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Guava Tree Cafe

216 Yale Blvd. SE (Lead Ave. SE) Send to Phone
505-990-2599 | Menu
A charming slice of the tropical life.
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Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Guava Tree Cafe Restaurant Review

: In a town dominated by Mexican food of all stripes, Diego Barbosa and Maricarmen Pijen saw an open niche for their passion --- and they’ve filled it with the foods of Central and South America as well as the Caribbean islands. As fine as the sandwiches are --- don’t miss the pernil, or roast pork, with Swiss, onions and garlic sauce --- the key to this colorful little café is its array of arepas. Fillings for these masa pockets start with queso fresco and soft plantains and continue with the likes of shredded beef, black beans and avocado; a side of fried yuca strips is the new basket of tortilla chips. Classic sweets include flan, tres leches cake and our favorite, the pastries oozing with guava paste and cream cheese known as pasteles; they were made for the thick, sweetened java so beloved in Latin climes (though tropical juices flow freely here too). Note that business hours are a bit iffy; you’d better be an early bird if you want to come here for dinner, because the door closes by 6 p.m. most evenings.

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