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Havana Grill

December 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment


Havana Menu, River North, Chicago


Havana Grill, River North, Chicago


Ceviche Mixto: Marinated seafood in lime, veggies, mango and avocado. served with tri-colored chips


Torta De Pollo: Our specialty seasoned chicken breast with lettuce, tomato, onions and chipotle mayo. served in an onion ciabatta bread


Cross section of the Torta Cubana


Torta Cubana: Traditional cuban sandwich with smoked ham, pork loin, melted cheese, spicy mayo, pickles, tomato and lettuce. served in a brioche bun

I had a Groupon for Havana, so Alden and I went and checked it out for lunch. I had been to this restaurant before it was Havana. It was called Mambo Grill. Someone’s still paying to keep Mambo Grill’s site up, and if you look at it you’ll see the menu for Mambo and the menu for Havana are almost exactly the same. If you look at photos on Yelp, you’ll see that the interior has not changed at all either. Second verse same as the first.

Annnyyywayyy….. I liked it. The ceviche was awesome. And big. I thought the long plantain chips were a unique touch even though I kind of liked the crispness of the tortilla chips better. And maybe it was because I gorged so much on ceviche, but I could only eat half of my sandwich and fries. I ate the other half for lunch the next day. I had the cubano, Alden had the pollo. My sandwich was tasty, but the chimichurri sauce was not good. Not when you’ve had chimichurri from El Nandu! Also, all sandwiches are served with “Latin fries.” The fries were tasty, but there was nothing Latin about them, that I could tell. They were a mix of regular and sweet potato fries.

I think we only paid in the single digits for lunch that day, after the Groupon. Awesome. I’d go back.

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