About 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.

1451 South Miami Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33131
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: Sunday, Monday Tuesday 12.00pm. - 10.00pm.
Wednesday 12.00pm -10.30pm
Thursday 12.00pm. - 11.00pm
Friday 12.00pm. - 12.00am.
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am (Also Open Late Night)
Happy Hour Everyday 4-7pm with Live Trio and After Dinner Performances Friday and Saturday.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 381-6651

Website:
http://www.havana1957.com/

Entertainment:
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Happy Hour Trio
from 6PM - 10PM

After Dinner Performances
from 11PM - 2AM

Catering:
Catering and Delivery available

Private Party Facilities:
Venue available for Private Parties, please contact to Lucia Dijulio
lucia@verestaurants.com 786.527.1613

Private Party Contact:
Lucia Dijulio: (786) 527-1613

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Venue available for special events please contact to Lucia Dijulio 786.527.1613 lucia@verestaurants.com

Havana 1957 - Brickell Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Good for Groups (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent Service. Great for family and friends..

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 (Raum Hamburg)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Ein schöner Abend mit leckerem Essen und gutem Service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I were looking for a nice dinner in downtown Miami and boy did we find it! The food was amazing. I had steak and she had shrimp for main courses. Empanadas for appetizers were delicious. To top it off, we were there for Happy Hour which featured Mojitos and Cuba Libres. The service was top notch and the price was right. I would definitely return here and recommend you go!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We enjoyed a pitcher of red wine sangria to accompany our dinner of an appetizer, a pork tamale, a pollo dishuesado (breaded, fried chicken breast) and Enchilada Camaro (shrimp in a garlic sauce with carrots and green peppers). The chicken was OK and the shrimp was excellent. Accompanying the chicken was rice and wonderful black beans. The beans made that dish. The shrimp shared the plate with rice, and super fried plantains. The food was good, the portions large and the bill including 18% service charge was a reasonable $83.72. On our next visit to Miami we will return to tried other menu offerings.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Family reunion dinner

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic food and vibe with great live music Friday night! Our waiter Henry made it a great night!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First time there. Very tasty food without being greasy. On open table the latest reservation available was 6:45 and the restaurant was half empty. Didn’t understand why we were unable to get reservations later.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We loved our dinners. The service was relaxed, friendly and professional. The extensive Halloween decorations made the night extra special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very authentic Cuban food with "classic Hispanic" items mixed in the menu offerings. With careful ordering, you can get an excellent Cubano meal,. but that might not be to Norte Americano liking. Explore and ask. Note: a tip is added to the bill, so look carefully when the bill is presented.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This place was a great find! We were visiting and needed a place to have a birthday celebration/bachelorette. The venue has their own sparklers for sending birthday drinks/dessert during the meal. The place is energetic with live music and great Cuban-style food. My favorites were the croquetas, yuca fries and smoked pork chops. Overall all the dishes were amazing and everyone had a lot of fun!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Live Music, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The Mojitos were excellent . We ate on the outside patio, wonderful ambiance. Food was very good, loved the empanadas and the sweet plantains. Service was excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent Cuban meal with a warm and friendly wait staff. Mojitos of all flavors were delicious. Authentic food, well prepared and equally delicious. I've been to the SoBe location too and both were excellent.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Enri provided excellence service, accommodated my parents requests and sang my mom happy birthday- maracas, sparklers and all. Food was good not great (white rice was crispy, beans heavy on cumin, chicken a little dry, freshly made mariquitas/not clean grease, pork masitas were very good, chicken plancha was very good and Flan was excellent)

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Celebrated my birthday at Havana 1957. The food and drinks were good, great service and fun atmosphere. Not my first time there and won't be the last.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Went for happy hour to celebs friends birthday. We l had a great time! We wish the music started a little earlier because it was so good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

we really enjoyed the Cuban sandwhich and red sangria. Would go back again when in Brickell.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent service, good food! The only thing I didn't like is the automatic 15% service charge. I like to decide myself on how much I give for service.

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 (Manchester)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The menu gave us a great overview of Cuban cuisines s in the main it was all delicious! The cremated deep fried fresh red snapper was however a disappointing take on what could have been great seafood. The live music and ambience was great. We felt a little rushed by the waiting staff to begin with but we resisted their nudging to take our own pace.

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 (London)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Tasty food. Great happy hour $5 mojitos!

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Yoandrey was amazing!! He made sure our party was meeting all their needs. We will definitely come back! Food was outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Loved it, the wait staff was wonderful. The live Cuban band was amazing!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

THE AMBIANCE WAS GOOD AND THE SERVICE, BUT THE FOOD QUALITY WAS VERY POOR AND SUPER EXPENSIVE. I PREVIOUSLY WENT TO THE BROADWARD LOCATION AND IT WAS FAR BETTER IN TERMS OF FOOD QUALITY AND ITS WORTH VALUE.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Loved this place! The food was DELICIOUS! Probably one of my new favorites.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A must visit gem! Cuban food and mojitos are phenomenal! Seasoning on the food is perfect. Love love love the setting and scene of the restaurant. Must visit if you are in Miami!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 27, 2017

If you want good food with a lot of people and noise, this is your place.
Seafood is a specialty and preparation of several dishes was great. Oysters were 1/2 price during happy hour but the popularity of this venue makes seating a challenge.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Overall disappointed with both service and food. 18% gratuity automatically added to my bill even though theservice was no good. Food was dry, waiter did not have an iterest after we ordered.
Go somewhere else!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

My colleague and I enjoyed a fantastic meal here. The mojitos were great; the empanadas were excellent; the sampler platter was phenomenal.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Ok don't choose the financial district for a Sunday night. If you do, come here. The live music was a treat, the food good enough (mixed starters was very bland but the main courses were enjoyed by all - especially the fish of the day).

But beware the $5 mojito scam. They are not $5 if you sit down for dinner. We complained and got some money off as we twice asked our server that they were 5.

Very enjoyable evening out though.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Spent a night in Miami before boarding a cruise ship for a bachelorette weekend & had dinner here. We were a group of 6 ladies. The food, drinks & ambiance were great. I would definitely visit again.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Parking was available, $8 for the area is cheap. Food was reasonably priced. Location was good. Decor looked authentic. Drinks (mojitos) were very good. My plate was fried pork chunks, somewhat tough and overlooked. The server, Henry, was excellent, did his best to make up for the few flaws. The appetizers (marriquitas, croquetas, etc) were better than the main dishes. I would rate a 3.5 out of 5.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Excellent food and the prices were spot on. We also liked the fresh plantin chips.

Tags: Spicy, Live Music, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was really good and VERY reasonably priced. It is a fun place, live music, loud, and the service was excellent. Very authentic taste.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Amazing food and amazing staff

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 31, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed Havana 1957!! We were in town, passing through, heading to Dominican Republic. The food is delicious and the staff was able to surprise my husband with a nice dessert with sparklers and chocolate decoration. We enjoyed the sampler platter (so sorry I do not recall what it's called). If I end up in Miami again, save me a seat on the patio 😁

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 28, 2017

If you're from Miami, don't dine at Havana 1957.
The food is not that good and the service was just ok.
There's so many other places with better Cuban food.
We ordered white rice and beans with our meals. When the food arrived they all had congri. The waiter told us the restaurant ran out of white rice!! What???
My masitas de puerco were dry and the mojito was runny. Portions were average.
Don't waste your time & money!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Chicken Vaca Frita was sooo good!! We had a party of 8 and the service was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The staff is amazing and make up for the OK food. Worth a try.

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Loved this place. We dined early so it was very quiet, which I love. Our wait staff was fabulous and the food excellent!!!!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The waiter was very friendly. He did "highly" suggest their specials even after I asked about a different item and he actually stated the entree that I intended to order (shredded chicken) would be dry. Appetizers, three entrees, two desserts, three drinks and $234 later... I was happy for the Cuban experience, but do not feel the food measured up to the price. PLEASE note that the gratuity is automatically added to your bill.

The previous night, my family ate at the Edge located at the Four Seasons and enjoyed a fabulous dinner that I would have paid $$$. The food and ambience exceeded the cost. Will eat there again!

Glad I had the Havana 1957 experience, but would not return.

Tags: Live Music
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