Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
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 .
Amazing time in the heart of Miami Beach. Would definitely return!
Wonderful evening in So Beach. Great food and drinks!
their specialty is cuban cuisine. it's a win if you want that type of food.
Love the Churrasco !!
Great dinner location, Cuban Latin Vibe. Food was great.
Food was good, out of control location secondary to spring break 10 feet away.
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.
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.
Lively atmosphere with great people watching on Ocean Blvd. Good food. Loved the white Sangria. Friendly service.
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great food, wide selection. friendly service. loud energetic music coming from the streets.
Thank you for giving us 5 stars, GP10 We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere. Come back soon.
I had such a great time. Service was AMAZING ! Food came within 15-20 mins of being sat down
Thank you for giving us 5 stars. We're glad you enjoyed your meal.
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.
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!
Great food and service! I would highly recommend!
The servers were very attentive and we had an excellent business dinner. Thank you
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Melt in your mouth slow roasted pork, with great black beans and rice. Friendly waiter who was attentive.
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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
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.
Had analog fun last night
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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.
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.
Great service & food.
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Super fun atmosphere, great food and very friendly staff.
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My kid’s birthday.
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!
Thank you sincerely for your 5 star review, Candiceh. We look forward to your return.
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.
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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!
We hope to welcome you again soon to make your next experience with us even better, Karen. Thank you for giving us 5 stars.
The food here was excellent and the service was good. We sat outside right on Ocean Drive, which is good for people watching. They had live music inside which we could hear from the sidewalk and the woman singing was great.
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Truly had a great first time. Excellent service overall!
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Tourist prices but big portions. It’s very loud tho. Food is solid.
We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience. CeeF. we look forward to making your next visit worthy of five stars.
Food not very good. Band next door was very loud so we couldn’t hear each other talking. Server was very nice.
MicheleD, Thank you for providing your honest feedback. We're sorry the food did not meet your expectations as it's the norm at our restaurant. We hope to have another chance to delight you with other items on our menu at a future visit.
Wonderful time. Being on Ocean Avenue you know the bill will be higher than at other places that are not on the strip. Wonderful ambience and was a great time.
We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience. Thank you for giving us 5 stars. We hope to see you again soon.
Everything was phenomenal!!!
Thank you, Robi. We're glad you joined us and enjoyed the whole experience. We invite you to join us again for more fresh and flavorful fare.
Our server was so nice and had great recommendations for our dinner. The food was delicious and we got to feel the South Beach vibe while sitting out on the patio and people watching. Awesome!
Thank you for your 5-star review, Krystal. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to welcome you again on your next visit to the area.
The restaurant is almost at the end of ocean drive and it has good music and service. The food is ok, not outstanding and a bit pricy.
We appreciate your comments as they help us improve our service, Mielalmendra. We hope to have another chance to serve in the future and hit the 5-star mark for you.
The service was great but the food was mediocre and expensive. The music was loud but seems that’s normal in ocean drive
Thank you for joining us and leaving your feedback. We're sorry that you feel the food was anything less than excellent. Our guests typically compliment us on our food and we're sorry this was not the case.
The food was so delicious. My husband and my children all loved it. Our waiter was the nicest server and very funny! We loved sitting outside and there was also great live music inside. So glad we had a chance to dine here. Their Cuban food was the best! I would definitely recommend to any family!!
Thank you for letting us know how your experience at Havana 1957 was, Kathleen. We're happy that you and your family enjoyed the food as well as the service. We're lucky to have your recommendation and hope to host you again soon.
They made our 25th Anniversary special
We are very happy to learn that our wait staff helped to make yours a special anniversary. Thank you very much for letting us know you enjoyed your experience at Havana 1957. Please be sure to visit us anytime you are in the area.
The decor and music of this restaurant are drowned out by the crowds and traffic on Ocean Drive. Dine indoors to avoid this. Mojitos were more mint than lime and not very flavorful, Cuba Libres weak and overpriced. Waiters brought my dining partner the wrong order and seemed indignant about returning it. Portions are small, chicken was greasy. Sandwiches were good, meaty and filling.
This place is very authentic feeling and right in the heart of Ocean Drive action. It has indoor and outdoor seating which is great. Our group of 4 sat outside. Music was a tad loud but alright. Our waitress was terrific but the dinner took forever to come out. Oddly, they cleared unfinished appetizers like it was coming out and then we sat for another half hour waiting for our meals. Waitress was honest about what dishes are good and not so good for those of us unfamiliar with Cuban food which was helpful. We recommend the roasted pork and Havana 1957 chicken. A bit pricey but just what one should expect in South Miami. Overall, we had a lovely evening there.
Thank you for your comments, Sara. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience and will try to be more mindful of the volume of the music. Our team invites you back for another lovely evening.
This place is a trap, they force you to spend your money and then give themself an automatic tip, they kept serving us water that no one said was $8 a refill poor service after we told him we didn’t wanna spend money on alcohol
Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater is rated 4.5 stars by 47 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.