Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse, one of Durham’s newest restaurants featuring contemporary Cuban fare, invites the community to a grand opening party Friday, April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. The restaurant, which had a soft opening in January, is welcoming community members for an after-work event with free food, festive music from Orquesta la Calve, a nine-piece salsa tribute band, and demos from professional salsa dancers. Additionally, guests can enjoy all-day $2 mojito, sangria and draft beer specials.
Gregoria’s authentic Cuban fare with modern flavor includes specialties like the cubano sandwich, lechón asado, ropa vieja and grilled options ranging from skirt steak with chimichurri to pan-seared salmon. For the grand opening event, a variety of appetizer and dinner menu items will be made into complimentary hors d'oeuvre portions so guests can taste a wide selection of the Cuban fare.
“We are thrilled to bring the taste of Cuba to the Triangle and celebrate our grand opening with members of the community,” said Fares Hanna, Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse owner. “All of us at Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse are longtime Durham residents and we’re honored to be a part of the community, celebrating our official grand opening together just in time for the great spring weather.”
Hanna previously owned and operated Gregoria’s Kitchen for more than two years, but it closed last year after it was damaged in a fire. He decided to rebuild in a larger location and expand the restaurant’s menu with even more Latin recipes as well as a variety of Cuban-inspired steaks. Hanna refurbished a special event space adding a contemporary Havana ambiance, gorgeous reclaimed-wood bar and a large lush patio that can seat up to 70 guests.
“Cuban cuisine is a fusion of Spanish, African and Caribbean influences, and our menu combines these for perfectly seasoned flavors. It’s a fine dining experience at affordable prices,” Hanna continued.
In addition to the grand opening celebration, Gregoria's Cuban Steakhouse is launching a new ongoing bar menu starting on Tuesday, March 25. It will include pulled pork and chimichuri, fried olives stuffed with queso fresco, and more. These new tapas portions will be available Tuesdays through Sundays in the bar, and available at a special happy hour rate of $3 or less per item from 5 to 6 p.m. each day.
Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse is located at 2701 Hillsborough Rd. in Durham and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. Brunch is also served on both Saturdays and Sundays between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. To learn more, visit www.gregoriascubansteakhouse.com and follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/GregoriasCubanDurham or on Twitter at @gregoriasdurham.
About Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse
Gregoria’s Cuban Steakhouse is a contemporary Cuban restaurant that opened in January 2014 in Durham, N.C. The menu evokes the flavors and aromas of Havana, combining traditional dishes with modern flavor and the freshest ingredients. The quaint setting and spacious porch offer guests a fine dining experience at affordable prices, including dinner service six days a week and brunch every Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.gregoriascubansteakhouse.com.