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Salsa music greets you at the door and doesn't miss a beat as you cross the threshold. The Moros y Cristianos (beans and rice) are spectacular and richly flavored. Sides of maduros, or fried ripe plantains, are sweet and crispy. Pork cutlets (masas de puerco) are excellent and large, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, and served a wonderful mojo sauce. There’s a large selection of shakes. The mango shake is excellent, and the watermelon agua, made with fresh fruit, is like swimming in the iced heart of a perfectly ripe melon. The desserts are homemade, including pastelito de guayaba, a puff-pastry with guava paste inside, and a firm-bodied flan. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)