Calle 23

4.4
30 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
The soul of Havana. Telling stories through music, culture, cocktails, and food.
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4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rita
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

My dining experience at Calle 23 was not pleasant. To begin, there are no pandemic protocols in place; for example, the seating is not 6 feet apart, and masks are not enforced for the staff. Next, I ordered the rib with sweet potato mash and carrots. The mash was purple and cold, so I asked for it to be warmed up. The second time around, my entire dish was cold. I tried to eat it but couldn't, so I returned it and ordered croquette appetizers instead. The appetizers seem to be a better choice than the main courses. Finally, when the bill arrived, the returned dish had not been removed. In addition, the tip had been included, which was odd for a party of three. I do have to say that the shrimp empanadas and guava lemonade were delicious. Overall, I would not be returning to Calle 23 to have dinner. I would return for appetizers and drinks and to listen to the band, which was very entertaining.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Two people at our table never even got water and we couldn’t get the waiter’s attention. One waitress came over 4 times with food that wasn’t ours. It took us 35 min to get the check/pay.

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vipDrCharming
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! The live band is spectacular! The drinks as they should!!!! No water down drinks here! The ambiance is Miami at its best!

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andreac
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice new spot. Food was tasty. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had a good time band was great. It is a pretty small place and got packed quickly. We went for happy hour the tables were super small. We barely had elbow room.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere!! Music, drinks and food were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Music from the live band. You can hear the music from the outside tables as well which was great. Drinks were spot on and very beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

El costo de las bebidas no va con el precio son bebidas nórmales y 15$ y la comida no es muy buena para el precio

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vipRFdinner
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe. Live band on Friday night.

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CarolK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

My name is Carol and I attended your restaurant for New Years Eve. A few days before New Years Eve, I was sent paperwork stating that your restaurant needed my ID and a credit card number in order to keep my reservation. Due to the big spectacle that you made regarding this reservation, I never expected to get there and have a small uncomfortable table that tilted from side to side be scrambled for me when I got there. The waitress was so overwhelmed that it took her 30 mins to get our drinks. She suggested a plate for me because you were out of almost everything on the menu and when my husband’s food finally came out an hour and a half later she remembered to tell me that what I ordered wasn’t available anymore and I got NO food. Our reservation was for 9:45 and I was waiting on my food at 11:30, I finally ordered something that was available and wondered if I would be getting my food in 2020. I had to ask my server for water 3 times and finally from the time I got there until about 11:30 she got me water. I was sincerely in disbelief at the terrible service. I am 7 months pregnant and expected somewhat better service in regards to my food and drinks since you guys knew I was coming for many days before. There should have no reason for such terrible service. I definitely did not expect to be ignored for many hours and have my food forgotten. I am extremely dissatisfied with my service and even more upset that I had to pay gratuity for a service I did not receive. I had a bad time being at your restaurant since I was hungry and could not get serviced. I sincerely hope you respond to this message and rectify the situation because my next step is to write to the better business bureau since I can’t get a hold of your management over the phone.

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Dreamboye
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We traveled from Dallas to enjoy a wonderful evening for New Years Eve and we weren’t disappointed at all. Great job by the staff. Definitely, a remarkable night! The entrees were amazing!

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vipmarleenh
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The server was very nice but they didn’t have 3 out of the 5 items on the happy hour menu available. It was inconvenient having to keep changing the order because they didn’t have the food available.

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SusanF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent attentive service! We sat outside, but the inside space is very nice and welcoming. Fantastic appetizers like tuna tartare and grilled octopus. My corvina was excellent. The fries were a bit over done. The other diners were quite pleased with their dishes. Drinks, recommended by our outstanding server, were very good! We did not order dessert, so I cannot rate their offerings.
I would go back!

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vipDex024
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Chorizo croquettas are a must. Waitress Elizabeth was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We went for Saturday brunch. We were one of only 3 parties seated in the entire restaurant. I say that because it’s insane that our food took almost an hour to get to our table. We ordered appetizers, and half of them got to us after half the entrees. And the other half got to us literally after we were finished with the entrees.

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EdwardBNJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great time. From the food, service entertainment. It was a great night. Will definitely go back and recommend to friends and family. Thanks

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Jazzyp18
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the service. The waiters made my birthday very special!

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Lala
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad they didn’t have the short ribs croquetas. But everything else was great!

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vipAdiK
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! Food and drinks were delicious and the band was amazing and energetic. We had a great time :-)

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Maryy
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had so much fun!!! Food was good!! Drinks amazing and the service on point!

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shaunv
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex, our server was Awesome! He was attentive honest and friendly.

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vipOlgaM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birtday. It was awesome great food and ambiance

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vipshep
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have never been to little Havana before - Googled “best Cuban food” and got a search that included Calle 23. Location was convenient and reviews were good, so decided to go - amazing supper! Great energy indoors and out, and really wonderful food. We tried a scattering of small plates and some mains. Smoked mahi mahi dip was out of this world - we cleaned the plate of its rather large serving in no time - going to see if I can get some of that to-go next time! Shrimp empanadas were fantastic - could become a new obsession. Cuban fried rice was like comfort food with that latin accent, and the Churrasco skirt steak was cooked to perfection with a nice chimichurri. Desirée took great care of our table - I think we caught her salsa-dancing back and forth between our table and the kitchen once or twice! Bar menu is also 5-star. Honestly, just can’t wait to go back. Must go!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! A friend recommended it to us so we decided to go for ladies night, the food was amazing and the service was great. Our waitress Yanelis was amazing, very fun and happy. We had some great conversation with her. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and service! We went on a Saturday there was happy hour for food and drinks until 8 pm there was also music. Definitely going back. You must have the fried corvina, el senor Chicharron, shrimp empanadas and the crab corquetas!

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vipCarla
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went here thinking it was a new place but realized that it is the same place as it was. The place used to be called Polomo Taco, they just changed the name and menu. It is very loud, food was good, service was slow and expensive for what it was. I was a little disappointed.

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LizM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pumpkin empanadas and grilled pulpo were exceptionally good and all of the food was excellent. Service was very good, full bar is great and played great music too. Will definitely return to this restaurant soon.

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vipMoreraRodriguez21
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ambience, The Cusine & Service were
Excellent.. We will return for
the Life Music🎼🎷🎺🎈🎉🎼

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service! We went for brunch and we had a great time! Great cocktails too

FAQs

Calle 23 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 456-8484.

Calle 23 is rated 4.4 stars by 30 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.