Cafe Havana
Cafe Havana

Cafe Havana

  • 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: 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
148 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (73)good for groups (69)fit for foodies (66)romantic (60)neighborhood gem (60)hot spot (53)vibrant bar scene (34)late-night find (26)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (8)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Excellent food and service.
    Clubman33
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Staff was friendly and efficient. Wish they could have the fireplace lit when someone reserves a table and requests to sit near the fireplace. Makes no sense! Otherwise....great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This dining experience was great, we would luv to come back and try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Havana Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Beautiful decor check!, friendly and helpful service check! excellent food check! a dinner date me and my wife will remember for a while check! If your looking for all of the above and more be sure to check out Cafe Havana. From the Mango Mojito's to the chicken pineapple pinchos and sweet potato picadillo every sip and bite was filled with much flavor, we will definitely return to experience the many dishes this wonderful restaurant has to offer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    vane11mary
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Sophisticated place, very nice, beautiful and amazing place to eat and to spend time with friends and family. Thank you. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JHM
    JHM1VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great mojitos, great food, great service! Minues one star due to the dining experience being TOO LOUD. They need sound panels or something, as when the restaurant is crowded, you can barely hear the people at your table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slightly Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were there onSaturday night...food was excellent...serv at a bad time itice was excellent...way too loud
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Myles
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We loved the food, the ambience, the service and the vibe. Outstanding Paella and the drinks were great. We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maddie
    meedee
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Loved the food...loved the ambiance...all around a great dining experience! This may now be one of my new favorite restaurants! I can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CRAZY
    MIXITDOCVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went on restaurant week this time. MISTAKE Only Valet parking, which I hate. You could not get in the driveway, when you did you waited 10 minutes for them to jockey the cars around. Finally we got in and had to wait for all our party to arrive, another 25 minutes . The place was so packed I thought they were giving away free meals. Restaurant Week has smaller portions with a limited variety but it was adequate and tasty, but not as good as their regular menu. Despite the huge crowd the serving staff did well. The bar scene was unbelievable, non stop, seeming to get everything right. Their Cuban dishes are very nice especially the beef & pork. Mofongo is not for me, too greasy and bland. You need to fix the parking.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laulau1105
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very nice place! Food was great, staff very friendly! Will go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • such good food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    this has been my third visit to cafe havana in a month....so pleasant, great drinks...the food absolutely delicious....i cannot believe this place has been in business for 7 years and i have only just started coming here....worth the trip, the money.....i have shared this place with co-workers and all have made reservations and were not disappointed....i enjoyed the coconut shrimp, the empanadas very authentic! i have had the skirt steak twice because it is just so mouth watering...the crab cake appetizer is one of the best i have ever had and i eat crab cakes everywhere i go....i wold like to see more variety with the side of vegetables...all three visits to cafe havan, the vegetables were the same, and i went on a wed, fri and sat night..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was ok
    Mariek
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    the service was really good and the place is very nice and clean. However, the food was just ok, i guess my expectations were high because of some of the reviews on yelp. You can pass yuca frita and order the sweet corn fritters instead. My husband said the paella tastes very fishy. The lime helped a lot. The pork pernil was ok but the mofongo was great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe Havana
    Highgreen1
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food and food service was very good. Bartenders were not attentive to customers and messed up the bill when we cashed out at the bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a fun dining experience
    H20fan
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    excellent menu for restaurant week. food was delicious. great server
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • supercsa
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The ambiance was perfect for dining out with my wife for date night. The noise level was low enough to have a conversation, though voices do tend to carry from adjacent tables. The food was exemplary and represented a good variety of Cuban fare that will appeal to even the most discriminating foodies (of which I am not necessarily a member). Overall, the dining experience warrants succeeding visits and it would be an easy recommendation to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't Disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Been there a few times and food is always really good. Our waiter was super nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Cuban food
    MIXITDOCVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We enjoyed the standard menu even though it was Restaurant Week. Shrimp & scallop and the steak were very good. Service by Linda was slow and not too attentive. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuban Food
    rag0323
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The restaurant was beautiful and clean. The service was excellent and friendly. The food tasted great, looked beautiful and was exotic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    foodie2
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We came for our daughter's birthday as a change of pace and truly enjoyed our evening. The ambiance was lovely but the food was the star! I'm not one to insta-gram my food but couldn't resist the presentation was fabulous. The only thing better then the presentation was the taste. We walk out of the restaurant Stuffed and with doggie bags. Needless to say the dog wasn't getting this food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome time!
    Mdaponte
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a date.
    Deckard
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was great. The staff was helpful, pleasant and provided wonderful service. The atmosphere was just right for a date although there were a few families as well. First time there but definitely going back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    BLfoodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This restaurant has everything I desire in a great place to eat: beautiful atmosphere, nice music in the background, probably the best service I have recieved in quite some time without being intrusive, wonderuflly prepared food, and close to home. Truely there is not one thing that I would find fault with--I remember the facility from many years ago, which has been completely redecorated with some superb tilework. Make the reservation and go!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    looking forward to our next visit - it was a terrific experience - great food and ambiance
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Lucy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Delicious Food. Great dining experience everytime. Staff friendly and on top of your table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent all around!! First time here definately looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised
    mad482
    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.
  • bowrinkle
    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
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    • 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.