25 Best Restaurants: Sabor Miami Cafe

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Sabor Miami Cafe

Get more than just a taste of Latin street food at this Broadview Road restaurant. The spirit of discovery is strong at Sabor Miami Cafe

It’s not just because there are few places in Cleveland where you can sample Caribbean-inspired green plantain tostones with refried beans, cheese and pico de gallo ($8.75) or tuck in to a serving of Peruvian salchipapas ($9), a rich street food of spiced french fries, sausage, a ketchup-mayo sauce and a bright punch of cilantro.

It’s because a host of lesser-known Latin fusion favorites are served here, in a tropical-toned Old Brooklyn eatery that makes adventurous eating as welcoming as your friend’s kitchen. Helmed by Honduras-born artist and chef Mariela Paz, the restaurant offers a menu of homestyle meals influenced by Cuban, South American and Mayan cuisines in a cozy storefront splashed in Paz’s vibrant portraits.

Settle in to discover comfort food done a new way, from the Calle 8 torta ($8.99), a Latin-inspired pork or chicken flatbread sandwich topped with pico de gallo and potato sticks, to the baleadas mixta ($4.50), a quesadilla-esque Honduran tortilla filled with refried beans, avocado, white cheese and pickled red onions.

“In our country, everything is around the food,” says Paz.

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Paz offers a menu of inventive java concoctions made with coffee from her family farm in Honduras. Try the spicy-sweet house-made horchata made with rice, ground peanuts and cinnamon. 4848 Broadview Road, Cleveland, 440-714-0202, facebook.com/sabormiamicafe

 

by clevelandmagazine.com