Finding Empanadas

Cubanita Empanada at Havana 1920
Cubanita Empanada (courtesy photo)

Havana 1920, GBOD Hospitality Group’s intimate Cuban restaurant located at 548 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will celebrate National Empanada Day with an exclusive offering on its four signature empanadas on Monday, April 8th.

To celebrate the holiday, Havana 1920 will offer half-off single empanadas purchased at the café only, with a limit of three per guest. All of the empanadas are regularly priced at $5 each. Havana 1920’s signature empanadas include: empanadas de carne, which are filled with picadillo, a combination of seasoned ground beef and peppers; empanadas de jamón y queso, filled with ham and cheese; empanadas vegeteriana, filled with spinach, Portobello mushroom and cheese; and cubanitas empanadas, filled with slices of slow-roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard.

Havana 1920’s café is open at 8 a.m. daily. More information about Havana 1920 and the full menu is available online at

About Havana 1920

Havana 1920 brings Hemmingway’s Cuba to life with authentic Cuban dishes, drinks and entertainment. Located at 548 Fifth Ave. just south of Market Street in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Havana 1920 is open for dinner daily from 4:30 p.m. to close. A café serving Cuban pastries, sandwiches and small bites is open daily at 8 a.m. More information about Havana 1920 is available on the website at, by calling 619.369.1920, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Havana1920.

About GBOD Hospitality Group

GBOD Hospitality Group was founded in 2012 by brothers Raymond and Patrick Davoudi in San Diego with the opening of Mezé Greek Fusion in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Two new partners, Joe Santos and Aleko Achtipes, joined GBOD in 2014 with the aim to build a portfolio of dynamic hospitality brands. Building on the success of Mezé, GBOD took over operations of Prohibition, an underground speakeasy at 548 Fifth Ave. in February 2017; followed by the opening El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican in May 2017; Mezé at Liberty Station in June 2017; and Havana 1920, located at 548 Fifth Ave. in October 2017. GBOD added Monkey King, located at 467 Fifth Ave., to its portfolio in June 2018. With six restaurants now under its umbrella, GBOD is now working to develop sister companies in related industries. More information is on the website at, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @GBODGroup.