Circolo to Become Second Branch of Caña Cuban Restaurant

Circolo Photo: Yelp

The space at 500 Florida Street, just vacated by Circolo earlier this month, is set to become a second branch of Oakland’s Caña Cuban restaurant (532 Lake Park Avenue), as Tablehopper reports. We reached out to the restaurant today and confirmed the news, and an employee there said that the plan is to have a menu similar to the Oakland location, though with the wood-burning oven at the new kitchen, there may be pizzas and some additional dishes as well. This is good news, given the dearth of Cuban food around the Bay, and back when he was at the EBX, critic Jesse Hirsch said that chef Diego Salinas’s Cubano sandwiches and fried chicken were great. The timeline remains up in the air, and we’ll update you as we learn more. [Tablehopper, Earlier]