Published On: Sun, Aug 23rd, 2009

Latino Life In North Carolina: Jibaro Latin Cafe

240 Mi gente…your favorite Jibaro is back from vacation..and I decided to take the morning and just poke around the "internets", find out what is going on…and in googling my own name (what, like you never google yourself…) I found this little treasure down in North Carolina.

You already know I love the branding, but in talking to my good friend Luis that lives down that way…I found out it is one of his favorite spots.

Luis is a really picky eater so con mucho confianza, les recomiendo the Jibaro Latin Cafe.

As I am,
George Torres
The Urban Jibaro

Jibaroscafe Jibaro Latin Café™ specializes in the rich and exotic flavors of the Latin Caribbean. We represent nations such as Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, and many others. We also provide an authentic environment where guests can enjoy their meals as if they were in the relaxing ambience of the tropics

I have listed below some of their signature menu items but you can see the full menu at

Jibaro Latin Cafe is located on the corner of Tate St. 

and Walker Ave. across the street from UNCG's campus.

401 Tate Street
Greensboro NC, 27409
Phone: (336) 273-9788

Menu Items


El Jibaro

Our signature sandwich named after our restaurant and our cultural icon…not your ordinary sandwich. Instead of bread, we use a whole fried green plantain sliced down the center and use the two halves as the “bread” of this sandwich. We have options of Bistec Encebollado, Chicken, Steak and Chicken, Pernil, and a Veggie option. We finish this sandwich off with lettuce, tomato, and your option of mayo. El Jibaro is a favorite among locals and if you’re adventurous enough to try something different, you will not regret it!



Hot Pressed Sandwiches. These are brand new to our menu. These sandwiches are traditional sandwiches done on bread with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. We offer El Boricua (Bistec Encebollado Sandwich), El Cubano (Cuban Sandwich), and Pernil (Roasted Pork Sandwich).


Signature Wraps

A favorite among students and anyone who just needs a quick bite to eat on the go. All wraps come with your choice of rice, beans, grilled veggies, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and sour cream. We offer wraps in Chicken, Steak, Pernil, Chicken and Steak combo, and a grilled veggie wrap with no meat.



Another favorite, Pastelillos are stuffed empanadas in the shape of a half moon. Basically, it is pastry dough filled with meat, then deep fried. Three come to an order or you can get one as a side item. We offer Pastelillos in Beef, Pork, or Chicken.

Latino Life In North Carolina: Jibaro Latin Cafe