Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater

4.2
128 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.
What 128 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
J
Jenn
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was great
Food not so good
Drinks are wonderful

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded 2 days ago

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.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very loud and right on south beach. The food was ok. I wouldn’t go back but it was an experience.

f
foodie15
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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.

AC
AlisonC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on July 19, 2021

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!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb food!

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your kind words. We hope you visit our restaurant again.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16th birthday for daughter

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on July 12, 2021

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.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on July 12, 2021

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.

Report
CC
ChrisC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Servers were attentive. Food came out very fast and was absolutely delicious. Recommend the Cuban Sandwich.

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater
Responded on July 14, 2021

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.

Report
j
justwannaeat
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter became more concerned with bigger party that came in and overlooked us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a table right by the live music and dancing. It was amazing!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious but serious was terrible. Super disappointing - and it wasn’t busy at all

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Slow service. Built in tip at work

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time

J
Jewelrylady
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy bueno ... recomendado ,, excelente ambiente , comida deliciosa y muy buen servicio

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice, guacamole with pork, mariquitas, tamal and the best services ever, highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Service very slow

AK
vipAnneK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was fun !!
Made it fun for the grouo

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service. People soliciting us while eating, many tables got up BC no one was serving them or closing them out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Food took over 40 minutes to arrive when other guests who ordered later were being served first

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat in Miami

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

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.

DB
DonaldB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Walked out.
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.

RO
ROBERTO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was too long and food took too long to be served

B
vipBill
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

d
deborahn
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

great accommodations considering the rain storm but slow service overall considerate wait staff

SS
ShaddaiS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good mojitos but the food is overpriced. Didn't like the pork and chicken taste.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

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

AS
AngelaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Evening! Everyone in my party had a different food choice and all were very good!

CX
vipClientX
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

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.

FAQs

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.