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About Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road

Cuban cuisine with the enchantment and sophistication of Havana in the 1950’s.

819 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00am,
Friday - Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 297-9895

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Venue available for Special Events, contact to Nora Tharpe 305.297.9895
nora@verestaurants.com

Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.6

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Good for a Date (8)
People Watching (6)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Authentic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Business Meals (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for my birthday, the portions were small for the price. My husband asked for a birthday dessert and the waitress proceeded to ask for my ID, I gave it to her and she went on to tell me that it was not my birthday so she could not give me the dessert. When I called the manager over, he too gave me attitude and I told him we did not want any dessert anymore. The waitress then came over to ID me again and fought with me that it was not my birthday, and than apologized because she was reading the wrong date. I told her I just wanted my check, where she then proceeded to give me attitude. The food was small portions and wasn't that great, and service was horrible.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall the service was great the food was great, if you're in Miami Havana 1957 is one of the places to hit.

-R00t Dir3ct0ry

Tags: Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have been here many times and it is always a hit. If you are looking for a sure thing in Miami Beach, this is it! Love it and we will be back soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This was an enjoyable evening. A business dinner that went very well. All were impressed.
At a very good price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The lighting outside was terrible outside and every table was using their smart phone to read the menu and see their food when it arrived

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Comida cubana sin pretensiones pero rica. Servicio muy amable

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Sitting outside at this locale is not nearly as good as the large one in the Brickell. You miss much of the theme as you are just sitting at an outside cafe like everyother restaurant on Lincoln Road.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great restaurant! Fresh seafood. Nice portions. Ambiance is so gorgeously retro! Will return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great food and ambiance just a slow to bring the food..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The restaurant was nice but very crowded the food was good it was very hot while dining and the waiter seemed like he was rushing us

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 7, 2017

This had to be top 5 WORST dining experiences of my travels all over the world. We waited almost 45 minutes just for appetizers. Then, no apology from the manager, almost an additional hour for our entrees (which came out cold and salty). Unbelievable!!! Then, the manager finally comes over after I asked the waitress to get him for me. When he comes out, he offers us a discount on the bill for our troubles. I did not want a discount , I wanted our food. After eating their awful food, the bill comes and NO DISCOUNT! We had to remind them of the discount. He should have comped the entire bill (that's how bad this night was). Completely awful.

Then I go to pay the bill finally (I have a $100 AMEX gift card). The server tells me they will not accept it. Icing on the cake.

Save your money!!!! This place is an awful tourist trap. So many better Cuban restaurants right on Lincoln road (and surrounding areas). Simply terrible. The worst !

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Took 15 mins to get out drink order and the drinks are not all that. You get so little for what you paid for. A pina colada should never be served in a small 8 oz martini glass and have the nerve to charge $15 or more. And we barely got water refills and had to get up to get someone to come to our table to get our drink order and food order. Never again. Sorry. I would of rather had gone to la caretta or Versailles for Cuban food. The rabo encendido was great but feel like I got the left overs. Two rabos that's it.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good food. Good service. A little pricy. Service was very good.

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

I really liked this place! The atmosphere was good, so was the food and the price(for Miami standards). We had a waitress from Macedonia- she was cool.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

My reservation was not honored when I showed up. In fact I was told I could only order drinks since the kitchen was closed. It finally took about 20 minutes to get seated. I would not recommend using open table at this restaurant they do not abide by the rules.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Authentic Cuban Food.Excellent Service .Great Drinks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Decent Cuban sandwich. Service was really slow. It was very hot and had to repeatedly ask for water at outdoor seating

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 (London)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This place is all location and nothing else. Service was very good, but the drinks were all sour mix and small. Food was tasteless. Mistake learned... if you want Cuban in Miami, go to little Havana.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Me encanta este lugar los mojitos son excelentes. Esta vez probé la vaca frita y estuvo deliciosa. El Pay de queso con guayaba es mi favorito!

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Hellen was amazing! Kids were loud

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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Rip off! Tip was already posted to the check without asking! This is not professional.

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·Dined on July 20, 2017

I was disappointed with the food and service. Ordered the chicken special. Nothing special about it. My friends had pulled pork, black bean soup. Again just OK. There are much better restaurants in Miami

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

Excellent food and service great location authentic Cuban food

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Authentic Miami. Good food, good drinks and great street scene.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

There is a good reason why Miami Beach has several locations of Havana 1957. Lincoln Road combines a great location with outdoor dining. The food is excellent, and the service is friendly and attentive. Highly recommend the tostones, vaca frita and tres leches, with a pitcher of mojitos.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The service and food was AMAZING!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Some things were delicious! The croquetas, the flan, the white fried sweet potatoes 🍠 and the tostones!
The steak the palomilla one which is a Cuban staple as well as the maduros another Cuban staple were far from good. And I'm a native Cuban!🇨🇺🇨🇺.
We were later told by some locals that the place is about to go bankrupt!!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The cubano and passion fruit mojito were excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Ocean drive would have been better Lincoln road too much in the middle of things

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 29, 2017

I do recommend the restaurant not the location . We were robbed while eating and we never got our seats the whole time. We still cant figure out how the purse was stolen in front of our eyes . The staff offered no help accept our checks to leave.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I'm going to try to remain unbiased towards my experience first in saying that the place looked really cool. Ambiance is fore sure a strength. We had a party of 4 and were seated outdoors on a record breaking heat wave day. Tables are small and jammed up, music is loud - but part of the scene. Right off the bat the servers are not overly friendly, almost seem impatient. Food was good- the house specialty chicken was excellent and my friends like the seafood. At the end of my meal we realized my purse was stolen. This is where my review gives low scores. The staff and management really couldn't give a crap. While waiting for the police to file a report staff basically kicked us out. Offered nothing, no water, a seat, nothing but a few excuses on how this could never happen here and that it wasn't their staff. Not saying I shouldn't have been more careful in a tourist area, just saying management of the situation couldn't have been worse. Has anyone else experienced theft here?

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was good and service was great!

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Decent Cuban food, great atmosphere. We ate outside but interior of restaurant has lots of charm and is filled with 1950's pre-revolution Cuban memorabilia. Pricy for simple Cuban food and expect service with lots of attitude.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great service and really good food

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We ate inside and there was AC, temperature was high 80's.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great spot! Food and service very good and a great spot to watch people on the Lincoln Road mall. We had the shrimp in garlic sauce and the chicken friccase--both excellent and easy to share family style.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Food was cold, waiters took for ever and table was so small - cramped space. Too pricey for quality of service and food. NOT WORTH IT. You'll be better of with cafeteria food.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The Lincoln Road location of Havana 1957 is always a fun place for outdoor dining and people-watching for small or large groups. Good Cuban food and great cocktails. Easy to run up a serious bar tab, but not over-priced for the area.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Like every place in Miami, the service was mediocre at best. Throughout this trip we've yet to find a server that is attentive. It was nearly impossible to get a second drink and by the time we got it we were done with our food and wanted the check. Our appetizers and meals were good, but not warm enough and took around 25 each to arrive to the table. I was surprised they didn't have a quicker turn around in such a prime location. Overall it was just OK, I would not go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great experience overall. The ladies were super nice with my kids. Very attentive

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