Havana 1957 - Espanola Way

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$30 and under
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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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New England
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our meal here. Service was very good and welcoming. Lots of birthday celebrations. Cubano sandwich was HUGE and delicious. Even the basics like plantain chips and black beans were on point. Especially in South Beach was nice to find a great meal in this price range— highly recommend!

SH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ocean drive restaurant. No hustles. Just great Cuban food.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for joining us and leaving your review, Steven. We invite you to come back soon!

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Tourist trap with very mediocre food. Would not recommend

MU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Very loud, not “energetic”, just loud. They include 18% service charge in bill and do not mention it. A little off-putting.

MR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a big group and the server who attended the table was excellent: fast, nice

For a restaurant in Miami Beach at a touristy location I wasn't expecting much but the food was excellent, just toned down a little so the tourists can enjoy

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your great review, Marie! We're glad you and your group enjoyed your visit, we invite you to come back soon.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waiter had no time for us ordered most expensive items for us that we did not request never checked in. Was my 5th time but was worst experience.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. Love this location.

DS
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lively and fun atmosphere, tasty food.

RJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quick and easy

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded 7 days ago

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

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N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great the atmosphere was amazing !! Drinks were awesome

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last dinner of our vacation to Miami, beautiful restaurant, very lively. Food was great especially the tostones rellenos with the picadillo de habanero. Perfect evening to end our trip.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and accommodating!

RH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious, this is really worth it unlike the other tourist traps in Miami. The price is also good. The mojito and rum selection is excellent. I got the ropa vieja and it was so good!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, Reyna. It really means a lot to us to read your opinion of our restaurant and hope to welcome you again soon.

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MC
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our Favorite go to place when In Miami. Excellent food excellent service excellent drinks as always! Never disappoints

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you, MistyC. We're glad we're always up to the expectations. We hope to make your future visits just as great.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great Location but food is just average. Service is amazing with great vibe of the place.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for leaving your 5 star rating. Come back soon.

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was dry and tasteless too many black beans the black bean soup was the same as the black beans served with the entree 20percentserbice charge apparently did not represent tip to the server so with that and state tax and resort tax increased the bill by 30percent not worth it for 2chivken dishes,soup,drinks and dessert ($140)

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 11, 2020

We're sorry to learn the food was not as expected, Susan. We hope to have another chance to delight you with other items on our menu next time you visit.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, good service and food. Reasonable pricing for South Beach. Rainstorm created sincere challenges but the staff and people could not have been nicer.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, We look forward to your return. Regards!

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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 5. Everyone loved their meals. We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and the district.

We will be back.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 11, 2020

We're glad you and your party enjoyed the food. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food is awful. This is a tourist trap.

BB
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great overall experience! Sit outdoors

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating, Barbie. We're glad you liked your seating. We hope to welcome you again soon

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved it The food is delicious. Our waiter was very efficient and nice. Would recommend. Great mojitos!.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating. We hope to welcome you again soon

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Buona, caratteristico, buon cibo, effettivamente rumoroso ma ci sta nell’atmosfera cubana!!!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and leaving your rating.

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at the reservation time and it was very busy on this Thursday night. We took a table outside, however, it began to rain and we stated to get wet. The hostess moved us to another table, still outside, but we were still getting wet. We paid for our drinks and left to find a dry place (inside) to eat. They need better awnings outside for rainy December weather.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hello, Mark. Thank you for your feedback that helps us improve our service where applicable. We're sorry to hear this prevented you from having an excellent experience. We will review this with our team to see where we can improve and hope to make this up to you in the future. Thank you for your business.

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

$100 for simple food.
Don't have a drink it was $20 per drink.
Beware

h
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! I'm never disappointed

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you! We're glad we always meet the expectations. Hope to make your future visits just as great.

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DO
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good drinks and great service

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for leaving your comments, David. We're glad you enjoyed the food and drinks. Come back soon!

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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Delightful ambience. Great location.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, Cindy. We're glad you enjoyed the service. Come back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing...

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Come to dine with us again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service could have been better. Received the check. I then remembered I had a 20% local discount coupon for restaurants on Espanola way. Waiter said he already put the transaction through and I should have informed him when we ordered. He said he would have to cancel the transaction. So I asked him to cancel and put through again...he said he couldn’t do that! Not cool.

RH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, high energy atmosphere, outside dining, casual, delicious cocktails! Overall great experience. Highly recommend!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating, RonH. We're pleased to hear your overall experience was great. We hope to host you again soon.

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KG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You failed to deliver the food that we ordered – my wife, whose birthday it was had her meal but mine was completely wrong – it was too late to change and re-order as she was already eating, so her birthday meal experience was ruined

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on December 6, 2019

Good afternoon, Kevin. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the mix-up in your last order. We are sorry this issue caused so much distress to you and your wife. At Havana 1957, we strive to deliver the best food. Unfortunately, due to shift changes, this may have unnoticed through our process. We would like to make up for this experience, for this reason, we have left a note to address your issue more personally.

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RG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the Havana 1957 crew for making us feel welcomed. We had a wonderful time and love our Cuban dishes. May you continue providing excellent service.

T
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. I love everything about this place. The staff are amazing, the food is delicious and the experience was one of a kind. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Get the house special chicken! The atmosphere is so lively and fun.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you for your comments, Jennifer. We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Come back soon

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AG
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Authentic Cuban, great service. Recommended.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and authentic Cuban cuisine. Excellent service.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you, for your business andreview. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Overhyped place, lousy service, ridiculous prices, unacceptable mandatory 18% service charge applied to any number of diners.
This is the perfect example of a ripoff of ignorant tourists and the epitome of an unauthentic cuban restaurant. Their star drink at $13.99 a piece was an abysmal failure: they short-changed me of the amount of rum and the club soda in the drink was flat (no bubbles). The only redeeming feature is that the food was tasty, although not very plentiful.
In summary, avoid this place at all costs and patronize real cuban places in Little Havana

HH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was a very vibrant dining experience; just what you would expect from a Cuban restaurant. The food was great and the servers were friendly. Overall, a great experience!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on November 17, 2019

Hello, Hannah. Thank you for reviewing Havana 1957. We're glad you enjoyed your experience.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I will admit I was skeptical about this place because it had so many locations in the Miami area but WOW! Endless amounts of flavor. The appetizer was recommend by our server and was spot on for what we were looking for. The pork cubes were fried but still very moist. My entree was to die for. The rice and beans were seasoned to perfection. In the middle of the entree there was what I suspected to be crispy pork skin and it was delicious. The slow oven roasted pork was juicy and packed with flavor and easy to tear apart. The entire meal was packed full of nothing but flava. Ever bite was much better than the last. Highly recommend this entree and sitting outside to people watch.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on November 9, 2019

Hello, and thank you very much for leaving your comments. We're happy to learn you gave us a chance and enjoyed your meal so much. We hope to welcome you again soon for more fresh and flavorful Cuban fare.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Whenever we visit Miami Havana 1957 is a must to dine at!