Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive

4.5
861 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 861 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IndyVibe
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 3 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 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
7 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
94 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
5 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
5 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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was so nice and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Buena, experiencia buena comida

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me encanto toda la comida recomiendo el cerdo asado es delicioso , los minutos son súper grandes

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience4

While on mini vacay to Miami, we dined at Havana and ate outside. I had the lobster chunks and shrimp in a stew and my husband had the Cuban sandwich. Both meals were delicious!! Red Sangria perfectly made. The ambience outside was very nice in the evening with Latin music playing. Our server, however, was very rude! Too bad I didn’t get his name. But our sentiments were reflected in his $2.00 tip.

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BethanyA
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Cuban sampler was a good way to get some variety without getting too much of any one thing. Plenty of food for two people. Service was okay. Our waiter was not very welcoming and made us feel like we were imposing with his seeming coldness. He did not check on us after food was delivered. It was good food so we ultimately didn’t mind, but it decreased our overall enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the north side of Ocean Blvd, close to Loewe’s Hotel, Lincoln Rd and other premier eating and shopping, Havana1957 delivers authentic Cuban cuisine with spirited atmosphere and intoxicating Caribbean drum beats against the vibrantly lit backdrop of South Beach’s Art Deco beach facing strip.

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vipjoshuae
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and location! Francisco did an awesome job and we look forward to coming back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to come back and again the food was amazing

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ShyismB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great food
Great drinks
Awesome atmosphere

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Toni
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great Cuban food, great friendly service, lively ambience!

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vipPatriciaD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Visiting Miami and was looking forward to this restaurant, rice was under cooked, special chicken was dry, took forever to get a glass of water, service was slow. If I could give -5 stars I would.

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 861 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.