Cabana is a Latin American/Cuban restaurant with locations in midtown Manhattan and in Forest Hills, Queens NY. I met a friend for dinner on a Wednesday night in Forest Hills. Parking was not easy around the business section of Forest Hills and the restaurant was filled. Music was a little loud, the diners were loud, and the wait staff moved very fast, weaving between tables.
Calamari Fra Diavolo: Average.
This was the special for the night. Salmon with wild rice and empanadas. Above average. The empanadas was a little soggy and greasy. The wild rice was the best part of the dish. The salmon was acceptable.
Churrasco latin american style skirt steak marinated in garlic and fresh herbs accompanied by chimichurri and cebollitas.
The cone of yellow rice and the refried beans.
What’s special about this place? Cabana has decent food and the atmosphere is buzzing and inviting. On a random Wednesday, it was very crowded with birthday parties. Would I return? Probably but I eel that the recent Latin American food that I had (i.e., Lola’s Mexican Kitchen and Cabana here) has not exceeded expectations even if Cabana is above average.
Note: CabanaRestaurant.com does not work. It hangs and hangs in the past 24 hours. As a digital marketer, that really upsets me. If you have an URL that is listed by Google, Yelp, Urbanspoon, and Menupages, your site needs to be up 99% of the time. It’s no longer that difficult to host a simple content site. Use WordPress like I am, for crying out loud.
This experience took place at
107-10 70th Rd
Forest Hills, NY 11375