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Old Havana Sandwich Shop

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310 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701
+1 919-667-9525
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We are not pork eaters, but they have a great chicken sandwich and an incredible turkey sandwich they call "the not so cuban". My wife is a vegetarian and she loves the grilled cheese. Black beans are okay, nothing spectacular especially for $4-5 for a cup. Really good appetizers. Terrible hours though; 11-3 Tues-Saturday and usually very busy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The sandwiches are super good and super filling. Great place for lunch. A really good place for lunch, although it gets crowded so go early.

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Thank Merrick B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

On a cold Sunday afternoon there isn't much better than some warm, good comfort food and this is just what we found at Old Havana. If you like coffee you should really try their Cafe con leche. I haven't had one of those in at least 5 years and it was perfect. Hot, creamy, sweet goodness. The place is kind... More 

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Thank slauch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Café con leche (coffee with milk). Best Cuban coffee in Durham. I also love the Cuban sandwich made with pork 😍😍

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Thank Evelyn F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have a good time eating the cuban sandwiches here, which are really close to authentic. The place is very nice and simple. There are some alternative options for sandwiches such as non-pork or vegetarian, which is nice for my friends to have.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had eaten brunch here years ago and read about their "lost dishes of Cuba" dinners, where they recreate meals from a very old Cuban cookbook. Things did not start well, since nobody really greeted us upon arrival so we sat ourselves. Then the staff asked us to move because another large group was coming that wanted to sit together.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

By far one of the best Cuban sandwiches I've had outside of Miami -- I'd say Havana but I've never been there. Love to take coworkers there and share the wealth of delicious that this smaller venue contains. Get the plantains -- they're to die for!!!!

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Thank Kim H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A wonderful place to meet friends or just relax; food and service are as warm as the Caribbean sun and the flavors and smells reminded me of past delis I've visited in the Northeast. If you visit or live in Durham, you owe this place a visit. Cubano cafe' es muy delicioso!

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Thank Anthony S
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

good sandwiches, refreshing ambience. It's a little porky, for those of us who don't eat pork. :-) But I had the Turkey, and it was flavor-ful.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This establishment is close to the county offices downtown, so every time I have a training I look forward to eating here. The cuban sandwiches are AUTHENTIC and delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-667-9525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?