Its Puerto Rico meets Spain with a unique fusion dish Ropa Vieja from Busboys and Poets a Hispanic, Cuban and Arabic fusion restaurant in Takoma, DC’s neighborhood we sometimes think is in Maryland. This restaurant is no stranger to serving dishes that are unique and often with their own interpretation. So this time we went with their take on a popular Spanish and Cuban shredded beef. One way to describe this dish is a reverse Mofongo which is a popular Puerto Rican dish with a large cake stuffed with meat. In this case the meat is outside and cake is much smaller. It comes with a whole lot of beef in tomato sauce with green and red peppers. I like that flavor wise its primary dominated by the beef and not the red sauce. Meat was defiantly the star of this dish and pretty much overpowered the Mofongo patty. The cake is made from fried plantains and vegetables mashed together into a very dense patty. Not an overly large dish since it cost $18 and kind of left us wanting more as well as hungry for more. That’s a good excuse to order some desserts.
Ropa Vieja @ Busboys and Poets in Takoma DC