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Coco Havana - Hoboken

3.8
66 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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  • Good for Birthdays

Though Hoboken is over 1,300 miles away from sunny Cuba, CoCo Havana Cafe and Lounge brings a taste of tropical cuisine and atmosphere to the shores of the Hudson. Walk in for a relaxing drink or dinner for two, and you'll find an elegant yet approachable environment with gorgeous ornate chandeliers hanging above the bar and candles illuminating each table, a warm fireplace built flush into the wall and a playful map of Cuba stylized in the shape of a marlin. Meals of tender steaks, cuban sandwiches and empanadas are perfectly paired with colorful cocktails and mojitos garnished with fresh mint and sugarcane. After dark, the Caribbean café turns into a lively nightlife spot, with live DJs, karaoke sing-offs, and plenty of salsa dancing.









Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Salsa Dancing
Tue 9:30 pm–2:00 am
Late Night, Dancing
Fri 11:00 pm–2:30 am
Sat 11:00 pm–3:00 am
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Phone number
(201) 216-1766
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Newark Street and River Street
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Parking details
Street Parking , Municipal Parking garage and Parking facilities nearby.
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Public transit
One block from Hoboken Mass transit terminal....
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Entertainment
Havana Cafe offers:

* "The Best Happy Hour in Hoboken" with Drinks and Appetizers 1/2 off.
Monday : 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

*Drink Specials "All Day - All Night"
Mojito Monday's : All Mojitos 50% Off
Martini Tuesday's: All Martinis 50% Off
Sangria Wednesday's : All Sangrias 50% Off

Plus $1.00 Mojitos During Tuesday's Happy Hour!

*Late Night / Dancing:
Join us every Friday and Saturday at 11:00pm for our Latin Night Out with the Hottest Dj's. Dress to Impress.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 66 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.3
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The service at CocoHavana was awesome! Great environment to hang out after dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The food was plentiful and was very pleasant. The mojitos were great and half price makes it better.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent food and service. It was happy hour and the acoustics are such that it was literally deafening in there. We came for dinner, which was delicious.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very poor service. Food came out lukewarm after waiting quite a while for it.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Although our waiter was really nice and attentive when he was at the table, everything else was awful. We had to wait 15 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. Our bartender took over 15 minutes to begin making our drinks. We actually sat before he began making them. We waited 40 minutes for a french toast appetizer (which was the most delicious part of the meal). We then waited almost an hour for our main course: eggs......how long does it take to cook eggs???? To be quite honest, the egg entrees were meh...nothing to write home about. I worked in the restaurant industry for over 15 years. Where was management in that restaurant that day? I looked around and noticed that everyone's food and drinks were taking as long as ours did....How can they possibly make any money if they don't turn their tables? It was the most dragged out brunch experience (2.5 hours for eggs) I've ever had. I was embarrassed that I brought my friends there when there are so many other places with excellent brunch in Hoboken.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great brunch special & service!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Overall the vibe and the staff there was great! My fiancé wants to go again. The staff were very friendly, courteous and the service was very good. Definitely will be there again.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was terrible. Waited long to get drinks sent, had to flag someone down to ask for them. To only be told your waiter will be by. Food came out cold. Paying took obsencenly long. Table cloth was filthy which when asked for another table, no apologies and we were uncomfortable in the manner in which they reset the table as if we were putting them out.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First the food came out after a long wait and it was cold.. All first three dishes were really cold. My daughter asked for eggs over medium and they were over cooked and cold, to the point I has to asked the server to do her eggs. I ordered the plate with meat, rice, beans and eggs and it was terrible. Noise level was horrible, since they had a big group of people that came in and had no manners what so ever. No one from the restaurant dared to asked them to keep it down. We ended up paying for our bill and walking out.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Made reservation on opentable and it was not honored. Sat us in bar by kitchen door. Menu had ZERO vegan or gluten free options for brunch.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service was not good but the food was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Went here for my birthday and it's the best experience I ever had! Everyone was so kind and the food was delicious. 10/10 recommend

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Although the food is delicious, it's never how I ask for it to be prepared. I never bring the food back because although it's not cooked the way I ask it's still ok.

For example, I've been here 3 times for brunch and I've ordered the same exact thing (desayuno churasco) and I ask for the churasco cooked medium, and the 2 eggs to be "runny"...I've never gotten my churasco medium OR my eggs runny. Last time I was there the eggs were overly fried and the churasco was closer to well done.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food. I had the vaca frita and loved it. It tasted great. My only issue was the service. The waiter wasn’t the best. We felt like we had to keep up with him instead of him waiting on us. But besides that i would eat there again.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food great environment would definitely go back. Drinks are very good and not watered down like some other places

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was decent, but service was poor and confusing? My entree came out first, then the appetizer, then my date's entree. They didn't have my original entree selection and I needed to choose another, which was fine, but I wasn't given a menu to look for a new selection until I asked for one. The initial entree I ordered also wasn't taken off the bill at the end and we had to point it out to the waiter.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Phenomenal food. Great atmosphere. The bread was presented in a cigar box and tasted as if it had been basted in butter.

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

the food is good. the issue is that they close the kitchen at 10 pm but will accept reservations until 930. we felt rushed to order food. we couldnt get dessert. they should not allow reservations past 9 pm. they also move the entire place around and move ppl so they can make it a lounge. very disrupting.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

My friends and I went to Coco Havana for my Birthday dinner. We made reservations at 9:15pm, and we were being rushed due to the kitchen closing at 10pm. My friends requested a dessert to sing Happy Birthday, and the waiter was unable to accommodate our request because his manager didn’t allow him to. So not only were we rushed with our food to remove the tables from us, but we were unable to celebrate my birthday. If that’s the case, why allow people to make reservations at that time? The “busboy” was rude and Coco Havana’s manager had no care in the world that we were celebrating a special occasion. Besides the mishap, our waiter was very polite and extremely kind, so we appreciated that. We understood the situation was out of his control. If I would’ve known, we would’ve went earlier in the evening so we can eat in peace and at least get a dessert to sing Happy Birthday amongst ourselves. The food was delicious, but the service we received (on behalf of management) could’ve been handled differently.

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1.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Avoid Friday nights
I arrived at 7 on a Friday night. The bar was crowded and noisy. Two other people were waiting to be seated but there was no one on duty. I went looking for a server and found one who came up front and waved us to tables. The dining room was empty except for one large party. A server took my drink order. When he brought the drink, he ignored the person who had joined me at my table and walked away without taking his order. A runner dropped a box of bread on the table, then went outside and smoked a cigarette in front of the window, in full view. The food took forever to come, even with most of the tables empty. Most of it was good; the black rice and beans were not. The music was very loud. The servers were friendly but unprofessional. Three meals came well before the fourth. I'll never eat there again.

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was horrible. I had my 25th bday planned here for a table of 15. Had reservations set for 8:30pm 2 weeks in advance. They even called & confirmed with me an hour ahead. When we all arrived they had no idea we were coming. Then told us we had to wait for a table to clear before we can be seated even though I had reservations planned. We didn’t get seated till two hours later. When we were finally seated they told us the kitchen closes in 10 min so we had to rush to order. Then we had to wait another hour for our meals. Then everyone didn’t get their meal. Only a few of us. Food was great but the service was horrible. It’s so much more to the story Smh they lack communication between staff overall.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Our first time here. We enjoyed all of the food we got - it was a fun atmosphere!

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1.0Dined on December 17, 2017

To start off, we had been calling this restaurant for about one week (from open to close time) to try and confirm our reservation. We left voicemails and even emailed with no luck. Management never returned our call! How terrible! We were a party of 10 looking to see if we could accommodate 13 instead since it was my friends birthday, so before we invited the 3 additional people, we wanted confirmation. The one time I managed to get a hold of someone, it was a very elderly gentleman who was extremely unhelpful. He stated that the manager was not in and I would need to call back in 10 minutes- of course, when I did, no answer. Useless! The day of is where we were disappointed again. Once seated, we waited over a half hour for the waiter to come and take our orders. Mind you, this wouldn’t have been an issue if the restaurant was packed, but it wasn’t. Once the waiter finally took our order, the drinks took an hour to come, and the food over and hour and a half. Of the 10 orders, 5 were incorrect. All the food was cold. And two of the hot beverages (coffee and latte) were cold. We sent the 5 orders back and the coffee back as well. The skirt steaks and the eggs were all made incorrectly (medium was well done, over medium was over easy). Needless to say, no one was happy with the experience. It’s unfortunate this place takes auto-gratuity for such terrible food, service, and quality. Spend your boozy brunch time and $ elsewhere. You think 27$ bucks is a great deal but we didn’t even get what we paid for. DO NOT GO HERE!

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Total disaster - it was SantaCon in Hoboken and the restaurant was not serving food, tables had been removed, just loud music and a lot of drunk Santas.

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3.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Seemed unprepared to handle a large party (12 people), with only 1 chef on staff for lunch. Food took over an hour to come out, and they didn't advice us of this at time of booking or when we were seated. Food, once it arrived, was good and in generous portions.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Really great brunch food and at an amazing price!! My roommate and I went there for a birthday brunch and we each got an entree and a mimosa and the combined total of the bill was just $25! and the food was amazing(:

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved this place!y boyfriend and I went for brunch at 11:30 on a Saturday morning and it wasn't crowded at all. Their bottomless brunch deal gets you a choice of food plus unlimited mimosas, bellinis or manmosas for 2 hours. You also have the option to switch your beverage type so you're not limited to just one. Normally at bottomless places, you'll get an attitude for taking advantage of the all you can drink but our waiter was super friendly and brought us a second pitcher without us having to ask. Food was delicious and the place was very cute and clean. Can't wait to go back!

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2.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Not true cuban cuisine.

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2.0Dined on November 12, 2017

They took forever to bring out the mimosas, very stingy on refills (like once every 40 minutes), even though it was a bottomless brunch.

The food was disgusting. They took forever to bring it out, the food was cold, the pancakes were hard.

Very dissatisfied

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Third time back, this time it was for my bday and they did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

It was my first tim here and I must say that the atmosphere was great . Food was amazing and the staff members were soo pleasant and in handy . Great place .

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3.0Dined on October 14, 2017

I went to Coco Havana with my boyfriend and another couple for brunch. We got the bottomless mimosas, bellinis, and mannosas for $27. The server, Johnny, was a bit bizarre. But he did fill our drinks quickly, and that’s all you can ask for. The food was decent at best (my eggs were way overcooked and my friend’s eggs benedict came with scrambled eggs). However, the price was very low, so you get what you pay for.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

We will be back. Booked this neighborhood gem in Hoboken to celebrate family birthdays! Restaurant started out pretty noisy at 4pm on a Sunday, with lots of celebrations happening, quieted down after an hour or so as earlier parties departed. Food was great, bartender was great as we waited for our full party to arrive. Cocktails were delicious. Very good value. We can't wait to return and try more appetizers. Ox tails, steak and salmon were all enjoyed. Portions were generous. Great energy, and a great place for celebrating. Sadly, only dessert left was flan so they offered us milkshakes from sister restaurant which were amazing. Looking forward to our next visit, and we are bringing friends!

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing food. Everyone loved it. Place looked great, amazin décor. 100% would return.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

The food here is absolutely amazing! Any Cuban food that can remind me of my grandmothers cooking is automatically a win for me.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Great spot. A lot less crowded than I expected. Service was amazing and so was the food. Brunch is a must for the area.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing atmosphere! And even more amazing delicious food!!!!!!

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1.0Dined on September 24, 2017

I did not get a chance to dine.Because unfortunately,at the time I went was still breakfast being served ,and it was 1:30 Pm?? Did not want to eat breakfast. We walked out instead.

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was great. Service was slow. Took 23 mins for someone to take our order after I asked the hostess twice for someone to come attend us. 10$ a shot for Hennessy also is a bit pricy.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

My family and I had a lovely time at Coco Havana. The music was great. The food was delicious. Our server, Eddie, was professional, friendly and was happy to assist us. This was our second time and it was truly enjoyable! We will be back for sure.

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