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Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive

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

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 635 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AudelineS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made reservation prior just to make sure to get a table! Good thing it wasnt busy and able to dine early than my reserve time... the food was good! Its a little bit salty.. Yet eaten with rice is all good.. the receptionist on the other hand has a little attitude... but the server she was amaZing!! The drinks are worth every penny! Also good location!! Right in the mid of party!!

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BritniE
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Was overall very impressed.

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CarmeloM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Spanish food. Can't hear the music because the other restaurants music. But overall worth it.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on June 29, 2020

Dear CarmeloM, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive. We are glad to hear you liked our Cuban Cuisine. Thanks for sharing.

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SJackson
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What can I say, we LOVE this place! Whenever we visit Miami, we must have dinner here. They get it right every time! The food and drinks are amazing, the service is top notch, and it's such a fun place to dine. My only regret is that I haven't tried the Cuban coffee but I will DEFINITELY get it next time.

**Even with COVID19 restrictions, this staff is on top of it. We felt very safe in our dining experience. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! It’s a must see when at Miami Beach!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on June 29, 2020

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing about your experience Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive. We appreciate you taking the time for reviewing us.

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George
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere! Would recommend to anyone!!

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on June 17, 2020

Dear George, thank you for reviewing your experience at Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive. We truly appreciate your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was like home cooked meal the flavors were amazing. As soon as we arrived they had a table cleaned up and ready we did not have to wait. Everyone was polite.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on June 16, 2020

Dear Guest, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive. We truly appreciate it. We just re-opened a few days ago, feels gratifying to get our customers back. We love hospitality!

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vipAlbert
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Cuban food in the U.S.A.

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msholland
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noice level high due to being outside on Friday night during spring break but one of the best restaurants since I been in Miami.

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vipblueprynt
Sacramento
47 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tourist trap. Servers are very good salesmen. They recommended the Havanas 1957 Signature Chicken. It was the worst chicken I have ever tasted in my life. Similar to microwavable chicken. They also recommended the large mojito so we everyone got that in the group. It was the worst tasting mojito. Also, when the check came out, we didn’t realize is was $40 for that drink. Most expensive cocktail I have ever drank at a low quality restaurant. I understand the price if it was at a nice restaurant but definitely not the case. Lesson learned. Read the fine print before just believing a server. I will never go back and I will never recommend anybody to go yo this restaurant. So many better restaurants in the area.

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MargaritaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious!! Our waiter was FANTASTIC!! I would highly recommend Havana 1957. Mojitos were pretty good too.

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vipTaraD
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place for good food and drinks. Sit outside to feel the fresh air and observe south beach.

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vipVMVAtlanta
Atlanta
297 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The staff were nice. The decor pleasant. The food was mediocre. Our mojitos were upgraded to expensive, not anything we have ever done. To compound matters the mojitos were mediocre. The addition of the gratuity to the bill, without the staff mentioning it, well, distasteful. I would not recommend Havana 1957.

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cjmarq
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Havana 1957. The atomsphere is amazing! The service is quick and the staff are so polite! Now, the food is out of this world good. The Cuban is what I came for again and it didn't disappoint. It melts in your mouth! Look forward to coming again when in Miami!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are on vacation! Had a great time!

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vipEliseC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Great ambiance! If you are looking for authentic Cuban food, Havana 1957 is a must!!

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Mercedes
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Try the tostones relleno or the camarones al ajillo. Delicious! Vibrant and energetic environment! Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays...we know because we went both days! 😘
Is definitely a stop for us whenever we return!

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Erick
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great spot near the water to have dinner. The Service, Food, and Drinks were excellent!

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OlaO
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We were three people in our company, two adults and one child. Us two adults got our food first, leaving our daughter a bit sad that she didn't get her food. After a few minutes when the server got back, we asked when my daughter's food was coming; the server said she was going to check, then disappeared for a long while. After another 10-15 minutes we finally got it. There was no attempt at any sort of compensation, and on top of that there is a forced 20% service charge, which at this point feels like an insult.
When we were about to leave I told the server I wasn't happy about this. They said I (not them) could talk to their manager about compensation, but I'm not going to go and beg about something that should come from them.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 12, 2020

Dear guest, We’re dismayed to learn this prevented you from having a good experience at Havana 1957. We aim daily to offer excellent food and service and it discourages us that that was not your impression and to learn the waiter’s offer did not make up for the experience. Thank you for your business.

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MIRLANDEJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Breakfast was really good. The prices are reasonable and service is good. R

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for your comments, Mirlandej. We're glad you joined us for breakfast and enjoyed your experience. Come to visit us again soon

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vipjudye
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you, Judye. We invite you to join us again soon for another delicious meal

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MARENIAC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that restaurant 😍the food is espectacular and the personnel is perfect

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for giving us five stars, Mareniac. We hope to welcome you again soon

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vipCTFoodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place to watch South Beach action and get a good meal.

Havana 1957 - Ocean Drive
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you, We're glad you enjoyed the view. Come back soon

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CourtneyJ
Austin
7 reviews