Sunday, February 5, 2017

Lake Worth food review by Post business reporter: “Unique dishes, friendly service at Café Tecun”

Food recommendation for big game later on today. . .

Jeff Ostrowski’s latest Lake Worth food review is below. But first, two things you need to know if you’re trying to get your business, event, or neighborhood news published in The Palm Beach Post:
  1. Advice from newspaper Business Editor, Antonio Fins: “. . . the trick is reaching to the right journalist.” For example, if you’re not having any success getting the attention of beat reporter Kevin Thompson, have you tried to contact Jennifer Sorentrue? Eddie Ritz? Alexa Silverman?
  2. Lake Worth is still reeling after the departure of New Times food reporter Nicole Danna. Drop her a message and ask her to visit us again. Her editor, Chuck Strouse, sent Danna south to cover the Miami food scene. Very regrettable. She’s been missed.

Without further ado, below are excerpts from the food review:

Café Tecun
  • 7 North ‘L’ Street in Downtown Lake Worth
  • 561-260-3404
  • Hours daily: 6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
“Café Tecun serves Guatemalan and Mexican food. There are tamales, tostadas, tacos, burritos, salads and sandwiches. The ceviche is the most expensive item, at $12. Everything else is $10 or less.”


“Friendly and casual. This tiny eatery took over the space long occupied by Taco Lady. There are a few tables inside and a few more outside on the sidewalk. We ate with plastic utensils.”


“The Guatemalan tamale ($4) was surprisingly filling for such a modestly sized dish. Wrapped in a banana leaf, the tamale had a fluffy corn filling around a piece of chicken with the bone in. I also liked the avocado shake ($5.99), and the tres leches cake ($5) was phenomenal.” [emphasis added]


“Friendly. The owners were working during our visit, with the husband taking orders while his wife cooked. Our server took time to explain the menu, spelling out the difference between Guatemalan and Mexican tamales and talking up the smoothies.”

To contact Jeff Ostrowski use this link and thank him for taking the time to promote our City’s restaurant scene.