Cuban cuisine draws its unique flavors from Spanish cooking, African cultures, and recipes scrawled in the margins of Caribbean by James A. Michener. Pick a plate fit for Papa Hemingway with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Cuban Cuisine and Drinks at Dinner
Dinner dishes include Pollo Cubano, citrus-marinated chicken ($16.95), Ropa Vieja, a shredded beef brisket with bell peppers, onions, tomato wine sauce, moros, and black beans and rice ($17.95), Cho Cho, stuffed chayote squash in Jamaican curry sauce ($14.95), and Sailor's Paella ($23.95)
Restaurant veterans BJ and Gilbert Hernandez infuse Spanish and Latin flavors into traditional Cuban cuisine at both Havana Cafe locations, where chef BJ’s menu has been winning awards since 1989. BJ's tapas have caught the attention of critics at the Arizona Republic and Fodor's the latter describing the ham-and-chicken croquettes and shrimp pancakes as "marvelous." For the house specialty Paella a la Havana, BJ combines five types of seafood–– including lobster, mussels, and scallops––with chicken breast, chorizo, pork, and saffron, and the classic Cubano sandwich sees the chef carefully layering imported ham, mortadella, roast pork,swiss cheese, and pickles, and then pressing the savory stack into a thin, toasty sandwich. Those dining in-house can sample sangria that was voted No. 1 by the Phoenix New Times.