Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive

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Cuban
Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Ocean Drive.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and drinks.

B
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This location is ok—given it’s South Beach. It is, however, a bit cramped compared to the Pembroke location. The tables for 2 are tiny with barely enough room for all the plates being brought out. The food was ok. Energetic crowd.

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Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your feedback, Bijoux. We hope to have another chance to turn your experience into a 5 star one.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

In pieno centro su Ocean Drive, prezzi contenuti visto la zona. Servizio veloce, location carina e simpatica.
Cibo discreto, mojto molto buono

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, We hope to welcome you again soon!

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MG
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great location, service and staff! The entertainment was very good. The chips were superb. The salad was over dressed. The ceviche was good and salmon mousse - so so. Went back for a breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bread and coffee. Bread was excellent. The eggs and potatoes were swimming in warm not so tasty oil/grease. Overall - good.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 11, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience, MarkG. We hope to welcome you again soon to make your next experience with us worthy of 5 stars.

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J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! Thanks, Miguel!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 11, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed the service, Jill. Thank you for giving us 5 stars.

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PH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and tremendous ambiance. Food was excellent and the wait staff was really on point. Can’t go wrong with ordering the lechon with black beans and rice. They had live entertainment on Friday night. Music was an added bonus.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you, Phillip. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and can recommend us. Come back soon!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really great food and live Cuban music. Not a huge fan of the 20% service charge even on small parties. The mojitos are very tasty.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 11, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience. Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with family for dinner, food, service and live music were excellent! Great time!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 11, 2020

We're glad you spent your time spent at Havana 1957. Thank you for giving us 5 stars.

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LM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was very good, loved the complementary plantain chips and dip, portions were large (except the yuca truffle fries) and the Mojitos were good. We enjoyed sitting outside and would visit this restaurant again.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for leaving your comments, Lori. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to your return.

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MM
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Lots of hidden charges that is nowhere on their website nor on the menu. Resort fee, mandatory service charge and they have the nerve to suggest additional tip

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 10, 2020

MarieMicheleL, We're sorry you had a less than great experience at Havana 1957. We strive to be as clear as possible with upcharges. All our menus contain a disclaimer that informs about the service charge being included on your bill, the resort tax is a city tax applied to all restaurants and we cannot decide not to charge this. Though suggested, it is not required to give an additional tip. We hope to have another opportunity to turn your experience around.

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BJ
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service in a popular and fun area.

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Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for rating our restaurant with 5 stars. We're glad you enjoyed the food and service. Come back soon.

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GZ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, relaxing place, staff are friendly,
Very good experience!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for leaving your 5 star rating, Grace. Come back soon!

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k
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good overall meal. All food and drink good. But steak a bit tough for a $33 item.

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Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating, kimm. We're pleased you enjoyed your overall experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and music was great too. Our waitress was very attending and always smiling, even when she was really busy.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating. We're glad you enjoyed the service. Come back soon.

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LY
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

You must go and have à nice time.
The food is so good !
Have a mojito.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating. LydiaC. Come back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made an 8:30 reservation. Was greeted by name at the door and seated right away. Definitely wasn’t packed by any means, so a reservation was unnecessary, but we wanted to be on the safe side. Our waitress was super attentive and nice. Fresh plantain chips as you seat were 10/10 and the mojito pitcher was yum! (We got passion fruit) we have been to Cuban places before this the food here was the BEST! we got the churrasco steak and the camarones al ajillo. Fresh shrimp and steak cooked so well I could have cut it with a spoon. We will definitely be back !!!! They also will bring out a flan with sparkler and sing happy birthday, but it is not comped, which was a little surprising for a $150+ dinner for 2

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Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for letting us know how your experience was. We're glad you enjoyed the food and look forward to your return.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server was not open about the prices of certain size drinks and pushed a “large” drink that she didn’t share was $40 when we were looking at a price of $16 - $20. When the bill came and we questioned the price of the drinks, she said we were the ones that wanted that drink size and I told her she didn’t tell us it was $40. She brought that menu where written in small letters on the back was the price of the drinks we ordered. At no point in time during the ordering process did she flip the menu and show us the price of the drink

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Watch for service tip added to your bill

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Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for givig us 5 stars. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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OT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite Cuban restaurant. Love this place.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for your comments. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, family.came.down from NY to try authentic Cubin food

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Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for your comments, Damon. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to Havana 1957. Come back soon.

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RH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food came out fast but was average at best. Service was just ok. Location was entertaining on Ocean Drive. Price for the area was not bad.

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Your feedback is appreciated, Rob. We're sorry the food did not meet your expectations and hope to have another chance to improve your experience with the food.

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SB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place is a bit of a tourist spot but the atmosphere was fun and food was delicious. Definitely a good spot to stop in if you want good food and drinks and a seat right hip

OT
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and atmosphere!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Service was extremely slow. Took almost an hour to get a couple of sandwiches and salads.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was great

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you for your comments! We're glad you enjoyed your experience.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The sidewalk seating was great but the party that was happening inside was EXCITING! WEPA ..... The food was ok... chicken could have been seasoned a little more. But overall this establishment captured the essence of Havana down to the cigar girl that came by our table. Will definitely be returning in the future!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and drinks were exactly as I expected. The mojitos are bomb I highly recommend getting a pitcher to share with a love one or a friend. The atmosphere is gorgeous and staff was very nice.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you for giving us 5 stars.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great dining experience. They take customer service to another level. I’m still dreaming about the ropa vieja!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on November 7, 2019

We're glad to hear you enjoyed our Ropa Vieja. Thank you for giving us 5 stars. Come to visit us again soon.

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FD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I reserved a table inside and, upon arrival, was told that there were no available tables inside due to a birthday. We were requested to take a seat outside. I went to the toilet and noticed that there were available tables inside and requested to be moved inside. With some difficulty, we managed to get a table inside. Make sure you insist to get a table inside because there is live music and the ambiance is much much better than outside. By the way, there was no birthday inside ...

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on November 22, 2019

Good afternoon, Franc. We 're sorry your experience was not as expected. Even if customers don't show up on time, We cannot take reserved tables. We apologize as well for any inconvenience this may have caused

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C
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice spot...food was good. Band that was playing very good quality music

W
Orlando
142 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beware that the charge gratuity and do no tell you.

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Responded on October 19, 2019

Your feedback is appreciated Webberwarrior. We strive to be as clear as possible with any upcharges and our menus contain a disclaimer that informs about the service charge being included on your bill.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fuimos a cenar por mi cumpleaños y estuvo muy bien. La calidad de la comida es buena y el ambiente animado, quizas el volumen de la musica un poco alto para mi gusto. Me cantaron el cumpleaños feliz y lo pasamos bien, eso si, la tarta en la que pusieron la vela para soplar nos la cobraron.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great customer service ambience was lacking

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was great, ambiance was very tropical can enjoyable, only thing is, our waitress completely forgot that we were celebrating a birthday, after we paid she realized, but it was too late, it really wasn't too busy, not sure what happened. Definitely would go but but not for anything special.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Portion sizes were huge! Very friendly staff.

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Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you for leaving your comments. We're glad you enjoyed the service given by the staff. We invite you to join us again soon.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es war ein wunderschöner Abend. Personal super freundlich. Essen war klasse. Location mit Flair

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Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you for your business and for leaving your review, Claudia. We're glad you joined us and enjoyed your visit.

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LL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That meal was absolutely amazing!! From the Cuban dishes to the burger and soup,...we loved it all!! Definitely going to revisit when back in town. Thanks again for a wonderful experience :)
~Lana
Austin, TX

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thanks to you Lana for joining us and leaving your review. We're glad you loved it here and hope to welcome you again soon.

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was excellent! Food tasted great and the atmosphere was fun!
A must return.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you, Michelle. It means a lot to us to have your recommendation. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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FW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and of course it was great to dine on Ocean Drive. But what really made it stand out was the service, our waitress, Elena, went above and beyond. Can thoroughly recommend the South Beach Mojitos plus the salads for a vegetarian were delicious.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on August 29, 2019

Good morning, FaithW. Thank you for leaving your review. We are happy that Elena made your dinner stand out we're looking forward to serving you again.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and experience. Will definitely go back when I return to Miami

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you very much for your comments. We look forward to your next return!

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