Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater

4.4
61 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater has the best Cuban food in South Beach. It sets itself apart by creating a unique dining experience that allows you to spend Un Dia En La Habana and relive the glory and glamour of old Cuba during the 1950’s. Experience our family friendly location on Miami’s famed Ocean Drive.
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4.3
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The waitress seemed not too interested in working. Everything was cold when it hit the table.

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MelG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

My food came out about 10 minutes after my boyfriends and was only sub par. Spent almost $100 for 2 mediocre entrees and 2 small drinks. Asked about a coupon on their website and the server grabbed my phone, which includes my wallet, and walked away with it. Then told me the coupon didn't apply to that location even though it was listed for all their locations.

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vipSteveM
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location- lots of outdoor seating. Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Vacation in Miami Beach. Food was good, I am Cuban so I’d say it was authentic Cuban cuisine. Our waiter Javier was so professional and very charismatic. We dined outdoors and everything was perfect. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipAngelaD
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! The staff was very friendly and attentive- one of the best meals I had in Miami Beach

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and good vibes!

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vipEmbarrassed
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great location. Service was lacking in everything sense of the word. Our waiter Dennis only suggested the most expensive items on the menu. He disappeared for 30 minutes between our appetizer and entree. We saw other guests looking around trying to get service.

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vipIsaacG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Busy night. Food was good but not “great”. Still worth going for ambiance and drinks. Had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great spot for people watching on South Beach. We sat outside for lunch and enjoyed the beach vibe. The food was good and portions were large.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing and well-priced. However, the service was subpar and we could adjust the tip accordingly.

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AshleyA
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t wait to visit again the food was awesome, the atmosphere perfect vacation!

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todd
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Great Cuban food!

Twice, I’ve booked through Open Table; 1 year wedding anniversary and Wife’s birthday. When asked special occasion, I’ve stated both on Open Table And both times neither was acknowledged by the restaurant.

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MelindaH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was visiting from San Antonio. We wanted Cuban without leaving the beach. This place was rated high. Just like most restaurants, Covid has changed everything. I give an A for stating open, a B- on food. Noise is average South Beach area.

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing the Mojitos are official, and their ropa vieja is heaven . Am a loyal fan , I’ll be by every time I visit Miami .

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vipBerlin
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing time in the heart of Miami Beach. Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening in So Beach. Great food and drinks!

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elajhasgrandma
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

their specialty is cuban cuisine. it's a win if you want that type of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Churrasco !!

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vipRonN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner location, Cuban Latin Vibe. Food was great.

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vipTreatnightout
New England
60 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, out of control location secondary to spring break 10 feet away.

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vipLauraJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Smoking is allowed and even encouraged on the terrace with a server walking among the tables selling cigarettes to diners. As someone from the NYC area where smoking is illegal within ten feet of a building entrance I was a bit taken aback and it ruined our already mediocre meal.

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SusanD
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu offered a lot of options. My red sangria was very good! My husband's mojito was also very good. I ordered the sampler plate which had 3 different main courses, plus rice / beans / plantains. I loved the house special chicken but didn't care for the ropa vieja or the pork dish. The beans were very good. My husband ordered the Cuban sandwich, which he liked very much. We also ordered the Yucca fries as an appetizer, which were different and tasty. We didn't have coffee or dessert.

The service was good, we did not feel rushed. Nice atmosphere of people-watching on Ocean Ave / South Beach.

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vipBethK
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere with great people watching on Ocean Blvd. Good food. Loved the white Sangria. Friendly service.

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hello, Beth Thank you for joining us and leaving your comments. Come to dine with us again soon.

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GP10
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, wide selection. friendly service. loud energetic music coming from the streets.

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, GP10 We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere. Come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a great time. Service was AMAZING ! Food came within 15-20 mins of being sat down

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars. We're glad you enjoyed your meal.

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KarenZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, and great staff. It's the perfect spot for people watching right in the heart of the Art Deco area of South Beach. The staff were accommodating to our dinner requets and the food was outstanding- love the Cuban flare. We'll definitely be back.

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heidiK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional! Sit outside is a must right in south beach to get the feeling of the area. So fun would definitely return!

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KathyG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! I would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The servers were very attentive and we had an excellent business dinner. Thank you

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you for leaving your review. We're glad you had an excellent business dinner at Havana 1957. Come back soon.

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Larry
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melt in your mouth slow roasted pork, with great black beans and rice. Friendly waiter who was attentive.

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for writing about your experience at Havana 1957. We're glad you enjoyed your meal. Come back soon!

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vipMarkR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Music so loud it was impossible to have a conversation. We started outside and moved inside. No real difference. The food was good, but due to the noise we will not return

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on January 1, 2020

We appreciate your input as it helps us better serve our patrons. We will make an effort to be more mindful of the volume in the near future and we hope to have another chance to improve your experience. Regards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had analog fun last night

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating. We're glad you enjoyed your experience.

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vipJackN
Birmingham
51 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food good, pricy, but you are paying for south beach experience. Authentic Cuban for sure, delicious and many options. The hustler magician was funny but managed to get another $40 out of us - not sure if he was part of the restaurant or not but either way as much fun as he was it was a little extra. But again, he may have just been a street hustler - restaurant was good overall.

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, Jack. We're sorry that this prevented you from leaving with an excellent impression of our restaurant. The person you speak of doesn't seem to be related to our restaurant. We hope to have another chance to make your experience with us a 5 star one.

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vipBecbec
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service & food.

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating, Becbec. We're glad the food and service were to your liking.

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vipKShanahan
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun atmosphere, great food and very friendly staff.

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you, KShanahan. We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere. Come to visit us again soon.

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vipGaudyL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kid’s birthday.

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vipcandiceh
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate inside where it's air conditioned, outside on the street was too crazy! Noisy inside but easy to converse without raising our voices. This is definitely more upscale than many restaurants on the street and we could tell as we walked up to it. GREAT sangria, really good selection of food and the waitress was very helpful in pointing us the right way with our apps and entrees. Will definitely return!

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you sincerely for your 5 star review, Candiceh. We look forward to your return.

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ScottJ
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside while it was raining. It was fantastic. They have large umbrellas that kept us dry. Food was great! Service was good as well. We would eat there again.

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on November 2, 2019

Thank you for your comments, Scott. We're glad you enjoyed the food as well as the service. Come to visit us again soon.

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KarenH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed are food. Portions were good but a little pricey. Guess your paying for South Beach atmosphere. Missed getting breag before meal and hot sauce like I've had at many other cuban restaurants . I would still go again though next time I'm in south beach!

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on November 2, 2019

We hope to welcome you again soon to make your next experience with us even better, Karen. Thank you for giving us 5 stars.

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Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater is rated 4.4 stars by 61 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.