Havana 1957 - Espanola Way

4.5
1087 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 1087 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute close to home bday diner. Loved it

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Responded 4 days ago

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.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded 4 days ago

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
12 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

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
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!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
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.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
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.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
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

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
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

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
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
2 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.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
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!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Made reservations but ended up having to wait for longer than 20mins and bad service

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RenaeB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Only complaint is we were stuck under a table with loud speakers but the food made up for it!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you Renae for taking the time to review our restaurant and for rating us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our food and service and we do apologize about the music being too loud because you were close to the speakers. We do hope you visit us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cubano sandwich was amazing. Passion fruit mojito was delicious as well. Great service and awesome vibe.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you for visiting Havana 1957 and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food, service, mojitos, and vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh delicious food! Wonderful service!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for rating our restaurant with 5-stars and we are glad to know that you enjoyed our delicious food and wonderful service. We hope to welcome you again.

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EJM7712
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cuban Restaurant in Miami hands down !!! Loved it.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for visiting Havana 1957 and we are happy to read you loved our restaurant and Cuban food.

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Noname
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited to be seated 5 minutes. Nobody came and help. I asked the bar tender. He shkwed who was responsible. I wanted to ask him but he was not answering and he was looking at us and not coming to help us. So we left without having our dinner. Just keep away from this tourist raps.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and the waiter was awesome.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to your next visit.

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Kellyb
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chicken did not disappoint, their specialty, it was a lot of food and very moist, lots of flavor. Reminds me of a filipino dish called adobo but with a twist. Definitely a good place to get the taste of Cuba.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 9, 2021

Kelly, thank you for your review and for sharing your experience at Havana 1957. We are happy to reda that our chicken did not disappoint and we hope you join us once again.

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

Everything about this place is great !

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 4, 2021

Hi, we are happy to read that you enjoyed everything about our restaurant.

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vipDMFoodie
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank DMFoodie! We are happy to read that you enjoyed our great food and friendly staff. Looking forward to having you back at the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 1, 2021

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 on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on August 1, 2021

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 on July 29, 2021
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 on July 26, 2021
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!!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 28, 2021

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 on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 28, 2021

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.

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
Responded on July 26, 2021

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
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

La nourriture était bonne
qualité prix 👌

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
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!

Havana 1957 - Espanola Way
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!

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 4.5 stars by 1087 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.