Soul de Cuba Cafe
1121 Bethel St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 545-2822
CUBAN CUSINE AND MORE
The Soul de Cuba Cafe concept is rooted in the idea of promoting and preserving Afro-Cuban culture through sharing traditional Cuban and African food and art. The concept begins in a cozy dining-room setting that incorporates Cuban memorabilia, family photos, and Afro-Cuban religious artwork displayed over soft, earth toned painted walls. The ambiance is enhanced by the infusion of Cuban Salsa, Boleros, and Son music as well as traditional Yoruba Rhythms and African and American Jazz.
Thank you for choosing to dine at Soul de Cuba Cafe. You should know that we prepare our meals using family recipes passed down through the generations. My father, William Jesus Puerto, my aunt, Martha Gomez Bacon, and my abuela, Louisa Gomez, have shared with me and my team the most sacred of our family's heritage: their cooking techniques and childhood stories surrounding the preparations of meals.
Here at Soul de Cuba Cafe, we also work eagerly to train our cooks in those same traditions, mindful of the importance of preservation of culture, tradition, and authenticity. We also encourage members of our kitchen teams to express their own creativity by creating more contemporary selections while keeping in mind the spirit of our Cuban heritage. Dine or cater with us and indulge in traditional favorites like Sopa de Frijoles Negros, Lechon Asado, Ropa Vieja, Fricase de Pollo, Rabo Encendido or Bistec Palomilla or try one of our contemporary dishes like our Soul de Cuba signature Black Bean Chili or our famous Pollo Moderno.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights, sounds, aromas and flavors at Soul de Cuba Cafe!
Jesus Puerto, Founder
Inquire about franchise opportunities at franchise.souldecuba.com
|SOUL DE CUBA CAFE MENU|
croquetas de jaiba
two crab cakes seasoned with tomato sauce, cayenne, onions and green bell peppers
three light and crispy turnovers filled with seasoned beef, chicken and sautéed veggies served with homemade mango and habanero salsa
tender fresh squid marinated in citrus and garlic then breaded and lightly fried served with mojo aioli and honey mojo dipping sauce
light and fluffy mashed potato croquette stuffed with seasoned ground beef breaded and lightly fried and served with homemade mango and habanero salsa
some of our favorite tapas: jamón serrano, chorizo, salami, manchego cheese, manzanilla olives, mojot marinated roasted peppers and garlic, garbanzo frito, roasted red pepper hummus with crostini feeds 3-4 people
tender medley of shrimp and bay scallops cured in citrus juice with chopped mango, red onion, tomato and cilantro
try several of our delicious appetizers all on one plate! offerings may vary by location
sopa de frijoles negros*
abuela's famous recipe! black bean soup made with tropical and mediterranean spices available in a bowl or cup size
black bean chili
you won't be disappointed! our famous black bean soup infused with chili powder, spices and ground beef available in a bowl or cup size
sopa del día
ask your server for a bowl of our soup of the day!
extra firm tofu marinated in garlic, citrus and habanero then fried and served atop of medley of mixed vegetables and white rice drizzled in balsamic reduction. vegan friendly!
mouth watering mojo marinated eggplant thinly sliced, breaded and fried served under grated parmesan and tomato sauce over arroz blanco with frijoles negros and platanos maduros
ensalada del mar
flaky red snapper filet, shrimp, scallops, crispy fried calamares and white anchovies resting on a bed of romaine lettuce tossed in our house made spicy mojo ceasar dressing
ensalada de pollo
strips of juicy mojo marinated chicken served on top of mixed greens with honey glazed walnuts in our house orange vinaigrette dressing
organic mescaline greens, tomatoes, red onions, red and green bell peppers candied walnuts and spanish olives served with our house honey vinaigrette dressing 5 dollars extra to add pork, chicken or shrimp
ensalada de Louisa*
named after abuela [grandmother] chopped iceberg lettuce, tomato, green pepper, red onions and avocado served with our house honey vinaigrette dressing 5 dollars extra to add pork, chicken or shrimp
fricase de pollo*
a favorite of the soul de cuba staff. marinated chicken sautéed with onions and spanish olives along with a combination of tropical and mediterranean spices. served over arroz blanco with frijoles negros and platanos maduros food for the soul!
marinated chicken breast breaded and lightly fried served under our mango, guava, pineapple and black bean salsa served with arroz blanco, frijoles negros and platanos maduros
pollo frito en mojo y miel
fried chicken breast tossed in honey mojo and topped with garlic and citrus carmelized onions served with arroz moro and platanos maduros
milanesa de pollo
marinated chicken breast lightly breaded then fried served under smoked ham, grated parmesan and tomato sauce over arroz blanco with frijoles negros and platanos maduros
pollo de ajo y naranja*
comida tipica [home cooking] juicy mojo marinated chicken breast served with arroz amarillo, frijoles negros and platanos maduros
carnes [beef and pork]
bistec palomilla *
mojo marinated pan seared sirloin steak covered with caramelized onions served with arroz blanco, frijoles negros and platanos maduros
seasoned minced ground beef cooked in a tomato sauce with spanish olives, onions, peppers, capers and tomatoes over arroz blanco with frijoles negros and platanos maduros
lean mojo marinated roast pork hand pulled and sautéed with onions served with arroz moro and platanos maduros
a favorite among visitors to cuba! shredded beef cooked with onions in a light tomato sauce served with arroz blanco, frijoles negros and platanos maduros
select lean oxtails seasoned and cooked in red wine sauce served with arroz blanco, frijoles negros and platanos maduros
salmon en mojo y miel
salmon filet rubbed with garlic and spices then soaked in citrus juices and honey served with garlic mashed potatoes and a medley of greens
cangrejo y camarones enchilado
spicy! white lump crab meat and tender shrimp in a sweet and spicy tomato and garlic sauce served over angel hair pasta
pargo a la cubana*
tender red snapper filet lightly simmered with cilantro, tomato, white wine and garlic served over arroz blanco with sautéed onions, frijoles negros and platanos maduros
platos compartidos [shared plates pre fix / priced per person] (available after 5pm)
[dinners for two]
appetizer: plantain, croquetas de jaiba, papa rellena
salad: soul salad
entrée (choice of 2): lechon asado, fricase de pollo, ropa vieja, picadillo, pargo a la cubana (5 dollars per person extra)
dessert: flan soul de cuba and empanada de guayaba
[dinners for four]
appetizer: plantain, croquetas de jaiba, papa rellena and calamares fritos
salad: soul salad
entrée (choice of 3): lechon asado, fricase de pollo, ropa vieja, picadillo, pargo a la cubana (5 dollars extra per person)
dessert: flan soul de cuba, empanada de guayaba
(available until 5pm) (lettuce, tomato added upon request / choice of sides:
organic mescaline greens or potato chips)
baked ham, salami, marinated roast pork, swiss cheese and pickles served on pressed cuban bread with mayo and mustard
serrano ham, manchego cheese, tender roast pork and salami dressed in cilantro and roasted garlic aioli on pressed cuban bread served with mixed greens
marinated roast pork served hot under grilled onions, swiss cheese and pickles on pressed sweet bread with mayo
pan con bistec
thinly sliced mojo marinated steak with grilled onions served on pressed cuban bread with mayo
marinated chicken breast breaded in panko and lightly fried served with mayo, lettuce and tomato on pressed cuban bread
pan con pescado
flaky talapia filet marinated in mojo, breaded with panko flakes and lightly fried served on pressed cuban bread with tartar sauce, lettuce and tomato
traditional spanish style custard served with caramelized plantain banana, strawberries and whipped cream
flan soul de cuba
traditional spanish style custard served a la carte under a rich caramel sauce
empanadas de mango o guayaba
lightly fried pastry shell filled with your choice of guava or mango preserve and cream cheese
*traditional Cuban fare indicated by asterisk
Thoroughly cooking meats, poultry and fish will reduce the risk of food borne illness
Gratuity of 18% will be added to the bill for parties of 6 or more
HOURS OF OPERATION
For reservations please phone:
Monday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday Brunch 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Street meter parking is available before 3:30PM and after 5:30PM. Nearby parking garages are also available.
Marks Garage is located across from the Hawaii Theatre on the Pauahi Street entrance.
Macy's Garage is located on Bethel Street, just past Macy's department store.
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Soul de Cuba Cafe offers a unique dining experience combining exquisite traditional Cuban dishes and specialty drinks in a fun, entertaining, service oriented atmosphere.
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