Havana 1957 - Espanola Way

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$30 and under
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Cuban
Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Española Way.
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vipscrod
New England
204 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not as good as in the past. The food portions were small for the price, and they seemed to try to rush you through dinner. will not go back

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vipKimC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I enjoy the food and outdoor seating at this place. The mojitos aren't bad either - huge fan of the variety. It isn't the cheapest place to eat but Miami Beach is pricey.

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Mikesf16
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was very lively and loud but the location was very good and service as well. Waiter gave good advice and the fish was excellent. Tight seating but we made friends with some people next to us and made it even more enjoyable.

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jeffr
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For a chain restaurant the food was surprisingly good and service was great. Only improvement could have been the drinks. The mojitos were disappointing. They tasted watered down and not made fresh. Even my friends from North Carolina weren’t fans. Other than that it was a good experience and value.

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vipKimC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time food and beverages were fabulous. Great venue.

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Responded on 12 March 2020

Hello, Kim. Thank you for leaving your comments. We're glad you liked the food and beverages.

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vipsafreed213
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great experience. The mojitos were STRONG and FANTASTIC

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Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for letting us know how your experience at Havana 1957 was. We're glad you enjoyed your time spent at our restaurant and hope to welcome you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Great service! Nice ambience!!

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Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and the experience in general

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent breakfast! Nothing was even close to par or subpar! Loved the music

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for leaving your rating. We're so glad to read your opinion on the food and hope to delight you with other items on our menu next time you visit.

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AngelaF
Omaha
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience from top to bottom. Our Cuban bartender suggested we go to this, the original Havana 1957, as the original is the best. We've been to the Ocean Drive spot in years past and it is also good, but not AS good. The signature chicken dish is absolutely unbelievable. How do they put so much flavor into that tender, juicy chicken? It's a must eat. Highly recommend this spot.

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Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your comments., Angela. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and can highly recommend us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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vipSandySam
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tables are a bit pushed together so it’s difficult avoid your neighbors conversation. Waiter forgot our appetizer. Otherwise the food is authentic and well seasoned. Staff was friendly.

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Responded on 23 February 2020

Thank you for sharing your input,SandySam. We hope to make your next experience with us worthy of 5 stars.

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GonzaloL
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was really bad. Also too noisy and not clean .
Food was good

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Responded on 23 February 2020

Your feedback is appreciated, Gonzalo. We hope to make your next experience with us a 5-star one.

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vipAnnemarieD
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our meal here. Service was very good and welcoming. Lots of birthday celebrations. Cubano sandwich was HUGE and delicious. Even the basics like plantain chips and black beans were on point. Especially in South Beach was nice to find a great meal in this price range— highly recommend!

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Responded on 23 February 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, AnemarieD. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and especially the food at Havana 1957 and can recommend it. Come back soon.

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vipStevenH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ocean drive restaurant. No hustles. Just great Cuban food.

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Responded on 14 February 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your review, Steven. We invite you to come back soon!

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vipFabV
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. It truly is a gem hidden in Española Way. Absolutely delish!

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Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you, Fab. It honors us to read your opinion of our restaurant. Come back soon!

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Simon
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Tourist trap with very mediocre food. Would not recommend

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MarkU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Very loud, not “energetic”, just loud. They include 18% service charge in bill and do not mention it. A little off-putting.

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MarieR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a big group and the server who attended the table was excellent: fast, nice

For a restaurant in Miami Beach at a touristy location I wasn't expecting much but the food was excellent, just toned down a little so the tourists can enjoy

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Responded on 14 February 2020

Thank you for your great review, Marie! We're glad you and your group enjoyed your visit, we invite you to come back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waiter had no time for us ordered most expensive items for us that we did not request never checked in. Was my 5th time but was worst experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. Love this location.

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DanS
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lively and fun atmosphere, tasty food.

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RichardJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quick and easy

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Responded on 14 February 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, Richard. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Nessa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great the atmosphere was amazing !! Drinks were awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last dinner of our vacation to Miami, beautiful restaurant, very lively. Food was great especially the tostones rellenos with the picadillo de habanero. Perfect evening to end our trip.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and accommodating!

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ReynaH
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious, this is really worth it unlike the other tourist traps in Miami. The price is also good. The mojito and rum selection is excellent. I got the ropa vieja and it was so good!

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Responded on 23 January 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, Reyna. It really means a lot to us to read your opinion of our restaurant and hope to welcome you again soon.

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vipMistyC
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our Favorite go to place when In Miami. Excellent food excellent service excellent drinks as always! Never disappoints

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Responded on 23 January 2020

Thank you, MistyC. We're glad we're always up to the expectations. We hope to make your future visits just as great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great Location but food is just average. Service is amazing with great vibe of the place.

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Responded on 11 January 2020

Thank you for leaving your 5 star rating. Come back soon.

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vipsusan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was dry and tasteless too many black beans the black bean soup was the same as the black beans served with the entree 20percentserbice charge apparently did not represent tip to the server so with that and state tax and resort tax increased the bill by 30percent not worth it for 2chivken dishes,soup,drinks and dessert ($140)

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Responded on 11 January 2020

We're sorry to learn the food was not as expected, Susan. We hope to have another chance to delight you with other items on our menu next time you visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, good service and food. Reasonable pricing for South Beach. Rainstorm created sincere challenges but the staff and people could not have been nicer.

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Responded on 11 January 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, We look forward to your return. Regards!

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DonnaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 5. Everyone loved their meals. We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and the district.

We will be back.

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Responded on 11 January 2020

We're glad you and your party enjoyed the food. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food is awful. This is a tourist trap.

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BarbieB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great overall experience! Sit outdoors

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Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating, Barbie. We're glad you liked your seating. We hope to welcome you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved it The food is delicious. Our waiter was very efficient and nice. Would recommend. Great mojitos!.

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Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating. We hope to welcome you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Buona, caratteristico, buon cibo, effettivamente rumoroso ma ci sta nell’atmosfera cubana!!!

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Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and leaving your rating.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at the reservation time and it was very busy on this Thursday night. We took a table outside, however, it began to rain and we stated to get wet. The hostess moved us to another table, still outside, but we were still getting wet. We paid for our drinks and left to find a dry place (inside) to eat. They need better awnings outside for rainy December weather.

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Responded on 10 January 2020

Hello, Mark. Thank you for your feedback that helps us improve our service where applicable. We're sorry to hear this prevented you from having an excellent experience. We will review this with our team to see where we can improve and hope to make this up to you in the future. Thank you for your business.

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

$100 for simple food.
Don't have a drink it was $20 per drink.
Beware

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happy
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! I'm never disappointed

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Responded on 26 December 2019

Thank you! We're glad we always meet the expectations. Hope to make your future visits just as great.

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vipDavidO
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good drinks and great service

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Responded on 26 December 2019

Thank you for leaving your comments, David. We're glad you enjoyed the food and drinks. Come back soon!

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Cindy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Delightful ambience. Great location.

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Responded on 1 January 2020

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, Cindy. We're glad you enjoyed the service. Come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing...

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Responded on 11 December 2019

Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Come to dine with us again soon!

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