A Trip to Cuba

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For one of my girls day/night out, we decided to check out the cutest little Cuban tapas restaurant named Havana Social.  Be warned it is a few blocks from subway transportation in NYC but definitely worth the walk if you’re not cabbing it!   Okay, now that I’ve given that disclaimer, let’s talk food. My friend suggested this place for dinner and we did not leave disappointed.  We went on a Sunday around 5pm and were delighted to see they had a price-fixe menu with pretty good selections.  You could choose from about 4 or 5 entrees along with either an appetizer or dessert.  I decided to start with their empanadas; this came with 3 which included spinach, beef and chicken.  OMG!!  What a way to start off a meal.  We also ordered guacamole for the table (which is  a must these days I’m figuring). As for my entree, I went with the chipotle pork chop; infused with chipotle and honey and served with plantains and beans.  This was so flavorful and really exceeded my expectations.  Towards the end of the meal, I was definitely stuffed but refused to leave any food behind as it was too good to not eat everything.  As for drinks, we all went in on a pitcher of their infamous coconut mojito.  Seeing that I am not a huge fan of mojitos, if I ordered it, it must be a hit.

Overall, the dining experience was great at Havana Social.  In fact, right before you leave, they give you a complimentary shot too.   This is much needed after you get your bill and realize you probably went over budget for a typical day/night out. Don’t worry.  It’s worth it!  More pics below.

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