Havana 1957 - Espanola Way

4.6
1110 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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 1110 people are saying
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vipAender
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We choose to go here based on the menu online. Upon arrival we were given menu’s that bore no resemblance of what was online. We also came because online they said oxtail was a special on Sunday. When my wife asked they said they stopped the oxtail special four years ago. That means the website hasn’t been updated in four years. We asked a manager who apologized and said restaurant was bought out by a conglomerate who changed everything. Needless to say the menu they had was mediocre at best and designed for the tourist who knows nothing about food, let alone Cuban food.
Did we stay, no. Wasn’t going to waste my money.

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feezybeezy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I highly recommend this restaurant. Great ambiance.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hello feezeybeezy, thank you for your review, we are glad to read that you had a great experience with us, we hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and our server was very attentive.

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Responded a day ago

Hello, thank you for rating our restaurant with 5-stars, we hope to see you soon!

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vipBarryBe
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The meal was expensive for what it was but the music and location made it fun.

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ShayanS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good drinks, good service. We stop by everytime we are in South Beach.

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Responded on January 18, 2022

Shayan, many thanks for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our food, drinks, and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LauraC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation dinner. Delicious food, fun atmosphere and great service! Truly enjoyed the energy in Miami Beach Espanola Way!

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Responded on January 4, 2022

Dear Laura, We really appreciate your positive comment and thank you so much for such a nice review. Hope to see you again.

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WendyP
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and fantastic guava mojitos. Best meal we had on our trip to Miami. I will definitely return each visit for this.

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Responded on January 4, 2022

Hello Wendy, thank you for joining us and leaving a review. We are glad to read that had the best meal with us on your trip to Miami. We hope you visit us again next time you are in Miami.

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Mary
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Too touristy for our taste, the drinks were good but the food was average.

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Responded on January 3, 2022

Hello Mary, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and they have been shared with our team as we continuously strive to improve our guest experience. Thank you for taking the time to write to us and hope you can give us another chance to serve you again.

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vipPeterS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Busy, but worth it

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Responded on December 30, 2021

Peter, many thanks for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our food and ambiance. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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ThibaultD
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Funny place to share a simple meal with nice mojitos.

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Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience at Havana 1957.

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ManonR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very good
We went with my family and we share a great meal

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Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you Manon for visiting Havana 1957. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our food and that you and your family had a great time.

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RayC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Cuban food. Great place to visit while in Miami. I visit the Espanola and Ocean Drive restaurants.

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Responded on December 27, 2021

Ray, we are so grateful for your review. We're glad to know you enjoyed your visit to Havana 1957. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. That's why we love it when happy customers share their experiences with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipfoodie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atomosphere; I strongly recommend the mojitos!

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Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you for visiting Havana 1957! We are happy to know that you enjoyed our atmosphere and mojitos.

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vipPetervdv
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot and tasty food

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Responded on December 22, 2021

Thank you Peter for your kind words. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our restaurant and tasty food. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Responded on December 11, 2021

Thank you for visiting Havana 1957 and we hope you enjoyed your anniversary celebration.

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Bobb
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Touristy trap type of restaurant. Food & drinks were underwhelming and overpriced - which is expected in Miami.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we came back a second night. Customer service was excellent food was fantastic. The drinks were very good. Will definitely be returning next time we come to Miami.

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Responded on December 8, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our restaurant so much that you came back a second time. We hope we will be fortunate enough to welcome you back in the near future.

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zinebB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot. The food is so good, highly recommend the Cuban sandwich

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Responded on December 7, 2021

Zineb, thank you for joining us at Havana 1957 and leaving a wonderful review! We hope to welcome you again soon.

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Dale
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was terrific. Good was great. We were seated facing the street and had a great view for people watching.

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Responded on December 3, 2021

Dale, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It means a lot when customers share their experiences.

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SeanM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food. Chicken fell off the bone. Atmosphere was excellent

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Responded on November 28, 2021

Sean, many thanks for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our restaurant, service, and food. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Cuban food experience for a visit to Miami. Espanola Way is always good for people watching. Try the Espresso! Not a coffee drinker but always love it here!

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Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to know that you really had a really good Cuban food experience in Havana 1957. We'll be waiting for you to come back soon.

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vipMiralogos
Las Vegas
95 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great vibe, tasty pork with a nice piece of crispy skin, authentic flavors and top notch service. It's like eating in old Havana.

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MaryB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in South Beach during a 4 hour heavy rainstorm downpour and the rain stopped when we went to Havana 1957 Espionola way location. We thought no one would be out but it seemed like the only area in south beach that had a lot of people and energy. Food was fantastic. Great service and ambiance. Definitely recommend.

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Adriana
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m gonna keep this short, sweet & simple. The food & drinks were fantastic, service was great, atmosphere was lovely! I highly recommend and we will definitely be back.

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Responded on October 3, 2021

Thank you for joining us and leaving your recommendation, Adriana. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed everything about us and we'll be waiting for you to be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation but they sat us immediately. The food is just spectacular. The Cuban sandwich should not be missed.

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Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It means a lot when customers share their experiences.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great way to see south beach. Super location for people watching. The food was very good.

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Responded on September 26, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute close to home bday diner. Loved it

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Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you! Your review means a lot to us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of my favorites. Great food great atmosphere.

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Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for your review and we are happy to know that we are one of your favorite places.

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vipebonycook
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service 😊 delicious 🤤 food whenever I go to Miami this is my favorite 🤩

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RyanD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was decent at best. High price point for average food. Service was great!

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Responded on September 9, 2021

Ryan, thank you for your review and for sharing your experience at Havana 1957.

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Naravy
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when I'm visiting Miami

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Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that we have never disappointed you and we hope to welcome you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best value for your money.
The patio people watching is perfect for the long time patron to the rampant tourist walk-ins.

I asked my Uber driver where the best Cuban food was is South Beach, and he only said Havana 1957.
The only other restaurant he mentioned was the same name but at the Española location.

Ordered the Cuban coffee to wake me up from my exhaustingly delayed flight from JFK.

What a revelation the ceviche was! Who knew camote and avocado were complementary sides to cut through the acid.

I should have known the portions would be big; ordered both the Cubano and the chicken sandwiches, but I don’t regret it! I will be enjoying the other halves later.

I could have done away with the guava topping to the guava cheesecake but it was a nice light ending with the exception of the perfect cuban coffee with three different mills.

Secret: if you pour your cuban coffee on the guava cheesecake, it becomes a cuban affogato! You won’t regret it!

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Responded on September 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It means a lot when customers share their experiences. We are glad to know that you enjoyed Cuban coffee and our delicious food. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you again.

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KudzaiM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came recommended and glad we took it up. A busy spot at an intersection on Espanola Way, but most of the tables are well situated to keep you out of the human traffic. Attentive wait staff, excellent food, and good music makes this a not to miss spot to sample some Cuban food.

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Responded on September 1, 2021

Thank you Kudzai for such a wonderful review. We are pleased to read that our food was amazing and that you also enjoyed our service and environment. Thank you again for your 5-star rating.

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YaYa
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the best Cuban cuisine I've ever had.

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Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you, Yaya for rating us! We are glad to read that you had a lovely experience and enjoyed our delicious food, drinks, and ambience. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

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vipDrCRJ
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was not as nice as my first time there. The food was not as delicious and way over priced. If your doing the tourist trap thing, then by all means stop here, but for the price go elwhere.

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VelindaM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our dinning experience was amazing the food was great and the serviçe was impeccable. My first but not my last visit

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Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you, Velinda for such a wonderful review. We are pleased to read that you had an amazing dining experience at Havana 1957 and that you enjoyed our food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner and it was delicious. The service, atmosphere and food were phenomenal! Definitely recommend for everyone Cuban food and mojitos

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Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for visiting Havana 1957! We are happy to read that our service, atmosphere, and food were phenomenal.

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vipNWPlano
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Perhaps my expectations were higher than they should have been. I was unimpressed with this as a "must go to" restaurant. Maybe I ordered the wrong items, but the Pan con Bistec was very sad (dry, chewy and really lacked flavor). I would not recommend this dish to others.
The Cuban Burger was really good and made up for the other sandwich. This really did hit the spot of all the meats as well as being filling.

The drinks were okay, but I wouldn't say there was anything special about them. The Pineapple Mojito was tasty, but not enough for me to want more than one.

Our waitress seemed very minimal and perhaps it was the day, but she definitely was not at attentive as some of the other waitstaff at the restaurant.

Overall, if you want to sit on the patio and people watch, this was the place, but I do not know if this a must come back type of restaurant for me.

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DennisR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. We loved it. Next time we drive down to Miami will definitely stop back by.

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Responded on August 23, 2021

Dennis, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It means a lot when customers share their experiences.

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EvieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Service is great. Highly recommend!

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Responded on August 20, 2021

Hello Evie! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. Thank you for rating us!

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You can order delivery directly from Havana 1957 - Espanola Way using the Order Online button. Havana 1957 - Espanola Way also offers 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 1110 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.