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Cuban restaurant opening at Emory Point this month

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Cuban restaurant opening at Emory Point this month


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Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill will open a new restaurant at Emory Point on Jan. 30.

According to a press release, it will be the restaurant’s seventh location in the Atlanta area.

“We look forward to bringing a true taste of Cuban food and heritage to the Druid Hills neighborhood,” owner Reynaldo “Rey” Regalado said in a press release. “People all across Atlanta know and love Papi’s for our delicious Cuban cooking, but the Papi’s experience is not only about food. We treat our guests like family providing genuine Cuban hospitality and serving them with love.”

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A Cuban immigrant, Regaldo uses family recipes at his restaurants. Plantains are sourced daily from the Atlanta market, the press release says.

“Favorites like pollo vaca frita (shredded chicken breast grilled with Spanish seasoning and green and red pepper), mofongo con camarones (stir-fried shrimp with red and green peppers) and arroz con pollo (a traditional Cuban dish of marinated chicken and rice) boast unique spices and sauces inspired by Regalado’s ‘Papi,’ Rey Sr., vividly showcasing the flavors of Cuba and the Caribbean,” the press release says. “Papi’s signature menu item, the authentic Cuban sandwich, perfectly illustrates the care and attention to detail that goes into everything that comes out of the kitchen. Roast pork is marinated in Papi’s special seasoning for more than 24 hours and slow-roasted for another four hours, then served alongside juicy ham, melted Swiss cheese, dill pickles and a touch of mustard and mayonnaise. It’s all stuffed into fresh baked Cuban bread and pressed to perfection.”

There will also be juices, milk shakes and a full bar serving “signature mojitos.” The 4,3000 square foot restaurant, located at 1540 Avenue Place, Suite B-240, is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“Papi’s will serve coffee and pastries from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily,” the press release says.

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