1928 Cuban Bistro opened Jan. 3 in Jacksonville Beach at 1500 Beach Blvd. in the Gates of Beach Boulevard retail center. It is the fourth location of the Jacksonville-based concept.
The Gates of Beach Boulevard site plan shows 1928 Cuban Bistro leases 2,075 square feet in Unit 218. It seats 49 total, with an event room that will hold about 20 people. It opens at 8 a.m. daily and closes at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
1928 Cuban Bistro’s menu includes breakfast all day, lunch and dinner. Sandwiches include The Cuban, Pan con Lechon and more; wraps; salads; empanadas; plates; sides; soup; pastries; and desserts such as flan, churros and bunuelos.
There also are Cuban coffees, tea and other drinks.
The fifth location is expected to open in February on Amelia Island in Nassau County. The bistro will lease the former Amelia Island Tea House at 122 S. Eighth St. in Fernandina Beach’s historic district.
In 2019, Rebecca Gonzalez created the 1928 Cuban Bistro restaurant in 2019 at 3928 Baymeadows Road and has added locations at 160 Shops Blvd. in St. Johns County and 6331 Roosevelt Blvd. in Ortega.
1928 Cuban Bistro honors her grandparents, Mario and Pura Alvarado. Her grandfather, a Cuban immigrant born in 1928, left Cuba in 1961 to escape communism.