Havana 1920 Empanadas (courtesy photo)

The new Havana 1920, located at 548 5th Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, will answer the call for midday Cuban sandwich cravings with the introduction of a lunch menu at 11 a.m. daily, starting Monday, Jan. 8th.

A sampling of lunch selections includes classic Cuban croquettes filled with ham and béchamel or roasted chicken and béchamel, available for $3 each; papa rellenas, mashed potatoes fried and filled with seasoned ground beef and peppers, or cheese and peppers, priced at $4 each; tostones, the Caribbean classic twice-fried green plantains served with Cuban mojo criollo and Havana Royale sauces, available for $7; the sandwich Cubano, slices of slow roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread, priced at $16; and the Elena Ruz, a Cuban turkey sandwich with cream cheese and strawberry on a sweet Cuban roll, available for $13; among other small bites, sandwiches and plates.

Beginning at 11 a.m., the ground level café will also serve a variety of cafecitos and espressos, including: Cafecito Cubano, the classic Cuban espresso served sweet and strong for $3; a shareable version of the Cafecito Cubano, the espresso colada, for $4; Cubano cortado, Cafecito Cubano with steamed milk, priced at $3.50; Bombon, a combination of espresso and sweetened condensed milk, for $3.75; and Mexican mocha, a chocolate mocha with a kick of cinnamon and spicy heat, priced at $4.

More information about Havana 1920 is available on the website at, by calling 619.501.1919, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Havana1920.

Tweet It: Lunch, por favor? @havana1920 now says, ‘Si!’ with the intro of a lunch menu in early 2018, complete with all your Cuban favorites! #lunch #GaslampSD #Havana1920

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.