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Lena Latin Grill
Posted by Cy Beda on 08/20/2013
Love the platters at leña. I started with salads , then wraps. Even though they are good! Plates are just more complete meals and good portions for a man. The steak is my favorite with coco rice, sweet plantains and chimichurri. If you want to splurge get their fresh juices, they are real juices without ice to trick your quantity. Overall, food is authentic, service is ok but given their price point is really sufficient and a sweet spot to go to. Very clean and food is fast if you pre-order it on their website or pre call it. You also get a discount if you do. The place is very packed at lunch so come before 12 or after 2 if you are not the kind that pre orders. Otherwise be ready to wait 15 minutes or so.
Posted by jon on 08/01/2013
Food is great. Good variety. I always go for the chicken salads. I got 2-3x per week. We've had some issues where online orders were never found (the owner quickly rectified this AND gave a free side). I've also had problems with the food taking a lot longer to cook as it should've (during peak lunch hours though).
Posted by Anca on 06/13/2013
The food is decent, but they are not set up operationally to manage the volume of customers and orders that they get. They get the order wrong whether you order it online, over the phone, or in person. If you order pick-up or delivery there is no guarantee that you will have utensils or there will be dressing on the salad. The waiting time is unpredictable . Today I went before rush hour and I ended up waiting 40 min. Might be the last time I order or buy from them.
Posted by traygal on 01/21/2013
I really love the salads at Lena. The problem is my order is never right (90% of the time). The dressing is tasty, but I am on a diet & prefer it on the side. No matter how I say it - the concept of No Dressing - Sauce On The Side - is lost on them. So I will have to part ways & find another salad haunt.
Posted by Chriss Sullivan on 01/19/2013
It has everything i could ask for. it is a very packed restaurant at lunch time so if you want to do well i suggest you get there before 12 or pre order on their website or seamless and pick up to avoid lines and long wait. Sauces are very nice and the ingredients feel very fresh. I work very close to them so when you start going more and more you get the hang of things and do great combinations. Tip: The arepa is a hit! and you can add proteins and additions on top plus a sauce. Great combination!
Posted by D on 09/28/2012
Went to Lena Latin Grill for lunch and found it to be very crowded with no tables available and lots of people waiting more than 10 minutes for their food to come up, my friends and I got tour food to go. I ordered the grilled chicken plate and found the chicken to be dry and definetly need the sauce to eat. The salad and plantains were good. I enjoyed the sauce I got the Lena BBQ, but the chicken was dissapointment. Was kind of disappointed since my friends really seemed to like the place. Maybe I will try again, but try something different.
Posted by anonymous on 09/07/2012
This was a big disppointment. The skirt steak was overdone and way too salty. the menu said it came with tostones but all there was was a ridiculously small sliver of tostones. It was way overpriced. I am so sad to see the old Habana menu gone. This place is overpriced hype and no substance.