Starting thawing relations at the Three Palms Cuban Café!
Many in South Florida are already excited about the prospect of hoping a flight south to the island of Cuba and the city of Havana. People have dreamy visions good music, hot dancing and fantastic food. Well great Cuban food is no dream and you don’t have to get on a boat to find it. The Three Palms Cuban Café can be summed up as authentic Cuban and South American cuisine at a great price. But there’s a lot more that can be said about this family-owned restaurant that been serving the local community Biscayne Park for decades. A trip to the Three Palms can be the perfect start or end to your day.
Conveniently located right off of the Biscayne Boulevard, Highway 1, the Three Palms sits in the Southeast of calm and peaceful Biscayne Park. The Three Palms sits on the edge of the Biscayne Shore and Garden Park, a small green oasis in the neighbor. Three Palms is also only a few minutes away from MOCA and makes a perfect beginning or end to a visit to the museum or a concert. As you approach the Three Palms you find an unassuming building brightly painted and flying a number of flags. Inside, the décor and furnishing are unassuming and give you the impression that it has looked this way forever. They is also have a shaded patio if you wish to sit outside. The menus are simple and bilingual to make easy on the out-of-towners.
What are the menu favorites? It depends on whether you come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner as the Three Palms serves from 6am to 10pm every day of the week. Whatever time of day, a recurring comment by customers is about the size of portions. Obviously, bring your appetite with you when you come to the cafe. For breakfast, a favorite seems to be the traditional Cuban breakfast with two eggs sunny side up, a mixture of beans and rice, sweet plantains and croquets. The croquets are unbelievably buttery and great for sopping up your eggs. And how can one start her day without a Cuban coffee to send you on your way. The Three Palms' dark milky concoction is exceptional and perfect accompaniment for any meal. For lunch it hard to pass on a Cuban sandwich. But their selection consist of other Latin favorites such as the choripan. The choripns is made with spicy chorizo sausage on crusty bread similar to a marraqueta. The restaurant has its own special chimichirri sauce that you won’t forget. If you are looking for a challenge, you might want to try their ultimate steak sandwich which is two feet of grilled steak.
Dinner is when the grill comes out at the Three Palms. Whether it is beef, chicken, pork or seafood, it is cooked over an open fire following a tradition that dates back to the 15th Century. Their churasco de res (sliced beef) will match anything you will get on South Beach. Another specialty is lomo saltado de res o de pollo, A Peruvian specialty that is simple and delicious. Oh, and course, the cafe offers a full bar to serve up any Caribbean elixir to accompany your meal, or just to help you soak up the atmosphere.
The Three Palms has become a local landmark with the city planting three palms in front of the cafe. If you like to find out more about the Three Palms Cuban Cafe or wish to make reservations, go to http://threepalmsrestaurant.com/about.html