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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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very large portions.

S
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time at Havana 1957. Our server George was on it! He recommended the lobster and shrimp "gumbo"... so good!!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great server, very nice but it took forever!!! Dinner took two and a half hours!

OT
Naples
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I hate to leave a poor review but everything I tasted was horrible... steak was so chewy I gave up.

DC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alain was our waiter and spoiled us with personal and meticulous attention. We dined outside and the atmosphere was wonderful. Great food!!!!

S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food in South Beach.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a nice environment however very pricey ppl dinner and drinks almost $400

PM
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Too busy and guests like us with reservation was arranged outside while it is raining afterwards . Customer-conscious restaurant should be considerate on this

MF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent. It is very lively, but maintain good food quality.

MS
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Eating at Havana 1957 is always a pleasure. As usual this year we were seated promptly and our waiter was quite responsive. The food was right on with excellent appetizers and entrees. The Ocean Drive location is the only Havana 1957 we have been too. We will come back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Every time we are in Miami we go !

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded a day ago

Thank you. We're glad you always enjoy coming to our restaurant.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time visiting with my boyfriend and it is definitely a place I would come back to. Our server was phenomenal and attentive and took great care of us! We will be back when we come back to Miami! Thanks so much to this great establishment for their exceptional customer service.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded a day ago

Thank you for joining us and leaving your comments, Amber. We look forward to your next visit. Regards.

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E
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just ate my leftovers from dinner-the specialty Havana chicken, and all I can say is YUM🥰

M
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The Cuban combo platter is recommended.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is amazing! Definitely go during happy hour to get more bang for your buck.

AT
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good Cuban style food. The restaurant decor reflects everything Havana. The drinks were good., location is excellent. The lunch special was a great value. Friendly service.

j
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida

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CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok, not the best I've ever had, but it was fine. Ambiance was very touristy, but that's the area we were in. Our waiter was nice enough, but was clearly annoyed when we didn't order any alcoholic drinks. I probably wouldn't be back, but it was nice enough for the dinner we were there.

TH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for reasonably priced Cuban food with good view and entertainment. Recommend outside seating. Close to the beach to walk afterwards. Staff very attentive and pleasant.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I do plan on going on a few other sights to caution that we were totally unaware that we would be charged a 20% gratuity, when we added a very nice 20% on the top, so in essence tipped on top of the tip. Our waiter who was very fun , George #499, did not want us to see the itemized bill and when he said he would replace free of charge a drink@ $19.95 that spilled as soon as he set it down table did replace it and charged us for both. Just a word of caution, look bill over closely.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on February 7, 2020

SallyS, We appreciate you took the time to write about your experience at Havana 1957. As a common practice in the area, the service charge is included on the bill. We strive to be as clear as possible with this and our menus contain a disclaimer that informs our guests. We will take your comments into consideration to correct what’s wrong and prevent this from happening again in the future.

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D
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Cuban live music and good service always pays! I had a great time specially enjoying the music.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
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.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
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
7 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
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
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
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
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

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
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

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
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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