Last weekend I finally had the opportunity to eat at the Cuban cafe known as Portos. In April I had ordered a cake from them for my daughter’s party. So I was eager to enjoy some of the food that I had heard so much about.
Located off of West Magnolia and Hollywood way in Burbank; it was quite a jaunt for me. Since it was Saturday it was also an opportunity to spend some time with the kids and go on a little adventure. Afterwords we grabbed our desserts and headed to a really nice park in the area to enjoy our pastries and let the kids run around.
The menu is full of options and reasonably priced. My husband and I opted for the traditional Cuban sandwich and the kids got a grilled cheese sandwich, Cuban style of course. I ordered a side salad that came with a cilantro dressing.
The Cuban sandwich was served with crispy banana chips. It was pretty crowded throughout the cafe. When we entered the cafe we encountered three different lines. One for ordering specific cakes and goodies. One for the pastries but because they were so busy they let us order off the food menu. Then of course there was the cafe food line. Each time I have came to Portos it’s been bustling with people. Once we were ready to sit down, we were lucky enough to be seated quickly by the cafe hostess. We placed our number on the table and waited for our food to arrive. As we were waiting, I noticed how airy and open the dining area seemed. Above was a gigantic skylight that lets in all this wonderful sun light. There are also were some pretty interesting paintings on the wall. I enjoyed my food; even my picky eaters (the kids) gobbled down their grilled cheese sandwiches.
Of course we couldn’t pass up the pastries… We dabbled in a variety of items. One of which was the Cuban cake. My daughter requested the traditional brownie and my son had a little bit of my cheese roll. He’s not big on desserts. My husband well let’s just say he had a sampling of a few things. None of which survived the trip home.