Reader: La Guarida Cubana needs to pick up the pace as a neighborhood place
At La Guarida Cubana, a tiny Cuban restaurant that opened in June on a stretch of East Colfax known more for McDonald's and pot shops than good food, the Rosell family is using authentic family recipes -- but something is in danger of getting lost in the translation from the kitchen to the table.
Mark Manger Lissette Rosell making coffee at La Guarida Cubana.
That's what Gretchen Kurtz suggested in her recent review, and a reader concurs:
-- At La Guarida Cubana, love is not lost in the translation
- Slide show: A family affair at La Guarida Cubana
As the review says, just because you follow a family recipe doesn't make it good. I found nothing good here and wanted to since it was in my neighborhood. Service was non-existent, food was plain bad and $30 for 2 people to eat in a neighborhood place. I hope for their sake it gets better.
Have you tried La Guarida Cubana? What did you think? What are your favorite neighborhood joints -- and what's the price point that seems reasonable?