Fritanga Nicaraguan Cuisine
St. Louis, MO 63104
- Central American
- Sun 11am-8pm, Mon-Sat 11am-10pm
- MasterCard, Visa, cash, ATM/Debit
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Accepted
- No Parking, Street
Riverfront Times's Description
If you've never tried plantains, this small Nicaraguan restaurant is a great place to start. Fritanga offers three plantain preparations: thin, crisp tajadas; slightly thicker and less crisp tostones; and soft, sweet maduros. Tajadas, especially, might give French fries a run for their side-dish money. All three pair well with the restaurant's meat-intensive entrÃ©es. Charbroiled beef tenderloin (churrasco nica) comes with a flavorful chimicurri sauce and a devilishly hot pico de gallo, while charbroiled pork tenderloin accents dusky achiote seasoning with a bracingly tart note of citrus. Carne desmenuzada, a very thick stew of beef and vegetables has the richness of sauerbraten; a dash of pico de gallo makes the flavor explode.
Tips from foursquare
Try the Enchiladas Nicas: tender pockets of masa filled with shredded beef and tender, minced vegetables in a deeply spicy sauce. (Betha Whitlow)
Delicious and inexpensive.
Papusas! Get them. Only place I've found that has then
Absolutely love the chancho asado (pork asado) and the Canoa de Maduro (shredded beef and cheese on a sweet plantain). The house-made slaw is also awesome.
Use cash to truly support this small, local business. The fees they deal with from the credit card machine add up on every bill.
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