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“Great food and service, a memorable dining experience”
Review of Havana Blue

Havana Blue
Ranked #15 of 271 Restaurants in St. Thomas
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant combines the warm, rustic culture and robust flavors of Latin America with the exotic spices and tangy sauces of the Pacific Rim. We also provide our guests with unmatched, ocean front views of tropical sunsets and enchanting cruise ships embarking out to the Caribbean Sea. Brace your senses as you prepare to indulge in aromas and flavors like never before. We have over 100 hand-selected premium and reserve wines.
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Location is fabulous, very nice ambiance with a colonial feel. Service was excellent, professional but friendly, however one small criticism, every good restaurant should mention the price of the specials, it’s just good manners when as in this case a large party was being hosted by one person. The food was excellent, imaginative and beautifully prepared and presented. Portion size was very good. The wine list went from reasonable to the stratosphere and I saw several wines I recognized. A good selection with something for everybody. Our table did not have fans overhead like most so it did get a bit warm by the end of the meal. Prices are certainly high but based on the food and the service performance I would say the restaurant offers good value and this level of dining. I would absolutely go back.

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Thank lotr10
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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2012

Thanks for bringing your party to HAVANA BLUE to dine. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience, service and wine selection we provide. Your feedback for listing specials is much appreicated. We certainly would love to see you again should you return to St. Thomas, and thank you for the great review!

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

My wife and I were led to Havana Blue and the Sand Bar by our friends that had already experienced it for themselves. As our friend Mike R mentions in his review below, the bartender Cheryl is amazing. She is an outstanding bartender that works both locations, and she really helped to make our trip great. She certainly makes some great cocktails, but she was also extremely helpful in pointing out the many different attractions that we needed to see and was just an overall pleasure to be around. Over the nine days we were in St. Thomas, we visited Cheryl at either Havana Blue or the Sand Bar (downstairs) each day for great food, cocktails and wonderful company.

Food/Drink - We sampled a large variety of tapas and entrees over the course of our stay. You just can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but our personal favorites were the Tacos de Filet, Miso Sea Bass, Mojito Skirt Steak, and the Lobster La Plancha (I would fight a full grown, adult male ninja for the lobster right now). As far as drinks go, you must try one of Cheryl's classic Mojitos, a Pain Killa, and at least one Bushwacker. They are all delicious, but the Bushwacker will set you free!

Be sure to visit Havana Blue and the Sand Bar very early in your trip to St. Thomas and look for Cheryl. You'll definitely want to make it back during your stay.

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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Troy,

Thank you so much for the glowing review! We're very happy to hear that Cheryl took great care of you and that you visited HAVANA BLUE multiple times throughout your stay. We're proud to provide service and cuisine that complements a great vacation and has you coming back for more. We hope to see you all back again some time, and we truly appreciate the great review!

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Havana Blue is on the Marriott Morningstar property but is apparently owned and operated by another company, so you must pay by cash or credit card...be prepared.
We enjoyed our meal here, but it was somewhat overpriced and the food was good but not outstanding. You really pay for the atmosphere and location on the beach.
We had an outstanding waitress and if all the staff is as efficient and informed as she then they have done an exceptional job of training their personnel.
If you like Latin or Cuban food, then you will enjoy this restaurant.

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Thank amy e
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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2012

Amy,

Thanks for sharing some good information to help other visitors be prepared. We're proud of the staff here at HAVANA BLUE and want you to always be able to expect great service from them. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the food, but if you have any specific comments on anything that could be improved, we'd love to hear more from you. Also, we wanted to clarify that HAVANA BLUE is privately owned and operated but we DO accept room charges; unfortuntely the machine must have been down the evening you dined with us, but has since been fixed.
Thanks again for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again any time you visit St. Thomas!

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Food was very confusing, "Cuban fusion", which was hard to understand. We ordered several dishes and nothing tested right. Prices were very expensive as well, for what the place has to offer. Very dissapointed!
There are many other places in the island, not advertised as much, that offer a delighful experience for a lot lower prices.

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Thank Mernacaj
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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2012

We're very sorry to hear that you were disappointed on your recent visit to HAVANA BLUE, and that you found the menu confusing. Our dishes are definitely unique, so never hesitate to let us know if you have any questions and our servers will be happy to help you with the menu. When you dine with us, you get a full experience of sights, sounds and flavors; what we like to call "Experiential Dining." We hope to see you again so we can help you fully experience all that we have to offer. Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Went to Havana Blue for the sunset,. The decor is casually elegant, and felt nicely breezy and looks out to the ocean. Happy hour from 5 to 7 gives 3 1/2 price appetizers we had 2, the cerviche was amazing, and 1/2 price moijtos with 3 flavors to choose from, the mango was our favorite although the original was also tasty. Good food, nice servers, great view what more can you ask for.

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Thank perry6162
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BlueWaterMG, Management at Havana Blue, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2012

Thanks for coming to see us and spending a great happy hour at HAVANA BLUE. You made some great choices on the ceviche and mango mojito. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and that's exactly what we hope for. Come back and see us again any time you're back in St. Thomas. We look forward to it! Thanks for the lovely review!

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