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“Great casual food, selection of rums”

Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way
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Ranked #79 of 1,098 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 30
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Welcome to Havana 1957, real and authentic Cuban flavors located at one of the most popular corners in South Beach; Espanola Way.
New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great casual food, selection of rums”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

I enjoyed the atmosphere at this restaurant. Casual, yet a little retro (1957 theme). The servers were friendly, food very tasty, and rum selection not to be missed. The prices were reasonable, especially for South Beach.

  • Visited February 2012
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Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
Thank you for your valuable review Blesher! We hope your time with us was great for you! You're welcome anytime!
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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent Value for Authentic Cuban”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Went to Havana 1957 on the strength of TA reviews. Restaurant is perfectly situated on a lovely pedestrian thoroughfare off of 15th and Collins; a short walk from South Beach's main strip. It was early evening, the weather was lovely and we were seated immediately. Chose an outside table to soak up the ambiance and enjoy the people watching. The locals patronize this restaurant as well as tourist and we felt comfortable in our casual beach attire. I ordered a chicken dish and the waitress kindly suggested I change my order to one that was similar but an even better value. I'm so glad I took her recommendation. Received a fresh garden salad, half of a large succulent roast chicken in light gravy, fragrant rice, black beans and plantains. All of the food was delicious and came promptly. We spent about $18 per person, which is a steal in South Beach. Was a most welcome change from typical tourist fare, so we will return.

  • Visited February 2012
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Charlton, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hospitality, service, and food all excellent”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

From the friendly welcoming professional greeting from Ania to the attentive service by Pablo as well as the excellent food we enjoyed a wonderful dinner and breakfast the next morning. Having been in the restaurant hospitality industry for many years we are impressed.

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Tasty Cuban Restaurant in Miami Beach”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Beautiful place, good atmosphere, very kind waivers, central location on Espanola Way, tasty food, wide choice of drinks. I reserved one day before and chose a table outside, the waiver said me his name and help me to choose the best Cuban specialties ,……….. I loved also tables inside with Cuban atmosphere...... good also mojito but I tried better…… I’ll come back!

  • Visited February 2012
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“Cool!”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

What an interesting place! Sort of transports you back to Cuba before Castro (or so I'd assume). The authentic Cuban food was great, prices were right, the service attentive, and the atmophere, while not fancy, made you think you were in a different time and place.

Try the Palomilla steak! Sliced very thin, with yucca and black beans & rice, it was delicious! Also, don't miss the fried plantain chips ... better than potato chips any day! And the Tres Leches dessert is amazing!!

Check it out, you won't be disapointed!

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Andrea P, Manager at Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and please visit us anytime!
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