I used to go around town looking for the best burger for my father, which he had ultimately settled on Red Mill; now, we are finding ourselves going around town looking for the best Cuban sandwich.
We used to really like Mojito on Lake City Way.
Even though their Cuban sandwich was one of the best I had in town, we got tired of driving all the way there to find them close when they were supposed to be opened.
The most recent good Cubano that I had was from Nue; and the search continues.
The wealth of knowledge from the world wide web pointed us to Geo’s Cuban and Creole.
A tiny store on Seaview Drive, Geo’s has a nice patio — just unfortunate we went on a chilly day, and we were hiding in the inside dining area which seats about 10 people.
Geo’s menu offers sandwiches with Cuban influence, and a few Creole sandwiches; plus salads, soups, entrees such as Cuban roast ribs and roast chicken.
Our eyes were set on the sandwiches, and here are the verdicts:
All the breads were very good, soft inside and toasty outside.
The Cubano had generous amount of meats: salty ham, and thick layer of pork shoulder, with plenty mustard and delicious crunchy pickles.
One minus on the pork shoulder was that it was not as moist and soft as I thought it could be.
My shrimp po’boy, on the other hand, was very good.
Shrimps were crunchy and fresh, with sweet and spicy sauce and a nice coleslaw; it was garlicky!
I was sad to find out that their gumbo was not ready when we were there, and since the sandwiches did not come with anything, I ordered tostones to share.
The classic, extreme garlicky aioli dipping sauce was yum; yet the tostones was too thin and fried too long, resulting in a hard, chewy and undesirable texture.
Last but not least, I got the cortadito for my Dad: extremely creamy and roasty coffee, it was just too sweet for my taste.