Finding Pizza Empanadas

Courtesy photo

The new Havana 1920 will celebrate National Empanada Day with a deal on empanadas with an Italian twist, stuffed with pepperoni, marinara and mozzarella, on Sunday, April 8th.

“Pizza empanadas are actually very popular in Puerto Rico,” says Joe Santos, COO of GBOD Hospitality Group. “They were my favorite when I was growing up; and they’re still a treat to this day.” The featured pizza empanadas will be available priced two-for-one for National Empanada Day, only. All of the empanadas are 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 empanadas de queso y guyaba, filled with cream cheese and guava.

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 5th Ave. just south of Market Street in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Havana 1920 is open for lunch daily at 11 a.m. and dinner daily from 5 p.m. to close. A café serving sandwiches and small bites is open daily at 11 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, the GBOD for “Go Big or Die,” 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 5th Ave in February 2017, followed by the opening El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican in May, Mezé at Liberty Station in June, and Havana 1920, located at 548 5th Ave. in October. With five restaurants now under its umbrella, GBOD is now working to develop sister companies in related industries.

Tweet It: .@Havana1920’s #NationalEmpanadaDay 2-for-1 empanadas will have an Italian twist, pepperoni, marinara and mozzarella. Try them exclusively on Sunday, April 8. #GaslampQuarter #SanDiego