The best thing about visiting the "little" versions of other regions is the food. The second-best thing is that the little versions of grown-up animals still look like baby animals. Today’s Groupon muddles the experience with tropical tastes, splashes it with Latin locomotion, and garnishes it with extended metaphors. For $10, you get $25 worth of scrumptious Cuban cuisine and drinks at Little Havana Restaurant y Cantina Cubana, a casual Federal Hill eatery that's been serving authentic cuisine for more than a decade. Little Havana's is open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.), Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (kitchen closes at 11 p.m.), and Sundays for brunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.).
Start your tour of Little Havana's menu with the masitas de puerco fritas ($8.95), flash-fried bits of marinated pork loin sided with a cilantro-lime hot sauce for dipping. For dinner, try the chorizo-stuffed chicken ($14.95), boneless chicken breasts filled with chorizo sausage and swiss cheese and dressed with spicy tomato and green-olive sauce, then flanked with mashed malanga and fresh veggies. You'll also find an impressive selection of sandwiches, brunch with all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys and mimosas, and drinks such as the house specialty, the mojito.
Little Havana also hosts "Sol Sessions" featuring DJ sets and drink specials on the last Sunday of each month and trivia nights on Tuesdays, along with other events and specials. For the full Havana experience, arrive early to nab a seat with a view of the marina and tell your brother Fredo that he broke your heart with today's Groupon.
Groupon not valid toward specials.
The Examiner in Baltimore is a fan of Little Havana's house drink and advised its readers to sip on one:
- It’s arguably the best mojito in town. – Jessica Novak
- Mojitos are their speciality drink, however the bartenders know how to make everything under the sun. The view is the best, right on the harbor. – cnritchie, Citysearch
- The scenery is lovely, the food scrumptious and plentiful, and the atmosphere lovely with the cuban music and event he bathrooms added a touch of Little Havana. – ukspice, Citysearch
- The grilled wings are delicious and fresh mojitos and views of the marina at harborview--a real cool, Baltimore Bar-gem. – foodie, Citypeek