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If you believe you can never go wrong with deep-fried dough, I’m about to make your whole month.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is celebrating all-things empanada this April. Here’s everything you need to know.


Delicious Deal #1

Feast on $1 empanadas – Friday, April 8, 2016

Cuba Libre will welcome National Empanada Day with crazy-good happy hour specials at the bar from 5pm to 7pm. On the menu?  Your choice of Mamá Amelia’s Empanadas stuffed with ingredients like chicken, beef picadillo, pulled pork and three-cheese, just $1 each. Plus, take advantage of regular Happy Hour specials like $5 Caipirinha cocktails, $4 glasses of sangria, house wine and beer. Cuba Libre also offers an assortment of tapas for $4 to $5. I hope you’re hungry!

Delicious Deal #2

Limited-time-only empanada specials – April 1-30, 2016

Back in March, Cuba Libre ran a Facebook contest, asking fans for help in choosing two empanada specials to feature this April. Voters got to choose their favorites from an extensive and innovative menu created by Guillermo Pernot, Chef and Partner at Cuba Libre.  And the winning empanadas are…


  • Cataluña: Made with shrimp, creamy spinach and pine nuts


  • Del Jardín: Featuring grilled artichoke hearts, salted cured tomatoes and feta cheese 


Want to try them? Of course you do! The two winning empanada specials will be offered at dinner or weekend brunch, throughout the entire month of April. These contest winners are only available for a limited time, so be sure to try them before they’re gone.


“Having the guests choose the empanada specials this year was a lot of fun, and I’m happy to say that our Facebook followers made some great choices,” Chef Pernot said. “Between Cuba Libre’s $1 Empanada Happy Hour and a month full of specials, April is bound to be a fantastic month celebrating one of our most popular and most classic menu items.”



Cuba Libre Empanadas 2FOOD FACT:

Often referred to as “hand pies,” empanadas are named after the Spanish verb empanar, which means to coat or wrap in bread.