What I like about Sofrito Rico is the great story these folks have. I had my first taste of their cooking a couple of years ago when they were serving a couple of dishes from a food stand at the Freemont flea market(rice and beans on a cold Sunday yummm). Nothing inspires me more that the initiative and drive some people have to realize their dreams. The food...great. And I mean great for Puerto Rican food this for north.
The warm atmosphere and the smell of a homey kitchen is enought to try and order the whole menu. We started with the Plato de Aperitivo, an appetizers sampler consisting of one empanada, one alcapurria, one bacalaito & three tostones. We had the Carner molida empenada. And we also order a medley of tostones with an incredilbe garlic sauce. If you are afraid of fried foods then this is not the place for you. But let me tell you, this was all good.
For the a main dish I had Pollo Guisado, a chicken fricasse simmered with sofrito, potatoes and tomato sauce. This hit the spot on a cold rainy night. Not to forget, they have a homemade hot sauce that is to die for.
And then there was the flan or should I say FLAN...yum.
I'll let Diane comment on dessert and her dish.