Chug’s by Michael Beltran

A modern Cuban-American diner from chef Michael Beltran, who's also behind nearby hip hangout Ariete.

Taking over the short-lived Bookstore in the Grove, Chug's is dishing up Cuban-inspired breakfast, lunch, dinner and grab-and-go bites. The modern space includes a large outdoor patio and a grab-and-go station with items from local vendors.  The menu features all-day breakfast plates including Abuela’s Breakfast (white rice, fried egg, black beans and maduros), cast iron pancakes, French toast sticks and signature pastelitos. 

Ideal For

All day dining

Signature Dishes

Duck medianoche sandwich with duck confit, orange mustard, country ham, and Swiss cheese; a quarter-pound burger with dijonnaise; and a house-made egg salad sandwich with house mayo, smooth mustard, and chive.


The restaurant is also home to Pastelito Papi, Ariete chef Giovanni Fesser’s wildly popular pastelito company. Fesser will oversee Chug's sweets and baked goods, offering pastelitos in a variety of flavors such as buffalo chicken, frita, PB&J, and guava.