A Piece of Havana

4.3
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512 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
What 512 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
1 review
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
6 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.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very clean and the service was great.

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Kaila
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

when I put moderate for noise level, it's because my family and I enjoyed the music. I felt that the waitress slipped up a little, meaning she wasn't as attentive to us. The manager kept coming to make sure my family was satisfied. However, food and the environment was amazing! Will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We received our food 1hour and 45 minutes later. We had to keep asking to find our server to order drinks. The place was packed so it was hard just to get up and use the bathroom. Because it was so busy our food was cold and bad flavor and we just wanted to leave and get out of there. We thought it was it a good place but I will never be going back. We spent 300 dollars and it was just the worst experience, specially when it’s someone’s birthday. The live band didn’t even use the name of the birthday person. It’s not worth it.

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RosaG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were excited to see the place was almost empty on a Sunday afternoon only to be disappointed by the unattentive waitress and mediocre quality of food. They also were out of a few things such as the skirt steak. Probably will not be returning unless it’s just for drinks on a weekend night.

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Jobyamy
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food, good music live. Highly Recommended

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BradR
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very crowded for the occasion yet service was very good and food was outstanding

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HerbertP
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fabulous and great Food

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DavidS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great authentic food, drinks, and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Live music was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great place

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MSP1
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow but band was good & food good

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JulioG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was amazing but the service was much to be desired. My date and I sat at our table for almost a half an hour with no server attending to us. I had to ask the hostess to get our server. The server hardly checked on us and she have me unsweetened tea when I asked for sweet tea. When we got our dish we were not given utensils or napkins. The overall environment was fun. The service needs to improve.

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Matoro
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Came for dinner and to hear the Hispanic band play. They were amazing! Food was great. Had the shrimp with garlic sauce, yellow rice with vegetables and amazing Cuban green beans. Hubby had steak with the same sides. All was very well seasoned and prepared. Drinks AMAZING! That sangria was delicious and strong. So was the Cuban rum and coke and Peach Long Island. I will be coming back for the Paella next time!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ceviche was delicious!! Sandwiches were okay only they were out of mayo.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful atmosphere

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AdaB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manuel was excellent- great service. Food was outstanding!!!!

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Magana4
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very, very poor customer service manners!!!
We arrived to be told there was a cover charge. The only decent person was the lady hostess who at the least offered to seat us at the bar; with no cover charge. Once seated, the bartender had an awful attitude towards us. We decided not to stay and take our business elsewhere.

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JohnR
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with just the right level of spice, flavor, and heat. Staff is wonderful and take good care of you. Very good value for the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special in my opinion when it comes to the food and service. In my opinion, the good had no flavor.

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MarcB
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and live music on weekends. I would definitely go back

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SouthernerInTraining
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions are large and the food is so good! They have a live band on Fridays (we are told) and singers on Saturday that start at 7. Service is friendly and fast. Food was hot and delicious. We will definitely be back!

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JohnKK
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was ok, but entertainment was very good

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13Sparks
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience4

We have visited this place in the past and we always liked it; however, nothing more pathetic and disappointing than being charged a "Service Fee" for paying with a credit card! This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever experienced in a restaurant. The worst part is that they don't let you know, so I guess most of the customers have not even noticed this charge.

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GenevereL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a wonderful overall experience! We will be going back soon!

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vipValery
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A pleasant restaurant with attentive service for very small groups and individuals. Food was not great on this visit but tasty.

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EnriqueL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, my go-to place every Friday - live music is the best.

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ronnies
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always the food is great and entertainment is great to but it’s so loud that you can’t talk to your guest and it’s makes it hard to order which is already hard enough with the language differences

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ConnieT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We have eaten
At this restaurant many times.
We were there last Thursday for my
Husbands birthday. The worst and slowest service ever.
Took us over an hour just to give and order and get food.
We have never experienced this here before but we were very
Disappointed with this experience.

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jackc
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

service was ok full bar little bit of a language barrier food was very good but the coffee was great

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LOUIE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

OUR BEST TO THE NEW OWNER. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,
WE SHALL RETURN.

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LuisL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great music . Good food . Good menu selection. It's a family kind of restaurant and decent bar selection

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and staff

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 512 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.