Chef Hector Santiago’s counter-serve Latin American sandwich shop El Super Pan is temporarily closed for renovations. The closure was announced on Instagram Monday afternoon.
Those renovations include “necessary” repairs to the floors and a “fresh new look,” a representative speaking on behalf of Santiago and El Super Pan tells Eater Atlanta. El Super Pan should reopen by the beginning of April.
“We will be sure to regularly update folks via our social media and website on reopening dates once we have a better idea of timing,” the restaurant spokesperson says.
People in need of El Super Pan’s Cubano mixto or media noche sandwiches can still get their fix at the full-service Battery Atlanta outpost in Cobb County, which features an expanded menu and new Tuesday taco and Friday and Saturday late night menus.
Santiago’s forthcoming restaurant, El Burro Pollo, should open in early March at the Collective food hall at Coda on Spring Street in Midtown. The grand opening for the “chef-driven” food hall is expected to take place on March 19. Much like Santiago’s popular El Burro pop-ups at El Super Pan, the restaurant stall serves “border town-style” burritos, like chicken barbacoa, and other dishes such as Acapulco shrimp ceviche and aguachile.
El Burro Pollo joins sushi and seafood bowl spot Poke Burri, salad restaurant Wildleaf, and a second location of Aviva by Kameel Mediterranean Grill at the Collective.
El Super Pan became one of the first restaurant stalls at Ponce City Market when it opened in 2015. The 800-square-foot restaurant seats around 20 people at the counter and is located across from Hop’s Chicken on the first floor of the central food hall.
In 2018, Santiago opened a second El Super Pan at the Battery. The full-service restaurant includes an expanded menu and seats 90 inside and an additional 40 on the enclosed patio. That patio features a bar serving frozen margaritas and cocktails. El Salon Tropical, the restaurant’s private dining room and bar, seats up to 40 more people.
El Super Pan-Battery, 455 Legends Place, #862, Atlanta. elsuperpan.com