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Beni’s Cubano Opens at the Avenue East Cobb, June 5

Beni's Cubano

Courtesy of Beni’s Cubano

Beginning June 5, say “¡Hola!” to Cuban dishes and a immersive dining experience in Marietta at Beni’s Cubano, opening in The Avenue East Cobb. The new restaurant is from Southern Proper Hospitality, the team behind Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentleman, Smokebelly BBQ, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails and The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill. Designed to take diners back in time to Havana, the menu at Beni’s Cubano was created by executive chef Cesar Velazquez and features takes on classic Cuban dishes.

“At Beni’s Cubano, we want to transport you from the day-to-day and into a fun, festive atmosphere you’ll want to return to time and time again,” says Southern Proper Hospitality partner John Piemonte. “Just like our other restaurants, we are creating a sense of community, a super-comfortable place to kick back and enjoy a great meal and excellent beverages.”

 

Menu highlights include the following:

  • A classic Cuban sandwichwith mojo-roasted pork, ham and Swiss cheese with pickles, mustard and garlic aioli
  • Seafood criollo, a sautéed shrimp and mahi mahi dish in a Cuban-Creole sauce with sofrito, tomato and olives
  • Vaca frita, Velazquez’s creative new take on an old favorite made with crispy short rib, grilled onions and peppers, mojo and lime
  • Yucca friesor mariquitas (crispy spiced plantain chips) with a choice of two dipping sauces such as garlic aioli, mojo or house-made hot sauce
  • Beef picadillo empanadasstuffed to capacity and served with a choice of two dipping sauces

    Beni's Cubano

    Courtesy of Beni’s Cubano

Diners looking to satisfy their sweet tooth can order a house-made bread pudding with golden raisins, pecans, whipped cream and dulce de leche paired with a pot of classic Cuban coffee, espresso-style with sugar espuma.

The menu features classic Cuban cocktails, including:

  • Cuba Libremade with Havana Club Añejo rum and served on the rocks with a Mexican Coke and a lime
  • Havana Heat, a sweet-spicy concoction made from Flor de Caña 7 year rum, Ancho Reyes Chile liqueur, mango purée and sour mix
  • Beni’s Mojitomade with Havana Club Silver rum, house-made mint simple syrup, muddled with limes and mint and topped with a splash of soda water
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