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“Poor Food, bad atmosphere”
Review of Havana House Cafe

Havana House Cafe
Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Lecanto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cuban
Restaurant details
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Poor Food, bad atmosphere”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Compared to other Cuban restaurants we've been to, Havana Cafe is the poorest in food quality, atmosphere and service. I feel bad writing this as they are a proud small business but I feel a responsibility to do so. The ropa vieja is plain, poorly seasoned and sub par steak. Their "signature" appetizer is frozen French fries with ground beef and nacho cheese. The Cuban sandwich is average. The seats are poor and the bathrooms are located outside, around the corner similar to a gas station. The mens bathroom reeked of cigarettes. The waiter and waitress were overly attentive and talkative to the point where they were bothersome. They seemed like very nice people though.

We went there really looking for a nice Cuban restaurant and left very unsatisfied.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Mike D
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English first
Beverly Hills, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had a great meal. I had the Mojo Pork and it was enough to take home for another meal. Service was wonderful.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Ruth S
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S.E. MI
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Very good food, family owned and ran. We WILL be back”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

The food was very fresh and very good, we had a salad, a cuban sandwich and black bean soup. Their tortillas were different and very good. The owners son was our waiter and he was very friendly. It is in an odd location but has been there for 12 years. The food was so good, we will definitely go back. We LOVE little "mom & pop" restaurants and this one is a gem.

Visited March 2014
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2 Thank ChaplainMaumma
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Breakfast Burrito!!!”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

We have never had a bad meal here. Loved this place. Sadly we no longer live on that coast. I have Havana House cravings I can't satisfy.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank msabu56
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“Excellent pulled pork”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

I had a really sweet Server helped us out alot with choices on the menu and the mojito was excellent i order a 2nd one.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank mark-walbur
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