We mainly went for lunch here due to getting a groupon. I have eaten at this chain before but never go out of my way to come here though I really have no complaints but, by the same token, there is nothing outstanding to bring me back.

We were greeted immediately when we entered, was seated right away and very quickly were brought the drinks we ordered and a basket of bread.

Allen had the Chicharrones de Pollo ($13.95) consisting of garlic chicken chunks sautéed in olive oil, garlic, spices, bell peppers and onions and on a separate plate white rice, black beans and plantains. I had the Ropa Vieja ($11.95) consisting of thinly shredded beef cooked in a tomato based sauce and marinated in garlic, bell peppers, onions and bay leaves also with white rice, black beans and plantains on a separate dish. I had an American coffee ($3.50) while Allen stayed with water.

Our groupon was for $30 worth of food and our check came to $29.05. We were sort of ‘forced’ to order a flan as the waiter said his boss told him we had to hit that $30 mark. I didn’t care if the house kept the 95 cents or the waiter got it but, no, we had to order something so we split a flan for $3.75. Our check came to $3.15 (minus the $18 already paid for the groupon) plus a $10 tip costing about $15 each for lunch which is an average price in Fort Lauderdale.

The food was tasty and served hot, the service was good, the dining room pleasant and yet…