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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.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Havana 1957 - Espanola Way Ratings and Reviews
Food was good and authentic. Server was very attentive and patient. Reception was confrontational as they thought our reservation was at a different restaurant as the phone number for Havana 1957 - Espinola Way was actually for a different location for Havana 1957. The restaurant needs to update their numbers and addresses with Open Table to ensure they are correct for their respective restaurant locations. Once we identified the problem, the staff tried their best to be accommodating.
It was touristy and loud, but that’s what I expected and wanted on New Years Eve. Patio was great for people watching. I expected the food to be so-so but was happily surprised by how great it all was. We had croquettes, a sandwich, a chicken dish, and a steak and everyone was happy. And we are picky.
After visiting Cuba earlier this year and feeling like I didn't get to experience Cuban cuisine, I was excited to check this place out. I actually made reservations not knowing how busy dinner would be, but they were not needed. We got seated outside fairly quickly. My husband and I each ordered a Cuba Libre. I am not sure what the cost was, but they do come in a fairly large wine glass and were tasty. I did not like that they served them in such a way, it seemed more gimmicky than sticking to how a Cubre Libre should be served. The server pointed out some of the favorites that were more traditional Cuban favorites, which we tried. I ordered a sampler of the 3 different options, so it came with beef, chicken and pork samples with rice and beans and a side salad. It was tasty. The chicken was nothing more than a piece of fried chicken really, but the pork and beef was nice. I love plantains, so having those as a side was also nice. My husbands dish was more like a ground beef stew of sorts. He said it was tasty, but I obviously got the better dish. Service was fine, but being in a prime tourist spot, they are just as busy trying to rush people in as they are serving those that are there. It is more a tourist spot and I would not go back. If you want tradition Cuban and to not feel like you are just sitting in a high traffic, tourist area, then try and find something off the beaten path.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 .
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!
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.
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!!!!
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.
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