Baru Latino: Rockfish Ceviche with Crispy Patacones
Ever since our trip to Portland last year, we’ve been on the search for quality Cuban food in Vancouver. Unfortunately, there’s a distinct lack of Cuban restaurants in the area so we’ve been expanding our search to various Latin cuisines. That’s how we found ourselves at Baru Latino on Alma Street this summer.
We started out our meal with a Blackberry Mojito ($7) and a Virgin Mojito ($4.50). The restaurant is a bit on the dark side but since we arrived before six, we had the pick of tables and were seated near a window.
The Rockfish Ceviche ($17) is served with crisp patacones. While the ceviche was pretty good, it was really the thin and crispy fried plantain that accompanied this dish that stood out in my mind.
The Braised Beef Short Ribs ($16) was another standout with fork-tender slow braised beef short ribs served with mashed potatoes and finished with a guava and red wine reduction.
Last up for us was the Paella Baru ($26) which seemed a bit expensive but the seafood was super fresh. It comes with Spanish chorizo, amazingly plump and tender mussels, clams, prawns, scallops, and white fish along with saffron, cilantro and smoky salsa. We had to pack some of this to go because we were so full.
Seriously tasty eats can be found here.
2535 Alma Street
Posted on October 23, 2017, in Latin American, Restaurant Review and tagged Braised Beef Short Ribs, Food, Latin American, Paella, Patacones, Point Grey, restaurant review, Rockfish Ceviche, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.