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Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
- Cost: $
- Credit Cards: All Major
- Alcohol: None
- Parking: Street
- Take Out: Yes
December 10, 2014
Hudson County isn’t the only place in NJ to find excellent Cuban food. Feed your soul with Cuban sandwiches and strong coffee in Saddle Brook at Latin Soul Cuban Café.
Cuban sandwiches – sliced ham, pickle, roast pork, swiss cheese, yellow mustard and mojo (garlic) sauce pressed in crusty white bread – are the main draw at this tiny café with a takeout counter and four tables. Freshly baked Cuban bread is the foundation. Long baguettes arrive throughout the day. Beyond the standard Cubano, sandwich options include lechón (roast pork), bistec (steak) and chicken.
You can also grab homemade empanadas, croquettas, and pasteles (pastries) with savory (beef, ground beef, chicken) or sweet (guava and cream cheese) fillings. A strong Cuban coffee, like the cortadito, an espresso shot with steamed milk, is the perfect pick me up.
For a more substantial meal, don’t overlook the daily specials, like a plate of slow roasted pork (perníl) with black beans, rice and sweet plantains, which can be even better than the sandwiches. Sides include yuca fritz and mojo friesa
Latin Soul occupies a tiny space with only a few parking spots in front. You may need to park in the shopping center lot further down Market Street. If you are a fan of the sandwiches at Havana Sandwich Queen, the perníl at El Unico, or the coffee at La Churreria, all in Union City, Latin Soul is well worth a visit.