A BRAND new Cuban street food eatery is set to open in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle later this month with the introduction of FINCA to the city. Launched by the team behind the unconventional pop-up restaurant, Secret Diners Club; FINCA will begin a 7-month residency at the Botanical Gin Garden, which will start during the Independent Liverpool Food Festival on 25 March. Inspired following numerous trips to the country by the founders, the new street food restaurant will serve up a range of authentic Cuban eats which have not been served in the city before. The menu, although continuously changing, will mainly revolve around Cubanos, a traditional hearty Cuban sandwich, and slow cooked marinated meats that will be cooked on open-barrel barbecues on site. Alongside the cubanos and meats will also be a variety of delicious sides, salads and sharing dishes to suit all occasions. The Botanical Gin Garden, FINCA’s home-to-be, has undergone major work this year with the addition of a heated and covered warehouse, which will act as a bar and dining room during the colder months. Daniel Heffy, chef and co-founder of FINCA, said: “FINCA has been a long time coming. We’ve all visited Cuba numerous times over the years and wanted to serve up the country’s delicious street eats over here for some time. “The Baltic Triangle, and the Botanical Gin Garden in particular, is the perfect location for us to launch our first concession so we jumped at the chance to get involved. We can’t wait to get started, you’ll find us at the Garden enjoying a Cubano and a beer in the sun this summer.” Like its sister concept Secret Diners Club, FINCA will host a number of unique and one off food events throughout the summer months at the Botanical Gin Garden. For more information follow @FincaLiverpool on Instagram, @FincaLpool on Twitter and FINCA Liverpool on Facebook.