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Abuela’s Mojo Marinade

Abuela’s Mojo Marinade is a total flavor punch into any recipe. There is nothing like fresh mojo. Can store bought mojo save the day? Absolutely. We are in no way insisting that you make fresh mojo all the time, or even most of the time. What we are saying, is […]

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Welcome to Our Counter

From the moment Ani and I started cooking together, we have been sharing stories of our childhood.  We were both very fortunate enough to have grown up surrounded by strong, independent, caring, amazing women.  We both had Abuelas that led by example.  Abuelas that could make you feel loved without […]


Arroz Con Pollo

Arroz Con Pollo is just so classic. In most Cuban families, this is a dish that is prepared pretty regularly. It is the “go-to” for larger family gatherings. It does make sense. It can all be done in one pot, and you can really make a lot of food with […]

abuela's caldo gallego

Abuela’s Caldo Gallego

Caldo Gallego finds it’s roots in Spain. Cuban cuisine is so versatile. For such a small island it really has such a diverse and wide range of influences. Caldo Gallego is definitely a fan favorite. It’s not often found on a menu at a restaurant. So when you do find […]

abuela's classic cuban flan

Abuela’s Classic Cuban Flan

Abuela’s Classic Cuban Flan is a staple. Flan is such a luscious delicious dessert. There is something about flan that feels intimidating. There is no way that anything that tastes as good as flan can be easy to do. Flan just gives off the high maintenance vibe. It’s always impressive […]

abuela's camarones enchilados

Abuela’s Camarones Enchilados

Abuela’s Camarones Enchilados is pure fire. There is just no other word for it. This is an absolute star dish. It’s beautiful and it’s delicious. The best part is, that it is actually really easy to do, and doesn’t take too much time. You can already start planning your next […]

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Appetizers, Entree

Abuela’s Cuban Garbanzos Fritos

Abuela’s Cuban Garbanzos Fritos is something you make when you are in the mood to do something magnificent. Because that is what this dish is, truly magnificent. But don’t let the majesty of Cuban Garbanzos Fritos scare you off from making it. Cooking is all about just trying things out. […]

Abuela's Mojo Turkey

Abuela’s Mojo Turkey

Abuela’s Mojo Turkey can you transport you back to childhood. We think the mojo turkey is symbol of our families planting roots in this new country. The Mojo Turkey is the way our Abuelas and all the other families that came here from Cuba made this holiday their own. The […]

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Abuela’s Cuban Tostones

Abuela’s Cuban Tostones are crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and just the right amount of salty on top. Fried green plantains are the perfect crispy and salty side. You might say, “What do they pair well with?” and the answer is Absolutely Everything! Ani starts to shed […]