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Cortaditos Cuban Cafe Will Bring Latin American Flavors to Meeting Street

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Empanadas and flan in July.

Eater Charleston

The stretch of building at 616 Meeting St. is quickly becoming a hotspot for creative culinary experiences — Diggity Doughnuts offers vegan treats, Spero has critically-acclaimed small plates, and Local 616 offers libations for everything in between. Now, a Cuban-inspired establishment is coming to the strip. Cortaditos Cuban Cafe recently declared its intentions to move into the spot between Diggity and Local 616.

By way of Miami, partners Manny Rodriguez and Lisbeth H.G. want to bring Latin American flavors to the peninsula with this new cafe. According to their website,


Our mission is to please and serve our customers to the fullest with authentic Latin flavor, from the Island of Cuba and the great cultural mix of Miami, Cortaditos Cuban Cafe makes his arrival in the heart of Charleston upper Downtown. To soothe the spirit with Cafe and Azucar !

The menu is different variations on cubanos and empanadas. Sides of plantains are promised, as well as tres leches and coconut flan.

Cortaditos Cuban Cafe is under construction now and the website says the restaurant hopes to be open in July.

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