Thursday, March 26, 2009

Casa Adela (66 Avenue C)

There are fewer places in my neighborhood that I enjoy eating at more than Casa Adela. It's open for lunch, has a laid back attitude & consistently serves up excellent Puerto Rican food. Entering the place there are 3 things that you will immediately notice; Delicious chicken dancing in a rotisserie, Latino TV on a small set in the back & owner Adela Fargas with her army of family members & employees working away endlessly among the diners.

I normally order the half a chicken with yellow rice & black beans, but as of late I've been trying other dishes. I recently had the bacalou (dried cod cooked with veggies in a tomato sauce), the roast pork & the chicken stew. All good dishes, but the chicken is still my favorite. It has a deep red, flavorful skin (I'd really like to know how they spice this dish) & succulent, moist flesh. I've tried to replicate it at home & just cannot get anywhere as close.

The cafe con leche there is also really good, as well as the flan which is made using cream cheese & has a very unique flavor. The average meal will run you about 10 bucks or so, but trust me when I say that you'll leave more than satisfied!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I lived in Puerto Rico for couple of years and MAN, that food is GREAT! I still cook many PR dishes at home here in AZ. Pernil, arroz con gondules, rice and beans... GOYA products Rule!

Roachmon said...

And try Mofungo (spelling?) too if they serve it, it's a Dominican dish, but with either pork, octopus or shrimp, can't go wrong....
I wrote the above comment as well....

Jason said...

I need to try Mofungo next time I go... I Love Pernil as well!

doggybloggy said...

mofongo is the bomb.....this place is right around the corner - you must live in my hood

Jason said...

Yeah dude, I can spit on the place from my window! I 'm there at least twice a week!

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