Sunday, November 14, 2010

Restaurant Review: La Isla, Hoboken, NJ

La Isla Restaurant, located on Washington Street in downtown Hoboken, NJ may not look like much from the outside, but the charming atmosphere and delicious Cuban cuisine will blow you away!

La Isla Restaurant
104 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ
After moving down to the metropolitan area of NYC, I quickly learned that going to Brunch on the weekends is definitely THE thing to do.  I've tried many places that offer the traditional brunch foods: pancakes, omelettes, and eggs.  For two years, I had heard about the amazing food at La Isla, but had never gotten around to eating there.  La Isla's owner Chef Omar was even on an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay on the FoodNetwork.  The episode featured La Isla's signature brunch dish: Omar's Stuffed French Toast, which beat Flay hands down.  As such, when we finally visited La Isla this morning, I just HAD to try it!  The dish consists of two thick slices of bread filled with a strawberry and guava cream cheese.  The bread is dipped into a cinnamon batter and coated with corn flakes and crunchy almonds.  Simply put, it was amazing.  My friend ordered a more traditional item: La Isla Huevos Rancheros, which is two eggs covered in a spicy tomato sauce inside a crispy tortilla shell with black beans and a side of rice.  This was also absolutely delicious!
Strawberry & Guava Stuffed French Toast
Huevos Rancheros
In short, the rumors are correct.  La Isla is surely a treasure in the mile square that is not to be missed!

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