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“Excellent value; excellent flavor”

Casavana Cuban Cuisine
Ranked #18 of 166 Restaurants in Homestead
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We were visiting the area and this was our first time at this restaurant, so as usual we asked our server what the most popular dishes are. She recommended, among other things, the churrasco flank steak and the new kebabs. We both enjoyed my churrasco more than the beef kebobs. (Kebobs are so easily overcooked and tough.) The steak was cooked to perfection, tender and extremely flavorful. The side of rice and beans was also perfect; the beans so tasty as to be the ultimate comfort food, and I'm not even Cuban. My husband decided to try the boiled yuca on the servers recommendation. We were less than ecstatic. Based on her enthusiastic description of a dish she grew up loving, we determined it must be an acquired taste. We love yuca fries, but this was rather a bland alternative, relying on the flavor of the onions to carry the dish. What it had in flavor, it lacked in texture. Very mushy.

The wine selection is minimal and basic, but the food more than made up for it. The entrees are extremely well priced. I would definitely go here again. In fact, I'm already craving the churrasco and rice and beans!

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Thank Cynthia R
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

OK so this is a cuban restaurant in a parking lot next to a Publix supermarket. we were staying at the hampton inn across the road. couldn't see anywhere else to eat so gave it a try. great choice. the food was really tasty and well cooked. steak was nice and rare as asked for. good prices and the staff were very friendly. my husband left his glasses behind and when he went back they had the specs for him. we have paid a lot more for less good cuban food on our trip.it's amazing what you might find in a parking lot!

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

My husband and I went here for dinner. The place is in a shopping mall type area, but easy to find. If you are looking for fine dining, this is not it. However, it is an average priced meal that is fililng and tasty.
We were seated right away in the clean, well lit restaurant. We started with the Conch Fritters. They were good, but I wouldn't necessarily get them again, as I've had better. We ordered some wine, which is Sutter Home in the little individual bottles. It was fine, but certainly not what I would usually order. For our entrees, we ordered the Beef Churrasco. This was very good! Perfectly grilled steak, with a delicious chimichurri sauce. This comes with sides, so we got the Congri, which is rice and black beans, and the Caesar salad. Both were good, and large portions. (we couldn't eat it all) For dessert, we split the coconut key lime pie. This was very good as well.
The service was courteous and quick. We would go back if in the area.

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Thank hmcrn2
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We have eaten in Casavana several times when in the Homestead/Florida City area, and we were pleased with our experience each time. Casavana serves popular, traditional Cuban and Cuban-American food done well, some with a small variation, mostly to Cuban-American families. It is consistently bright and clean, and in our experience the staff have always been polite, reasonably efficient, and quite pleasant to these non-Spanish-speaking customers. A few have very limited English, but generally were happy to call in a colleague who was fluent if necessary; most were pleased when English-speaking customers made an effort to use some Spanish. Prices seemed to us quite reasonable, portions were large and the food well-prepared. They have a good choice of grilled and pressed sandwiches. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the breakfast menu is always available. They usually have a few specials on a board that are not on the menu.
Casavana is part of a small chain of four Miami-area locations, but our visits have all been to their Homestead location.

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Thank Rags2006
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Loved this restaurant - good service, good value, great food. Portion sizes huge. Breakfast was hearty and delicious, but marinated chicken dish with onions and lemon was out of this world. You gotta try this place

Thank Flawanderingwoman
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