Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar & Grill

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My wife and I went to Kenn-Tico for lunch today. We had seen the write up in the RTD, and I've walked by the food cart at VCUHS many times noticing the cuban accent of the owners, so we decided to try it. My wife grew up in South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale) and loves cuban cuisine, and is something of a black bean connoisseur, so I was excited to have her try the food and tell me what she thought. We arrived at 11:30 and had the place to ourselves, but by 12:30 a nice crowd had filled the restaurant. There was only one server/waiter, which was fine when we were alone, but it took him a bit to get the check as he was much busier at the end, but he was not harried and was always pleasant.

We had a very hard time picking a dish to order as everything sounded appetizing, we decided finally on an appetizer of fried yuca with mojo dipping sauce to start. The yuca was very tasty my only complaint would be that it was cut rather generously, maybe smaller strips would be easier to handle but even as a handfull they were delicious.


I ordered the chicken chunks (Chicharron de pollo)

Chicharron de pollo

My wife ordered the pork chop


we both had white rice and black bean soup as sides (plenty of others to choose from!)


Both dishes were excellent, the beans where very good, not the best she has ever had, but some of the best she has had in Richmond. (she ordered a side of chopped raw onions to eat with the rice and beans, which was graciously provided)
I can't wait to go back with the kids as both of them would enjoy the varied accesible menu. Check it out.

204 E. Grace St.
Richmond VA 23219
804 225 9216

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SqueakyPeanut said...

I used to get chicharrones all the time when we lived in NYC. I will have to try this place!

RVAfoodie said...

I heart yuca. That plate looks perfectly cut by my standards. Definitely gonna hit this place up sometime soon.

BaconGrease said...

@RVA foodie: They do have seafood, but I'm not sure otherwise how vegetarian friendly it is, but it would be hard to beat some yuca and beers at the bar... call me when you go!

@SqueakyPeanut: I think on the menu they are called chicken chunks, but I grew up calling it chicharron, they also have fried pork chunks.