Coppelia | Cuban & Latin Cuisine

Welcome back! Today's post is dedicated to this Cuban/Latin Food Luncheonette located in the West Village of New York. It was my first time trying out Cuban food and what better way than to eat at a place owned by celebrity chef Julian Medina! Hope you enjoy this yummy post!

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A twist to the basic "chips and guac" was highly appreciated since this not only came with regular tortilla chips, but rather with fried plantain chips that quickly melted in my mouth. I am the lucky girl that had the guac and the plantain chips all to myself since Daniel is neither a fan of guac nor plantains. The guac here did have a bit of a spicy kick to it which was unexpected and a bit offsetting at first but I did get used to it after a couple of tastes. If Daniel and I do order an appetizer it is almost always chips and salsa, so this was definitely a special treat for me at only $7.95.

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Onto my favorite part of the meal!!! Whenever I do go out to eat, I usually stick to either Vegetarian dishes or Seafood dishes. It is rarely that I ever get a dish with chicken or red meat. On this occasion however, I decided that I would go in for a "Pollo" Sandwich that consisted of grilled chicken, tomato, guacamole, and chipotle mayo. I am not sure whether this tasted like everything I have ever dreamed of because I was starving or because it was actually damn good. I of course opted out of mustard in my sandwich which I don't believe that it made a difference since this was packed with tons of flavor. My only complain would be the bread, it was a lot of bread for my type of sandwich so I found myself taking off the top part of the bread and eating it like an open faced sandwich. 

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As a special treat I decided to make this a "deluxe" sandwich by ordering a side of  Yuca fries instead of regular potato fries. This was my first time ever trying Yuca (Cassava) fries and I can happily say that I am now obsessed! This came with a side of chipotle mayo which gave the fries a little extra flavor. The Yuca fries were an extra $2.25 which I did not mind since the Sandwich was only $7.95. 

In regards to the atmosphere, I did come here for dinner around 7:30 p.m. on a Wednesday night and this place was full. When we arrived there was a 40min wait so we decided to skip the wait and eat at the bar which was totally fine. Our server was polite and he let us take our time in ordering which we needed since it was our first time trying Cuban food. Unfortunately I was unable to order a glass of Sangria this time around so I cannot rate them on their drinks. This place is also opened 24hrs a day! 

My rating: 9/10

Contact information:
Address: 207 W 14th St
               New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 858-5001

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Till next time!- Xoxox, Jess