Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive

4.4
874 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 874 people are saying
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MarcC
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded 12 hours ago

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant Marc. We are glad you enjoyed our delicious food and service. We hope to welcome you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good, the service was great. Everything was nice and clean and it was cool on the inside. We also had some great drinks! I totally recommend!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your support. It means a lot to us to read your kind review stating you enjoyed our food & service. It is our pleasure to welcome you to Havana 1957.

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Colin
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with great, friendly service and selection, highly recommend it!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on September 17, 2021

Good evening Colin. Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It means a lot to us when new customers join us and enjoy their meal in every aspect of it. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and so are the Mojito’s. I highly recommend Havana 1957 for a great Cuban food and atmosphere. It’s an amazing location right across from a nice park near Miami beach and the art deco district.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on September 17, 2021

Thank you for joining us and highly recommending Havana 1957. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed our Cuban food and atmosphere. We hope to welcome you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Didn’t seem to want us there

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RenatoP
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy Cuban cuisine , good choices for indoor and outdoor seating.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for your review, Renato. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed our Cuban cuisine and restaurant. It is our pleasure to welcome you to Havana 1957.

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JaquelineA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cuban Sampler is a must. It was a lot for just me to eat so it’s def a nice sampler to share with others. The service was superb.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on September 10, 2021

Jaquelina, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Cuban Sampler and service. Hope you visit us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food. If I lived in the area I’d eat there regularly.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating. We're glad you enjoyed our delicious food and service. We hope to welcome you again next time you are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Everyone we had interaction with was rude

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Everything we tried was amazing. Highly recommend and we will be back next time we’re in Miami!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thank you for visiting Havana 1957. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our delicious food and we will be waiting for you next time you are in Miami.

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vipSteveB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was lukewarm. The waiter said the 20% service fee was not a tip. Can’t help feel I overpaid the tip significantly. Cafe Cubano was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bf & I visited this restaurant while in Miami and it ended up being our favorite restaurant during our stay. We ordered the sampler and it was a 10/10. My bf is hard to impress when it comes to food, and he was thoroughly impressed. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you’re in South Beach and wanting some GREAT Cuban food!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you for joining us and leaving your recommendation. We are happy to read that you and your bf enjoyed our Cuban food. We hope next time you are in Miami you visit us again.

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IndyVibe
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was okay. I would recommend for the ambiance and drinks. Food was decent. Service was slow/not attentive ( this was not due to them being busy). Overall I’d still give it another try

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you for the feedback regarding your experience. We are sorry to learn that our service fell below your expectations. Your comments are appreciated and have been shared with our service team as we continuously strive to improve our guest experience. Please accept our sincere apologies if you felt disappointed in any way and hope to have another chance to turn your experience around.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No one spoke to us for 45 minutes, it’s basically a Cuban Applebee’s. No thanks

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vipMomo24
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had the Cubano sampler and got to enjoy a bit of everything! The drinks were strong and still delicious.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you Momo for visiting us and we are glad to read that you enjoyed every bit about ou Cubano sampler. We hope you visit us again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I hate to rate anything low and it could have just been busy also the Cuba riots are happening right now so I will try not to say anything negative but it was very tight , we had to go to a second location and everything was just ok

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hello and thank you for providing your feedback about your experience at Havana 1957. We will take your comments into consideration and would like to offer our apologies for any inconvenience we may have caused and hope to turn your experience around in a future visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The ceviche was great as well as the read snapper and everything else. I will be back ASAP.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for rating us with 5 stars! We’re glad that you liked our food and can't wait for you to visit us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff, very friendly and accommodating. Ambiance is great as well. Some hits and misses on the food as the chicken was dry though the pork dishes where delicious. Portions are generous so be sure to bring an appetite.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your review. Your feedback is appreciated and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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KingEyes
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating, KingEyes. We're glad you enjoyed our delicious drinks and we hope to have you back very soon.

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vipMikeK
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cubano Sandwiches. Server was very pleasant and enjoyable. Place is designed like a pre communistic revolution.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you Mike for joining us and we are glad to know that you enjoyed our Cuban sandwiches and that the service was to your liking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food is phenomenal, but tip is automatically included so waiters have no desire to ensure a good experience. Our waiter was rude, messed up an order, was not helpful and argued with us the entire meal. I’d wish they would amend this policy, but the food is what keeps this place worth the trip.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the less than a great experience with our service. Your comments are appreciated and have been shared with our service team as we continuously strive to improve the guest experience. Thanks again!

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vipNAMS
Phoenix
99 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice decor, great cubano, nice servers.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you for giving us 4 stars! We are happy to know that you enjoyed our decor, Cuban food, and service. hope to welcome you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thank you! We are happy that you enjoyed our food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good. Beware there is a 20% service fee they don’t tell u about. They don’t bring a bill just a handheld card reader and ask if u want to tip. So we ended up tipping 45% in the end without knowing it. Only saw this when I requested a paper copy of the receipt.
This soured our experience somewhat! $60 for 1 sandwich and 1 mojito.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Cuban cuisine! Will definitely visit again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and vibes!!! Loved it!

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Reign1Supreme
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for Cuban food, while in South Beach. The Cubano Sandwich, and Lechon Asado was delicious. The Cuban coffee was perfect for an outdoor afternoon meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual, good food, quick service

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jowley
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

More expensive than other locations. Food is fine and portions are large.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t say enough good things about Havana 1957. The food was absolutely superb and the staff was friendly and fun. We will definitely be coming back next time we are in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good! I got the Cubano sandwich. Fries are so tiny and sandwhich was a good size but not huge how it looks on pictures. Shared with my husband and we weren’t full. It was pretty expensive as well. We also got a side because we weren’t full and it was super good but only came with three of them haha.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the drinks were even better. I had never had Cuban food in my life and have now become a huge fan because of this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I had heard so many great things about Havana 1957 so went there to celebrate my birthday. It was pretty to sit outside at night but the service was not to the level one would expect. Our waiter was not personable amd did not listen to us and was not attentive. He was frantic and hurried and we had to repeat everything. My friend even mentioned it was my birthday but he never even brought a slice of cake. Had the seafood stew which was fine bit nothing spectacular. The plantains were some nicely. The menu looks like it was designed for a diner and we got paper napkins not cloth. In all, I was very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of all the places we ate in the past 10 days from Fort Lauderdale to Key West, THIS WAS OUR FAV FOOD AND EXPERIENCE!

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Letseat
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay and the service no better. Not a good value for the money and will not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small portions for the price. Friendly but slow service.

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TylerM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great tine - Mitchell was an excellent waiter

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ElizabethK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a great dinner. The Shrimp Cocktail was great. We had the Seafood Stew and the Havana 1957 Chicken and both were wonderful. Service was impeccable and comfortable. We will be back again this week!

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DIANES
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice venue on Ocean drive. Outdoor seating was pleasant. Food, drinks and special were great.

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NCook79
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chicken and braised steak were both a bit dry but otherwise the meal was very tasty

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 4.4 stars by 874 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.