bf & I literally had to shout to hear each other, as did everyone else who was seated around us, so it didn't take long before conversation was out the window. I ordered the lechon because it was marked with an asterisk indicating it is a customer favorite. I'm Latina- I know what lechon is supposed to taste like. This lechon was too dry to eat & didn't taste like anything, especially lechon. The white rice was boring & bland & the black beans probably came out of a can. My bf, who will eat all his food even if it's not good, didn't eat his food. He ordered the chicken breast & barely choked it down, ate a couple forkfulls of rice & didn't dare touch the beans. The only thing more subpar than the food was the service. Our waiter, who's name I didn't catch because he didn't shout it loud enough, took 10 min to bring me salt for my dry lechon & never brought me any ice for my drink which I slammed hot in the hopes of catching a buzz to drown out how much this place sucks. I will never spend money here again nor will I recommend anyone else to.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/20/2013
That's all I ever get, at least twice a month or so. Empanadas are delicious and lets not forget the breakfast sandwich on the weekend!
Posted by bendecidos88 on 05/31/2010
We absolutely loved the food. It was great. Although we did have a bit of an issue on the waiter waiting us. We were there before quite of a few other guests and we were attended last. We will not take it personal. thinking that maybe since it was a sat memorial day weekend. It was busy. Waiters work very hard. forgetting is possible. All in all We would definitely recommend to everyone.
Posted by Rosemary on 03/17/2009
I had missed this type of eatery since leaving South Florida, The congri (rice and beans cooked together) was the best I had ever tasted. Can't wait to go back.
Posted by ChicagoHouseCat on 02/11/2009
bein cuban myself, ive been eatin the food for my entire life, so i have high expectations when it comes to cuban cuisine. now before i discovered this place, i would go to "Sabor A Cuba" on wilson and wolcott. i came to 90 miles about two weeks ago, and since that its been my new favorite place in chicago to get cuban food. the owners (or so i assumed they were) were extremely nice, and even though its not the biggest place, the interior is very nicely decorated. overall though, the food is just out of this world. keep it up 90 miles!
Posted by clay h on 01/20/2009
ok, so this place is badass... i was with 3 other friends lookin for something to eat on a saturday before we hit the bars. stopped by kumas and, surprise surprise, it was packed. i remembered this place as i have been wanting to try for a while. which brings me to the title of this review... good lord i wish this was open on sundays. i live in the burbs and it always ends up that the only time i can make it to this place is sunday. anyway, on to the badassness. we walked in and the people workin there greeted us and i basically said, "give me what i should be eating." they didnt disappoint. i ended up with a Lechon sandwich, (i think) a Croquetas and either Yucca Con Mojo or Yucca Fritas. lets work backwards. basically, i had fries (not potato, something else) and they had a garlic sauce on em that anyone (sans vampires) would charlie-horse their mother for. i thought they told me i got the "Yucca Frita" but it seems that i gots me some Mojo sauce. anyway, save for a couple fries, they were all tender pillowy goodness of mystery vegetable. the Croquetas (i think this is what it was, it reminded me of an empanada) was filled with some sort of fruit and cheese i believe. weird, it could have sworn it was filled with magic. wasnt sure about it at first but by the last bite i wish i had another. the Lechon was just about perfect. the meat was slightly dry but i think that goes with the territory. also, they had some kickass inhouse hot sauce that when combined with the meat, could have kicked the Dinobots ass... sorry, i have no idea what that means. all other elements of the sandwich were spot on. i am a fan of baked goods and loved the bread. finished it off with a coffee drink. not sure which one cause i just told them to make me a coffe drink but if i had to guess, i would say it was a Café Con Leche. i am an occasional coffee drinker abd it was damn good so take that how you will. everyone else got 2 Cubanos and a Bistec sandwich (along with some sides. everyone was happy with everything. the steak sandwich guy said he was definitely happy with his sandwich but tried the cubano and liked it even better. someone else got the fry things and they were a bit hit too. the owner guy (at least i think he was) seemed like a good dude and gave out some coffee samples while we ate. a coulple of the guys i was with liked it so much, they got a coffee to go. so yea, i have to move back into the city so i can come here more often...