Great authentic food. Always fresh and a nice change of pace from the standard run of the mill chain restaurants.
Try the fried plantains (Amarillos) ... they are a treat !!
I called the one in downtown and explained I had three Groupons that would expire that day in the call they agreed to honor my Groupons. Upon arrival the owner comes out and says no that she would only honor one. In which I said I called and asked and you agreed. She said no that I had to pay for the rest of the order so I said I'll take one and let my Groupons expire. Never will buy from them.
Food and service is great!!!
The shrimp, beans. and rice we're okay. The stuff made with plantain was kind of yucky. It had big chunks if iceberg lettuce.
Excellent authentic Cuban food.
Both locations always have fresh, quality food. I eat there frequently and often enjoy the daily specials!
Great food. Friendly service.
Yuca and sweet plantains were great.
Great lunch at a great price.
The beef and shrimp dish is superb! A definite must have...try it with the plantains and chicken pasta salad...you'll be glad you did. ;o)
From Our Editors
Havana's Pilon is named for a Latin American expression that refers to a mortar and pestle, according to the Memphis Flyer. That makes sense, since the eatery's cozy interior is decorated with several mortars and pestles, and they are frequently used in the kitchen, where cooks mash green plantains with olive oil and garlic for shrimp mofongo. Other specialties include Cuban-style rotisserie chicken, tender ropa vieja, and a fried-rice recipe traditionally served in Havana's Chinatown. Owner Marialys Gonzalez and her team also blend tropical-fruit smoothies and sweeten potent Cuban-style espresso with natural demerara sugar.