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Cafe Havana
Cafe Havana

Cafe Havana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafehavanali.com
  • Phone: (631) 670-6277
  • 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: Cuban, Puerto Rican
  • 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!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCuban
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything was amazing. Great food, Great Drinks, Great waiter, will definitely be going back with a group of friends!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my fourth time here. Everything I have ever ordered at this place has been absolutely delicious! Will be back again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our daughter suggested this restaurant. What a find. The food was wonderful. So good in fact, we were sampling each other's. We did share an appetizer-although the portions are quite large & no need to add. Already decided what I'll try next time"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We found this a few years ago. We own Echevarria Travel in Brentwood, and have many friends in the music business that we come and hear like Sammy Gonzalez, Jr. Mambo Loco and Elegancia De La Salsa. We took our good friends and clients out for my husbands 64th birthday. And will be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I Love Salsa music and a friend recommended we try this place. We expected good food...but upon the first bite....we fell in love. The atmosphere was great...The food exceptional and the service was great. We ended the night with a little dancing and it was so much fun. I wish the DJ would play more Salsa as that's what the crowd wanted...but it was still an AWESOME experience. We will be back very soon.....and with friends!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was very good, although not traditional Cuban. A bit pricey for what it was. The dessert was overpriced and not as good as I have had. Would recommend for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "If you are looking for a different style of cuisine, I would recommend trying Cafe Havana. The restaurant interior has appearance of a refined Latin/Caribbean. The service was good, food was good- although my mofungo was a bit dry, portion sizes were fair, however prices were overpriced for what was given (i.e. crabcake appetizer = $18)."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Although a bit pricey, this place was awesome! I can't wait to go back for more! The food was delicious and the portions sizes were huge! If you like Cuban food, this is definitely the place for you. Words cannot express how good the pork mofongo was. Superb!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food was Great! Service was Great! Didn't wait long for our food.. definitely a place I would come back to and recommend to others!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Completely disappointed. Food was great but waited over 1 hour to ger entrees. Once we were finally done eating waited another 30 minutes for the dessert MENU. Needless to say to get the check was another nightmare. Would not come back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The Churrasco mofongo was amazing!! & their mojitos are great!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I came here three times and was never dissappointed. I love a lot of food so the food portion was just right and very delicious. The service is great. Very friendly and would do anything to please you. This place is a 100 percent must go."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food and service were great. I'm glad we don't dine there that often. Too expensive for my blood. Be careful where they sit you. The initial table they were sitting us were next to the kitchen therefore would have been heavy traffic. We elected to be seated in the corner. Overall it was good experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This has become my family's favorite restaurant for celebrating special occassions"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "the food was just ok, shrimp ceviche was made with little baby shrimp which is a cheap move. also the VALET guys LOST MY HOUSE KEY so i had to get my house lock replaced mojitos were good, and it's nice inside, was quite empty for a friday night."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went for a girl's nite out and it really was nice. Tuesday night so was rather slow. Food was really great. Service attentive."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The service was great across the board. The food was delicious. For my main course i got a steak. For dessert i got tres leche cake, which i felt could have had more milk in it, but otherwise was good. The ambiance is really pretty. Me and my friends had a great time and will like to return. I would recommend this restaurant to others as well. It's a bit on the pricy side, but if you prefer good food, ambiance and service then it's worth it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The place was clean, modern and the food was outstanding! Tasted fresh and delish! We will be going again for sure! Oh and thier drinks were uniquely good"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food was great, service was too. I would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Service was great. The menu had a nice selection and the food was very good and presented beautifully. Dinner prices a little high for this area. Not "cozy," the room is large, but the noise level was controlled. We had a nice corner spot, making up for the big room. I would have been able to say "quiet," but one woman's voice travelled above all others in the room... We were inside, but it had a great outdoor patio. Not sure if that is used in the summer for dining. I would go back, but only with a coupon. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I thought that Cafe Havana offered great food and service. The waiters were very helpful explaining the menu choices."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Our food was delicious, and our drinks excellent. Service was perfect, and the venue itself is beautiful, if a little loud at times. Our only 'complaint,' per se, is the cost of the food. For example, my shrimp mofongo, ($15 in Puerto Rico, and $18.95 in the middle of Times Square at Havana Central, is a whopping $30 here, for a portion that's only 2/3 the size of the one you would receive in an NYC restaurant. Given the location, I might wonder why the prices are even more excessive than those in a tourist trap in the middle of Times Square. Other than that, everything is excellent. This is a great date night place, but expect to spend a good deal more than you would for the same quality of food elsewhere. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We are a family with young children. We were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Cafe Havana. The food was wonderful, even the kids were happy with their meals! We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The choice on the menu were plentiful and the meals were just as delicious. The restaurant has cozy elegant Cuban atmosphere with an attentive staff. My only recommendation would be Cuban or Latino music (live or recorded) while dining to cut down the nearby table conversations. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food, service, atmosphere were outstanding. Fire clam appetizer is a must. Our new go to restaurant. Authentic Cuban Cuisine. OUTSTANDING. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the waitress Thalia was superb"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "good food, nice atmosphere, pleasant staff. Give it a try."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The ambiance and themed feel of this restaurant was really great. We loved the food and options on none menu, the drinks were delicious too and perfectly made. It was one of the best monitors I've ever had. Also loved the huge fish tank, gave a nice feel to the place. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Cafe Havana is a spacious restaurant located on a rather desolate stretch of Jericho Turnpike, at the extreme western reaches of Smithtown. The parking lot is adorned with a pair of neon palm trees; the interior is handsome in a generic way -- lots of dark wood and ceiling fans, with a few pineapple-shaped wall sconces to remind you of the tropics. There is an interesting selection of tropical drinks from the bar, and the menu is varied enough to please most palates. Service is attentive and eager to please. Prices are moderate for this kind of restaurant, with this level of ambiance, food, and service. The next best thing to an actual trip to Havana (which is still, foolishly, off-limits for most Americans)."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our 3rd visit. We were 3 people and were seated at a table that would have been small for 2 people. We went early so they were not crowded. The food was so, so this time. Service was awful. We asked for the house hit sauce and it was never brought to us. It seemed as though we were bothering them. There were only very young people working, no adults. It was a very disappointing dining experience, and it will be quite a while before we visit again... If ever."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "great food, big portions, the mojitos are great, sangria is very good too. the chimuchurri is killer, you can put it on anything!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Very good food and all the staff was very friendly and helpful. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Bar was loud so if your looking for quieter dinner, go to other dining room farther away. Dancing downstairs was a terrific way to end the evening with our friends!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food, service, quality, ambiance, all outstanding. We will definitely return often! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food service cleanliness was excellent. Recommended"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Had eaten here twice over the past few Years and I was not impressed. We though we would give it another try as it is very local to us and everything was just great. Will certainly eat here again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a great time. The food was great. The only downside was that we couldn't hear each other at the dinner table because it was so loud. We went to the lounge afterwards and there was not to many people but we made our own little party. The music was shut off at 1am, that was a little disappointing but we still had a good time."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We we under served and over charged. The food was good but the portions were small. Hard wood floors are nice but there appeared to be no sound deadening and we could not hear our guests. The mandatory valet parking is a huge turn off. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Service was very friendly & very attentive; not bothersome . They accommodated a reservation change from 2 to 3 on the spot with no inconvenience. Prices of some main dishes seemed a bit expensive. Sangria offerings were a nice option."
    Dined on 5/17/2014