Havana Vieja

4.6
118 reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
We are proud of the specialties our restaurant has to offer. All of our food is freshly made at the time of order. It is a authentic Cuban flavors and everything is delicious to taste. The whole place is decorated to make so that our customers have the best Latino experience. From the music playing in our restaurant to our colorful chairs and orange walls. Our decor. We pride ourselves in our home made dish. We offer the best Cuban Food. To choose our restaurant would be 100% top notch experience. We make sure to bring even the smallest of details from Cuba and South America to our restaurant. Who can forget out delicious options of cuisine. From the most simple of our appetizers to our biggest of dishes, you will leave wanting to come back and enjoy more of our food soon!

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What 118 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of the top,honest the best Cuban I have ever had

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OpenTable Diner
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!!

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vipJanice
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Steak and empanadas were worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and most authentic Cuban restaurant in Miami! Our waiter Vincenzo went over and beyond to make sure our dining experience was fun and amazing! The food, especially the Empanadas and Churrasco steak dish were super delicious. Must try the Guava cheesecake too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at Havana Vieja! The service and the ambiance were impeccable, which we felt from the moment we arrived. Our server, Pedro, was attentive and made some wonderful recommendations for us for both drinks and food. When part of our meal wasn't right he and the manager immediately offered to make things right and they went above and beyond to quickly fix things, which we really appreciated! We can't wait to come back the next time we're in Miami Beach!

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BettinaK
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservation 2 days before arrival, but they cancelled 2 minutes before we arrived. Explanation was that kitchen is closed. Whaaat? And they should inform us 2 minutes before it? It would be a family lunch of 6 people, imagine how difficult was to find an other place.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was very attentive, but somewhat rushed. Main dish came before we were finished with the appetizer.

Many menu options were not available the night we were there, including salad and several of the appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pedro was our server and was excellent. Food was great. Very friendly place and authentic Cuban food.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience4

Mojito tasted like soda water, food was over cooked and blan- service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A super fun dinning experience with an authentic Cuban feel.

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vipNinaD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Fun place but food was eh

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DustinB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First off, the food was incredible and the drinks were delicious! Unfortunately the service was not very good at all. We were only given 4 water glasses for a family of 5 and asked for another one 2 times but never got it. Only one bottle of water to share for the family, too, and also had to ask 2 times for another bottle which we did finally get. The time between ordering our entrees and when they were delivered was around an hour. During that time we were never asked if we needed more drinks, neither sodas for the kids or alcoholic ones for the adults. The waitress was very friendly though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great atmosphere! Truly felt like we were in Havana! Good prices for south beach too.

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HagarR
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were wonderful. Prices are a bit high but worth it

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vipMonkeysfoeMASH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Love the atmosphere. Felt like we were in Cuba albeit just a couple of hours. Food was delicious. Portions on the smaller side. Service was slow (perhaps new hires...?). Recommend but be prepared in case you end up being "on island time" ;)

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Christophe
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Utterly long service. We left before we had meals coming as we were waiting for more than 1 hour.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Located in South Beach so a little over priced, food was ok, some dishes better than others. Sides were not great, tostones were soft. Ambiance and service were really good, but food could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Cuban food. Good mojitos.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. Got there early for our reservation and were seated right away. Food and atmosphere felt authentic.

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vipAmack
55 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizers just ok…. Asked for silverware but after 5 minutes I got it off a table

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is officially top of our list to eat when visiting Miami. The hostess and waitresses were very friendly. Everything was perfect, and the food was beyond our expectations. Everything was flavorful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely blown away by how good this place was, will definitely be back every time we are in town. Thanks for an amazing evening Oscar.

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vipElandKev
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Poor inexpensive wine selection. Our bottle of Malbec cost $9.99 at the store and they charged $46.00 while they get it at a discount.

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JimmyP
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. Would highly recommend the tostones rellenos. Will be going again next time in Miami Beach.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service! Met and exceeded our expectations.

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vipElaineM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

After reading that Havana Vieja was rated as the number 2 restaurant in Miami Beach on Trip Advisorand wanting to have some Cuban food while in Miami Beach, we decided to go here. First, my Lechon Pork was very tasty although salty. And my husband’s dinner Frite Vieta was good. The guacamole was ok.

The worst part was the music was waaay too loud for a restaurant. If we had been in a club, that would have been different. And our server forgot to bring the guacamole before our main courses, even though it is listed as an starter. Maybe if it had come out early we wouldn’t have noticed it took 45 minutes for our meal to be served. They also cram you in with very small tables and people right on top of you. Will never go back here again! And Trip Advisor is not to be trusted.

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Monteirohouse
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average restaurant.
Service was just decent as well as it was the food.

From Cuba it only have the inspiration.

Biggest disappointment: An ‘authentic Classic Mojito’ mix with SODA for $14

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good time and delicious food. Expensive but not for Miami. Standard drink prices

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mojitos. Great authentic Cubans food. Good service and ambiance.

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Victoria
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. I didn’t give the food 5 stars because my food was not hot. It was warm but not hot. Other than that, it was a great place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ok good service slow and inconsistent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around!! The food, ambiance and service were excellent. Definitely a must visit! Oscar was a great server with good recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful cuban decor. Our breakfast was delicious and good service. Excellent place to go with family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and authentic the service was impeccable. Will definitely go back.

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Fussy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too too noisy, don’t go here if you want a quiet dinner. Food was so so.

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vipVilmaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place when your in the mood for home cooked meal and excellent service 😋

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alejramirez
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio, atención y comida.
De las mejores experiencias en nuestro viaje a MIA

Muy recomendable

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vipCarrie
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with family while in Miami. Very good Mojitos, loved the grilled octopus and empanadas. Our group shared the garlic shrimp, paella, seafood platter and skirt steak. All were delicious! If you like authentic Cuban food in a lovely setting this is a must in Miami!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice people
Regular food
Paella with rice overcoocked

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for our first night in Miami. The food was delicious and the service was great!

FAQs

Havana Vieja is rated 4.6 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.