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Posted by Terry B on 10/22/2012
Service was poor. I ordered for takeout - one Pernil, another Fish. I simply asked them to put all the yellow rice in one container, and the fish/meat in another container (2 containers like I would get if I would've gotten them normally in case you were counting). After an extensive back and forth, they asked an additional $1 for this, but why is this so hard?
Posted by Tasha on 08/24/2012
I love Sophie's, their baked chicken is tasty and so is their yellow rice. Also, that green sauce is to die for. Im not sure why ppl are complaining about the service this isn't a restaurant to lounge and relax for an occasion, its a spot for busy ppl who work in the area and would like to enjoy a quick meal with out taking up too much of their lunch break. You ppl are not at a 5 star restaurant, the meals are 11.00 why are you complaining about service? Sophies is great for a gal like me who wants a quick bite to eat and can make it back to work without getting fired. If you want 5 star why not try a restaurant that serves plates for 100$? Quick good meal decent price Sophies is a great option. Try it!!
Posted by anonymous on 11/08/2011
I'm from south florida and we have some bomb Cuban places down there- this stuff is not the same. It's pretty tasty though if you're craving some Cuban flavor.
Posted by Bon Bon on 10/06/2010
The closest i've been to Cuba is Miami; HOWEVER, I've had some great Cuban food during my 24 years on earth and Sophies is definitely not at the top of my list. I had the pernil with rice and tostones... the pork was good.. could've been seasoned a bit more.. same for the rice and the tostones were mushy.. maybe it was a bad day for them. Today I gave their Cubano sandwich a shot and once again, the pork could've had more flavor and the sandwich as a whole was kind of dry. The one thing that i know without a doubt that is spectacular are their beef empanadas. They were one of the best i've ever had. In my opinion, this place is overpriced and a little overrated.
Posted by Not your mama on 08/10/2010
This place is good for those who have never made it past 59th Street. If you've ever been to El Malecon or La Caridad and gotten a full plate for half the price you will be sorely disappointed. But, if you are really really desperate for Cuban/PR/Dominican food, and can afford a $10 lunch go for it. PS: service is horrible the other reviews didn't lie.
Posted by anonymous on 06/01/2010
Terrible chicken -- dried out, overcooked, underseasoned. And they've never gotten my order right. Don't bother ordering anything without mayo, it's going to have mayo on it no matter what.
Posted by Larry B. on 03/26/2010
I just started working in the area and I've been trying out all the main lunch spots. There is good variety in this area but as far as Latin food goes I don't think anyone nearby is really competing with Sophies in terms of food quality. The food was very tasty and tasted home-made. For 9 bucks you get a meal which consists of one meat dish with two sides. The only thing is this same meal would cost you about 2 or 3 dollars less uptown. They give a lot of food but so do most decent places uptown. You are basically paying a $2-3 location premium. Now I don't know about you guys but personally I don't have the luxury of paying 9 dollars for lunch (without a drink!) all the time. But whenever I get the hankering for some Latin food that is not made by my wife or my mom I guess I'll plop down the 9 bucks. This place is crowded and busy during lunch time. Loud. Not a plesant sit-down place during peak hours. Unless your going after peak time I would suggest you take your food to go. Service wasn't decent enough and as always when you go to a Latin place it helps to know some Spanish.