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“Good Cuban food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way

Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way
405 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1 305-503-3828
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Ranked #80 of 871 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Espanola Way.
The Hague, The Netherlands
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71 restaurant reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Good Cuban food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My husband, baby and I recently spent the day in Miami, where we stumbled upon Havana 1957. First of all, what a cool street it's on! Espanola Way has a lot of different restaurants, but my husband liked the looks of this one.

We arrived at about 1 p.m. on a weekday, so there was plenty of available seating. We were quickly seated, but it took a long time to get a menu (I think the hostess forgot to give them to us). We ordered mojitos, which were perfect for the hot day! My husband had a Cuban sandwich, and it was very good, as was my shrimp cocktail (the caviar on top of the sauce was a nice touch). We also had two coffees (cafecito) which were delicious.

I took off a star because it took a while to get the menus (we felt like we were being ignored during that time) and because there was no place to change baby's diaper (not even a countertop in the bathroom).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Hello snowbunny16: Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to hear you gave us a chance and glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed our cuisine. Your suggestion is very valid to us and we will make sure to look into it. We hope you to have you again whenever you return to South beach.

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“We hit the jackpot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Staying in a nearby hotel we wandered out in search of somwhere to eat. We dismissed the numerous offers of so called 'free drinks" and the like on Ocean Drive - thank goodness - and crossed Collins and found Espanola Way. Many eating places aroudn here, but we chose this one as it seemed to be full of locals as opposed to tourists. What an inspired choice. Friendly service and excellent food - the beef with black beans and also the pork are to be recommended. No obvious Happy Hour here, but your stomach and your wallet will enjoy the experience nonetheless!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Hello RomanRemains: Thank you so much for sharing your experience here. We are very happy to hear you gave us a chance and glad you enjoyed our Cuban authentic cuisine and ambiance. Hope to have you with us again very soon.

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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

We went there as a group of 4, we hadnt had cuban food before, we all really enjoyed it and would definatly go back, service was brilliant.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Hello townsendbr: Thanks for reviewing us. Its very uplifting to hear you left with such good impression of Cuban food because of us. We'll really love to have you again when you come visit.

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“OUTSTANDING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Given as a tip form the concierge of our hotel and what a tip. Never had Cuban food before but wow.
The whole experience, atmosphere, staff, food and price made this a memorable experience.
Our waitress was very helpful in offering suggestions and recommendations to try and so we did and were knocked out.
Fabulous flavour of every dish had us wanting to try more however we were too full although there will be a next time!

Well worth booking in advance as the wait can be long. Thanks to our concierge this was o Bly about 30 mins. I would happily wait hours!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Hello MightyOak8: Thanks for reviewing us. Its very uplifting to hear about your wonderful experience and to know you really enjoyed our Cuban Cuisine and our friendly service so much. We look forward to have you back again very soon.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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“exellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

i went to a couple restaurants in espanola way and i lov this one really good food and service ,,,, +AAA

Visited October 2012
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Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Hello Albert J: Thanks for reviewing us and recomending us. We're glad to hear you had such great time and enjoyed our food and service. We hope to have you back with us again very soon

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