a grungy neighborhood coffee-shop, Miami-style, where the usual American standards are
replaced by casual Cuban fare. Open 24 hours, Puerto Sagua is a haven for an altogether
different brand of people watching. A group of elderly Cubans gather atop
barstools around the breakfast counter, while the younger beachgoers and South Beach
visitors bedecked in their skimpiest duds congregate in the Puerto Sagua dining room.
for such staples as the gooey media noche, a traditional snack sandwich of ham,
pulled pork and cheese, or world class roast chicken, served traditionally aside black
beans, rice and "plantanos". Finish with creamy tres leches, a cloyingly
sweet Cuban trifle topped with meringue. Remarkably easy on the wallet, its easy to
see why Puerto Sagua remains so jammed, year after year.