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Havana Cafe of the Everglades

191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2214
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (124 reviews)
“pork plate” (22 reviews)
“shrimp” (76 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love this restaurant. It is an amazing oasis of delicious food, great staff, owners and amazing waitresses! Everything is delicious from the breakfasts, my favorite is the chorizo, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich and a cafe con leche--heaven! Scallops, pork, steak are all delicious...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank neiwob
Reviewed 4 days ago

We eat here every year when we visit. Food is awesome. Cuban style. The outside area is my favorite. I feel like I am in the tropics with outdoor tables, christmas style lighting, umbrellas. Staff is really good as well. We have never had a...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 5 days ago

After hearing many, many raves about this cafe, we stopped for lunch. Very disappointed. My husband had the mahi mahi sandwich, which he said was kind of bland. I had the chicken fingers with fries. The fries were not hot and the chicken was just...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Frankkaye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place with beautiful outdoor seating. Try the sandwich with roasted Cuban pork. Was excellent. Playground nearby.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carl M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This diner was a beautiful sit outside kind of Florida dining. Food was amazing. We all had their Cuba sandwich along with some cold beer. Sure did hit the spot!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tlzig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Cuban food with excellent spices. The sweet salsa was wonderful. The daily special-blackened shrimp-was really nice. The outside seating was a nice touch.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DL2Some
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch between Christmas and New Year's and the place was packed! People occasionally had to wait for tables but food delivery was speedy so tables turned quickly. The excellent staff members were flying around to help all the customers. A greeter...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 88Tropicsfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good food in very pleasant, comfortable and colorful surroundings. Rice and beans and shrimp are excellent choices. The service was friendly and excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tzipster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has such a good Cuban vibe. It’s situated under original cheeky huts to make your meal all th more unique. They have authentic Cuban music playing which sets a certain ambiance. The food is cooked by Chef Carlos who is Cuban and served...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Robin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the morning touring the Everglades and topped for lunch at the Havana Cafe. The food is fantastic with friendly service. Reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Definitely worth the drive from Marco Island!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank johnrI1375MH
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Questions & Answers
January 17, 2018|
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Response from HCMarketing | Property representative |
We are open October 15 through April 15. We will be closed in May.
Nancy G
January 16, 2018|
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Response from HCMarketing | Property representative |
We do take reservations but they are not required. We do get busy at times so calling ahead to reserve your seat would be a good idea.
April 20, 2017|
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Response from DulceV342 | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us for reservations. We would love to see you at the restaurant only we are closed for the season. We will open again on October 15th. Come see us then.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Chokoloskee
  • Phone Number: +1 239-695-2214
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Seasonal Restaurant: October 15 - Mid April Annually Romantic tropical garden cafe with lots of charm. Beautiful, spacious outdoor setting, screened in by palm trees & flowers. The gentle breeze creates a Key West feel. Where traditional Cuban staples and fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood are transformed into flavorful caribbean-style dishes with Carlos’ stamp of passion on each one of them. Breakfast 7-11 daily Start your day with the smell of fresh ground Cuban coffee laced with silky warm whole milk. Every breakfast includes fresh ingredients and authentic Cuban flavors. You’ll savor the Havana Omelette, The “Rena,” Chorizo Egg Sandwich or Steak & Eggs. Like hot sauce on your eggs? Try Carlos’ Hot Sauce and buy a bottle to take home. Lunch 11-3 daily Sandwiches are served on our pressed Cuban bread, made from scratch in our kitchen. The black beans start as dry beans and are cooked with no pork fat; the fish is caught daily from our family’s boat. Sweet Plantains or Tostones are perfect for sharing. Enjoy a mouth-watering sandwich such as Dulce’s Cuban, Grouper or Vegetarian Sandwich. Dinner 5-8 Fridays & Saturdays *Paella by Reservation Relax with soft lighting, music and savor special dinner entreés. Carlos’ creativity with spices and mixing flavors has perfected dishes such as Carlos’ Shrimp Plate, Stone Crab Enchilado, and Paella to name a few. Authentic Cuban flavor with an island flare. Reservations required for Paella, made from scratch with fresh ingredients.
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