Pollo Salteado at Mi Lindo Ecuador

There’s clearly a plethora of Latin American cuisines to choose from in Miami… Peruvian, Honduran, Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, Argentinian… you name it!  The list goes on and on.

Around lunchtime today, I consulted Yelp to see what restaurants in the area I hadn’t yet tried.  Landed on an Ecuadorian establishment that received (relatively few) but relatively good reviews.  Mi Lindo Ecuador*, which translates to “my cute/beautiful Ecuador.”  Spanish was apparently the common verbal currency at this place too… but that made much more sense in this context than at the Italian restaurant yesterday.

I ordered the Pollo Salteado (“sauteed chicken”) Special, which also came with a bowl of lentil soup, rice, and naranjilla (an orange-y, citrus-y juice).  I think my photos gave the meal way more credit than it deserved.  I mean, it was okay, and even though it exceeded my expectation in some areas (like the fact that it came with a glass of naranjilla juice and that the bowl of lentil soup was HUGE), it felt short in one key aspect.



The portion of pollo salteado in the “Pollo Salteado” seemed way too small.  I only counted four pieces of chicken on my plate — but there was a buttload of chopped, sauteed onions!  Maybe also a piece or two of bell pepper and tomato as well… but really, what happened to the other half of my meal?!  Skimpsville USA. Continue reading