Havana

Lead architect and interior designer Miguel Fuentevilla’s Cuban background will be reflected in the design inside and out. (Courtesy: Mojo Cuban Kitchen)

Cuba will come to Tucson through a new restaurant and rum bar opening this summer.

Mojo Cuban Kitchen and Rum Bar is slated to open later this summer at 1929 E. Grant Road.

Local restaurateurs Nick and Alison Schaffer recently unveiled the menu that will be filled with Cuban comfort foods and a full-service rum bar for sipping and cocktails.

“We always wanted to open a Cuban-themed establishment and Tucson seemed to be in need of one,” said Nick, whose great-grandfather fought with Cubans during the Spanish-American War.

“With my family’s background, our love of Cuban food, culture and traditions, and the opportunity to respectfully build this concept in one of Southern Arizona’s treasured historic neighborhoods, we felt that this was the perfect time and place to launch our new business, one that will transport our guests from midtown Tucson to the heart of Havana.”

Mojo’s kitchen will be packed with talented food industry professionals, including Chef Janet Balderas, native Cuban Patricia Espinosa and James Beard award-winning Chef Douglas Rodriguez.

Mojo will serve lunch, dinner and a “Sleep-In Breakfast” on the weekends. Notably, Mojo will have a pick-up window designated for pick-up orders and quick access to Cuban coffee and pastry.

Follow Mojo Cuban Kitchen and Rum Bar’s progress at mojocuban.com, @MojoCubanKitchen on Instagram and @MojoCuban on Facebook.