Food & Drink

Havana Good Time?

havana restaurant!

You’ve traveled the food globe from sea to shining sea. Even countries where your passport is banned.

One bite that’s definitely worth the trip: Havana Restaurant. The hungrily missed Buford Highway sandwich shop has relocated to a new spot, and it’s opening Monday.

Co-founder Debbie Benedit revived the resto just up the road from its former haunt. She gave the space a fresh look: metallic silver and blue walls, tropical decor, and etched flooring.

Counter service fans can thrill to the fabled No. 17 combo plate (half Cuban sandwich, black bean soup, and yellow rice topped with signature red sauce) and traditional dishes like pollo granadina (a quarter bird stewed in tomato salsa).

Of course, flan and arroz con leche recipes remain in-house secrets.

That’s embargo to you.

Havana Restaurant, 3979 Buford Highway, Chamblee (404-633-7549 or havanarestaurantatlanta.com).

Photo: Dana Seith

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3979 Buford Hwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30319