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“Fun & Upbeat Atmosphere!”

Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way
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Ranked #84 of 1,075 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Espanola Way.
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fun & Upbeat Atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

I went to Havana 1957 on a recent trip to Miami for a bachelorette party and had a great time! We sat outside, which after just surviving a horrific northeast winter, was a welcome and warm change! Sitting outside was such a fun atmosphere to be in, there are a lot of people walking right through the outdoor area, but we were ok with it as the table was far enough to not to get bumped by someone passing by. It was a very noisy atmosphere but being a large group of girls, that is preferred, we could be as loud as we wanted and no one gave us a second glance.

Our waiter was extremely friendly and funny and gave great recommendations. I ended up ordering the Peach Mo (peach mojito) on his suggestion and loved it! All fresh ingredients and just the perfect amount of each!

For dinner, I ordered the Palomilla a la Plancha, which was grilled Cuban steak with onions, moro rice, and boiled yuca with a Cuban mojo. It was excellent! I wish I could have eaten the entire plate but alas I could not.

This was a very fun and delicious place for a bachelorette party! Dying for one of those mojitos right now!

  • Visited March 2014
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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Hi Kaitlyn A,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're happy you chose us for your friends bachelorette party, sounds like it was a super fun night! Hope to see all of you again, soon.

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“A great night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

I had a great night here with my boyfriend. I think this might be the best restaurant we visited in South Beach.

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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Hi DinaCB,

We want to thank you for your review. It's great to hear you and your boyfriend had such a good time here in Havana 1957. Hope to see both of you again, soon.

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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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“Big portions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

We ate outside and it was fun watching all the people up and down the street. The food and service were good. The portions were very large. The sangria was delicious.

  • Visited May 2014
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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Hi Stacy,

Thank you for your feedback, we're happy you enjoyed your sangria so much! Hope to see you again, maybe next time you can try our mojitos.

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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“A Fun Evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Noisy, attractive place in a lively part of town. Full of Cuban antique photos, painting and posters, and abundant character. On the plus side: ambience, service (fast and friendly), music, authenticity and a staggering selection of rums (some tasting more like vintage cognacs). Detraction: the food originates from a poor country, hence lots of potato, rice, black beans and plantain; very well done but hardly fine dining. But a very enjoyable experience

  • Visited June 2013
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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Hi PTS99,

Thank you for your feedback, your opinion is truly appreciated. We're happy to hear your experience was a great one. Hope to see you again!

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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“Outstanding Service and Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

We brought some friends from Amelia Island for lunch...First time we visited newly opened restaurant.
Customer Service was outstanding. The ambiance was amazing.
Our food was delicious.
Our friends had never had Cuban food they were so impressed..
We need to recognize the Manager on Duty her name is Victoria she was very Professional and
went beyond the call of duty for my group. She took the time to explain the concept and the menu to our friends.. Our server was Diana how she was amazing.. What great service was given to us by this very special employee..
Once again thank you to Victoria and Diana.. We will be back soon..

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Prell17
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Eliesteban M, General Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Hi Prell17,

Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear Victoria and Diana made you feel like home, and it's great to know your friends enjoyed their first Cuban experience! Hope to see you soon.

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