I love Latin American cuisine. So, naturally I wanted to go to Alma since it opened in Regent Square. The Pittsburgh Restaurant Week blogger dinner was there in January, but I was unable to attend. We decided to final make our way over there on Friday for dinner. The restaurant is on the corner of 5th Avenue and South Braddock Avenue. It offers on street parking and has a dining area as well as a cantina. In warmer weather, they offer outdoor seating as well.
We started our meals with cocktails because they offer an interesting and exciting selection. I went with the Horchata Martini. It is creamy with cinnamon and vanilla and has a cinnamon stick as a garnish. It tasted a little like really good arroz con leche.
The other cocktail was a Caribbean Mojito. It was the special of the evening. It is a play on the classic mojito, using pineapple rum and I think coconut rum as well. This is a truly tropical drink. I hope to go back and sit outside in the hot weather and sip this cocktail.
I ordered the Cuban Sandwich. It came perfectly toasted and crispy with slow-roasted pork, ham, and Jarlsburg cheese. The cheese made it so creamy.
The best part of the Cuban sandwich was the Yuca fries. They are crispy and pair well with the dip.
For our other entree, we ordered the Tarrejitas de Frijolitos. It featured two blackbean cakes, collard greens, lentil fritters, and ripe plantains with grilled asparagus spears. The cake was crispy and well seasoned. It paired nicely with the collards.
We expressed to our waitress that we enjoy spicy food, so she brought us this habanero hot sauce. It is spicy, but not overwhelming for me.
And for dessert, I had to order the Tres Leches. This was by far the highlight of the meal. It was creamy and moist. The strawberries complimented the creaminess of the three milks. The perfect ending to a delicious meal.