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Havana Tropical Cafe

409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
+1 732-708-0000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a rainy Friday night. Got a table outside on a patio, perfectly protected from the weather. What a treat! Reasonably priced and very tasty food. There was a band so we even got to dance. Everyone having fun, lots of good energy! Try...More

1  Thank ladyj083
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Wanted something different and found it here! In the mood for a drink and a few appetizers on hubby's birthday. It was packed and the band was great. Found a spot at the bar. Had to wait to Oder but it was worth it! Staff...More

1  Thank Suzanne Q
Reviewed March 1, 2016

This past Saturday three friends and I decided to have dinner at Havana. Since it is winter you get to beat the crowds that come in during the summer. I decided on the Paella which has rice, mussels, shrimp, scallops and calamari. I am not...More

2  Thank EThompsen23
Reviewed February 1, 2016

Had ordered take out a couple months back and food was ok. Decided to give it another chance and order take out again yesterday, since we had a craving for Cuban, and this is the closest. My husband ordered the Rabo, and they said they...More

1  Thank Ana R
Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Best Cuban food ever! Twice cooked pork melts in your mouth atmosphere is light and find with Cuban music playing feel like you're on vacation. If you love Cuban food you have to try this

1  Thank johomes
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Best Cuban food I've ever had, consistently tasty and amazing. Atmosphere is warm and inviting not overdone with TVs and they have a beautiful 1500 gallon koi pond with waterfalls and outdoor seating for summer dining. Gorgeous 20 foot marble bar and indoor/outdoor dining all...More

1  Thank johomes
Reviewed October 12, 2015

The lunch sandwiches are fantastic! The wait staff is friendly and knowledgable. I love the sangria also. It' a favorite with the locals. A must try.

1  Thank Jola O
Reviewed September 15, 2015

My wife and I enjoy Latin food throughout the tri-state area and find that this restaurant provides one of the most authentic atmosphere for a dining experience. The Staff and chef are at your disposal no request goes unanswered or fulfilled. We particularly liked the...More

1  Thank Paulaug45
Reviewed September 8, 2015

VERY GOOD FOOD, AUTHENTIC! Poised at the end of a dead end street, it looks like when you arrive, there is something special awaiting. THERE IS! We went for dinner on a Friday night. Not crowded, but bustling. We were greeted quickly and found our...More

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner last night (Aug 30) with a friend. Very crowded because of a birthday party, but not overwhelmingly. The hostess was absent from her station and we had to wait to be seated ( 5 minutes ). Then she had to clean the...More

Thank SandiRyan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 732-708-0000
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