Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Service was great
Food not so good
Drinks are wonderful
Thank you Jen for your feedback, we're sorry the meal didn't live up to your expectations since we always strive to provide the best food and service possible. We hope you can give us a second chance.
Very loud and right on south beach. The food was ok. I wouldn’t go back but it was an experience.
The restaurant was really cool, there was live music and it was right on the water. However our food took longer than an hour to arrive. We ended up not eating until close to 11 PM which was upsetting. The food was good but nothing special. Would recommend for the ambiance but there are probably better Cuban places to eat in Miami.
Our drinks and appetizer were good- although we ordered the Cuban sandwich and their signature chicken for dinner, we waited almost an hour and our meals did not arrive. My partner asked the server to cancel our dinner entrees as we had different reservations for later that night. When we told our server we didn’t want our dinners anymore, she looked confused and said we didn’t put a dinner order in- when we had ordered from that same server over an hour ago. They are very busy and the environment is great- but beware of the service there. I have seen several other reviews for slow service
Hello Alison, thank you for your feedback. 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 we hope you can give us another chance to turn your experience around. Thanks again!
Thank you for your kind words. We hope you visit our restaurant again.
16th birthday for daughter
Hi, we hope your daughter had a wonderful 16th birthday in Havana in 1957. Thank you for letting us be a part of her celebration.
We had an anniversary dinner and choose the Seafood Paella! Superb. Friendly staff. Relaxed setting, great music. Perfect for our last night in Miami - thank you
Hi, we are glad to hear that you had a perfect anniversary celebration in Havana 1957. Next time you are in Miami we hope you visit us again.
Great service. Servers were attentive. Food came out very fast and was absolutely delicious. Recommend the Cuban Sandwich.
Thanks, Chris for sharing your experience at Havana 1957. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our service and that you recommend our delicious Cuban Sandwich. We're looking forward to your next visit.
Waiter became more concerned with bigger party that came in and overlooked us.
Got a table right by the live music and dancing. It was amazing!
Food was delicious but serious was terrible. Super disappointing - and it wasn’t busy at all
Slow service. Built in tip at work
We had a great time at the Havana 1957 at Breakwater. My husband loved the sampler platter and I loved the flank steak in mojo. Sangria was excellent. We waited to watch the show which was a real treat. Finishe doff with Tres Leches. Mmmm.
Muy bueno ... recomendado ,, excelente ambiente , comida deliciosa y muy buen servicio
Great food and drinks. Terrible service. Waited forever for our waiter. Wanted to stay and have another drink but waited so long and had to get two bus boys to find out waiter.
Great night great food
It was really nice, guacamole with pork, mariquitas, tamal and the best services ever, highly recommend
Service very slow
They forgot our appetizer, the rice was uncooked, and the service was almost none. The beef stew didn’t have any vegetables and the chicken was dry as cardboard. Worst experience ever!! When I complained, it appeared the waiter was aware of the rice situation. They gave us 1 complimentary dessert for 3 of us to share, and it was dense flan with 1 bite per person.
The worst, they automatically charge 20% tip regardless how many is in the party!
The food and service was good. I made a reservation for 5:30 to enjoy the happy happy hour. Happy Hour is advertised on the website as M-F 4-7p, but was not honored. I was told it is only valid for M-W. The only downside to the visit.
The food took forever and when it finally came everything was cold. Our server did her best but can’t control the food time or temperature so I was understanding. Unfortunately, we won’t be back.
Birthday was fun !!
Made it fun for the grouo
Poor service. People soliciting us while eating, many tables got up BC no one was serving them or closing them out.
Mojitos and the food was great. The performers were really fun and the service was great. Recommend this location! There are 2 on ocean drive
Food took over 40 minutes to arrive when other guests who ordered later were being served first
Our favorite place to eat in Miami
Food was good. I think over priced but it is south beach. Service was horrible. Waited an hour for water!!! I don’t know if they were short staffed since people don’t want to work.
We arrived at our reservation time and were promptly seated. A minute later another table was sat next to use and a waiter immediately gave them attention.
We flag the waiter and said we had not been served. He said sorry and then started speaking in Spanish to the hostess.
No one showed up or said any English in a minute or so and so we decided to just leave.
Service was too long and food took too long to be served
A noisy place in Miami beach for OK Cuban food. It is fun to sit outside and see the world parade by, the food is OK -- the Mohitos seemed a bit watered down -- but good for tourists.
Great atmosphere to people watch on Ocean Drive. Our server was great. We had the Cuban Sampler and it was delicious! All around fun night!
Awful experience for first trip to Miami Beach. Waiter was ungrateful and expected us to order more expensive items so his automatic gratuity was higher. Food was bland and not very much fun
great accommodations considering the rain storm but slow service overall considerate wait staff
Good mojitos but the food is overpriced. Didn't like the pork and chicken taste.
the food was awesome service was great but the ambience was bad to many people coming from the beach smoking weed
with radios playing so many different types of music plus the music from the restaurant i don’t recommend to any body to dine out side is to noisy and you’ll get high from the smell of weed specialty during spring brake
Great Evening! Everyone in my party had a different food choice and all were very good!
if you have to eat on ocean drive as part of a miami trip, this is a good place to do it. very good window on the action, very good food, erratic service.
Words cannot express how bad the service was. It is easily the worst service I have EVER experienced. Thank goodness the food was pretty good but it took forever to get. I ordered a glass of wine. It didn’t come. He remembered he forgot it and still didn’t bring it. 35 minutes later I walked up the bar and had to get it myself. I had to go to the bar on 3 separate occasions to get things I ordered. I truly cannot.
Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater is rated 4.2 stars by 128 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.