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Havana House Cafe

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1209 S Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 746-1020
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2:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 19
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice surprise

I had some business in Lecanto and read up on restaurants. Saw that Havana House was close by and decided to give it a try since I grew up in Miami and the only thing I miss is Cuban good. I had the pan con bistec and it was okay- the bread was nicely pressed but was softer than the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Apopka
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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We arrived at noon on a Saturday and there were only two other cars in the parking lot. I should have listened to my inner voice and turned around . The place is small but seemed clean. The menu was limited and in my opinion over priced. My wife ordered Cuban chilli over rice( $10.00 ) and I ordered a... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Outstanding food and very friendly service. We could not be happier with our dining experiences here. We came to the area for a 7-day vacation. This was our first stop from the airport. In 7 days we dined here 4 times and had take-out another day. Each meal was fantastic. The fish was some of the freshest we've ever had.... More 

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Crystal River
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125 reviews 125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had great hope for this restaurant, but the Pressed Cuban and the bowl of Chicken Chili (special of the day) were both on the bland side. The Yucca fries were crispy on the out side and soft and fluffy on the inside. The Garlic Aioli served on the side was a tasty addition. The staff was very friendly and... More 

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Apopka
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I had some business in Lecanto and read up on restaurants. Saw that Havana House was close by and decided to give it a try since I grew up in Miami and the only thing I miss is Cuban good. I had the pan con bistec and it was okay- the bread was nicely pressed but was softer than the... More 

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We eat at Havana House often and always enjoy the comfortable, casual atmosphere as well as the very tasty food. The Yucca Fries are cooked perfectly with centers that are almost creamy; just plain delicious!! The serving staff are very friendly and always seem to work hard to make everything nice. It is a small, local restaurant that is big... More 

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McLean Va
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The menu has all the favorite Latin dishes, made from scratch. I love vegetables and there and there is plenty to pick from. The bread pudding is to die for. They also serve a good glass of wine.

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Lecanto, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I used to eat here every day back as a high school senior as it was right down the road from the school. they had great food and decent customer service. I went to college in tampa and was visiting my parents for the weekend and hadn't eaten there in several years. The servers seemed like they didn't want to... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We ordered sandwiches. I really liked the Cuban bread, but for the money it was very overpriced for just a sandwich. No chips no pickled, nothing. Just a sandwich on a plate.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Compared to other Cuban restaurants we've been to, Havana Cafe is the poorest in food quality, atmosphere and service. I feel bad writing this as they are a proud small business but I feel a responsibility to do so. The ropa vieja is plain, poorly seasoned and sub par steak. Their "signature" appetizer is frozen French fries with ground beef... More 

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Beverly Hills
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106 reviews 106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had a great meal. I had the Mojo Pork and it was enough to take home for another meal. Service was wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1209 S Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lecanto
  • Phone Number: (352) 746-1020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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