Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive

4.5
770 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 770 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tatertot
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken special was amazing and so was the chicken noodle soup!! Even in hot weather the soup was so worth it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Long waiting for the food, but when you go to south beach you are not looking for fast service. South Beach it’s about the ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This place is a SOBE chain and just a huge tourist trap. $90 for 4 G&Ts? LOL

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RaymondM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service wasn’t great. If gratuity is included, write down the order.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ok food...pricey and touristy.

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Laul
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful l food and service! Great atmosphere! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco was amazing and our service was stellar. Food and drink recommendations were on point. Will definitely be back.

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Moana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal ver much. Our waiter was on point.

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ZachB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were very nice and food was excellent! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. The hostess was rude and dismissive, and told us our reservation did not matter and that we needed to wait 40 minutes. She never even asked for our name. She was having a personal conversation for several minutes while multiple people waited to speak with her. Unbelievable that this restaurant thinks this is Ok! We went here a few years ago and it was excellent, but this experience made it so that we’ll never come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. It took a bit for them to take our food order because there is some sort of menu change at noon, so that was a little uncomfortable. Overall a great place and good service. It has some veggie friendly options and they are accommodating.

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AC98765
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with great atmosphere to enjoy a yummy Cuban meal while visiting South Beach

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vipAutumnR
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Cuban food. Mojitos so good too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service. Not quite perfect but no issues.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Food was great.

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HappyHourEnthusiast1122
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks were great!! We had the garlic shrimp, which was perfectly seasoned and the steak, which just fell apart in the best way possible. We've eaten breakfast here a few times, too, and each time we've experienced okay service in terms of time, but there seems to be a strong language barrier and our staff wasn't always able to answer our questions completely. Otherwise, highly recommend!

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Rsuave
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Highly recommend! Everything was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

I had reserved a table via app, as I arrived I noticed that I had to park a little bit further down and walk to the restaurant. Due to Covid it is outdoor seating, I let the hostess know that I had a reservation for two with my name and time, at that point she and the other hostess we’re speaking amongst each other in Spanish and said that it was too late to come and eat because they were closing. Told me was i sure it was that location because there are more than one I proceeded to show them my phone with the address and reservation. They let us in to but my dinner was rushed I did not get what I wanted because the kitchen was closing, it did not say on the app that it was closing therefore my experience was very poor from the hostess and to my waiter everything was rushed and I wish I could have enjoyed myself and the food for that to be my first time there and in Miami.

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vipBraverboy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First day late dinner after arrival to South Beach. Friendly, quick, excellent quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but slow service and took forever to get food

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TTBB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. Food was very good.

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vipMirnaG
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Such a shame the service was awful. Took20 minutes to get water after being seated and we immediately put in order. It arrived 20 minutes later. I had to look for waiter to hand him my credit card for closing out. I had 1/2 of the cubano left and he never offered a box.

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WendyG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first stop after arriving in Miami! The food was excellent and I loved the mangojitos!

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davem
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends told us to go to Havana 1957.. We got a table right away outside. It was right in the center of everything on Ocean drive in Southbeach. Food was really good. My girlfriend raved it was the best food from the whole vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Odd and service were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Food was ok. For the price, I felt it was not worth it. The service was pretty terrible. We had to find the server to pay so we could finally leave.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, par for Miami.

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AminM
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was horrible that’s all I have to say !!! Freakin horrible !!! In my opinion I was right to dispute the service charge because the tip included in the bill was not worth it

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SherhondaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in California and I always go to Versailles and Porto’s. I was on vacation for my birthday and I just had to stop in for some dinner. I loved everything about Havana 1957. I will be back again this summer

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Felt more like a chain restaurant and not true authentic Cuban food.

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ElishaR
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my must visit place every time I'm in South Beach. Always fantastic vibe, service and food!!

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vipPickyPalate
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Curious that the ceviche no longer comes with a 'vehicle' to get the food into your mouth, lol... like tostones, banana chips, bread?!
Regardless, still my first stop when on SoBe. Classic and Classy

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TaylorS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place and the food was great. Our waitress was extremely nice and helpful. We are going back before we head back home.

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AngelikaN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and cigars available with outdoor dining. 10/10

JJ
vipJulieJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

How do you go to a Cuban restaurant and they are out of Cuban sandwiches before Noon? It was very disappointing!

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Nessa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was awesome, but the service was horrible. There is an automatic 20% gratuity added to bill.

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vipBetsyL
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, waiter very busy. Sat outside, lively people watching.

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vipLBOz
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cuban food. We had the Cubano sandwich and the Cuban sampler entree. Would definitely dine here again. David was our server and he was awesome.

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Mrspooty
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is great. Ambiance is nice. Drinks are strong and price can be stronger when you’re drunk.. lol. They do add an automatic 20% gratuity. If you don’t catch it, they get a 40% gratuity

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food and service. Loved the outdoor dining. Can’t wait to eat here again when I’m back in Miami.

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 770 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.