When the guy behind the cash register at Frita Batidos said, “That will be $24.38,” I thought to msyelf, “Geez, that seems kind of expensive for two sandwiches and a couple of drinks.” After the servers brought out the food, though, I changed my mind. It was worth every penny.
What did we get for our 24 bucks? Well, I had a Chorizo frita ($7) , a small side of tropical cole slaw ($1), and a coconut cream batido ($4). Silvia ordered a pulled-pork frita ($9) and a bottle of Fanta ($2).
What is a frita? Well, the website says, “ The FRITA is a Cuban burger made from spicy chorizo served with shoestring fries on top in a soft egg bun.” Chorizo is a spicy sausage, and the Frita Batidos version is very spicy, just how I like it.
Batidos, according to the website, are “tropical mikeshakes made with fresh fruit,crushed ice and a drop of sweetened milk – with or without rum.” I had my coconut cream batido without rum. Actually, I’m not really sure if Frita Batidos even has a liquor license yet.
When they first brought mine out, I thought it was kind of small, but after the first taste, I changed my mind again. It was so rich and smooth, and so full of coconut, that it was more than enough.
The batido was the perfect counterpoint to the frita. I’d take a bite of the spicy, greasy chorizo frita, then a sip of the cool, creamy batido. It really was great.
Equally good was Silvia’s pulled pork sandwich. It wasn’t drenched in barbecue sauce, like most pulled pork sandwiches, but really well spiced. Instead of the french fries that I got on my sandwich, she had a serving of the tropical cole slaw. The two tastes worked really well together.
Would we go back? SURE! For one thing, I want to try all the different types of batidos they have. They also serve breakfast, and I’m dying to try the churros.
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