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About Havana 1957 - Espanola Way

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

405 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 297-9895

Website:
http://www.havana1957.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
For 12ppl. o more please contact to Nora Tharpe 305.297.9895
nora@verestaurants.com

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Late-night Find (6)
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Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (6)
People Watching (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Casual (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We came to Havana 1957 for a birthday dinner. Our server Romel was amazing. He came to our table often to make sure we did not need anything. Every time we thought of something we needed or wanted he was right there. The Havana Cosmo and cheesecake are my favorite. Will definaly stop here for dinner Every time I am in Miami.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great place in grat Espanola Way. Very Good cuban food.

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Visited for lunch during a conference in a hotel nearby. My husband enjoyed his Vaca Frita, and I found the House special Pollo al Horno, classic Cuban garlic chicken. The accompaniment of rice and black beans were well made; we would have liked more sweet plantain. The guava lemonade was refreshing. Our only qualm was the very small table for two, and the music and noise level too loud. The service was friendly and prompt. We would go back.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I will make my one and only negative comment first, that way I can continue with all the positives. We had reservations for 7:30pm and arrived at 7:33. It had just started raining prior to our arrival and this place has outside seating. Plus, it was packed. Our table was not ready because they had moved some of the people that were seated outside due to the rain. When we inquired about our table, they told us that we would have to wait about 20 min or that we could walk to another location if we wanted to be seated right away. I’m not really sure if the hostess realized that she had just suggested that we walked under the rain to their other location. Needless to say, we decided to wait although I always expect that when I make a reservation 7 hrs in advance, my table should be ready. Eventually we were seated and everything to that point was quickly forgotten. The food was simply amazing!!! This place truly is a Cuban Gem. Their mojitos were outstanding!!! Our entrees were delicious, perfectly seasoned, and I have to admit that it was a lot of food for the money. They even gave us dessert on the house. The seating issue was a minor inconvenience that was quickly made up for with their excellent service and food. We will definitely be back again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

They have a large menu filled with many so authentic Cuban specialties that it's hard to decide what to get. All the items we got tasted great! Service was very friendly and the restaurant looks really nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We had a meal so amazing we returned the following night! The service was stellar and if you like Mojitos you are in for a treat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

This place was excellent for a late night dinner with friends. The wait staff was very attentive and the food arrived quickly. The atmosphere was enjoyable and the food was delicious. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Main problem is an inaccurate menu, and not authentic Cuban.
I ordered the Pork chops (Chuleta de Puerco) and instead they bring me a ham steak.

I told the waiter I wanted the pork chop not ham and he said that was their Chuleta. Sux. Too bad.

If at least the menu would have said it was ham, I would have known not to order it.

My daughter ordered Vaca Frita - I have never seen a Vaca Frita like that before. Instead of shredded beef it was like a steak.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

The best spot for Cuban food and live the real Cuba. Good music, good ambience. Service is excellent . The manager and our server were all the time checking around the table. I will comeback soon and will request Romel to be our server again, you can't go wrong with him. Very knowledgeable and attentive .

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Amazing food with great service. The energy level is high and friendly.

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food, but very busy.

It really rained as we arrived so a lot of people stood inside round the tables whilst we were eating. Not ideal but the food quality more than made up for it.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Overall awesome experience. Location was great had such an awesome atmosphere. Best part was the classic and coconut mojitos! They are to die for! So good! Food was excellent as well. We had the Cuban platter which consisted of chicken, beef and pork. So good!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Love this place, everything about it. Always have a great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Pros: nice view of SoBe crowd and friendly service. Cons: everything else. Food is airport quality and not cheap. Drinks taste like they were made last week. For Cuban, you can do much better in Miami.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I was told I HAD to visit this historic spot for the best Cuban in Miami. I was told wrong. The food was just okay, the service was awful and the tables were crammed in the restaurant like sardines. I've had better Cuban food in Atlanta.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was authentic and delicious. The ambiance was great!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food is delicious and served in big portions. Our group's favorite dish was the ropa vieja!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I am Cuban and grew up with my mom's great cooking . If you want cuban home cooking this is the place to eat!!
I loved it! We were on vacation from New Jersey.
We discovered it too late . We only ate there 2 nights. If we would have discovered it before we would have dined there every night!
I've always loved the Versailles restaurant in Miami 's palomilla steak but this one is even better!!! I never thought I'd ever say this!!
If you like steak you'll love their palomilla steak' best it with fries!!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Service was great and Lunch was delicious!! It was the best Cuban meal I've ever had! I would highly recommend this restaurant! We are definitely going back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We really enjoyed this place as an example of traditional Cuban fare. We started with wonderful Cuban Libres at our outdoor table, right in the middle of all the action. It was a great locale for people-watching, and Miami offers unlimited people-watching. We have the best waiter ever and service was fast and fantastic. Food was delicioso! We would take friends back there in a heartbeat.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food, great service. Went on a night with a live show. Performers were amazing and made everyone want to sing and dance!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Good service.. a little to chain restaurant for our crew. We've definitely had better Cuban food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Well...the first thing I noticed were the prices. They were so high I lost my appetite. You can get the same quality food, better comfort, friendlier staff and More food from La Carreta.

I was disturbed by how much they were charging for their food, that I ate a sandwich. Which was still $11.

The Coconut Mojito wasn't any good.

The seats were so close together you kept bumping into other patrons.

Yes, I get it, I'm eating on the beach. But at least make it more comfortable. We chose to sit inside because it was "air conditioned" inside. But it wasn't working at all. It ended up being cooler outside.

I would not eat there again.

Eat somewhere else.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Went for a bachelorette dinner on a Saturday night (6 people) and the staff was extremely nice and accommodating. They gave great recommendations and I will definitely be back when I am in Miami!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, People Watching, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Fun atmosphere delicious Cuban food friendly staff

Tags: Casual, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

There's was an annoying guy with a snake , it will be much better if next time yourll chase him away some of us are not comfortable with snakes but everything else was great

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I had reservations about going here as it is a chain and has a rather kitschy-touristy vibe. However, the positive online reviews and zagat rating swayed me. I was disappointed. The service was slow and the food was exceedingly average. We were literally on the corner of an intersection so there were groups of pedestrians next to us the whole night. The cocktails were very good, but pricey. Overall, the experience was just not worth the price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Tamale not as good as I remember. There used to be a sauce that it came with but it didn't. My husband really enjoyed his Cuban.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was ok. Inside is ridiculously hot in the summer.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Excellent food and enviroment, excellent service and goog costumer service

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Amazing food
Fabulous service
Great time

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Always great never disappoints

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and outstanding service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food was great. Had the taster sampler everything was great tasting minus the tamale which was lacking flavor. Surprisingly a great restaurant off of a touristy spot. Expensive for Cuban food. Service is sub par. But makes you feel like you're in Havana if you sit inside

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The food was great. I had ropa veija with a side of plantains...decent portion sizes. Visited on a Saturday night...restaurant was full, however the wait time was less than 10 minutes. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on June 24, 2017

hOLY COW VERY VERY LOUD AND VERY CROWEDED NOT OUR SCENE AT ALL FOOD MAKE ME SICK ON WAY BACK TO HOTEL. WAIT STAFF WAS NOT ATTENTIVE AT ALL,WE WILL NOT BE BACK

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Really enjoyable food and mojitos but slower service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great place, great staff, amazing food!!! Celebrated a birthday there a few days ago, a great time!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We have been to 1957 several times over the past few months. Each time the service has been attentive and decent. This time the waitress was distracted by chatting/flirting with the manager on duty and not taking care of her customers. We had to ask to place our drink order, ask to take our meal order, asked for more water and finally we had to ask for desert and our check.

We were dining outside, a large gust of wind came along and knocked over a glass of water on the table. She stopped by to drop off some napkins and went to clean off an empty table before assisting with water on our table and soaking through our clothes.

The good is good, but not excellent - we go for a casual bite and people watch in Miami Beach. The bill is always about $100 for two with one drink each - a little pricey but okay due to the location.

There is a lot of competition in Miami Beach for my dining dollars, we will go one more time, but if the service is not better - we will move along to another restaurant.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I found this place online , I wanted to try Cuban food . I tried there house special which is roasted chicken. Wasn't not impressed , chicken was dry. The flan and coffee were very good.

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