Recommended by - friend
Address - 4225 Fremont Ave N
Website - http://www.paseoseattle.com/
Order - Cuban Roast and Cup of Black Beans
Cost - $11.50
Paseo is the type of place that, when you see the shabby set up, you know you’re in for either a really bad meal or a really good meal. Thankfully I got the latter. The restaurant looks like it was plucked off of a Caribbean island with its corrugated plastic and steel exterior.
Inside, the kitchen took up about 3/4 of the area. This, along with the customers standing in wait for their food and a table, made for cramped seating, but it seemed as though the close quarters only added to the customers’ anticipation; eyes fixed on the action in the kitchen, noses trained on the caribbean aromas, and mouths watering.
Being my first time, I went with what the restaurant is most famous for, the Cuban Roast (and I couldn’t say no to a hot cup of black beans on a cold, dreary day). The sandwich was served up on a fresh baguette with a mayonnaise sauce, greens, and sauteed peppers and onions. A simple combo, which was put over the top by the tender marinated pork shoulder. Warning - the sandwich was a bit of a mess, but well worth the greasy fingers. If you’re on a date, order something a little more manageable.
Seattle may be giving San Francisco a run for its foodie title…