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A Piece of Havana

4.2
349 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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  • Good for Groups
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
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(704) 588-7883
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Moss
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Parking details
Located in Yorkridge Shopping Center - plenty of free parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
What 349 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is one of our favorite places to eat when we visit Charlotte. The food is outstanding and very similar to what we enjoyed in S Florida!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome food and great service. Will definitely return

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food is good. It would be nice is the churrasco was served in a Hot Plate. By the time it is served it’s not hot. Such a dish should come out HOT. Also, the music is EXTREMELY LOUD. For such a small place music volume should be toned down a little. I can’t even talk with my friends/family because we can’t hear each other.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Delicious, authentic Cuban food. Great selection of food, drinks, and live entertainment on select nights. Have been here several times and never leave disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food
Great service
Great rhythms

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We had never been here before, but do to a convention several of our friends were in town and asked about getting together. What an amazing find!

The food is traditional Cuban and fantastic. They have have thirteen, 13, different mojitos. O M G!! I had the mango mojito and started a chain reaction around the table. There are no words for this drink. My goal is to have one of each of the flavors before I die. Lol.

I had skirt steak and my husband had fried pork. What’s dinner without dessert? We finished with an excellent flan and of course, cafe con leche. There were six other dishes at our table and I can’t tell you what they were because I was so focused on the deliciousness in front of me.

I really can’t say enough things about this restaurant. Food, drinks and service were all amazing. All I can promise is we will definitely be back soon!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful Sunday birthday lunch with friends. We had the steak paolimino (sp?). It was delish with two Cuban sides. Had tres Leches cake . Very good. Music Sat night but the afternoon had families dining. With a nice buzz. Very nice experience.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Atmosphere was better than the food. I ordered Havana pork with green beans and plaintains. I could see the middle of my plate, so not enough food. I actually ordered an appetizer AFTER my entree because I was still hungry.Plate looked hurried. Husband had oxtails.He said they were salty(but he smokes lol!).The oxtails tasted fine to me. The atmosphere was very lively, band was authenic, great music!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I went to this restaurant for Valentine's Day dinner. We had a reservation. The restaurant was empty except for one couple. There was no one at the hostess desk. Two staffers were very slow to respond to the desk, and when they did, they offered us a peek at their Valentine's Day prix fixe dinner and asked if we knew about it. We did not know they had only one menu for the evening, but we glanced at it and said it would be fine. We were offered seating at a table by the door, which we didn't want. Except for one table, all of the other tables in the restaurant were empty. When we pointed to a table we thought would be acceptable, we were told it was taken and were told we had to leave the table they took us to by a certain time. We were totally offended and don't intend to ever go to A Piece of Havanna again.
We went to another restaurant in Charlotte that night, the Vine, without a reservation, and had a lovely, delicious meal.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Best oxtail I’ve ever had!!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Met a friend here for a relaxed weekend lunch. The menu is pretty big. The steak was a nice, not too big or small size and well prepared, and had good variety of sides. The restaurant has lots of choice here--you can splurge food-wise and get fried dishes and thick sauces, or you can get something simple and grilled. Not a dieter's haven, but everyone can find something. Sides of plantains were delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Slow service

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

One word summary: Great!
Great food.
Great atmosphere.
Great service.
Our team loved it, and will definitely be back!
Five thumbs up!
👍👍👍👍👍

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

My second time here and I love this place! Great food and drinks and very special dishes and great appetizers.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

If you’re looking for authentic Cuban dishes, A Piece of Havana is definitely a location to check out! The food, live entertainment, and dancing make this place so much fun! The ambiance is perfect for a dinner for two or group parties. My husbands surprise birthday dinner was a hit with our family and friends!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

We arrived upon our reservation and were seated promptly. The restaurant was fairly empty on a Sunday night with only two other tables there. Food, drinks and dessert were phenomenal. Sunday’s they have $5 sangria glasses , which were delicious. I also had the raspberry mojito and it was amazing. Overall, we had a wonderful night. We will return & recommend to friends.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

best in Charlotte to provide Calle 8 Miami ambiente and the Havana (I think as I have not been to Havana)

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4.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Never been to Cuba but the food here makes me want to go. Really tasty dishes - the oxtail is a must try.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

My parents are Cuban and I grew up in Miami surrounded by Cuban restaurants. The atmosphere at Piece of Habana is very nice and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, the food was fair at best. My son ordered the bistec de palomilla, I ordered the lechon asado with boiled yuca, and my husband ordered the roasted chicken. All these meals are Cuban staples. Everything was edible but bland.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great experience and great customer service!!!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Great Restaurant with authentic menu and good drink selections. Live music can get loud, but it's great. Great food and service always.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Everyone wants to have a restaurant that is consistent with service, food quality, and ambiance. This restaurant delivers on those three factors, every time.

I cannot write an unbiased interview. I love this restaurant.

Its location is convenient. Its servers are friendly. The espresso is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

We chose Piece of Havana for my wife’s 60th birthday after a planned trip to Cuba was cancelled due to hurricanes.
The service was excellent, as was the food and music.
We had the Valenciana paella and it was exceptional.
I will return and recommend Piece of Havana to friends.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

This place is perfect for Friday nights. A live Latin band will play, as people dance on the narrow dance floor. Then at 10pm, the dance floor is enlarged and Latin line dancing starts. The food is very good and the Cuban drinks are fresh and perfect. Overall, A Piece Of Havana is one of my favorite places to go on a Friday evening.

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3.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was good, waitress was very welcoming. We enjoyed the live entertainment.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food, great service I recommend it for all occasions

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a table to 17 people and, for a group that size, the servers did an amazing job of keeping up with our orders and bringing our drinks. The bartenders also did a nice job and the mojitos were fabulous though they could be a bit stronger. Adding more rum would be perfection. Our only complaint was the music. Having a live band is awesome, but they were way, way too loud. It was great for dancing, but awful for conversation. The website indicates that live music is in the lounge next door, so we anticipated great dinner talk, then heading next door for the music, but that was not the case. The manager and band did lower the volume. We loved the music. Just too much, too loud. Overall, a fun night.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2017

This was our third time to Piece of Havana. The staff is friendly, the food seems authentic, and we really love the live music. Definitely recommend planning ahead and making a reservation.

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2.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Our family dined here at this restaurant Labor Day weekend for dinner. We sat at a booth & the lighting was terrible. I asked the waitress if they could turn on the chandelier lights that were hanging over the table, but she mentioned lights were on a timer & the lights would automatically come on as the sun set further down???? Well we arrived @ 7:30 pm Sunday @ the restaurant & approximately left around 8:15 pm! The restaurant closed @ 8pm . Lights never came on! I did have a great mojito though! Perhaps management needs to place candles on the tables so that guest sitting at booth tables can see what they're eating! The lighting at the tables in the center of the restaurant is adequate & we did enjoy the food for the price!

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Love love love this place!! Food, music, service, everything.. can't wait to go back!!!

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Need to check b4 you make a reservation to see when the band is playing...the guy singing by himself its ok but WE enjoy the band better 👍

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent service.....excellent food....and the band on Friday nites make it extra special!

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Went here looking for good Cuban- the mojito was excellent and so were the margaritas. We ordered an appetizer sampler that was excellent with pork, roauetas empanadas,yuca,tostones and Maduros and a tamal- the tamale was the only thing that was not good. I had the oxtail- not up to Versailles version in Miami, but good. The 3 leeches was just ok. Only 2 choices for dessert.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Excellent food and service!! The Ropa Buena was phenomenal...

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

I took my bestie out for brunch and we fell in love.. The food wad grrreat. I will be back when the live music starts.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Fabulous food and wonderful atmosphere. It was our second visit. And we plan on making this restaurant one of our regulars.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was good and music was really good also

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

We love this place. The mojitos are awesome and the chicken Hemingway which is chicken wrapped in bacon is our favorite! Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2017

It was maybe 20 people in the entire restaurant yet service was very slow. There were stretches of 10 minutes where we not see an a waitress on the floor at all. When our waitress did come she was super nice and gave honest suggestions on food choices. Food was good.

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1.0Dined on July 16, 2017

The service was good. Slow at first but good. The food was cold. It also lacked flavor. My wife ordered Pan con bistec. (Steak sandwich). It looked like jerky. The portion of meat was weak. She only ate half of her meal. I ordered the same and was not impressed. We have eaten at different Cuban restaurants throughout the country by far this was the worst. We had 10 guests total. The kids meals were fine. (The kids did not know any better) My father ordered a churrasco and It was coolant had no flavor but the sides were hot. We all basically ate what we did because we were hungry and had waited almost an hour for our food. I would not recommend this place. I grew up in Miami for over 15 years and go there about 5-10 times a year so I know Cuban food.

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