Mom and I ate lunch today at the newly reopened Havana Sandwich Shop. We went in the middle of the lunch hour rush and the line to order was almost to the door, but we were in and out of there in under an hour thanks to their incredibly efficient service. The food was just as good as it has been since the first time I ate there when I was eight or nine years old. The staff was really friendly and happy to see mom, a longtime customer since the early 80’s.
We ordered two Cuban sandwiches with rice and beans, and maduros and tostones (mom couldn’t decide which one she wanted more). I am so happy that they are back in business and there’s is the ultimate in comfort food on a cold Atlanta day. I can’t wait to go back.
Below is a craptastic picture I took with my phone that does not do justice to how good everything tasted, but I thought you might enjoy a pic anyway. Cuban sandwich purists will notice that, yes, I add lettuce and tomatoes to my sandwich. To make matters worse, I leave off the mustard and pickles and douse the entire thing in mojo (pronounced mo-ho, not mo-jo, for you hearing impaired gringos). I also like to pour lemon all over macaroni and cheese and drink gin with Gatorade. Yum.