Last Friday night my wife and I decided to go out for dinner in Vineland. We parked our car at the angled parking spot down the street from the Old Landis Theater.
We started walking down the street and noticed how the city is constantly changing. Colorful store fronts with big colorful letters, cars parked angled on both sides of the street are the sign of a rebirth. Chinese, Vegan, Indian and Hispanic restaurants to adorn the night.
As we continued down the street, we notice more than a normal flood of people in and out of the store fronts.
For my wife and I the choice got harder and harder, but being Puerto Rican , we wanted authentic Puerto Rican food, although all the choices were perfect for the night, we decided to have dinner at El Tuque restaurant, named after a small costal town on the southern side of Puerto Rico in the city of Ponce was our choice of the night and what a surprise.
First, we were received by the aroma of authentic Puerto Rican food, second the decorative Puerto Rican flag “Amaca” hanging from the ceiling, old salsa music, the sound of kitchen utensils being used, was the sound of people working hard to satisfy their clientele.
After a few seconds of waiting, we got our table, nice and comfortable, people saying hi! And “buen provecho” meaning to your health, a friendly staff ready to please us and of course, the menu filled with a vast name of Spanish cuisine items.
What a delight it was to take a walk on Landis Avenue, if you have not done so, it is time to give our city’s vast culinary and cultural center a visit. I am sure the experience will be more than rewarding, it will be an evening to remember.