Photo Credit: Chug’s Diner


Chug’s Diner

Chef Michael Beltran’s small, unassuming pop-up Chug’s, which has been closed for months, relaunched September 2021 as a permanent and expanded full-service diner and modern day ventanita. Beltran’s take on an American diner with a Cuban spin, Chug’s pays tribute to both classic American cookery and his rich Cuban heritage. Like a true diner, Chug’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with an exclusive selection of breakfast items available ‘til close. New offerings include foie gras peanut butter & jelly buñuelopan con bistecmedia noche pierogimeatloaf with tamarind ketchup, peas & carrots and whipped mashed potatoes; veggie skillet – sweet potato, boniato, carrots, peas, roasted onion, sazón breadcrumbs, tahini mojo; snapper escabeche – vegetable escabeche, crispy garlic, white rice, garlic confit butter; Pollo a la Milanesa – prosciutto, tomato, parmesan, maduros, pickled green tomato; and masitas – pork belly, fufú de plátano, mojo onions. Ariete Hospitality Group Executive Pastry Chef Devin Braddock creates a special menu of seasonal treats designed as meal-enders as well as an array of sweets, cakes and pies packaged to-go. Also available to-go until sold out or for enjoyment on site, a variety of Pastelito Papi’s precious pastelitos will be on offer daily. Chug’s is located in the heart of Coconut Grove at 3444 Main Highway. Telephone: (786)