Havana 1957 - Espanola Way

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712 reviews
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Cuban
Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Española Way.
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice place to experience Espanola Way

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time dining in the area; it was memorable

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SD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Havana. Great food. Prices are very reasonable. Service is friendly.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great and lively dinner spot. I eat here whenever I am in Miami.

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AA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was really too loud but still it was great to go there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great !!!

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JV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the Mojitos! Not too sweet. Gratuity is added, which is perfectly acceptable. Anyone complaining is a cheapskate. Hosts were helpful, great dinners, will come back.

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Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was exceptional. our first time and it will not be the last time.

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B
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great. Foodvwas excellent,. Outdoor dining.

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RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service was terrible. Food was average. Disappointing as I had a great time last year when I visited.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The only restaurant I have even been in my life that they don't give you an itemized receipt when you pay.
They had overcharge me, that was the reason...

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CE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Five of us ate here a few nights ago as part of a girl’s trip. We split three appetizers and three meals and everything was just delicious. Watch out, the drinks are yummy but expensive. The rope Borja was especially tasty and all of us loved it. We also enjoyed the Cuban sandwich and the combo appetizer. I would recommend Havana 1957 for a fun and yummy night out with girls or friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Cuban food. Wait staff was fantastic! Very helpful. Food was amazing! Great energy. Enjoyed it so much we went back for breakfast the next day and that was excellent as well.

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lot of fun
Great service and food

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b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was so friendly and competent.

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AM
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Decent and reasonable cuban food in fun spot. Entrees tasty, Cubano sandwich could be better -- bready and off the mark.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The value of the food was overpriced for the quality they provide. The ambiance is what was favorable with my experience however the meal I ordered which was this cuban style shrimp with plantain and white rice was nothing that I would want to rave about for someone to order. The taste, and the quality did not equate to the price of the meal. It was not worth my money I spent, I could have gone to somewhere better and decent.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, good selection of cuban food, great ambiance, great mohito

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TS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on a cool Miami night. Our party of four all ordered mojitos in some of the different flavors offered at the restaurant - recommended.
The food is traditional Cuban and I have to say, it was delicious. Our waiter was also very attentive to us; he was fantastic.

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ZP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great as was the service!
We asked our waitress for recommendations. His recommendations were right on.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here with friends and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious (such tasty ropa vieja!) , the service was excellent, and the atmosphere outdoors on Espanola Way was such fun. Great experience!

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S
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our family’s favorite restaurant in Miami. We love the very friendly service and the lively atmosphere. The food is excellent especially the pork with mojo and the steak and rice and beans. The only thing that keeps it from 5 stars for the food is the ceviche which had a dry texture and the shrimp appetizer which was flavorless. The tres leches ended the meal on a high note. We will be back next time in Miami!

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MF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place , food was amazing ! Service was quick and the atmosphere is very Miami

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w
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant… I’ll try to go there every time I am in Miami… Waiters are attentive without being annoying… Food was delicious

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MW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun restaurant with great food!! Service was amazing!

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N
London
32 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

So it’s not the best Cuban food you’ll find in South Beach and it’s not the best value - but I come back every time I’m in Miami.
The service is fun, efficient and there’s always a nice, buzzy atmosphere.
It has a great location and the hostess will always do their best to get you seated as soon as possible without other customers being rushed.
You can turn up as you are and are treated like a valued customer.

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CM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food, friendly staff. The Ropa Vieja was delicious.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The service was good. The waiter was friendly. I didn’t love the food. I actually got sick from it. It’s very touristy.

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G
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Although not the best table in the house (ie outside at the furthest table from the action) the service was prompt, efficient and friendly. The food was excellent and we all thoroughly enjoyed our first ever Cuban meal.

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1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was outstanding however the waiter seemed very irritated that we did not add additional gratuity to our bill even though it was already added on to our bill at 18%

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JB
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was decent for a chain restaurant but service was terrible. Very slow and inattentive. Servers were chatting in groups rather than checking on customers.

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MR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this place has a great vibe. Awesome food and drinks! Perfect for all occasions.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Recommend paying in cash or else they tip themselves higher on your card.

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S
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was great. Loved the live music! The food was ok.

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MB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Mostly felt like staff was trying to rush us out of there. We had a 7 PM reservation and dinner was to our table by 7:20. It's not relaxing at all. It's in a busy section for tourists, so not the place to go for a romantic nice meal. If you want something quick and easy and don't plan to have a conversation, this is fine.

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London
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Lovely food and service. Must book a table

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London
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Very good atmosphere, well priced.

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RV
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

FANTASTIC!! The lechon was one of the best dishes I have eve had. I loved it, my wife lived it and mi kids loved it. One of the best places in Miami. Dessert and drinks were also fantastic!

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CF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Don’t know why I am not getting my 100 points. Please rectify. Thank you

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l
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average food, not the cleanest place. Not very fresh or very good

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