Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines

4.5
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$30 and under
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Cuban
Havana 1957 combines the flavors of authentic Cuban cuisine, classic music and vintage memorabilia bringing Cuba Nostalgia to each neighborhood.
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Specials

La Casa por la Ventana

Enjoy 50% off drinks from 4pm thru 7pm.
Ask for the Cuban Bites to match the drinks.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 15, 2019

Ends: April 16, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-7:00PM

What 98 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.6
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and food

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your comments. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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LB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special Restaurant!!!!! Differenze Culture !!!!! The Cuban Traditional Food !!!! Special time Special Diner

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, Lazara. We're glad you enjoyed your experience.

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PF
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Met some friends here on our way back from the Everglades. It was a quiet Monday evening. Our friends were late so we sat at the table and had drinks. I had the ultimate Mojito which had a bunch of mint leaves and a big piece of sugar cane. Ultimately it was more show than go.

We tried the appetizer sampler which had fried pork and plantains. It was vinegary and not a bad starter.

Our entrees consisted of lechón asada, pork shoulder, flank bistec, and the Cubano sandwich. Of all four the Cubano was the only one that was tasty. Everything else was very bland and the pork shoulder was tough.

This night was very average with nothing memorable. I guess we’ll have to try another location to see if we have a better experience.

HB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and local flair... friendly service and hot spot for locals

G
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was great. Maybe it’s is but just a little loud to have a conversation at the table.

SS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

a
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excelente servicio, comida y música. Muchas gracias.

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M
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you, Mark. We look forward to your return. Regards!

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OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite good. Reasonable prices, tasty. Decent service. Music was just a little too loud.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for your input. We will make an effort to be more mindful of the volume in the near future. Come to visit us again soon!

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MG
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I understand we were there on Christmas Day but the restaurant ran out of red meats...no burgers, no steak, no churrasco. Service was decent even though it took a while.

OM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome..
Took my daughters for Christmas lunch

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for leaving your 5 star rating. OmarM. Come to dine with us again soon!

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Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in the Miami area. The food was flavorful, ambiance was fun, and the server was amazing. After a very long day at work this was the perfect place for my team and I to unwind and enjoy a great meal.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for joining us and leaving your review. We're glad the service given was amazing in your opinion. We hope to have another chance to serve you in the future.

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had some Costco gift cards which would've saved us 25% but manager couldn't make it work on the machine for w/e reason so manager refused to honor it. He kept blaming Costco. The food was over-priced Cuban food & really wasn't better than other more budget conscious Cuban food restaurants. We do fine dining several times a week & can distinguish between just OK & great. The food was below average. But worse than the food was the service. Waiter was not bad. He was actually the best thing they had going for them. However, kitchen took over 35 mins to prepare our food & although manager did take off 15% off the bill, if I'm spending hundreds of dollars in gift cards for your establishment, you'd better figure out a way to accommodate a client & find a way to remove the additional 10% I came in for. What's the use of you advertising the discount if I'm unable to use it when it counts????? Clients don't wanna hear whose fault it is. No need to argue w/ client at dinner table in front of my wife & kid. Good going, way to bring the vibe down to 0. Had the food been WOW I may have overlooked it BUT average to below average over-priced food + bad managerial service = LOST A CLIENT THAT COULD'VE BEEN A REPEAT CUSTOMER. I hope this was worth it Mr. Manager.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was great, but I did the reservation to be seating outside (witch it was under cover for the rain) and I was place in an uncomfortable table inside, my party was for 8 tho

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

15 birthday

B
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music was phenomenal! The bartenders did not skimp out on alcohol in mine and my husband’s mojitos. The ambience was a bit loud, but overall lively. Our server was attentive. Well worth the Thursday night experience. Felt like a weekend!

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on November 2, 2019

Hello, Bijoux. Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating. We're glad you and your husband enjoyed your experience at our restaurant. Please be sure to think of us anytime you're in the area.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I wanted to substitute sides, even if I had to pay extra. The server wasn’t able to help me with this and I never received one of the sides I requested. Attention to our table (business lunch) was minimal.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on October 24, 2019

Your feedback is appreciated, We're sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you and we hope to have another chance to improve your experience next time you visit our restaurant.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service even better and the prices were very reasonable. Would definitely recommend for people to try this amazing place out.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on October 19, 2019

Thank you for your comments, Julian. We're happy to have earned your recommendation and hope to welcome you again soon.

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GB
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The food and drinks were delicious. Our waitress, Jessica was phenomenal! Will definitely recommend and revisit.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you kindly for giving us 5 stars, Gloria. We're glad you enjoyed Jessica's service as well as the food and can recommend us. Please be sure to think of us anytime you're in the area.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service...

JP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Rice was cold when served. Service was slow. Waiter was inattentive. Music was so loud that we could not talk across the table
Our friends who we invited. Who are Mexican told us not to plan to go there again.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on August 16, 2019

Jack, Thank you for leaving your feedback. We pride ourselves in having excellent standards of food and service and we're sorry to hear this was not your impression. We want you to know we would welcome another opportunity to turn your experience around.

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P
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dining at the restaurant was a great experience. Food was delicious and ambiance was adequate. However, we waited 20 minutes to be approached by a waitress after we requested it. Also, the mojitos which are the specialty drinks were very weak in alchohol, not minty at all, and were a total deception for a Cubsn restaurant. The complimentary flan and birthday candle was greatly appreciated. We will come back !

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on August 22, 2019

Hello, Patrick. Thank you for your business and for having taken the time to review Havana 1957. We regret the mojitos were not as expected and we hope to show you s true Havana 1957 Mojito on your next visit.

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NN
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very familiar with delicious food definitely I will come back

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on August 8, 2019

We're looking forward to your return, NardeyN. Thank you for giving us 5 stars!

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. For Cuban food in South Florida, it was semi pricey. The ambiance is fun... live music & cool decor.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on August 1, 2019

Many thanks for rating us with 5 stars. We're glad you stopped in and enjoyed your experience.

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NR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Server was attentive, I love the decor of the place. Music was a little loud though and we could not talk among friends in the table, but I guess that’s what live music does

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you for your business and review. We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience and hope to welcome you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Host didn’t give a Top Seating Location, that I requested on the reservation

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on July 17, 2019

Dear guest, We apologize for this inconvenience. We want to have more details in order to look into this and hope to continue our conversation with you. Thank you for your business.

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AA
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Good but the chef forgot to add dressing to my salad, I had to ask for it and I couldn’t mix it well. And I think they should turn a little bit down the music. We barely could talk.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on July 10, 2019

Thank you very much for your feedback, Argelia. It is through comments such as yours that we can maintain and improve upon our service. We are already reviewing the volume matter with our staff and will make an effort to be more mindful of dressings in the future. We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience.

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OT
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my Thursday plan. Always.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on July 4, 2019

It's always a pleasure to host you. We deeply thank you for your continuous patronage and hope to continue welcoming you in the years to come.

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R
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Dallon took care of my family and I from the time we walked in to the time we walked out. Everything was PERFECT!!!

Appetizers- I ordered ceviche for myself and for my husband and son they had Empanadas. The ceviche was really good and fresh. I didn't eat all of it, but it was really good. My family loved the empanadas. They said it had a lot of meat in it and very filling.

Drinks-I had a virgin Pina colada. It had real real coconut and pineapple in it. It was delicious. My son had a pineapple drink. He's 19 years old, so he's not having any adult beverages. (Lol)!!! He said it was very good. My husband the ULTIMATE MOJITO and he said it was very tasty and mucho alcohol in it. Also I ordered a coca cola which was great as well.

Entree- I ordered a Cuban sandwich which was very good. I didn't eat all of it. I had 3/4ths of the sandwich left which I will be taking home for tomorrow's lunch. My son had a bacon cheese burger and French fries which he said was excellent and well done like he likes it. My husband ordered the huge breaded steak completely covered with a piece of ham and cheese, with black beans and white rice.

Dessert- My husband and I declined dessert, but our son had the Ultimate Chocolate Cake. It was a nice size piece of cake and since he's a "Chocolate lover," this really satisfied his tummy.

Last, my husband had Cuban coffee (Cafe Con Leche) which he has daily, but this time it was for his after meal. We enjoyed our dinner and will most definitely be back soon.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on June 21, 2019

Aquila, Thank you very much for your business and for having taken the time to share this great review. It makes us really happy to know that everything was perfect. We strive to give excellent service to every guest and we're happy to see it reflected during your visit. We look forward to your return!

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JE
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The location and restuarant itself is amazing. However our server forgot 2 of our orders and we had to wait a ridiculous amount of time before they brought it out. The waitress was nice but was all over the place distracted. Aside from that everything else was great. The food was amazing.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for your business and honest feedback, Jeseniah. While we are glad you enjoyed your meal, we regret the service was anything less than excellent. We will take your comments into consideration to improve this in the near future

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food!

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on June 19, 2019

We're glad you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for giving us five stars

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M
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food Will go back again.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on June 19, 2019

We are looking forward to your next visit, Robert. Thank you for giving us five stars

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Beside horrible service our server didn't speak English at all!!!!
It's a Pembroke Pines!!!! Not a Little Havana for Christ Sake !

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on June 10, 2019

We appreciate your feedback acid help us improve our service where applicable and I apologize for the service being less than great. We will investigate this matter and I want you to know as well that we would welcome the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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GR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was ok. The seasoning on our food was just ok. I had much better for less price. Don't think I will be returning anytime soon.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on June 10, 2019

GRIZZ, Thank you for providing us with your honest input. Although our cuisine is very popular, its success is reliant to the personal taste of our guests. It's a let down to know you didn't enjoy your meal and we hope to have another chance to delight you with other items in our menu.

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BA
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful inside, worth going to. Full of thematic memorabilia from Cuba. The couple singing were great! The food was great! I had the empanadas de tasajo (must have), also the ceviche was great! My friends had vaca frita de pollo and the palomilla and they loved it. We also had the tostones rellenos and they were great as well. Would definitely go back!

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on May 31, 2019

Thank you for giving our restaurant 5 stars, BeatrizA. It's great to hear a guest encourage others to give us a try. We're glad you enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and also the live music show. We are looking forward to your next return.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was cold, but flavor was good. Beans were too soupy and the drinks were not good. Waited almost an hour for our check. It was an ok experience but I will not be back.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on May 29, 2019

We appreciate your comments as they help us better serve our patrons in the future, Stacey. While the overall experience was OK, we regret and apologize for the food and drinks being anything less than great. We hope that you can return again so we can make your next experience with us a five star one!

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Will not be the last! The service was excellent and the food was executional! Loved the decor and ambiance. I am planning to return very soon for some more lechon asado. The portions were generous and the prices fair.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for giving us a chance and for letting us know how your experience at Havana 1957 was, Rick. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your next return.

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MH
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The food was good but the afternoon service was rushed. It wasn’t crowded the server just seemed hurried. The glasses on the table were dirty as well as the decor.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you for sharing how your experience at Havana 1957 was MrsHayes. Customer satisfaction and hygiene are matters that we take very seriously and the experience you describe is not in line with the standards our customers have come to know and love from us. We hope to have another chance to turn your experience around in the near future

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BD
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very disappointed in the place. Food quality was not good and very over priced. Not going back and would not recommend

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on May 13, 2019

BobD, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. It is our customers who allow us to constantly improve the way we do business. Our guests typically compliment us on the quality of the food and we feel we provide good value for the price, so learning you did not feel this way is a letdown. We hope to have another opportunity to turn your experience around in the future.

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DH
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great! Food was simply delicious. I was ready to go back the next day. I've been telling everyone about this place.

Havana 1957 - Pembroke Pines
Responded on May 9, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience, DH23. Our staff will be happy to hear you enjoyed the food and drinks. We are fortunate to have your recommendation and hope to host you again soon.

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