10 Aug 2011
Surprisingly, it was going 1-for-1 on main courses as well as wine on a holiday eve. Highly doubt the quality of the food but with the friendly waiter at the door introducing their menu, we were cajoled into the restaurant.
Hubby had the salmon and I had the lamb rack(S$32).
I agreed with him that sweet salsa or whatever sauce they used, did not go well with the salmon. Hubby said he felt kinda odd that the salmon tastes overly sweet. Perhaps we're too accustomed with teriyaki salmon or herb butter salmon. On the other hand, the sides, which is the mashed potato is one of the best I ever had. Mashed so finely, seasoned to perfection, absolutely delicious.
I actually like my lamb racks. Was super tempting to try ever since I had a terrific one during a wedding lunch at Raffles Town Club. Cuba Libre did not disappoint. HOWEVER, while the sauce was nice, it was really far too oily. Quite a shame. I would have ranked the lamb racks a 8.5 out of 10 if not for the oiliness in the sauces. Lamb racks were tender and juicy. It would be great if the racks have less totally-un-chewable fatty parts though, not very full with the edible portions. I had to stuff myself full with the normal wedges.
Oh the restaurant plays the Cuba music and it's quite...distracting to my ears because I cant have a proper conversation with hubby. Not very used to fast and upbeat music in my ears during a dinner! Were seated on a high table and high chairs indoors. It's kinda uncomfortable for the legs because there's only enough leg space for 1 leg. In short, you MUST cross your legs(1 leg width), THEN you can put them under the table. If you must un-cross your legs, withdraw them from UNDER the table THEN uncross them. (=.=)'''' And my legs are not fatttttt.
Service was okay. One of the few places which serves nice lamb racks with affordable prices so it's recommended. Oh, no taxes and service charge too! Prices are nett.