Havana 1957 - Brickell
Havana 1957 - Brickell

Havana 1957 - Brickell

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.havana1957.com/
  • Phone: 3053816651x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (Also Open Late Night)
    Happy Hour Everyday 4-8pm with Live Trio and After Dinner Performances Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering and Delivery available
  • Private Party Facilities: sublette@verestaurants.com
  • Private Party Contact: Sublette Hernandez x
  • Entertainment: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

    Happy Hour Trio
    from 6PM - 10PM

    After Dinner Performances
    from 11PM - 2AM

  • Special Events: Venue available for special events

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Havana 1957 - Brickell
Havana 1957 sets itself apart by creating a gastronomical experience that re-enacts the glorious and glamorous old Cuba of the 1950’s.
Each restaurant combines the flavors of authentic Cuban cuisine, classic music and vintage memorabilia bringing Cuba Nostalgia to each neighborhood.
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Havana 1957 - Brickell reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)special occasion (8)neighborhood gem (8)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (6)great for lunch (6)romantic (4)kid-friendly (4)fit for foodies (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Find
    luvfood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Enjoyed the food and the music was a definite plus. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Happy Hour
    love2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We always visit Havana 1957 during happy hour. Their food is always great and the mojitos are always a hit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very impressed
    firsttimers4
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    One of the top cuban restaurants I've been to if not the top one. Great service, food is just amazing, try the Havana chicken, try the mojito with sugar cane. Decoration was very unique, I felt like I travel in time when I walked in there. Outstanding place, definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mala atencion
    Maola94
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Me fue muy mal en este resta.. Un frio insopirtable, sancudos en la mesa.. La comidaaa super demorada casi espera de una hora y el rest desocupado. No me gusto para nada.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gigi
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    They made our birthday celebration special! Great food and music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Cuban Food
    AlexPVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I'll stick to other Miami Cuban restaurants such as Sergio's and La Carreta. This attempt to commercialize Cuban food, along with waiters in stereotypical "Cuban attire" was mediocre at best. We will stick to our regular Cuban eats before we go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is mediocre at best
    ExecPastryChefMax
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Decent food, terrible service, food took extremely long to come out. I will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NO AMBIANCE
    nounouVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    WENT FOR LUNCH ON SUNDAY. THEY DIDN'T HAVE MY RESERVATION MADE ON OPEN TABLE. WE WERE THE ONLY CUSTOMERS. I HAD TO RETURN MY APPETIZER BECAUSE IT WAS COLD. BUT THE WAITRESS AND THE MANAGER WERE VERY NICE. THEY BROUGHT US A NEW ONE IMMEDIATELY. THE MAIN ENTREE WAS GOOD BUT WE CAN FIND BETTER DISHES WITH A BETTER LATIN TASTE ON A LATIN DELI MARKET ANYWHERE IN MIAMI. THE MOJITO WAS GOOD. THE SERVICE WAS GOOD.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place to go!!
    RobertoVaradero
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The food...service...music...ambiance... price. Would definitely recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Luly54
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The restaurant is decorated accordingly to the theme "Havana in the 1950's). The service was very slow and the food left much to desire; nothing special like any other Cuban restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not overly thrilled
    SalgoldVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great Havana experience--food was okay. Was recently at Havana Harry's which is incredible food wise. Would be great to combine the two.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 20 reviews are from the Havana 1957 - Brickell reviews archive.
  • Cold
    LTDINEVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Except for the chicken soup, the food was cold. The fried pork chunks were hard. Except for the booths, tables are too small for more than two diners thus crowding plates, glasses, drinks, etc. on the table making it an uncomfortable dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nostalgia
    Luis
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Deep rooted into the past of Cubans. It shows an innocence of what it must have been like to be in the Cuba of the past. I think the theme was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    AGMiami
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a great time, the decoration is very nice and it goes with the name of the place, we reaaly liked the food and the service. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mojitos to DIE for!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Havana 1957 is known for their mojitos and they did not disappoint! Went for my graduation dinner and was very pleased. Drinks were awesome, food was delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    rick2nyce
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    awesome place, great food, nice staff. a must go if you like cuban food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    MaddyXNY
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Best Latino food all around, tasty, non greasy, not salty; just good food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD
    heff93
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Really, really loud. The food was fantastic and the service was very good. I would definitely recommend!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food
    Wildbiker
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We went to celebrate our anniversary and had great experience, our server was very attentive to our questions. Even when I didn't like the Mojito that I had ordered, the manager came and made sure I was happy with another drink. The price of the food is very reasonable and have a good selection. They even have a live playing which was an extra bonus.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mojitos! Service Not So Much.
    ShesSavvyVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We arrived for our reservation and opted to sit outside. Despite plenty of tables, the hostess attempted to seat us behind an open door where servers came in and out. Hostess acted like she didn't want to move us. We had an adorable waitress who spoke a little English. She suggested the sampler appetizer. After that we ended up having a few more mojitos, a mango daiquiri (it wasn't as sweet as I'd hoped), and the tres leches for dessert. Then it rained but the awning didn't cover us. We picked up the table ourselves and moved it so most of it was covered. No one even asked us if we were ok. I'd hoped it was more of an authentic Cuban restaurant, esp since we were in Miami, instead it just felt like Cuba Libre another Cuban chain.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Cuban Food, Good Prices
    SailAway
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food here was so delicious! Great traditional Cuban food with an intriguing decor and substantial outdoor seating. The waitress even asked the kitchen to bring us something not on the menu. A great spot for that casual upscale place you are looking for.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Great - Service really bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    How to start.... well we arrived at the restaurant and they said I didn't have a reservation (we were 12 people) imagine... and I have my open table confirmation with me... Thankfully they have a table to fit us. However the service was really bad only 1 waitress was with us and in various occassions they gave us the wrong dish. In the other hand the food was great.... If I have food from there again it will be placing the order via the phone and picking up - they took forever to gave us the bill and they also include items in the wrong bill (we asked for split billings). Overall all 12 agreed the food was good but is not worth to go there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food is no good, bar prices super high, loud so you can't talk. Not a good experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unaware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I booked for a group of 10 and when we arrived at Havana 1957 the hostess appeared unaware of our reservation. They threw together some tables outside which was fine but treated as a more of an inconvenience than guest at their restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little piece of heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great food, good people and excellent environment. Definitely worth the trip. Great n prices!! Simply a must if your in town!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Havana Recreated/Rum spectacular
    littlebird
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Good Cuban restaurant. A little hard to find. GPS address is South Miami not Brickell Ave. Great selection of rums. Sangria (white) was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Average
    MiamiMarra
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    First, let me say, the ambience is terrific. There were live musicians playing salsa which was very nice. The Cuban Combo appetizer with fried yuca, tamale, croquetas and papa rellena tasted great. I ordered the grilled chicken breast with white rice and sweet plantains (instead of the black beans). My dish was rather bland. The chicken could have used more seasoning. The churrasco my fiancé ordered wasn't cooked to his request. He didn't bother asking it to be cooked more; he didn't even take the leftovers home. He was also disappointed with the beans. He said the beans at Pollo Tropical are better. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for the food. However, I do suggest this spot for live entertainment and tropical drinks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Cuban restaurant in Miami
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    It's like getting on a time machine back to 1957 in Havana . Truly outstanding food, service and music !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A VISIT TO CUBA IN MIAMI.
    MAGALLANES03
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    GREAT AMBIENCE AND ATMOSFERE WITH LIVE MUSIC.DON'T EXPECT THE GIGANTIC PORTIONS OF REGULAR LATIN SPOTS, BUT GET READY FOR DELICIOUS FOOD.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd visit as good as the first
    GBfromNYVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This was my second visit to this spot and it was a sgood as the first. The food is very authentic Cuban, the service is terrific and the prices are very reasonable (especially the $5 mojito during happy hour) My wife had the Chop Chop Cuban slad which was perfect for her, while I had Churrasco a la Cubana which is grilled flank steak with sauteed onions served with white rice and black beans. Both entrees were delicious as was the dessert where we had the Tres Leche. The service was very friendly and professional, we believe that this is their 4th location and they are handling the expansion very well. The ambience is very cool, a throwback to Havana in 1957. A good meal, professionally served in a cool setting with fair prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back in time
    Miguelito
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Visit took me back to my youth in Havana. décor was very nice our waitress was also very attentive and the food was excellent. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic