It's another energetic, bustling and lively Saturday night at A Little Bit of Cuba Dos. The pulse-pounding music generated by the playing of the bongo drums will get you swaying to the beat as you rub elbows with other diners - literally, as the tables are close together.
The original location was in a nondescript mall in a quieter section of town. Needless to say, Dos (the restaurant's new monicker now that it moved to downtown Freehold) breathed new life unto itself and turned into the go-to place in our little town. Prepare to wait a little longer than usual especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
The food is inventive and the chef strives to add on to the menu. When I first started going here my major complaint was that there was not much variety. But now I'm happy to report that there's always something new to try each time I go there. And the food is pretty good. It's got that kick I look for in any Spanish/Latin cuisine. I'd say my favorites are the Chorizo con Tostaditas de Pan y Ajo (Sweet Spanish Chorizo with onions and garlic croutons) and the Churrasco a la Parilla (Grilled Angus Skirt Steak).
And the service is always great. When we go there we're always greeted with a friendly handshake and a warm smile (maybe because we go there a lot??). We're always seated promptly (no matter how busy they are) and food is always brought out within a decent amount of time.
And this is why we keep coming back!
He said: 4 tongues January 26, 2013
Review coming soon
Review from @ellen_d_2000 (02.15.13):
Ola!!! First time in a Freehold restaurant and first time in a Cuban restaurant at night. Hostess was prompt to sit us in one of the tables. Although, it was in the middle of the aisle it was not bad at all. I had the fried whole fish, may not be that hot when it arrived on our table but crispy enough for me to say, I like it. The fish is tasty but not fishy; the sauteed onions and pepper added some flavor. I can't really figure out the type of sauce they served with it; sour and oily but it was good. My good friend had this saffron colored rice. I would say it looks like paella. I was not that impressed; the chicken pieces were hard to eat, too hard to chew and swallow. I was lucky it was not a Valentines date!
Let us talk about drinks. Their sangria is delicious. It does not have alcohol but it rocked my night. If you are wondering about customer service, in a scale of one to ten and ten being the highest, I am giving this restaurant a TEN. Staff are friendly and attentive; I will definitely come back to this restaurant.