Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive

4.5
742 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Ocean Drive.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 742 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice sitting outside and great service

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DonaldC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Location and ambiance is nice. It’s tourist season in Miami (late February), so service is somewhat rushed and impersonal

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vipDunwoodydiner
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food just very bland and meat was dry. Waitress was sweet but not very attentive. Nice location and ambiance, but smoking is allowed and smelly. Not worth the money!

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ailburl
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun environment with great food and excellent service

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MaureenM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Server was even more awesome!!! Such a great over dining experience!

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JeffH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Had live music, so was loud but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Skirt steak perfectly cooked. And Maduros so good. Great dinner for our last night in area.

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Amanda
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow wow! This girl from Seattle had the best time on Ocean Drive! How refreshing to sit on a patio and eat a meal, talking to strangers and eating wonderful food and delicious mojitos!

The service was phenomenal and Francisco (I think I have that name correct? We had quite a few mojitos) took really, really good care of us.

I’m legitimately bummed out that I love 3,000 miles away, because this would be a regular stop on my dinner circuit.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

vacation in miami beach
really good food
i can never give anyplace a 5 for service or value
when they put an automatic 20percent tip on the check
our waiter and sevice was great and i would have tipped
mote but the auto tip p...,,d me off

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great ordered the Cubano was huge and yummy definitely could be shared. Mojitos were tasty passion fruit was my favorite. Sat outside on Ocean Drive always fun to people watch. Service was good considering it is mandatory 18 percent tip/service fee other restaurants on Ocean Drive weren’t so great so good job Havana!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome outdoor atmosphere! Quick service and the food was great!

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DennisA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Vibrant atmosphere crewed by a staff who doesn't seem to care if they get it right or not.

Ordered the chicken soup to go with my entree...asked for it before...came 30 seconds before food...and after the food runner tried to give it to 4 other tables first and ignoring me trying to get their attention.

With that said the soup was tasty. The Cubano sandwich was solid.

No attempt at social distancing between tables.

Fun place to go but I would not return there.

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JeepJAMD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, Mojito’s were on point. Only complaint was service was very slow.

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VictoriaB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional! Food delicious and ambiance amazing! Highly recommend

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CAponte
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was good and ambiance was nice as well. There seemed to be confusion as to who our waiter would be but once that was sorted out it was fine. Could have been checked on more and then food took about 40 mins to come out but granted its a pretty busy spot and it was Valentines. Overall had a good time!

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place on the beach with a good view and good Cuban cuisine.

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JuanG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to eat have a drink and have a good time

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MarkB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Very poor and frustrating service.

For starters, the waitress never greeted my table, or offered us water, so we had to ask the hostess

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Tourist trap with very poor customer service. If you’re reading this, and you happen to like food and people, just book somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very nice. The food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere was fantastic

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vipTony
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cubano was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and the wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and food allergy safety.

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vipClevendboy
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Booked lunch at Havana 1957 on Ocean Drive. Was glad that we made a reservation as the lunch crowd was very busy, and unfortunately we had stormy weather that day which drove everyone inside. Given the weather conditions, it was difficult to maintain social distancing at interior seating. Food was good, drinks reflect wonderful Cuban culture, and atmosphere was fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Only negative was that smoking is allowed. Very surprised. It’s 2021.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Loved the service and ambiance .. the food.... I felt like I cooked it..could use maybe better plating.. huge wooden plate and small churrasco for $33 dollars doesn't please anyone really..But regardless,I recommend everyone to come here for awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Over all good. Great service...but compared to other restaurants in the area, the food was average. Overall enjoyed myself though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place, the music and food! The service was great

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vipgregoryc
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We sat outside on the street, which was fun and enjoyed the colorful cast of characters walking by this touristy area on Ocean Drive, in Miami Beach.
The waiter was cordial, we ordered a Mojito, ($13.95) "small, medium, or large?" The waiter asked. Looking at the menu, there were plenty of flavors of Mojito, but only one size for one price. Turns out that was a small. He pushed us to order a medium, but wouldn't tell us the price. Struck me as a bit odd, so I asked again, finally told us the medium is $20. My companion ordered the small, and I was a bit turned off by the whole interaction and ordered a beer ($8). On to the food, I'm a fan of the simple Cuban cuisine, the basics are what they do really well, and capture the flavor of the cuisine. The Moro rice & beans, Yucca, Plantains, and that slow roasted pork, or Lechon Asado ($18). I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. The rice, perfectly cooked and such a great flavor. The pork just fell apart with a pull from my fork. Half the plantains were soft, gooey, caramelized and delicious. The other half, were hard, undercooked and chalky. My companion ordered the grilled salmon medium rare. Plated with mashed potato, it's not what I would suggest ordering at simple Cuban restaurant, and it was overcooked, plain and missable at $26. The waiter stopped by to check, and we told him the Salmon was over cooked, but he didn't react. We ordered the flan for dessert, which was good, but not great. I wanted to get a Cuban food fix in Miami. Glad we went, but wouldn't rush back. Methinks there's better Cuban grub to be found for less $$ in other parts of this city.

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GabrielleR
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Super cute place for a date night! Sitting outside is fun because you can people watch and take in all the energy of South Beach while dining on good food

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CindyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent and went out of their way to make sure we had a great time!

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vipMrLightBright06
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

On of my favorite places in Miami. I didn't realize it had moved on to Ocean and luckily next to my hotel. Food was good as always service felt a little different compared to when it was on Washington.

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vipEatingextraaa
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, true Cuban food in the heart of South Beach. Vibrant atmosphere & home of the biggest mojito I have ever had! Everything lives up to expectations with relaxed service, live music, & the energy you want for a fun date night or gathering with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was awesome!!

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vipDavidS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks, great atmosphere and good food. Ocean Drive has been closed allowing for more outdoor seating. Havana has set up a very nice outdoor space, although some tables are really close together.

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LourdesV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Mojitos and the cafe con leche were amazing! The Cuban sandwich was huge, you might want to consider making this a shareable item if you order with a group! We enjoyed every bite of our food and our Mojitos!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect Cuban spot on South Beach!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
40 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente opción en Miai beach

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vipGracee
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice enough staff but assume the customer knows things about Cuban cuisine, like ordering the large frozen margarita... it comes with a Corona beer open, upside down pouring into my lovely margarita - I hate beer! Would have been nice to know ahead of time. Food decent, but this is a restaurant on south beach catering to tourists... how good does it have to be?

FAQs

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 216-7580.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive is rated 4.5 stars by 742 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.