Cuban-inspired casual dining has arrived in Spring Valley, taking cues from the Ybor City, Florida dining scene and already announcing ambitious plans to introduce its “Latin comfort food” around the region.
Located at the Apache Center retail center, Cubanidad 1885 takes over 935 square feet at the intersection of Fort Apache and Spring Mountain roads.
Restaurateurs The Buddhakai Group are behind the project, enlisting Cuban-born chef Dennis Martinez Miranda to create a menu designed to “fill everyone’s bellies and most importantly, make everyone happy.”
With limited space inside, take-out and delivery are encouraged. Diners can order empanadas, croquettes, pastelitos Cubanos, and vegan Cuban nachos among its pa’ picar snacks.
Sandwiches include Miami, Tampa, and Havana spins on a Cuban sandwich, plus the “1885 cheeseburger” and a croquette sandwich, featuring roasted pork on a potato bun.
Entree plates arrive with rice and sides such as black bean frijoles negros, and plantains, plus a protein choices featuring shredded beef, roasted pork lechon, or fried pork. Homemade flan and tres leches are available for dessert and a collection of Cuban sodas have also been imported.
Still in the works, yet to be revealed expansions to Henderson, a spot close to Rainbow and the 215 in the southwest, and a move to North Las Vegas.
Cubanidad 1885, 3585 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite #203, 702-846-5312. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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