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Havana Jax Cafe

2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3666
+1 904-399-0609
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“plantains” (7 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (5 reviews)
“roast pork” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3666
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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.

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.

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

Thank Josephine M
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!

Thank Ryan M
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

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

Thank Ray G
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Our family found this "best kept secret" some years ago. We love the roast pork, the desserts and the service. It's nice without being stuffy and pretentious. The staff are always friendly and helpful. If you're in the mood for Cuban fare, good food at...More

1  Thank walterv234
Reviewed July 9, 2016

The staff was friendly and the food arrived fairly quickly. The place was clean and well kept. Dinner was around $15 per person plus drinks. The yellow rice and black beans were really good.

Thank Nevyntoo
Reviewed January 2, 2016

I Thought the food portions were too small especially for the prices they charge. Just because you put glass tops on tables with paper place mats in a low income strip store doesn't mean it's high end.

Thank Mugsy_Baby
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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