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Upon leaving Cuba more than two decades ago, Sergio Perez decided to keep his culinary heritage alive with his mother’s recipes. At The Havana Grill, Sergio seasons meat with her signature mojo sauce—a citrus and garlic marinade—and blends tropical ingredients into evocative island dishes. On the menu, English subtitles translate Spanish dishes such as ropa vieja, which literally means "old clothes" but actually contains thinly shredded chicken, bell peppers, and a tomato-wine sauce. To complement Cuban sandwiches and other entrees, Chef Perez fries yucca roots, caramelizes plantains, and carves island replicas out of tres leches and flan.
At dusk, The Havana Grill's intimate dining room turns into a nighttime hotspot with live Latin music and DJs. Bartenders fuel the festive atmosphere with signature drinks such as the Havana mojito with coconut water and the habanera with rum, coffee, and a dollop of whipped cream. Adjacent to the dance floor, a hookah lounge swirls with the aroma of fruity tobacco.