Apart from all the beautiful people sashaying around the streets, downtown Havana and Glasgow city centre are seldom confused.
A recently opened Latin American bar on West Regent Street, Poco Havana is helping to blur the lines.
Bringing a little Cuban passion to Glasgow city centre, Poco Havana is a colourful, vibrant basement bar and restaurant.
The bright decor will add some sunshine to the rainiest of Glasgow days and the craft beers, rum and tequila cocktails certainly don’t hurt in that regard either.
Add in some Latin American tunes and downtown Havana suddenly seems within reach.
Latin American classics
Available Tuesday to Sunday, today’s Big Deal is for two people to have a main course each from the menu at Poco Havana.
There are plenty of Cuban and Mexican classics to choose from.
There are five versions of burritos, enchiladas and tacos to choose from.
Popular fillings include the rich shredded chicken mojo; shredded habanero molasses beef and fried wild mushrooms with garlic and herbs.
Over in the Cuban corner, options include a zingy citrus salad alongside specialities like the ropa vieja – a home comfort dish of shredded beef in a rich tomato sauce with garlic, chipotle chilli and Adobo sauce, served with rice and peas.
Carne Asada Roja dish (or equivalent) available for a £6 surcharge.
Poco Havana has been quick to attract happy reviews to its 5pm entry:
‘Good food and great service… Thoroughly enjoyed the prawn and avocado tostadas, cheese and salsa quesadilla, fish tacos and fish enchiladas. Service was quick and staff were really helpful with suggestions for beer to match our food selection. Really impressed with the choice of Cuban / Mexican beers too!’ Rating 5/5
‘First visit. Great food atmosphere and service will definitely be back.’ Rating 5/5
Facebook comments have been just as enthusiastic:
‘I came in on a Friday night with some friends from work after a recommendation. Absolutely loved your place! The decor is fab as is the music. The staff were all super friendly and the food was delicious =} Thanks for a great experience. I will deffos be back and will also recommend to friends!’
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The Pavilion Theatre and Cineworld are a short walk from Poco Havana so you could use this offer before catching a show or film.
It would make a great change to eating al desko in the office or you could use it for a leisurely weekend lunch.
Of course, Poco Havana is rapidly growing its reputation as a sizzling party spot so you could also use your voucher to kick off a big night out in Glasgow city centre.