Let me start by saying that we have no objection to paying a healthy premium for a great meal- whether at home or on vacation. Indeed, we spent even more for dinner at other restaurants (where we had much better experiences) on our recent vacation to Grand Cayman than we did at Casa Havana.
The problem is that, when paying this much for a meal, we have certain expectations... And Casa Havana just doesn't measure up.
First of all, while we are understanding of the facts that the restaurant has recently been taken over by a new chef, who has completely changed the menu, it would probably also have been a good idea to change the name of the restaurant, as Casa Havana implies a certain cuisine... To realize the new menu has a decidedly strong Creole influence was quite surprising. The small plate concept, in and of itself, would be okay, but the Casa Havana experience should more honestly be described as "small plates at extremely big plate prices, and for which you will wait an extremely long time".
My family of four left Casa Havana hungry (room service burgers later at The Ritz) after paying the $575 (with one glass of wine each for my wife and me) check, and the only sensory memory we all share is of the waiter's impressive body odor.
If you're looking for a special dining experience on Grand Cayman, you'd be much better off at The Wharf, Blue, or Seven, or Deckers.
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