John Mims, chef of Carmine’s Creole Act II, recently decided to close the doors on his Narberth restaurant in favor of a new venture, Treme, in Philadelphia. The vacant storefront wasn’t without a tenant for long. New Habana, a Cuban-inspired BYOB, has set up shop and is now serving up savory bites.
Four friends with a long history of Philadelphia restaurant experience created their establishment after a visit to Cuba. Having fallen in love with the cuisine and unable to find any authentic fare in the city or surrounding suburbs, they decided to make their own.
Photos courtesy of New Habana.
New Habana’s opening menu features appetizers like ceviche, chicharones, soups and salads. There is a large selection of reasonably priced entrees ($19 and under) such as ropa vieja or paella with a choice of sides including plantains, yucca, beans and rice.
The BYOB is also open for lunch and brunch.
232 Woodbine Ave., Narberth, (610) 660-0160, www.newhabana.com.