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Havana Cafe

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Cuban
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191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
239-695-2214
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 334
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Cuban Food

I found this tiny restaurant to be an oasis in the everglades. The owners seem very proud of the delicious food they serve. Sadly they are closed in the summer. Great place for an authentic Cuban meal by a friendly staff

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Paul S
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Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I found this tiny restaurant to be an oasis in the everglades. The owners seem very proud of the delicious food they serve. Sadly they are closed in the summer. Great place for an authentic Cuban meal by a friendly staff

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Torrington, Connecticut, United States
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Friends and I stopped here at the recommendation of our boat tour guide from Everglades N.P. The food was very good along with the service. Outside seating was clean; many of he seats (from what we observed) were hard wood chairs or stone, so may get a little uncomfortable over time. Overall, very nice place that I would recommend for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We sat outside eating the fish that we just caught and had great sangria. we loved it so much that my husband and son went back for breakfast a couple of days later. they had a great meal but a grumpy waitress. Still giving it 5 stars because the food and experience outweighs the mood of one employee.

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Five Islands, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Since this was the only restaurant on this island, we tried it for lunch while visiting the Everglades. The Cuban sandwich was delicious. My grandsons were pleased with their food, too.The staff was friendly and the atmosphere inviting.

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Top Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We ate breakfast and lunch here. Breakfast was okay with big portions. We wouldn't have returned but other friends wanted to give it a try. Lunch was better than breakfast as far as the food goes. As bad luck would have it, we ended up with the same useless waitress. Boy what an attitude she had. She bad mouthed other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

In a small community with tropical landscaping, it was a great find. Very friendly, busy - tour buses also stop by. Good prices And food. Inside and outside seating, lots of umbrellas and flowers. Relaxing.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have to admit we had heard so many great things about this cafe that I was disappointed with my meal. I ordered the mahi mahi and it was average. I think I could have better in my local area of Kansas City. However the people I was with ordered some of the other sandwiches which I tasted and they... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had lunch on the cozy patio: stone crab, mahi-mahi, and shrimps in Chef Carlos' special sauce. All was fantastically fresh and delicious. Our son loved the key lime pie. A pity that the place closes at 3 pm, we would have gone for dinner, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Was there with my wife. Enjoyed a very good atmosphere on the outside patio with friendly staff, good food at fantastic weather. Too bad they are closing during summer but you couldn't stay outside due to the weather and bugs. But they will be back in autumn and so will we.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Food is very good! Black beans are the best I have ever tasted! Can't wait until I go back! Check beforehand the hours. They are not what trip advisors list. Sunday April 12 is the last day they are open. They will close until October. A must visit if you are in the Everglades or South Naples!

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Additional Information about Havana Cafe

Address: 191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
Phone Number: 239-695-2214
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Chokoloskee
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Chokoloskee
  • Phone Number: 239-695-2214

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?