Havana 1957 - Espanola Way

4.5
812 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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere, delicious food and attentive staff.

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Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you for your comments, Suzi. We're glad everything was on point during your visit. Come to visit us again soon!

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RF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Different cuisine but really nice food, service needs to improve. I will be back.

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Responded 2 days ago

We always appreciate your feedback and any recommendations, Radamel and we'll take your comments into consideration in order to improve our service. We look forward to your next return!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a delicious dinner at Havana 1957!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your comments, Anna. We're glad you and your husband enjoyed your experience at Havana 1957 and we invite you to join us again for another lovely dinner.

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HB
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and food. If you want a fun dining experience with good Cuban food this is the place. Every staff person made us feel so welcome and took care of all our needs. I broke my foot and need extra space with 8 people in our party. We were never rushed even though people were waiting for tables. Make reservations.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your business and review. It's always wonderful to hear a guest saying our staff was able to offer great service. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Autherntic Cuban feel and great food!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for leaving your comments, We're glad you can give testimony of the authenticity of Havana 1957. We look forward to your next return!

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NB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with an even greater atmosphere. I will surely be visiting again!!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 14, 2019

We're looking forward to your return, Nikki. Thank you or giving us 5 stars.

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JN
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'd say that the only slightly disappointing part of the experience was having to sit at the bar even with a reservation. Other than that the service was fast, the food was amazing, and the drinks were strong.

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for giving your honest feedback, Jameel. We're sorry about this inconvenience and will review with our staff to ensure we can correct what's wrong and avoid it happening in the future.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Most of the staff were incredibly rude, wish we hadn’t wasted our last night eating there. Very bland food, plenty of great places to eat in Miami, this certainly isn’t one of them!

HC
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal-excellent food and service-energetic atmosphere

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for giving us 5 stars HCHC. We invite you to join us again for more fresh and flavorful fare.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate at the bar and were taken care of Jose and Davis. They were excellent. Great service and very friendly. When I’m in Miami Beach, I will go back. Great drinks and the food was delicious. Can’t wrong with the Cuban Sandwich.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for reviewing Havana 1957. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with the food and the service given by Jose and Davis, and look forward to your return!

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CA
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Can't compare to Larios on Ocean...food and value
Server was OK but English/noise problem...I complained about no seafood in t he Grand Eschabe
Ceviche...he said tank you!!!
Two entrees came out cold...they were replaced but one diner was finished with her dinner when
we finally got ours...food taste good...table/plates very small/hard to eat comfortably
do not like South beach policy of 18-22%Most service should be 15% max
John Augustine

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 14, 2019

Catherine, We appreciate you let us know how your experience was and also what our staff did in order to compensate for the inconvenience. We regret this was not enough. The experience you describe is not what we want to show our guests and we hope to have another opportunity to serve you in the future and show you a true Havana 1957 experience.

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MF
Italy
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant in a crowdy street in Miami Beach. Very good Cuban food. Mojito was great. Staff was kind and efficient. Not so cheap, but it was worth.

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Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, Marco. We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Havana 1957. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service (although very busy), great Cuban atmosphere, and their desserts (Tres Leches) and coffee (Cuban coffee) are AMAZING. This was a recommendation for a friend for the Cuban coffee, and I’m happy to pass on that recommendation. Great place!

CA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall, the food and atmosphere is amazing. We were seated in a busy thoroughfare section of the restaurant which resulted in a number of waiters/staff bumping my chair. Our waiter and another waiter also got into a small verbal argument over an unrelated matter which delayed our check by 10 minutes.

Upon grabbing receipt, we saw that the service charge was added (as customary in Miami) and normally leave a higher tip. But given the above, we decided on keeping it at the 18%; the waiter came to pick up the check, leaned down in my wife's face at eye level, examined the check, turned to her within a foot of her face, and muttered something.

We are out of towners and its not our first time there; usually a must go to when we visit Miami. Definitely will be back but hope the restaurant can make some changes/trainings on the above.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 23, 2019

Good afternoon, Carlos. Thank you for your business and for having taken the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Havana 1957 and will take your comments into consideration in order to improve where applicable in the near future.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Juan did a fantastic job making sure we had everything we needed. For how busy they were our food came quick, hot and tasted great.

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Responded on July 23, 2019

We're glad Juan helped to make yours a 5-star experience. Thank you for reviewing Havana 1957. We invite you to join us again for more fresh and flavorful fare.

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B
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mojitos were great and the food was delicious! I would definitely recommend!

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Responded on July 18, 2019

Hello, Brett. Thank you for recommending us. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to welcome you again soon.

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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the food so much that we went back twice during our vacation! The food is delicious!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thank you very much for your repeat business. We're glad you loved the food and hope to welcome you again next time you visit Miami!

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DT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment. Always stop here when in south beach!

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Responded on July 18, 2019

We're lucky to have your continued patronage, DesireeT. Thank you very much for giving us 5 stars!

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance if you want to experience touristy Miami. My Cuba Libre was good as was the steak. Rice and beans were maybe the best part

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thank you for your business and review. We're glad you enjoyed the items you chose from our menu. COme to visit us again soon.

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1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Casual atmosphere. Fun, outside atmosphere. Food and drink were decent. Service was marginal. It seemed as though wait staff was annoyed with the customers.
We might return due to its location.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 10, 2019

Thank you or your feedback, We are always striving towards 100% guest satisfaction and we're sorry if we gave this impression to you. We will review this with our staff and hope to hit that 5-star mark on your next visit.

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1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Cuban spot in Miami! Felt like we were almost emersed in the culture. Everything was excellent! We will be back next Miami trip!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 10, 2019

Thank you kindly for reviewing Havana 1957. We're glad we caused such an impression. We are looking forward to your return!

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M
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible place, drinks suck, food sucks, expensive, bad and slow service like really slow, bad food that wasn’t cooked, too loud to talk to someone across from you. DO NOT GO HERE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 8, 2019

Mohamed1, We are discouraged to read your comments about the food and the service at Havana 1957. They are extremely surprising to us and differ from the usual feedback we receive. We hope you can give us another chance to turn your experience around. Thank you for your business

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JD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service thanks Jamie

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 4, 2019

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, Juan. We're glad you joined us and enjoyed your visit.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was INCREDIBLE, a little tight, supper fun waiters, great music, deff a repeat ...

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Responded on June 18, 2019

We look forward to your next visit. Thank you very much for giving us 5 stars.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Saw the good reviews and gave it a try. We really wanted to have a good experience but unfortunately we didn't have a server for 40 minutes after sitting down. We kept trying to get any server's attention but they ignored us and only served the tables next to us. We had to walk up to the host (who sat us down) to take our drink order after 30 minutes of being ignored. Horrible experience. Really disappointed and never want to come back here.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on June 28, 2019

Dana, We're disappointed that you felt that the service was anything less than great. The experience you describe it's not in line with the standards of service we want to show our guests.I hope you consider giving us another chance or we can show you an improved service experience in the near future.

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TR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I think the location didn't work for us. It was very small. While we were eating, people who were waiting to eat were standing right next to us and bumping into us at our table. At one point they moved us and our table over to make room for a bigger party. They gave us a free dessert for the move.

There was never a time we felt comfortable. I think we should have gone to the Ocean Drive location.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on June 28, 2019

Tina, We would like to apologize for any inconvenience with your seating at our Espanola Way location. We're sorry to hear it didn't work for you and hope to have another chance the show you an improved service experience at any of the rest of our other locations.

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KN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service! Thank you for my birthday song!

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Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you for your business and comments, KeishaN. We're glad you enjoyed celebrating your birthday at Havana 1957. We hope your future plans include our restaurant. Regards!

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ZT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first encounter with cuban cousine and we really enjoyed it. The place has a very nice atmosphere, the staff is friendly, the food is delicious.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on June 13, 2019

Thank you for letting us know we helped to make your first experience with Cuban food something enjoyable, ZsoltT. We're glad you enjoyed the food and the service. Come back soon!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as was the service staff - very accomodating! didn't feel rushed and had a fantastic meal! would highly recommend!

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Responded on June 10, 2019

Many thanks for letting us know how the food and service were. We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Havana 1957 and hope to welcome you again soon.

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NC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food here!

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Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, Nadine. We're glad you joined us and enjoyed your meal. Come to dine with us again soon!

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RZ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great at the Espanola location! Wish we could have another meal there before leaning Miami.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you very much for your comments. RZARCH. We're happy that you liked your experience at Havana 1957 and we hope we will see you again soon.

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P
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True authentic Cuban food. The food was amazing!!

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Responded on June 4, 2019

Thank you very much for your comment, Paleoeater. We're glad you enjoyed your meal.

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GB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Staff was friendly and helpful providing recommendations on places to see in Miami. Would definitely recommend and go again.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on June 4, 2019

it's great to have your recommendation, Gabriela. We're glad you enjoyed the service and food recommendations given by our staff and hope to welcome you again soon!.

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The lobster meat is meh...
plz don't order lobster at all

everything else is good

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on June 10, 2019

AllenW, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the lobster. It is a popular dish but its success is reliant to the personal taste of our guests. We hope to delight you with other items on our menu next time you visit.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great atmosphere

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on May 31, 2019

Thank you for giving us 5 stars. We are pleased that the atmosphere and dishes you tried were to your satisfaction. Come to dine with us again soon!

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D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very very busy and very loud.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on May 24, 2019

Diner, We appreciate your review as it helps us improve our service where applicable. We will try to be more mindful of the volume in the near future and hope to make your next experience at Havana 1957 worthy of 5 stars.

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RA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a beautiful place to eat and spend time with friends and family. The food is delicious. The service is great.

ML
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and awesome service by staff. Server was super friendly and attention to detail was great. Food and drinks were great, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

S
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Went for the first time for Mothers Day. The crowd and ambiance was horrible. Very low class people. Very loud music. Service was very slow. People smoking marijuana at their dinner tables. NEVER AGAIN.

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Responded on May 16, 2019

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DB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic! Everything about it was excellent!!! We can’t wait to return!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on May 13, 2019

We can't at to have you back, DougBolst. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Havana 1957

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