You gotta try Havana Grill

Havana Grill 

12059 Felch St., Suite 1  •  Holland  •  616-399-3466  •  havanagrill616.net

Kelsey Smith, managing editor at Urban St., and the pupusa platter at Havana Grill
Kelsey Smith, managing editor at Urban St., and the pupusa platter at Havana Grill
Photo: Urban St./Kelsey Smith

In October, I had lunch with a friend at Havana Grill in Holland. I’d heard only great things about this Latin American restaurant and was so excited to check out the diverse menu. Specializing in cuisine from a variety of Latin cultures, Havana Grill serves up authentic Mexican, Caribbean and South American dishes.

Now, full disclosure — Latin fare is my absolute favorite cuisine, so I might be a little biased here. But let me tell you, Havana Grill did not disappoint.

I tried the pupusa platter — two thick corn tortillas stuffed with savory pork, beans and melted cheese, served with a side of curtido (lightly fermented cabbage relish), Mexican-style rice and beans. Delicious is an understatement — the meal was super filling, and I took about half of it back home with me.

My friend ordered a Miami classic — the Cubano. Her sandwich was topped with marinated pulled pork, ham, pickle, mustard and Swiss cheese, and served with a side of fries. I, of course, snuck a bite and can also say that this dish is a must-try.

Because Havana Grill’s menu is so extensive, there quite literally is something for everyone to try. I’d definitely recommend this spot for anyone visiting Holland. Salud!

—Kelsey Smith, managing editor at Urban St.

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