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El Bohio

101 S. Third St.
Lake Worth, FL 33462


  • Daily 8am-10pm
  • Takeout
In Palm Beach County, we know good Cuban food. From Jupiter to Boca Raton, there are literally dozens of establishments that specialize in peddling meat-filled empanadas, hand-pressed cuban sandwiches, homemade pulpeta (Cuban meatloaf), velvety flan, and a colada. Luckily, the area also boasts a wide range of Cuban concepts, everything from authentic upscale restaurants to small, family-style eateries. But it's the casual walk-up counter spots -- the cafe Cubanos open all hours of day and night -- that seem to present the most authentic experience. And that's exactly what you'll find at El Bohio, a long-time Cuban pit stop off Federal Highway in Lantana. In Cuba, the bohío is the name for the traditional hut made by the island's aboriginal groups. In Lantana, it's the name for this small stand-alone restaurant with a busy, walk-up order counter. Here, dishes are prepared simply, meats like pork and chicken prepared for stews, soups, platters, and sandwiches. The menu offers it all, a wide range of dishes that combine traditional Cuban dishes with American classics with a Latin touch. The chicken wings come with plantains. Pastries like croquettes, stuffed potatoes and empanadas are the least expensive option, a perfect pairing with any of the 10 or so sandwiches. A favorite is the seafood ceviche, a mixture of shrimp, scallop, muscles and octopus in a tangy tomato broth, served in a fried tortilla bowl. The Cubano comes out hot from the press, large chunks of marinated pork and thick-sliced ham stuffed into a flaky Cuban loaf. End the meal with a colada -- sweet, rich Cuban coffee served in a tall glass mug.

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