Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
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The restaurant was excellent! Food tasted great and the atmosphere was fun!
A must return.
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.
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.
Awesome food and experience. Will definitely go back when I return to Miami
Thank you very much for your comments. We look forward to your next return!
Vacationing in south beach, Miami
Thank you for giving our restaurant 5 stars, We're glad you made us part of your Miami vacation. Come back soon!
Overpriced like everything in Miami and hidden taxes
We appreciate you leaving your opinion. We strive to be as clear as possible with upcharges and our printed menus contain a disclaimer that informs about the service charge being included on your bill. Other charges include state and city taxes that cannot be left out.
Pricey for portion sizes. Great flavor, ambiance and service.
Thank you for your business and review, Daniels. We're glad you were delighted with your overall experience. Come to dine with us again soon.
Best Cuban food in Miami!!
It honors us that you deem ours the best Cuban food in Miami. Thank you very much for giving us 5 stars. We lok forward to your return.
Part of ocean drive so kind of expected it to be touristy . Nice food , quick service . Band was ok but way too loud and left with ears ringing and we were mid way back. Then the bill > $200 for 4 only mains , and a round of drinks . Had 20% service charge , plus 9% local changes too - seems normal for Miami but not a cheap quick easy meal out
Thank you for your business and for leaving your honest opinion. We will take your comments into consideration and be more mindful of the volume in the near future. We hope to welcome you again if you return to the area and decide the price works for you.
We like to eat here when we are visiting. Like the atmosphere and the music. Would like to see the live music offered on more days of the week.
We appreciate your continued support, Connie. It's great to know you always enjoy coming to our restaurant.
Chicken cooker recommended by the server was basically fried cheese and some sort of purée
Seafood appetizer warm lobster and a few shrimp
Very poor culinary experience
Your honest opinion is appreciated, ScottB, we're sorry that you felt the culinary experience was poor. We hope to have another opportunity to serve you in the future so we can show you more of our offerings and turn your experience around.
Great food and atmosphere. We ate there twice during our 3 night stay in the area.
We appreciate your repeat business and the suport, ChrystalG. it's also great to know you enjoyed your experience. Come to visit us again next time you're in Miami.
Great food, amazing service, very enjoyable atmosphere. Just a bit pricey, but worth it if you realize you’re going to South Beach.
Thank you for your business and review, Jordan. We're glad you joined us and enjoyed your visit.
We toured the entire southern part of Florida and definitely felt 1957 as being a tourist trap. I would not recommend this establishment to any of my family members or friends.
TimF, We appreciate your honest input and regret you left with a negative impression of our restaurant. We aim to deliver impeccable experiences worth the money our guests pay and hearing your opinion is a letdown to us. We offer our apologies for anything that may have caused this impression on you and we hope to be able to turn your experience around in a future visit.
Thank you for your 5-star rating. We're glad you joined us and enjoyed your visit.
Great atmosphere and great food.
Thank you for your business and review, Steve. We're glad you joined us and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
Havana 1957 was a fun spot with excellent food and great live entertainment. It is Ocean Drive, of course. So it caters to tourists like every other spot on the strip does. If your primary concern is "authenticity," then you are looking for a spot about thirty miles across the river. If you are interested in a wide variety of Cuban dishes prepared expertly by an efficient professional kitchen staff, you will be glad you stopped in at 1957.
Thank you very much for leaving your review, bhr3. It makes us happy that you had a great experience at Havana 1957. Above all else, our main goal is guest satisfaction and we're glad it reflected during your visit.
Great service and food, but overpriced on the cocktails.
Thank you for your business and review. We're sorry you felt the cocktails were overpriced we will take your comments to heart. We hope to welcome you again soon to make your next experience with us worthy of 5 stars.
Authentic Cuban cuisine was delicious! It is a little pricey, but worth it for the food and atmosphere when you're vacationing.
Thank you for reviewing Havana 1957, Lindsay. It's great to know you enjoyed your meal and the atmosphere. We invite you to join us again for more fresh and flavorful fare.
great food, great location, great service. wait staff was attentive, food was delicious, large portion size, beautiful presentation
Thank you very much for your business and for leaving your review, VladiDadi. We are pleased that the service and dishes you tried were to your satisfaction. We invite you to join us again for more fresh and flavorful fare.
We went here during my birthday trip to Miami and the Keys. I'm pretty sure this was one of the best restaurants we've ever been to. Our server was spectacular and so good to my 5 and 7 year olds. The dishes she recommended were so amazing and although I was so unbelievably full from our meal we ate dessert too which was delicious. If you're in South Beach and need to be blown away then please go to this restaurant.
Good afternoon, Glenna. Thank you for your business and review. It makes us really happy to learn this was one of the best experiences in Miami. We're glad to have earned your recommendation and hope to welcome you again soon.
Great find. Will definitely come back when I’m in the area. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
We're happy to have earned your recommendation, Kris. Thank you for giving us 5 stars. We look forward to your return!
This place has the three things that every restaurant should have. Great food, great service and an awesome atmosphere!!! I love it and will visit again!!!
We are so pleased that your experience met your expectations on all levels. Thank you for giving us 5 stars! We look forward to hosting you again very soon.
Fantastic Cuban food close to the beach
Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again next time you are on Ocean Drive.
The food is awesome! We loved the tamale, empanadas and the chocolate cake so delicious!
Oh and the Mojitos and Cuban coffee a must to drink 😉
Thank you for visiting our restaurant and leaving your rating. It's great to know you enjoyed the items you chose from our menu :) . Come back soon!
Food ok...chicken was dry and pork was fatty on the sampler
Merchandise selection limited ... did not have sizes needed to purchase polo shirt
Thank you for your comments, leee. We will take your feedback into account to see where we can improve in the near future. We hope to hit that 5-star mark in a future visit.
Food was good. Had the Cuban sandwich and a few Mojitos. Service was good w/the exception we ordered 'sweet plantains' and never received them. I'm not certain if the Ocean Drive location is the 'can't miss' spot, as there are several locations. Might do some research before making a final selection. Definitely worth the stop for some authentic Cuban food.
Thank you for leaving your feedback, Doug. We're glad you enjoyed the overall experience and look forward to hosting you at any of the rest of our locations. Regards!
Second time eating here this week. Loved it both times
Thank you for your repeat business. We're glad you joined us and enjoyed your visit. Hope you join us again a thrid time.
We thought the food here was just OK. My husband ordered the picadillo and it had no olives or raisins. We thought it tasted like chili and rice.🤢 He didn't finish it and we won't return.
Rachel, We deeply regret that you and your husband found the food to be less than excellent and hope to have another chance to turn your experience around.
Ask for Hector. Hector recommended we try 2 different dishes and all of the food was great.
Many thanks for your business and review, We're glad you enjoyed the service given by Hector. Come back soon.
Food and drinks were great!
Thank you for giving our restaurant 5 stars. We're glad you enjoyed your meal.
I was expecting a tourist trap and was pleasantly surprised by the great Cuban food. The pork appetizer was great and the Ropa Vieja the best I’ve had in years.
Jilestal, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great experience at Havana 1957. It's always great to hear a guest say that we pleasantly surprised him/her. Our team invites you to return soon for another lovely meal.
The food was very tasty but definitely a little expensive. I would recommend it as a nice higher end cuban food place. Loved the empanadas, whole snapper and the classic mojito.
Thank you very much for your business and review, Simonee. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and invite you to join us again soon for another lovely experience.
Food quality very poor, food not fresh, steak was cold, rice cold, beans cold, frys soggy and cold, drinks watered down, even the water tasted bad!! Horrible service and very overpriced. Stay away!!! We went for a birthday and No one at the restaurant acknowledged that we were celebrating
Thanks to Alan for making my birthday celebration so memorable!!
We're glad you decided to join us to celebrate your birthday and that the service given by Alan made it memorable. Thank you for giving our restaurant 5 stars, DeirdreS. We hope your future visits will be just as memorable and delightful.
A must visit if you want a high energy, people watching restuarant that serves good Cuban food. Stick with the pork dishes, they are superb!
It's always wonderful to hear a guest encouraging others to give us a try. Thank you kindly for your business and review. We hope you come back soon!
The service was excellent. We had the Ultimate Mojito, signature chicken and skirt steak. The food was delicious!! I’d definitely recommend this restaurant.
Thank you for joining us and letting us know how your experience was. Hzleyes. We're glad you stopped in and enjoyed your experience and to have earned your recommendation. Come back soon!.
All around terrible. Worst tiradito I’ve ever had and you include 20% service which is insane for quality you provide.
Kaena, We apologize for your less than great experience at our restaurant. It is not in line what does standards of service we are proud to display. We want you to know that we would welcome another opportunity to show you a true Havana 1957 experience.
Super nice staff. Tasty food. Excellent music.
We're glad you stopped in and enjoyed your experience. Thank you for giving our restaurant 5 stars,
Très sympa. On a mangé à l extérieur : moins de bruit. Mais apéro à l intérieur au bar au top avec super groupe cubain. Bonne nourriture
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It is expensive (like everything in South Beach).
Food was excellent (almost as good as what we had in Cuba the 2 days before).
Staff was great.
Entertainment was great.
Be forewarned, like most restaurants in the area, they add a tip before giving you your bill.
Thank you very much for your business and for giving our restaurant 5 stars. We're glad you can share the word about the authenticity of our cuisine. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Miami.