Armando’s Caribe – Duluth, GA

So one day I’m sitting in the office and my boss walks in and says, “have you tried that new Cuban place in Duluth?” My eyes lit up like a kid at Christmas.  He took that as a no.  So a week later, we met for lunch at Armando’s Caribe Grill.  The name didn’t scream “Cuban”, but the menu certainly had a broad Cuban section.  The restaurant is fairly large and brightly lit, with a small patio out front. 

Atypical of Cuban restaurants were the chips and salsa brought to the table to start.  

 I decided that instead of a Cubano, I would order the ropa vieja, with rice and beans.    

Ropa vieja is roast beef, with onions and peppers in a tomato Creole sauce.  This was a massive plate full of food.  The beef was tasty, although it contained alot of peppers, and the rice and beans were good.  The food is a little better and considerably cheaper at Papi’s, but this is considerably closer to the office than their Lawrenceville location.  

A couple of weeks later, we went back and I tried the  Cubano. 

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It was good, but not great:

  1. It wouldn’t make my top five Cubanos in town;
  2. The meat looked like it had been purchased at the grocery store deli in the shopping center;  and
  3. The sandwich, rice and beans were $12.00 at lunch.  

I think the key here is to go with the daily lunch specials, if you want lunch to come in under $10.00.

Armando's Caribe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 comments

  1. bcmoseley · · Reply

    Next time you’re in Dallas, you should try the Cuban Sandwich at https://jimmysfoodstore.com/

    On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 9:10 PM, Burgers, Barbecue and Everything Else wrote:

    > willoughbyandy posted: ” So one day I’m sitting in the office and my boss > walks in and says, “have you tried that new Cuban place in Duluth?” My eyes > lit up like a kid at Christmas. He took that as a no. So a week later, we > met for lunch at Armamdo’s Caribe Grill. The name d” >

    1. I’ll have to keep that in mind.

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