A Piece of Havana

4.3
542 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Awww ... Cuba! Just a mere thought will have your hips swiveling in time to the rich mambo beat, which is only intensified if you happen to be drinking a sweet, rum-soaked mojito. Thinking about jumping a plane to Miami? No need! A Piece of Havana brings the Cuban flavor to your Charlotte stomping grounds.



We reward our guests by combining the native Siboney staples of corn, peanuts, and yucca with the Spanish accents of rice and olive oil. Alongside relocated Floridian Cubans, Belkis and Juan Plasencia, is a chef who together create garlic and herb-infused delights of the empanadas, moros y cristianos (black beans mixed with white rice), and of course the classic Cuban sandwich. Feel free to take full advantage of the take-out and coffee-to-go bar and drop by for live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Being our Guest is caliente!
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We made an appointment on open table and apparently the restaurant was not able to see reservation. They said they were having problems with the system but were able to accommodate us.

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KWright
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were very good though the food was a little slow coming out. Definitely good for an evening event.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time here and just as good! We brought friends and everyone loved the food as much as we do! Havana sampler, pork, yuca with mojo, mixed rice and beans, and the seafood paella

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viplaurag
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service. Food delicious and pricing reasonable. The paella was delicious as was the simmered pork. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit off compared to my usual experience, but the restaurant was very busy…

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena lo recomiendo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food wasn’t bad. The reason I gave 3 stars for food is because I really wanted the Snapper Fish and they didn’t have it although it was on the menu. That alone ruined the experience for me. My husband on the other hand really enjoyed his meal. We’ll go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful and staff. We had authentic Cuban cuisine. This place is amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were sat at a table next to everyone standing at the bar, not my favorite. Everyone was working really hard, music was a great vibe to have on Saturday night. Our server was awesome can't remember his name. Food was average, drinks were awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The seafood dish we ordered came without fish and scallops which were listed in the menu and when I asked about it I didn’t feel like they address my concern and disappointment. Also the meal came out staggered but overall a good experience. The music is the main reason I would go back but I would not pay $41 again for any one dish due to my issue with the seafood entree and and how it was handled.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome night to chill with friends and have some drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I loved the restaurant decorations and the vibes definitely takes you to Cuba!!! The food was good I was expecting more varieties but overall was good!!!

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JosephD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome good, great atmosphere and live music on the weekends

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lots of fun and great food, if you want to eat and dance, this is the right place. El Konsentido will be there next on April 10, 2021.

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FrancisD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente services and great food. Music is great.

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CarolT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We did a reservation, and When I get there it was no table available, very disorganized.
The food was cold. And the drink over price. Very bad experience.

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DavidS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in Charlotte. Great food with a live band!

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CristinaB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Separe una mesa para dos y me dieron la peor cual es el chiste que hacer una reservación y te den la más fea y el servicio de bebidas demoraba en llegar. La comida deliciosa pero repito el servicio de reservación para nada bueno ni creo que volvería hacer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s date was nice. Food was good. Music was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Way to loud, very slow service and food was just ok, I don’t know if it was just because they were busy but service took 1.25 hours for mains, and a 30 min wait for a 2nd drink. Singer was so loud we had to yell to even order. I checked with a decibel meter on my phone and he managed to hit 105dbs, loud enough to be painful.

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Cltdon
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to Piece of Havana for Valentines Day. The food was absolutely fantastic (best paella I have had in a LONG time!). Everything was decorated beautifully and the live music was a lot of fun! Can’t wait to go back soon!

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BradR
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and enjoyable place but the music was way too loud for the evening. Plus there was NO social distancing anywhere inside

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Vinbow
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and live music. Mojitos are awesome

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JulissaL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Hice reservación para un cumpleaños al llegar al sitio no tenían información de que había hecho una reservación y no había música no habían muchas cosas que mis invitados querían.para que ofreces un menú que no tienes cosas disponibles y el ambiente pésimo no tenían el ambiente que siempre hay por eso lleve. La cumpleañera pero fue una decepción y vergüenza con mis invitados y la verdad no creo que regrese

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vipCathyB
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good but the music was great. Even though most of the songs played by the live band were American played in salsa style, it was very fun. We'll go back for sure.

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vipMorn
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Food was good.

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BobbyN
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came in to my reservation time, looked like they were having a party in there. Stood around for 10 minutes and no one came to greet us at all. No one asked us if we wanted to have a seat, we did not get to eat. So we ended up just leaving. No social distancing, No facemasks on anyone in there. It looked like a club, not a restaurant.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I listened to the waitress and ordered oxtail. I should have know better. The meat was tender but super fatty! The atmosphere is fun but it’s really loud and hard to talk.
I would try it again but maybe go earlier and enjoy dinner and then linger with desert and enjoy the music.

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ronnies
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed going to a piece of Havana for the food and atmosphere the only problem that we’ve ever had there is the service is very slow and the noise level from the band is so loud we cannot hardly talk to each other other than that it’s a great place to go and eat

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on a Saturday and there was live music which was a pleasant surprised. We saw many families get up and dance.

We ordered the starter, which included things like croquettes, pulled pork, tostones and plantains.

The prices were very reasonable from $12-$15 a dish and we even took some home. I really enjoyed a piece of Havana and will come back again.

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vipDickF
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent, friendly service and great food. The place was about half full, due to COVID restrictions, but still a good crowd. Our fifth visit.

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TinaF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

No social distancing. Tables were all filled with very little space between them. Other than that it’s a wonderful place to enjoy your food with great music

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vipRogue2014
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Initially very slow service with small crowd..waited about 20 mins (with reservation) to get water and order appetizer. Manager realized we were upset and came over to apologize. After that, we received prompt service and enjoyed delicious meal for the evening.

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RodneyT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Flavor in the OX Tails and the side items were great as well.

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johnW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice area lots of parking. Good food with a several items on menu to choose from.

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SandraB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! Everytime I go to Charlotte this is my first stop.

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vipchadh
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Enjoyed the live music but it was a bit too loud to hold a conversation with the table.

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Marco
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice socially distanced place to eat and listen to live music. Can be loud

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ChiefH
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

1st time here since the pandemic started. Tables are now spread far apart versus how it used to be. Tables were pretty close and hard to get around before. Service was good and good was good as usual. A great place to get some Cuban cuisine.

FAQs

A Piece of Havana does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. A Piece of Havana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 588-7883.

A Piece of Havana is rated 4.3 stars by 542 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.