We’ve loved Mami Nora’s for a long time, and the restaurant has only gotten better since we first fell for its sweet sweet plantains and crispy juicy chicken. Although the chicken would have been enough for me, they’ve now added a few other plates, including grilled steak, ceviche (on weekends), and fried tilapia. The only one I’ve tried so far was the Lomo Saltado ($9.99): sauteed skirt steak strips with onions, tomatoes and french fries. It’s true, the fries are sauteed all in there with the rest of the ingredients, infusing them with delicious beefy flavor.
One caveat is that I’ve had this dish twice and it was much better the first time. I’m not sure if they changed the recipe or if it was a fluke, but the first time the dish was covered in an amazing gravy that was gone the second time. I still loved it without the sauce–I would have been perfectly happy if I hadn’t known what I was missing.
These are the sweet plaintains. They are one of the best foods, ever.