Slideshow: The Brunch Dish: Queso Fundido at Havana Central

Queso Fundido with Ropa Vieja ($12)
Queso Fundido with Ropa Vieja ($12)
It's not actually on their brunch menu (check under the appetizers in their lunch or dinner menu), but it makes for some fine, fortifying Sunday morning fare. Check out that ooze!
Huevos de Havana Central ($12)
Huevos de Havana Central ($12)
Their signature egg dish is actually their weakest. The potato "hash" is really just rather bland roasted potato chunks with large dry hunks of chorizo.
Huevos Rancheros Criolla ($8)
Huevos Rancheros Criolla ($8)
A well-cooked, tender omelet, with a red onion and pepper-laced salsa that borders on too sweet.
Queso Fundido with Ropa Vieja ($12)
Queso Fundido with Ropa Vieja ($12)
You can also get the queso fundido topped with chorizo chunks (they're no good) or shredded chicken (just fine), but the ropa vieja (shredded skirt steak cooked with tomatoes and peppers) is by far the best choice.
Nice Crust
Nice Crust
The best part of the dish is the frico-esque edges that pull away from the well-seasoned cast iron skillet, which, by the way, ensures that the whole thing stays hot and melty until you're finished.
Mojito ($9.50/glass, $40/pitcher)
Mojito ($9.50/glass, $40/pitcher)
A great version of the classic Cuban rum-based cocktail flavored with mint and lime. Theirs comes served with a hunk of raw sugarcane, great for sucking rum-scented jucies out of when your drink is all gone.