Anyone who's missed the Latin sandwiches from chef Hector Santiago should be celebrating: Santiago's revived El Super Pan concept will officially open November 30 inside Ponce City Market's Central Food Hall. The 800-square-foot restaurant, with seating for 20, will serve lunch and dinner daily. Chef Pedro Matos, formerly of Santiago's previous Pura Vida and El Super Pan restaurants and Cakes & Ale, is on board in the kitchen, according to an announcement, and Jason Mann and George Frangos of Farm Burger fame are on the team, as well.
The menu features a variety of sandwiches on house-baked breads, snacks, sides, salads, and desserts, and after 6 p.m. a "Menu del Dia" also will be available, offering "an ever-changing, nightly list of market-driven plates with seasonal Latino flavors." Santiago has partnered with Second Self Beer Company to create an exclusive malta soda that compliments the sandwiches. As for booze, look for "off-menu" classics such as Pina Coladas, Pisco Sours, Mojitos, and Caipirinhas, along with beer, wine, and other mixed drinks that focus on Latin American beverages.
Considering the tiny space, El Super Pan's offerings will be available for dine-in or take-out.
El Super Pan, along with Santiago's Pura Vida and El Burro Pollo, originally operated in Poncey-Highland before closing in 2012. The chef has been popping up around town in recent months, serving his burritos and sandwiches. Check out the full Super Pan menu below.