Cocina Cubana is OPEN in Seaside

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    Authentic Cuban food right here in Seaside! With a soft opening today, you will find a limited menu that will knock your socks off. Stay tuned for information about their Grand Opening! Seaside | Cocina Cubana

    The main feature is a “Make-Your-Own-Bowl” meal. Pick a base of rice, couscous and quinoa or mixed greens, top it with a protein and some veggies, then pile on the toppers, which include classic mojo, grilled jicama and pineapple, papaya salsa, chimichurri, roasted tomato-habanero (muy caliente!) and chile mustard. Vegan options are also available.

    Or try a traditional Cuban sandwich, like the Cubano, sweet-breaded Medianoche, and Pan con Tortilla (a delicious egg, ham, swiss cheese and onion breakfast sandwich). Side options include croquetas, tostones and chicharrónes. Come try Cuban dishes that honor traditional family recipes.

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    Cucina Cubana is open with a limited menu. We had a great lunch there today. Order at the window and eat outside on the deck or to go. The Cuban sandwich is wonderful with bread out of Tampa. Had a side of plantains that were a rare treat! My lunch friends had Cuban chicken and rice bowls they enjoyed! This is an amazing little joint and now is the right time to check it out without waiting in line.

    The menu will expand but they have plenty to choose from for breakfast with Cuban coffee, lunch and dinner. Hours are 10am til 9pm. After Labor Day hours will be 10am til 7pm.

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    Had a wonderful lunch there today watching the storms roll across the gulf.
     
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    What's New: Cocina Cubana; Authentic Cuban Cuisine
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    With the success of their Airstream eatery, Crêpes Du Soleil, which opened in Seaside in 2018, Liz and Jay Eichelberger and Chef Rob Masone are adding a Cuban restaurant in the building that formerly housed Amavida Coffee & Tea on the beach side of town. Cocina Cubana (pronounced Co-sin-a Ku-ba-na) opens just in time for the Labor Day holiday.

    The restaurant’s theme stemmed from Jay’s Cuban heritage as Jay’s mother, Lupe Eichelberger, is originally from Havana, Cuba. “Our menu is influenced by my family recipes,” Jay says. Using these Cuban flavors, Liz, Jay and Chef Rob collaborated to create a menu that married Masone’s food expertise with these traditional Cuban influences.

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    The main feature is a “Make-Your-Own-Bowl” meal. Pick a base of rice, couscous and quinoa or mixed greens, top it with a protein and some veggies, then pile on the toppers, which include classic mojo, grilled jicama and pineapple, papaya salsa, chimichurri, roasted tomato-habanero (muy caliente!) and chile mustard. Vegan options are also available. Or try a traditional Cuban sandwich, like the Cubano, sweet-breaded Medianoche, and Pan con Tortilla (a delicious egg, ham, swiss cheese and onion breakfast sandwich). Side options include croquetas, tostones and chicharrónes “The goal is to make our Cuban dishes accessible to people, while honoring traditional family recipes,” Liz adds.

    In addition to the authentic Cuban food, Cocina Cubana serves traditional Cuban coffee. “It’s very strong, very delicious and will kick you in the pants,” Liz says. “You measure a great Cuban restaurant by its sandwiches and coffee so it’s important for us to hit those marks.”

    The restaurant also serves frozen drinks, including “Frojitos (frozen mojitos), frozen Cuba Libre, and Frosés (Crêpes du Soleil’s signature frozen rosé drink).”

    Visit our website at cocinacubana30a.com
     
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    Cocina Cubana is OPEN every day! The Grand Opening Celebration is next week!

    Cocina Cubana Grand Opening
    Thursday September 19 | 6-9pm

    The Cocina Cubana Grand Opening Fiesta will be on September 19 from 6 PM-9 PM. The Fiesta will feature salsa lessons, dancings, full menu and a party in the heart of Seaside Florida.

    The restaurant is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on the south side of Scenic 30A in the cottage next to Pickle's (formerly Amavida Coffee - Amavida is now located on Central Square next to La Vie Est Belle).

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