You see CUBA everywhere now! How to travel to Cuba, 10 Things to Do While in Cuba, Bloggers posting photos in Cuba, Cuban Singing Sensation Celia Cruz on Netflix, one can't not ignore Cuba is mucho caliente' ahora. Well, I can't get to Cuba just right now but I definitely could take a trip via my palette. Here is the latest Beauty & The Food series, Cuban Lunch at Havana's Pilon.....
This was not my first time visiting Havana's Pilon. It is one of my favorite little restaurants in Memphis. I love Cuban food. I think it has become one of my favorite cuisines. It's simple not a lot of fuss but super packed with a lot of flavor and a whole lot of Cuban Love. The dish I tried this time was ROPA VIEJA. It was a little treat I don't eat beef often at all but hey I figured why not.
Ropa Veija is simply shredded beef in tomato sauce, garlic herbs and vegetables. The meat ALONE is worthy of its' praise. It is so full of flavor. The Congri Rice is what I normally order. Many summer days I would walk to Havana's Pilon from my studio to just eat black beans and rice. I also tried their amarillos which are just ripe plantains. D E L I C I O U S!
If you are ever in the Downtown Memphis area or Bartlett, please please try Havana's Pilon. I promise you there is something on the menu for you.
143 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 3135 Kirby Whitten Rd Suite 108
Phone: (901) 527-2878 Phone: (901) 512-6359