Cafe Havana
Cafe Havana

Cafe Havana

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafehavanali.com/
  • Phone: 6316706277
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Monday-CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican, Cuban
  • Executive Chef: Ramon Perez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: CAKES/PASTRIES Are Not Allowed To Be Walked In By Our Guest.
    Cafe Havana Offers freshly baked tropical Cakes for any special event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ledgewood Dr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking
A word from Cafe Havana
Imagine being on a tropical island, Listening to Latin Jazz played softly in the background as you indulge yourself in the most exquisite meals and drinks this island has to offer. Well now you can experience the taste of the Caribbean right in your neighborhood. Cafe Havana will transport You there without ever leaving your seat. With the palm trees surrounding you and the wide variety of food to choose from you will feel like you have been transported to a tropical island. The menu consists of Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Spanish influences. Come savor all the food we offer and don"t forget to order our famous mojito made in the most traditional way. The warm atmosphere and friendly service will capture you. Once you get transported to the Caribbean you will never want to leave. We hope to see you here soon!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCuban
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Cafe Havana reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)good for groups (65)fit for foodies (64)romantic (57)neighborhood gem (53)hot spot (40)late-night find (26)vibrant bar scene (22)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food. Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Diverse menu. Great taste and good portion size. Waited an hour and a half for my food entree and it was only me and my wife. I think it was a poor waitress but nonetheless that was a big part of our overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Lizzygirl
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everyone is so nice from the minute yo get there! The food is absolutely delicious! The service is great! This is definitely my favorite restaurant! A little pricey, but you get what you pay for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome nite time fun
    DancingGirl111111111111
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The presentation of the food is Amazing and the taste is equally Fantastic ...Pricing is very reasonable , our waitress was ok my daughter is a waitress in a Hotel and I can see how she makes Great money , this girl was ok didn't sell us good thing the food sells itself , the Sangria however Worst I've ever had , but won't let that Stop us from coming back....The after dinner party downstairs was Fun, Music was Great different mix up ...Drinks were a bit Pricy ...all in all will definitely go back and tell my Friends !!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Drove by this place a hundredd times thinking 'have to try this place ', but continued on to our regulars. That was a big mistake. We were welcomed at curb & inside the doors of a nice stone decor. On to a stylish well lit bar. Dining room was full but not crowded. The staff was great . Our waiter Paul was a pleasure .He was open , informed and genuinely happy to be there and wanted us to feel the same way. He didn't just take our orders , he helped us choose our meals . Which was a huge plus . He stayed available and checked up prior to serving other tables. Food was great. A few appetizers then Skirt Steaks and Paella. We were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Without a doubt the nosiest place we have ever been in. I finally had to ask that my table be moved to another dining area.The day before my wife and I were in Bourbon street, New Orleans which was a church compared to this place. Appetizer's were good, rest of meal was mediocre, desserts left a lot to be desired. The two we had tasted nothing like described.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time around
    Cillarose
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I went with a group the first time and because it was so delicious, I had to go back!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Been there twice. Both times the food and service were great. Our server Paul was very knowledgable with the menu and right on top of anything we needed. The noise level in the back dining areas was pretty loud for awhile. We did have a couple of drinks in the 25 and older dance club down stairs after dinner. The music was good and everyone there did seem to be having a very good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night at a great restaurant!
    MonRod
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was delicious!!!We all tried the different types of Monfungos and they were all amazing!!The red fruity sangria was to die for. The bartender was not stingy with the drinks they were delicious. We had a blast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunamjr
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was excellent. Our waiter was as attentive as possible but it was incredibly busy. The noise level was ridiculously loud and the tables are very close together. I really enjoyed the food and decor but certainly not a place for a romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place!
    CruzknowsSalsa
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Came down from Connecticut the presentation of our plates was very nice and food was good. Havana club downstairs was very nice not to may people on a friday that I went but the dj was awesome. Will come back again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great surprise
    JMC65
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our waiter was most helpful in presenting the menu choices. The meal was delicious and the presentation was first rate. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding once again
    Cookie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been to Café Havana many times and each time it keeps getting better. From the service to the food. Every thing is made fresh to order and comes out HOT! Our server, Emily, was on point. Her recommendations and attention to detail with my food allergies were extremely reassuring. Order the FIRE CLAMS! Tony makes a fantastic margarita.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great date night spot
    madj2914
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I went here to celebrate my birthday and had a memorable experience. The decor was chic and the restaurant was very romantic. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Every item we enjoyed was delicious... From the plantain chips and salsa to the beef empanada for appetizer to the ropa vieja and Cuban steak for dinner to the molten chocolate chip cookie for dessert. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep coming back.
    Mesrick
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food is excellent. Service is great. Glad they got rid of valet parking (or at least it wasn't there this time) because it was unnecessary and slow. Might go to the halloween party. Salsa music is good. Some of the specialty cocktails need some retooling though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay...
    MoosesCookie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I have been here several times and loved it but the last time was disappointing. Our waitress was timid & not very informed about the menu (did not speak spanish nor knew about the cuisine). She was attentive but in the lurking kind of way. We ordered guacamole and for a very small scoop it was $10! The pernil was extremely salty & could not be finished. The bill for the two of us was $120 which I thought was exorbitant. Best part of the meal was the sangria & the company.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Muy Bien
    Cookie614
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We have been to Cafe Havana many times and have enjoyed each visit. The service is always concerned and attentive. This visit I decided to try the Coconut mussels as an appetizer. They were just ok. The sauce was good, but lacked something special and the mussels themselves were extremely small. My entree, however was spectacular. A large portion of perfectly cookies halibut served on a corn husk with a corn relish and a sprinkle of queso. Devine! My husband inhaled his Ropa Vieja! We shared a flan for dessert, that was also lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Girls' Night Out
    Gr82eatVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great food, great ambiance and wonderful decorum and service. I had the crab and avocado salad and it was delicious. I will certainly return if I'm ever in the Smithtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 4th Visit
    calvarez1028
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Cafe Havana always suprises me. this last time i went i went with my family and they loved it well 3 out of 4. i do wish though it had more of a Cuban feeling, but you know every restaurant becomes americanized. overall good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place for food and dance
    paulnars
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Nice place for food and dance. Good fo the kids , but only early
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vanessa was great
    Nay135
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Vanessa was great. The food was excellent. Cafe Havana is my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great Food and service will be going there more often. Drinks were great also
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around outstanding
    enjoydiningout
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our first visit and we were impressed with the service, ambiance, and the food. What a great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top flight restaurant.
    Favorite1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We brought special guests for romantic dinner. We were not disappointed and our guests raved over this place! Wife and I recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FIND!!
    SMAR
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Browsed Open Table to find something new. My boys and I have never had cuban food, so we decided to try it. The restaurant was SO NICE, the food was delicious, the staff was attentive and friendly. We had a great time! I have already recommended this restaurant to friends and I think I have a few of the ladies from the office excited to attend your Halloween Party. We were there on a Thursday, so we didn't get to appreciate the live music. We'll have to come on a weekend the next time. We will definitely frequent this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    italiano
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We really love the food at Cafe Havana. Kyle our server was amazing. Stuffed sweet plantain appetizer is our favorite. My only issue is with the price of some of the appetizers. For instance, For $8 or $9, you should be served TWO empanadas. I havent been to a restaurant yet that only serves one. It was flavorful but not worth the cost. I wont order those again if they continue to serve one. I missed the bread with their special mango butter. Fried plantain in place of the bread is nice too..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    HalRa
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My whole experience was excellent, looking forward to going back to try some of the other dishes. I also would like to check out the dance club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was excellent, service was awesome even with a party of 25 in my section, they were very attentive. Great atmosphere. I had a 6pm reservation and was seated right away. I will definitely be back with plenty of friends to join in on this wonderful place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great service
    hj816
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent choice. The only minus is loud. If you don't mind the noise then this is a home run. Will go back again
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Thefoodman1987
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Phenomenal food, environment and service. Chefs captured the true essence of Cuban and Puerto Riccan cuisines and gave them a slight continental spin to accommodate the non-Latino clientele's palate...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable!
    Stetson
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great ambience, excellent service and quality food at affordable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were a party of nine. Everyone had a very good time. It was a birthday celebration. The food was very good and the service was also very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice treat
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    When my fiancé and I went there we had a good time. It was very loud though. Seemed like every mom and dad from port Jeff to Smithtown was there in groups. Lol. It was fun though. Just wish it wasn't so loud there. Maybe we would have been better off going earlier. Our reservation was at 7:30. The food was great! Our server was great as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service & delicious food.
    Tleeny
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our server was top notch and was very helpful when made aware of dietary requests such a gluten free etc. Looking forward to returning and trying other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food/wait is too long
    CafeHavana
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had an 8:30p reservation which we arrived 5 minutes early. The hostess kept saying you'll be seated in a few minutes. After waiting 10 minutes I asked what's a few minutes and she said 2 more minutes because they are cleaning off the table. Another 15 minutes went by and she said oh they're setting up the tables now. (VERY FRUSTRATING) We didn't get seated until after 9. We placed our food and drink orders 15 minutes after being seated. We didn't receive our food until an hour later, which was after 10pm. Keep in mind that the place closes at 11pm. Overall the food was amazing but the wait time was horrible. It was also my birthday :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a bit disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I used to come here before it was renovated and when they used to have the live band playing latin music. I now came for the first time since then just to find out they no longer play. Very disappointed, not the same feel. I came on a saturday nite and the noise level was unbareable! We couldn't hear ourselves talk, it was terrible. The food was good, not great and the service, well we waited 1 1/2 hrs for our dinner. Not acceptable!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Crystal
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to celebrate with family and choose this restaurant for its delicious menu. Our waiter was very attentive. Service was very good. Would definitely come back and recommend to anyone looking for a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    this was our first experience here. The reception upon arrival was welcoming and the table service was spectacular! The food was fabulous. Will absolutely be back. Planning on bringing friends next time and staying for the lounge experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try this place
    Hgrabkow
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food is "off the hook". Portions are large and service is pleasant. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I took my daughter and friends to dinner and it was wonderful. Food was delicious, drinks were amazing and couldn't beat the service. I will definately be going back and would highly recommend this great restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great good, device
    QuietCoupleVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had dinner on a Tuesday night. Cafe Havana was not at all crowded. The food, Cuban and Puerto Rican, was excellent. Our waitress was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. The only downside: it was noisy. The acoustics are not great and the party at the table next to us was loud. Much improved over the last time (pre-renovation) that we visited. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.