Sample the flavors of Guatemala at Cafe Kacao in Oklahoma City. Serving breakfast and lunch, the restaurant offers authentic Guatemalan food. Historically, Guatemalan food is based on the native flavors of corn, chocolate, tomatoes and vanilla, incorporated with what the Spanish conquistadors brought to the Americas centuries ago: beef, rice, garlic, onions and wine. These flavors combined make the savory dishes that can be found at Cafe Kacao.
Try the Tikal breakfast, scrambled eggs with thinly sliced grilled flank steak and Guatemalan sausage, then served with refried black beans and fried plantains. Or, sample the divorciado eggs: two eggs cooked to order, one topped with green salsa and one with red salsa, separated with refried black beans, fried plantains, tortilla chips and flour tortillas. For something sweeter, order the French toast, which comes topped with whipped cream cheese, strawberries, apples, bananas and powdered sugar.
Lunch at Cafe Kacao is served with a cup of the soup of the day. Try one of the entrees, like carne adobada, which is thinly sliced pork loin marinated overnight with achiote, garlic, pepper and Guatemalan spices, served with Russian salad and rice of the day. Order the frijolata, your choice of breaded pork chops or grilled chicken served on a bed of a rice and whole black beans mix, topped with diced tomatoes, fresh onions and cilantro. Or, try the flautas, corn tortillas filled with chicken picadillo, rolled and deep fried, then served on a bed of lettuce, sour cream, red salsa and avocado cream and topped with parsley.
Cafe Kacao also offers sandwiches and salads for lunch, including their delicious chicken salad sandwich. Made with grilled chicken breast, mixed with bell pepper, onion and tomato then served on wheat toast with lettuce, it is served with fresh fruit topped with passion fruit sauce and raspberry sauce. Cafe Kacao features a divine selection of side orders such as chorizo potatoes, made with red skin potatoes and Guatemalan sausage sauteed in homemade green sauce. Fried plantains, guacamole and chips and the rice of the day are other side order options.
To top off your meal, have a traditional Guatemalan dessert like molette, which is Guatemalan fried bread stuffed with “manjar blanco” (Guatemalan style sweet milk pudding) floating in a cinnamon and brown sugar sauce. Kacao plantains are also a tasty treat, with fried plantains on a sweet chocolate mole sauce, topped with sesame seeds.