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Havana 1957 - Espanola Way

4.4
589 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fun
  • People Watching
Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Española Way.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 9:00am - 1:00am; Friday - Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00am
Breakfast 9.00 - 11.45 am
Lunch 11.45 - 5pm
Dinner 5pm to close
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Phone number
(305) 297-9895
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
Valet Parking
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Special events & promotions
For 12ppl. o more please contact to Nora Tharpe 305.297.9895
nora@verestaurants.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access
What 589 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Authentic, well executed Cuban fare. A delight!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our go to every time we come to Miami. Excellently always!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Best food I’ve had!!!! The special with the chicken and rice and beans soooooo good

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Though we enjoyed the meal, I was very upset that the restaurant said we did not show for our reservation per an email from Open Table. That is inexcusable.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We really enjoyed this place which was recommended to us by two, yep, two of our Uber drivers!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A great Cuban food experience and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Girls night out

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Love this place, especially at this location. Food and people are wonderful :)

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was fine, but there was very loud music. Not conductive to lingering. Weren’t even asked if we wanted dessert.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Authentic Cuban food in a vibrant setting. Terrific monitors, steak and pork. Croquette appetizer not to be missed!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

If you get a table on espanola way is much nicer than Washington ave. Food and service are very good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was great. Full of flavor and The guacamole was delicious. Very upbeat sort of place. Nice setting on española way

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Good Cuban restaurant with nice waiters.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

my daughter loves cuban food and we all enjoyed our dinner. the staff was extremely accommodating. it is noisy and mainly outdoor dining but if you want a lively feel with plenty of people watching it is perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was amazing and plentiful, waiter was super helpful, and the mojitos outstanding. A plate called la orquesta cubana has a little of their top three meats, plus rice, beans, maduros, and salad. The house special chicken with Cuban gravy is awesome. Don't get a pitcher of mojitos unless you have a large group and are going to pour the whole pitcher at once - they are best fresh and undiluted!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great time, food was delicious, server was great even though they were packed. Great Cuban food. Will go back next time we are in South Beach.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Ropa Vieja, Black beans, and rice were just what we were looking for and we were not disappointed. I would return and recommend to a friend. Great for people watching outside on Espanola Way. Service was good. Make a reservation as there always seems to be people waiting to get in.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great food! Great vibe!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing service! Food was great. We went there for brunch and OMG those coquetas were delicious. For dessert, we tried guava cake and it was perfect

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Nice atmosphere and great food. Lovely outdoor patio on Espanola Way

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Mandatory service tip and resort fee. Slow and poor service. Food was fine.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Biggest issue was seating for two..on corner of pedestrian
Way and very busy traffic ..if eating here either sit inside or demand seating far away from Washington..down Espanola Way..really killed any ambiance sitting on that area too close to busy street
Great service ..very good food

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Sangria was fruity but seemed watered down.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Sat outside very crowded street corner. Food excellent service excellent

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We celebrated my husbands 40th birthday @ Havana 1957 which was recommended to us! WE love Cuban food but thus was by far best Cuban restaurant we ever dined in! Loved it wish we lived in Florida id be there all the time lol. We need one in NJ :)

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We sat outside on a beautiful day, highly recommended! The food was very good but I wouldn’t say amazing. I thought that the custom mojitos (I had the Guava and my wife had the Kiwi) both were delicious.

I do want to say that the service there was amazing! I don’t remember her name but our waitress was very knowledgeable, warm and entertaining. All in all, you should make it a stop.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food and service was excellent!!! I would definitely go back and recommend to others. The only negative was I needed more table space, it was a bit cramped. I had the roasted chicken, beans and rice which was so tasty. Fresh fried plantains was so good. I was really pleased overall with my experience at Havana 1957. Our waiter was so friendly and helpful in explaining the different things on the menu. A must while in Miami...

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great Cuban dinner!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was authentic and tasty, as was the house sangria. However, it was frustrating to make a reservation and be told to sit at the bar with very little space and uncomfortable seating, just because I was there alone on a business trip. I should have lied about another person... I would have preferred a table, especially for the price of 2 drinks and dinner.

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2.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Definitely not worth the cost. Was overcharged and food was average. Had high hopes but didnt deliver.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Nothing special - but adequate - would not rush back

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Average experience. Food was good. Service was terrible!!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Delicious food in a funky old Cuba ambiance. The water was very attentive. The shrimp with garlic was probably the best I have had. The other items were fine.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Family reunion

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything was wonderful from the moment we were seated until we left. Our server Romel O was fantastic with recommends, etc. I would 100% return here and recommend my friends and family to come here. Not to mention Espinolla way is absolutely adorable! We were there on a Sunday night and it was hopping- Saturday the plaza must have been really jumping!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Unbelievably fun atmosphere, great drinks, and good food

Life really doesn't get much better than sitting outside with someone you love, drinking tasty mojitos together as the world walks by. That you get to enjoy some yummy food while you are doing it makes the experience all that much better.

Tasting a variety of dishes on a previous visit with a larger group taught us some of the high and low points of the menu. The Masitas de Puerco (fried cubed pork and onions) is delicious as is the Pan con Bistec. The latter is a delightful blend of textures and flavors as the steak plays off the tomatoes, tiny fries, and Cuban bread. We had these along with a perfectly fine Ensalada de Estacion and some OK shrimp cocktail. But the Tirasela Tu (a Cubano coffee poured over tiramisu) that finished our meal was staggeringly good. Our previous visit revealed that the 'specialty of the house' - roasted chicken - and the Tostones are both very bland and so we avoided them this time.

All in all, you come here more for the atmosphere and the drinks than for a fine dining experience. If you are OK with that you will be in no way disappointed.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great restaurant/food, only thing I will say was the lack of seating for a party of 5 and how crammed we were with no where to move our plates or have leg room.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We’re from out of town and always have to come to this restaurant when in Miami. Great food, great service! Thanks!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Tasty food, great service, bustling but not in a bad way. Definitely worth a look. I'd recommend booking in advance to get a nice seat outside

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was exceptional! Truly appreciated our lovely waitress, Darling!

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