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.

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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