As students flooded into Vaughn Center, they noticed a new resident. A Cuban restaurant, La Habana, is the latest addition to the Spartan Club.
Choices range from both a-la-carte items to building platters choosing from various Cuban foods such as sandwiches, vegetables or rice.
Employees at Habana claim that the most popular meal exchange so far is a Cuban sandwich with rice and plantains.
But there are mixed reviews coming from consumers. It seems that many students have yet to become acquainted with the new eatery, considering that at 8:30 p.m. no students could be found in the Spartan Club that had made an attempt at the new food.
“The food doesn’t seem good,” said Stephanie Dubuisson, a UT junior. “I don’t like rice and beans mixed together.”
Brian Godwin, a junior ROTC, had a similar explanation for his rejection of the different cuisine. “It didn’t appeal to me,” he said.
For returning students, the new joint is also perhaps a surprise for salad-lovers. But rest assured, the greens eatery has only moved. Freshens, the smoothie place, has now become the new venue for Fresh Creations, an old favorite.
There students can snack on sandwiches, fruit and made-to-order salads.
La Habana is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will not be open on weekends.
Fresh Creations is available Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on weekends from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.