Havana 1957 - Espanola Way

4.6
1065 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Española Way.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1065 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDMFoodie
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Great food, nice and friendly staff. Will I go to Havana 1957 - Espanola Way again, definitely!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant, we are glad to know you enjoyed the food and service as well.

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LauraB
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nothing special for birthdays I guess.
But it was good everything else.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, Laura. Your feedback is appreciated and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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Chefgeo
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

A bit disappointed with the Cuban Sandwich, it had a lot of ham but the pork lack in taste and portion vs size. The pork is the main ingredient, let it shine in portion and flavor. The stuff tostones, the chicken was dry, they may want to rethink that one and possibly add your enchilada sauce to it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must when in miami. The Food is always amazing and worth it! The service is just as good. Can't wait to come back to Miami!!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us and leaving your wonderful review. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we're glad to see our review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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vipVanessa
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant Vanessa! we are glad to know you enjoyed our food and drinks. We hope to see you again soon.

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TractorBoy
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even better than we remembered from our last visit! Small menu, but lovely mix of simple fish and meat dishes. Staff were terrific - attentive and friendly. Really nice rum selection.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience at Havana 1957. We are happy to know that you visited us again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Here in Miami on vacation, got recommended this place to eat. Made reservations and still had to wait for our table. Orders some drinks(sangria) appetizer(green Plantains) and plates(Cuban lechon asado ) & (ropa vieja ). We arrived at 7:30 and our food didn’t arrive until 9:30. Was decent food service was decent. Seating outside on the sidewalk people watching was a big part of the ambiance!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, we're sorry if the food took a little longer than usual to arrive. We have notified the Management and they are investigating what happened to take the proper actions. Overall, it looks like you had a good experience with us, and hope you can give us another try very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun meal for vacation!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for visiting us during your vacation and we are pleased to read that you enjoyed our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Paella

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for visiting us and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Paella. We hope you visit us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

La nourriture était bonne
qualité prix 👌

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Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant! We are glad to know you enjoyed the food and we hope you visit us again.

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Nneka
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Our server provided excellent recommendations. He was amazing, the drinks were amazing: we had mojitos and a mango daiquiri- delicious! The food was amazing!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you, Nneka for your review and recommendation! We are glad to hear that everything was absolutely amazing at Havana 1957.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We waited about 15 minutes for anyone to greet us at the hostess stand. The gave us a seat inside, although we had reservations on the pati

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for providing your feedback about your experience at Havana 1957. We will take your comments into consideration and would like to offer our apologies for any inconvenience we may have caused and hope to turn your experience around in a future visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Second time checking it out while in town, get the Cuban chicken!

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi, thank you for joining us for the second time. We are happy to know that you love our place and we look forward to your next visit.

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Cassandra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Havana 1957 so much that we ate here twice during the week. Food and drinks are amazing. And our server Romel was wonderful, super accommodating and helped us celebrate our friend’s birthday. Highly recommend for everyone to eat here!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you Cassandra for joining us and reviewing our restaurant. We are very happy to know that you visited us twice during the week and that you enjoyed our food, drinks and the service that Romel provided you. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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aviva
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Everything was delicious - ropa vieja, fish, maduras, mojitos. Yum! It was really busy so I would recommend making a reservation.

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Aviva, thank you for your review and for sharing your experience at Havana 1957. We are very happy to hear that you really enjoyed our food. We hope you join us again.

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AdamY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!!! Good service. Could use some live music. But hats just being picky. Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I the food was great and the service was excellent.

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vipYummynuke96
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food and nice Cuban ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great! Ropa de vieja was pretty good! Strawberry mojitos were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Made a reservation for 8:15 pm and the hostess said it reflected as being for 7:45 pm in her system. So there was no benefit to making the reservation via open table.

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Meredith
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Put it on your "Must" list for Miami.

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vipShanR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, staff is super friendly, service is a little slow but gives you time to people watch. Get the Guac with Pork, it is so good. Mojitos with sugar cane are the best.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you Shan for your review. Glat to hear that you enjoyed our food and that the staff was very friendly although our service was a little bit slow, sorry about that, will work on that to improve everyone's overall experience. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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DanielM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Yuca fries perfectly cooked. Roasted pork stands out in the Cuban sandwich

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vipTamakiaM
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This restaurant is on the corner of the Espanola Way strip. We were seated outside. There's not a bad table at this place. The food was just ok. It was decent cuban food but overpriced for rice chicken and beans. I'm sure the ambiance and location have a lot to do with the higher prices. They serve you fried plantain chips with your meal and those were really good. We didn't have any cocktails. Our server was attentive. I'd definitely go back to this restaurant if only for the location.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cold food and under staffed with slow service however the service we did have was kind and valuable.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I was overcharged. Gratitude is included however I still added tip because the waiter was really nice, but a few days after my card was charged $100 on top of it …. Be careful w that

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vipPabloJuan53
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The mojotos are the best!!!

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DawnM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the Tres Leches dessert and Mojitos! We will make sure and eat here when we return to South Beach!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience from our server to the delicious food. The drinks were authentic and decently strong (which can be quite hard to find in mid town South Beach) and the food made my entire family happy. We’ll be happy to visit again anytime we’re in South Beach!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, drinks, outdoor seating, location. Definitely recommend dining here. Excellent customer service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most beautiful location on Española way. The service was great and the ropa vieja tastes just like a homemade meal. Mango mojitos were incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Sangria was delicious and the service friendly. Steak sandwich was flavorless and the fries were very disappointing cold and tiny matchsticks. Crunchy chicken cutlet was good and the rice and beans decent with good flavor. Overall a disappointing experience, expected much better.

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ElinaB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, atmosphere is amazing and servers were so attending! Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Crowded and slow service but good food

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vipMarisolC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was just okay and server never came back to check on us

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great prompt seating great atmosphere very attentive waiter great food service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Bad service and worse food. We showed up on time for our reservation and the hostess sat us in the walk way under a speaker right next the hostess table. We requested to be moved further away from the speaker. She told us the other open tables away from the speaker were for people with reservations. We reminded her that we had a reservation. She tried to give us an attitude then gave-in. Next the waiter came and took our order. He was very pushy about ordering alcohol but my friend and I both continued to decline. We are both sober (5 years this May!) and became annoyed when he got irritated we just wanted food.

We then were served yucca chips which would have been great, except the side of the can it was served in was covered in beans. Obviously the chips had came from a previous table. After a long time we got our food and my Cubano was lukewarm at best, dry, the cheese wasn’t completely melted, and there were no peepers. When I open the sandwich you could tell it wasn’t fresh. My friends chicken which is advertised as a signature dish was equally as bad. It took half an hour to get the bill. Needless to say we are never coming back.

FAQs

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Havana 1957 - Espanola Way also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 503-3828.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way is rated 4.6 stars by 1065 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.