5450 G Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA

Open Daily: 11am - 9pm

MEET HAVANA GRILL

Inspired by a rich Cuban heritage, encouraged by friends and family, and simply because retirement is not an option, Sandra Cardet brings a dream of a lifetime to her adoptive town of San Diego to continue and preserve a tradition of cultural innovation that has brought us music, poetry and food. She is in good company as Cuba has produced some of the most recognized artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including the likes of José Martí, Ernesto Lecuona, Desi Arnaz, José Canseco and Gloria Estefan.

 

Sandra makes her special contribution to preserving a lost culture by reviving old time favorite recipes, and creating an adventure in her meticulously crafted food, traditional coffees, craft beers, wine and ambiance.

 

The offering is simple: uncomplicated traditional cuisine from Cuba's Golden Age presented in a light-filled, contemporary space with locally sourced and all natural ingredients whenever possible - making this experience a treat for your palate and spirit.

"A NEW TRADITION IS BORN

IN SAN DIEGO"

Matt - North Park

 

 

 

"ONE OF "FIVE NEW RESTAURANTS TO VISIT THIS WEEKEND""

San Diego Eater - San Diego

 

 

 

 

"THIS SANDWICH SHOULD BE ILLEGAL"

Filipe - Hillcrest

GALLERY

MENU

PLATES

SANDWICHES

SIDES

SALADS / SOUPS

BEVERAGES

BEER, WINE,

COCKTAILS

Includes rice (white or brown) & signature black beans,

(or congris), sweet plantains & a side of mojo*

 

 

Lechón $14

Roasted pork, white onions, cilantro, mojo*

 

Vaca Frita $16

Flank steak, seared crispy, sautéed onions, mojo*

 

The Hemingway $18

Marinated, grilled, Australian grass-fed beef,

wild-caught Gulf shrimp, herb chimichurri

 

Fricasé de Pollo $12

Braised Chicken, light wine & organic tomato sauce,

onions, peppers, olives, potatoes

 

Ropa Vieja $15

Braised shredded beef, light wine & organic tomato

sauce, olives, capers

 

Pollo $16

Mary's free-range naturally-raised, half chicken,

roasted, house rub, sautéed onions

 

Citrus Grilled Chicken $13

Regal Crest natural cage-free chicken breast,

caramelized onions, cilantro, mojo*

 

Mango Citrus Salmon $16

Fresh Atlantic salmon fillet, grilled, fresh mango salsa

 

Picadillo $13

Meyers Natural, hormone-free ground beef, seasoned

with onions, peppers, garlic, olives, raisins

 

Vegetarian Plate $13

Roasted veggies, yuca fries, brown rice,

sweet plantains, toston, mojo*

 

*Mojo is a classic Cuban olive oil, citrus & garlic sauce

Served with plantain chips

 

 

The Classic $10

Roasted pork shoulder, caramelized onions, cilantro,

garlic aoli, mojo*

 

El Cubano $12

Sliced, roasted pork, smoked ham, cheese, mustard,

pickles, hot pressed

 

The Hot Cuban $10

Roasted pork, caramelized onions, jalapeños,

cilantro, garlic aoli, mojo*

 

The Cuban American $13

Tender, pull-apart flank steak, seared crispy,

caramelized onions, garlic aoli

 

Havana Chicken $10

Regal Crest natural cage-free chicken breast,

caramelized onions, cilantro, garlic aoli

 

*Mojo is a classic Cuban olive oil, citrus & garlic sauce

Empanada $8

Roasted Veggies* $6

Papa Rellena $6

Yuca Fries* $5

Sweet Plantains* $5

Cuban Fries* $5

Plantain Chips* $4

Congrís* $5

Tostones* (3) $5

Regular Fries* $4

White or Brown Rice* $3

Signature Black Beans* $5

Ham Croquettes (2) $5

 

*Gluten Free Items

Full or Half

 

 

Spinach $9/7

Local, organic baby spinach, goat cheese,

organic apples, caramelized pecans, cranberries,

honey mustard vinaigrette

 

Original Caesar $6/4

Local, organic romaine, croutons, original dressing

 

Ensalada Cubana $7/5

Organic tomato, local avocado, cucumber,

red onion, house vinaigrette


chicken breast - add $4  |  vaca frita  - add $8  |  lechón - add $5

shrimp - add $7

Soup of the Day $6/4

 

Sample Plater

Empanada, papa rellena, sweet plantains,

yuca fries, tostones, plantain chips

Fountain Drinks $2.00

Mexican Coca Cola - with cane sugar $3.00

Juices $3.00

Materva, Ironbeer, Jupiña  $2.50

Malta Hatuey $3.00

 

Café Cubano (rich dark espresso) $3

Cortadito (with steamed milk) $3.50

Café con Leche $4.00

Café Americano (Organic Free Trade) $2.75

Iced Coffee (Americano over ice) $2.75

Tea (Organic Free Trade) $2.75

Iced Tea (Organic Free Trade) $2.75

Local and Craft Beers $6

House Sangria $8

House Sangria Pitcher $32

 

Maggio Cabernet Sauvignon - California $7/24

Maggio Chardonnay - California $7/24

Balatonboglári Merlot - Hungary $7/24

House Wine - Cabernet Sauvignon - California $6/22

House Wine - Chardonnay - California $6/22

 

Mojito $8

Rhumbero Rum*, fresh mint, soda & lime juice

 

Cuba Libre $6

Rhumbero Rum* with Mexican Coke

 

*Rhumbero Rum is 24% alcohol by volume

PRESS

The Clairemont Times

Faye´s Fork

CW6 San Diego

Fox 5 San Diego

CBS8

KPBS

CONTACT

Open Daily from 11am - 9pm

 

Drop by for a coffee or bite to eat.

Please call ahead for large groups.

 

5450 G Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92117

 

Phone: (858) 430 6878

hello@havanagrillrestaurants.com

5450 G Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA

Open Daily: 11am - 9pm