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Havana Jax Cafe

2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3666
+1 904-399-0609
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“plantains” (8 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (6 reviews)
“roast pork” (6 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3666
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Came on a Thursday night around 7:00, they had an all you could put on a plate buffet for $10, second refill was $5. Not a big selection of food, but the basics, baked chicken, beef, salad, vegetables, rice, and more. Very good waiter service,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ed S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed in a Caribbean sort of way. You don't come here to fill up an run. You enjoy the food and the conversation with your friends and family. The food is authentic Cuban cuisine. I ordered a mojito. It was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LJ482013
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Four adults stopped in for lunch and found only one other set of diners among the over 25 other tables/booths. Tho there were obvious employees within sight, not a single one greeted us and we had to find our own way to a table in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Will M
Reviewed June 21, 2018

I have been eating at Havana Jax Café for a little over a year. The buffet price & food, along with the quality have improved over time. I enjoy the plantains, fish, fresh fruits & macaroni salad they home make or the slaw. The fish...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Joyce W
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Had a great meal here tonight — roast pork, rice, beans and plantains. Tasty Margaritas, too. Great value. Miguel was super helpful.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank sdenneynyc
Reviewed October 14, 2017

I had lunch yesterday and enjoyed a fantastic buffet of pork, chicken, fried fish, rice, beans, salad, plantains, etc. It was like home cooking and I will be back as a regular in the future.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank bballew
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Food is so delicious. From the ropa vieja,pork and beans,fried fish, pork and onions plus veggies and white and yellow rice and maduros.We had a feast. You must try their authentic food. Service is prompt and place is auper

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank lenoir6969
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful service and excellent food. The slow roasted pork with citrus sauce was incredible! Really enjoyed the Flan too. Excellent experience in every way. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank ryanthemc
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I just recently moved to this area. Having gone to many Cuban restaurants in South FL and NJ, I was dying for a Cuban sandwich. The owner/mgr was a bit snooty and looked me up and down as he was in a suit, and I...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank CrazyboutKeyWest
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on the way home for lunch. If you want authentic Cuban food you need to come here. Place is very clean and reasonably priced. Staff is attentive. Waitstaff and manager are all Cubans. A pleasure to dine here. Recommended!! Pictured is what's left...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Ray G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3666
    (Beach Blvd. & Atlantic Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-399-0609
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In the early 1950s, an auto mechanic named Armando Pulido migrated to the United States where he found his new home in Jacksonville, Florida. Accustomed to his culture in Cuba, Pulido noticed that Jacksonville was missing a place to enjoy authentic homemade Cuban food and music. With his dream, willpower, and the support of his family, Pulido decided to change his career and become a restaurateur.With only two cooks and a small venue only able to seat 60 people, Havana Jax opened its doors selling simple Cuban cuisine. It became so popular for its delicious food, great customer service, and affordable prices that Jacksonville Magazine voted us “Jacksonville’s Best Cuban Restaurant” five years in a row!
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