Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive

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$30 and under
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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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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Cuban food in the U.S.A.

m
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noice level high due to being outside on Friday night during spring break but one of the best restaurants since I been in Miami.

b
Sacramento
47 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tourist trap. Servers are very good salesmen. They recommended the Havanas 1957 Signature Chicken. It was the worst chicken I have ever tasted in my life. Similar to microwavable chicken. They also recommended the large mojito so we everyone got that in the group. It was the worst tasting mojito. Also, when the check came out, we didn’t realize is was $40 for that drink. Most expensive cocktail I have ever drank at a low quality restaurant. I understand the price if it was at a nice restaurant but definitely not the case. Lesson learned. Read the fine print before just believing a server. I will never go back and I will never recommend anybody to go yo this restaurant. So many better restaurants in the area.

MS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious!! Our waiter was FANTASTIC!! I would highly recommend Havana 1957. Mojitos were pretty good too.

TD
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place for good food and drinks. Sit outside to feel the fresh air and observe south beach.

VM
Atlanta
297 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The staff were nice. The decor pleasant. The food was mediocre. Our mojitos were upgraded to expensive, not anything we have ever done. To compound matters the mojitos were mediocre. The addition of the gratuity to the bill, without the staff mentioning it, well, distasteful. I would not recommend Havana 1957.

c
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Havana 1957. The atomsphere is amazing! The service is quick and the staff are so polite! Now, the food is out of this world good. The Cuban is what I came for again and it didn't disappoint. It melts in your mouth! Look forward to coming again when in Miami!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are on vacation! Had a great time!

EC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Great ambiance! If you are looking for authentic Cuban food, Havana 1957 is a must!!

M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Try the tostones relleno or the camarones al ajillo. Delicious! Vibrant and energetic environment! Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays...we know because we went both days! 😘
Is definitely a stop for us whenever we return!

E
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great spot near the water to have dinner. The Service, Food, and Drinks were excellent!

OO
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We were three people in our company, two adults and one child. Us two adults got our food first, leaving our daughter a bit sad that she didn't get her food. After a few minutes when the server got back, we asked when my daughter's food was coming; the server said she was going to check, then disappeared for a long while. After another 10-15 minutes we finally got it. There was no attempt at any sort of compensation, and on top of that there is a forced 20% service charge, which at this point feels like an insult.
When we were about to leave I told the server I wasn't happy about this. They said I (not them) could talk to their manager about compensation, but I'm not going to go and beg about something that should come from them.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 12, 2020

Dear guest, We’re dismayed to learn this prevented you from having a good experience at Havana 1957. We aim daily to offer excellent food and service and it discourages us that that was not your impression and to learn the waiter’s offer did not make up for the experience. Thank you for your business.

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MI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Breakfast was really good. The prices are reasonable and service is good. R

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for your comments, Mirlandej. We're glad you joined us for breakfast and enjoyed your experience. Come to visit us again soon

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j
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you, Judye. We invite you to join us again soon for another delicious meal

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that restaurant 😍the food is espectacular and the personnel is perfect

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for giving us five stars, Mareniac. We hope to welcome you again soon

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CT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place to watch South Beach action and get a good meal.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you, We're glad you enjoyed the view. Come back soon

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CJ
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised at how good it was in a tourist destination. Delicious! And they treated a single diner with as much respect as anyone else.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 6, 2020

We're glad we were able to pleasantly surprise you with the food and service, Courtney. Thank you for giving us five stars.

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MS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Everything made from scratch. Prices a little high . Excellent service. Parking impossible.
Highly recommend.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thank you for rating our restaurant with 5 stars, Michael. We invite you to return soon.

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine in Miami Beach. The service was amazing! Food was superve!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thank you for rating our restaurant with 5 stars, Art. Our team looks forward to making your next visit even better

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B
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very touristy. Fun sitting out by the street and watching the world go by. Food is pretty ordinary. Our all in one starter mostly deep fried. Drinks okay but nothing special.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thanks for reaching out with your honest input, Barkelby. Our team is committed to serving only the best. We're sorry this was not your impression.

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PD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to kick back and enjoy a taste of Cuban cuisine on the strip. All staff were friendly and very helpful with menu choices although overall it took a while for our meal. Would go back for sure,

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars. We're glad you enjoyed the food and service. Our team looks forward to making your next visit even better

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LD
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The lobster was spoiled. The vegetables were served still frozen.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 6, 2020

Dear LocalDiner. We’re sorry you left with a negative experience of our restaurant. Your feedback come as a surprise to us and differ from the usual feedback that we receive from our guests about the food. We hope to have a new chance to make this up to you in the near future. Thank you for your business.

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OT
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for the Sunday brunch. I must admit I have never had Cuban coffee before..... ok now I’m addicted to it. Yes the coffee was that good! The meal was average, however twice the eggs were mildly undercooked (soft vs medium). The OJ was extremely fresh I we watched the gentleman marking the coffee in between orders go through a case of oranges to squeeze the juice so definite kudos to this place for b