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Havana 1957

405 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)
+1 305-503-3828
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Ranked #59 of 810 restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center
Description: Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Espanola Way.
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Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Dined here on April 21st after booking a table with opentable. Complimentary plantain chips were decent, however, food otherwise was awful. The "house special" is a slow roasted chicken that was fairly dry. Also had the shredded beef which was fairly dry. Food came out about 5 minutes after we ordered which makes me think it's all pre-prepared and sitting... More

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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Great lunch, great service - would definitely return! First time trying Cuban food and we were not disappointed :)

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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957, responded to this review

Hi gvcanada2010, Thank you so much for your review! We're truly happy your first Cuban experience was a good one. Hope to see you soon. Best, More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Just loved this place - it was busy and we had a bit of a wait but well worth it. The first time we have had Cuban Cuisine and we had a sampler starter and a chicken speciality main course. Definitely no room for any dessert. I had a cuba libre but it wasn't the best I'd had and seemed... More

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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957, responded to this review

Hi DavPet_10, Your opinion means a lot to us, thank you for your review. It's really nice to hear you had such a good time here. Hope to see you again whenever you are in the area. Regards, More

New Mexico, USA
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Not the friendliest place in the world, but pretty darned efficient. Breakfast of croquetas and a couple tortilla sandwiches with cortaditos was tasty, fast and HOT. And there was plenty of it. My wife's mojito was great: lots of fresh mint and real limes (despite the present shortage). Service was terse but punctual. We'd return - the food was pretty... More

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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957, responded to this review

Hi Erich505, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It's nice to know you had a good time with us. Hope to see you again around here, soon. Best, More

Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing! We were seated quickly both times and while there's not a ton of room the atmosphere is great! Cuban music and Cuban service. The hostess is so pleasant and just a beauty! She remembered us from the first night we were there. The waiter the second night was from Havana and used Spanish and English interchangeably... More

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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957, responded to this review

Hi Sterlingskye, Thank you so much for your feedback! Your view motivates us to continue providing a professional quality service for our customers. We're really happy you had such a wonderful experience here. Hope to see you soon! Best, More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Me and my girlfriend visited here from SC. The food was really good and service was great! Never had Cuban food before and this place was great! Jose took great care of us!

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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957, responded to this review

Hi Eric L, Thank you for your review. We're happy you had your first Cuban experience with us! It's great to know you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again, soon. Best, More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Had a nice, quick dinner in Miami. Sat outside, short wait on a Friday. Good mohito, but relatively small for price.chicken special was excellent. Great location, food came out fast, almost rushed.

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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957, responded to this review

Hi heather, We want to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It's nice to hear you had a good time here! Hope to see you soon. Best, More

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I love esponola way and this place is perfect. Everyone's food was delicious from the Ropa Vieja,to the tostados, and Fish. Only thing i was not impressed with was the mojitos picther were not worth the price as they fill most of it with ice, but were delicious so i would suggest asking for little ice to get the most... More

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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957, responded to this review

Hi 13Lenas13, Thank you so much for your review, your opinion means a lot to us. We're really happy you had a good time here! Hope to see you again, soon. Best, More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

...finally tried a good Cuban cuisine option. Will definitely return. Loved this place. Food was good, service excellent. We had the chicken special. Would also highlight the yummy mojitos and the cozy bar where we enjoyed cocktails while waiting for our street-side table. Go for a table on the espanola way side of the restaurant as it is the side... More

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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957, responded to this review

Hi GracieGracieGracie, Thank you for your feedback. It's nice to know you enjoyed your time here, all the way up to the mojitos! Hope to see you around here again, soon. Best, More

Frankfurt, Germany
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Nice Cuban food, served really fast. Our kids were exceptionally tired, but treated very caringly. We sat outside, towards Washington Av. , nice atmosphere, lots of things to see.

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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957, responded to this review

Hi Flabbergast52, Thank you for your review, it means a lot to us! We're really glad the whole family had a good time here. Hope to see all of you again, too. Best, More

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