FOOD: The Mangu at Punta Cana Restaurant In Pembroke Pines



In a never ending search for the perfect Dominican restaurant, its hard to find a consistent place with great Dominican food in South Florida. In New York, they are a dime a dozen. But this isn’t New York.

In comes Punta Cana Restaurant. Located on Taft Street by 91st Avenue in Pembroke Pines. A small little mom and pop spot with a typical menu and TONS of Dominican Cake options and services.

Of course, we had to try the mangu con tres gulpes. Mashed plantains with fried eggs, fried cheese and fried salami topped with red onions (the traditional “heavy” Dominican breakfast). It was made to perfection. I mean, you can hardly ever mess this dish up, but it was perfect portions and cooked just right. However, we also tried the mofongo, which in all honesty was pretty awful. Either they let it overcook and dry up while frying the plantains, or they took leftover mofongo from the previous night and reheated it (which we doubt, but that’s what it tasted like). And lastly, we also tried the cake. A little overly jam-packed with icing, but great nonetheless.

So in conclusion – Punta Cana wasn’t the best overall Dominican restaurant we’ve been to, but if you’re in Broward and want a GREAT mangu plate, this is a good spot to go to. Just don’t bank on the rest of the menu.

Punta Cana Restaurant
9119 Taft St
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Phone: (954) 885-1225


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