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Havana Cafe of the Everglades

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Chokoloskee ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Caribbean, Latin, Cafe
191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2214
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (110 reviews)
“pork plate” (16 reviews)
“shrimp” (65 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
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1 - 10 of 784 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my 6 year old. Sat outside. So beautiful!! We asked what was recommended. Very friendly waitstaff suggested the Cuban. No regrets and enough to bring home to share. We went after a kayak tour and were welcomed in our attire. Lovely. Eat outside....More

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had stone crabs and tostones. Delicious!! The service was friendly; the atmosphere was typical Florida Everglades.

Thank Colette D
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food is great, they have great service, and an excellent outdoor dining area. It is a wonderful place to eat.

Thank Aileen G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a very cool, breezy cafe' with an excellent outdoor dining area. Casual attire, I tried the pork which does come authentically with white rice and beans. Portions are plenty. Lack of things a Tampa native would expect, had to ask for bread, no...More

Thank Studiusbagus
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is such a nice cafe real close to Everglades City. We were here for a boat trip out of the state park and had time to eat lunch. They recommended Havana Cafe just down the street, and I'm glad they did. Wonderful atmosphere sitting...More

Thank Beezhjack
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great ambiance. The Cuban sandwhich was a big hit. It was 2 of our grandsons favorite spot. One had a stone crab special and the other rice, beans and chicken. The sangria was refreshing, not too sweet

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were staying in Everglades City, and drove down to Chokoloskee to eat at Havana Cafe. They were having a private party, so we were on our way out the door when the owner realized what was happening and cheerily ushered us to a table....More

Thank khammersley
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Walking into the Havana Cafe is like lingering down a backstreet lined by beautiful bougainvillea, accented by colorful umbrellas keeping the sun at bay. Because it was recommended to us by several local residents, we arrived with high expectations. The menu options were so enticing...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Had lunch there today Cuban sandwich was too good to be true. Try the black beans and rice. Sit out on the patio.. sitting highly recommend

Thank LouPerti81662
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to catch them in season. They are open October through April 15th. Chokoloskee bills itself as the 'Stone Crab Capital of the World' so naturally we had stone crab. They were delicious and sweet. We also had fresh grouper- to die for....More

Thank Shes_a_Tripp
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patbmarsh
Do you take reservations? I have a party of 10 for Friday evening at 5:30
20 April 2017|
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Response from DulceV342 | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us for reservations. We would love to see you at the restaurant only we are closed for the season. We will open again on October 15th. Come see us then.
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Randi S
Is it beer and wine only?
15 February 2016|
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Response from OK2SWFL2CHI | Reviewed this property |
Yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Chokoloskee
  • Phone Number: +1 239-695-2214
  • E-mail
Description
Seasonal Restaurant: October 15 - Mid April Annually

Romantic tropical garden cafe with lots of charm. Beautiful, spacious outdoor setting, screened in by palm trees & flowers. The gentle breeze creates a Key West feel. Where traditional Cuban staples and fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood are transformed into flavorful caribbean-style dishes with Carlos’ stamp of passion on each one of them.

Breakfast 7-11 daily
Start your day with the smell of fresh ground Cuban coffee laced with silky warm whole milk. Every breakfast includes fresh ingredients and authentic Cuban flavors. You’ll savor the Havana Omelette, The “Rena,” Chorizo Egg Sandwich or Steak & Eggs. Like hot sauce on your eggs? Try Carlos’ Hot Sauce and buy a bottle to take home.

Lunch 11-3 daily
Sandwiches are served on our pressed Cuban bread, made from scratch in our kitchen. The black beans start as dry beans and are cooked with no pork fat; the fish is caught daily from our family’s boat. Sweet Plantains or Tostones are perfect for sharing. Enjoy a mouth-watering sandwich such as Dulce’s Cuban, Grouper or Vegetarian Sandwich.

Dinner 5-8 Fridays & Saturdays *Paella by Reservation
Relax with soft lighting, music and savor special dinner entreés. Carlos’ creativity with spices and mixing flavors has perfected dishes such as Carlos’ Shrimp Plate, Stone Crab Enchilado, and Paella to name a few. Authentic Cuban flavor with an island flare. Reservations required for Paella, made from scratch with fresh ingredients.
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