El Cibao, the Dominican restaurant at 172 Smith Street was closed recently for some major remodeling. The brand new interior looks much brighter and inviting and is much more in step with other Smith Street eateries. The decor now features tin ceilings, exposed brick, new lighting and a slate water fountain. Even the store front has gotten a facelift.
The prices at this eatery are still a relative bargain. A chicken or roast pork sandwich is only $5.50, side dishes like fried green plantains are $3 to$4 and the milk shakes or Frozen fruit drinks are $3. The best deal, however, has to be the $2 flan.
Not bad for Smith Street.