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Nov 1, 2009 09:40 AM

New Cuban in Stamford?

While driving on Hope Street in the Springdale section of Stamford I noticed that a new Cuban restaurant had opened (or was opening) where Quatro Pazzi used to be.

Anyone checked it out yet?

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  1. It's Habana, migrated from SoNo.

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    1. re: rbailin

      With all due respect - restaurants don't just "migrate" They fail in a location and reopen elsewhere

      1. re: ipo

        Totally untrue.

        For example - If the landlord raises your rent 3x and you re-locate, then it has nothing to do with the restaurant, but the location.

        1. re: jfood

          The owner is trying to streamline her restaurants and thus combining them. Don't know if it will work but I wish her luck. She is one hard-working lady.

          1. re: lillydaisy

            was habana good when it was in Norwalk? Cuban would be a nice addition in Stamford, where there's currently nothing in the way of that cuisine currently.

            1. re: adamclyde

              jfood was there once. He would give it an OK to Good.

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      1. If this is the restaurant from Sono it certainly isn't traditional Cuban no matter what they call themselves unless they have made a drastic change in their menu. The only semblance of Cuban food were their sides of black beans and yuca con mojo.
        I don't even recall Boliche, Vaca Frita, Ropa Vieja or Bistec Empanizado on the menu which are all traditional Cuban dishes.
        The food quality was OK but does not relate to traditional Cuban food which I believe most people would like to experience if they choose to go to a Cuban restaurant.. The closest Cuban restaurants serving traditional Cuban food that I know of is the Latin American Cafe in White Plains and Victors on W52 in Manhattan, La Bandera in Union City and my once per year favorites Las Culebrinas and Versailles in Miami.

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        1. re: makko

          Ñooo tu si sabes compay! =] I am Cuban and to see a place opening up here in Fairfield County is frightning because I am almost positive that the food isnt going to be authentic and there going to have lettuce and tomatoes with mayo in my Cuban sandwich and im just going to be very upset!!! I always go to Jersey (Bergenline to be specific) to have real authentic Cuban food. The Cuban restauraunt Habana or Havana in Norwalk was a joke the food wasnt even Cuban as mentioned earlier. I'll check out the Cuban place in Stamford soon to see if they live up to their name =]

          1. re: cubanaso

            Cubanaso; another descent Cuban place is Pilar's in Bklyn on Classon St.

            1. re: cubanaso

              If you haven't already, you should check out Soul de Cuba in New Haven. The owners are Cuban aand, though I'm no Cuban food expert, the food seems very authentic.

              1. re: ctfoodguy

                I'm not cuban (or a food expert) either, but we love Soul de Cuba! Delicious, fresh food cooked to order. It's quite small, but cozy.