About Havana 1957 - Brickell
Havana 1957 sets itself apart by creating a gastronomical experience that re-enacts the glorious and glamorous old Cuba of the 1950’s.
Each restaurant combines the flavors of authentic Cuban cuisine, classic music and vintage memorabilia bringing Cuba Nostalgia to each neighborhood.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (Also Open Late Night)
Happy Hour Everyday 4-8pm with Live Trio and After Dinner Performances Friday and Saturday.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Happy Hour Trio
from 6PM - 10PM
After Dinner Performances
from 11PM - 2AM
Catering and Delivery available
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Contact:
Sublette Hernandez: x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Venue available for special events
Havana 1957 - Brickell Ratings and Reviews
We were looking to experience Cuban for ...
We were looking to experience Cuban for while in Miami. Havana 1957 was highly rated so we took a long walk to give it a try. We were promptly seated just as they opened. At our table the water glasses were filthy with large food particles adhering to the sides of the glasses, which didn't whet the appetite. The waiter was good, but communication among the staff was lacking. For example, my wife ordered sparkling water; it was poured for her; and then another server came along and tried to pour tap water on top of it. We shared a Cuban Sampler for too, which was good, but a little heavy on the starches, which seemed to stay with us all afternoon. The drinks were good. It was pleasant to sit outside.
They should focus on simply getting basic cleanliness right. Without that, all else is suspect.
Came for lunch on my own. There were onl ...
Came for lunch on my own. There were only a few other tables. Ordered lechón asado and it was very juicy and tender. The waitress was super warm and friendly. You have 2 selections of sides with any entree, despise what are listed on the menu. The bill automatically added 18% gratuity. Price is towards the high side since it's in Brickell's financial district.
This was a first time experience for me ...
This was a first time experience for me and the food was great. Seating was a bit challenging at first but the service made up for it. Our waiter answered our questions and provided options to satisfy our tastes which made for a great experience. We had the Enchilado de Mariscos which was delicious!
The food was delicious, you will be sat ...
The food was delicious, you will be satisfied just about with anything you order, I tried a bit of all of my family's orders, super tasty and the serve was amazing. I regret not having a mojito though. Hopefully next time.
Havana 1957 is Overhyped!
My overall experience was of an institutionalized, sloppy kitchen and indifferent attitude to customer relations. When I was seated I looked forward to ordering and tasting a citrusy, spicy fresh fish ceviche and a deeply flavorful tamale with a hunk of delicious roasted pork in the middle but instead was served a day old fish ceviche that reeked of vinegar and a tamale that disappointedly had been prepared with pork soup and contained no pieces of roasted pork. The final straw was delivered with my order for the Cuban Steak that was advertised as flank steak and turned out to be skirt steak. I complained to the manager and he begrudgingly removed the steak from my final bill but I left Havana 1957 feeling as if I was an insignificant ingredient in the big plans for Havana 1957 to become a huge
South Florida tourist trap.
GREAT - authentic - personable
I took a group of 10 there for a business-peer meeting , It was a great experience. Our server was a knowledgeable friendly Cuban gentleman that was awesome to work with our large group and had great suggestions. Interior is so beautiful and the outside dining looked great as well. Cuban steaks for many of us were the highlight of our meal.
Even though this is a semi-chain, it is outstanding! We were staying in the area and stumbled upon it. Absolutely loved the tamale and a beef dish. Very authentic flavors, and the flan is not to be missed! Craving it already... if only we lived in Miami!
Sorry, Underwhelmed by the food
Saw a number of really good reviews for this Cuban Restaurant; Was in town for business so thought we'd give it a try. Good? Not so much... I had the Lobster the 'Enchilado de Mariscos' - it was over cooked and the secret spices in the sauce? Should have keep them secret... Chef definitely was not on his game during our visit. Just awful! Sorry... So wanted to find a good Cuban meal during our visit. Nice Mojito's though.
Wanted to enjoy a Cuban dinner within walking distance of my Brickell area hotel and noted Havana 1957.
The restaurant itself felt a bit tired. It has both outdoor (noisy) and indoor seating. We were early so there was no one in the dining room.
We enjoyed some friend plantain chips and a pitcher of very good Sangria. Our party ordered the House Special Chicken which was really delicious. We opted for desert (coconut flan) also very good.
As we ate the restaurant got busy and the dining room filled. Service then deteriorated. We had to ask for things over and over and finally (after requesting the check repetitively), just stand up and go get the check.
I've eaten at a lot of Cuban restaurants and really enjoy the cuisine. This restaurant felt like a formula / chain. Next time I'll seek out a smaller cafe.
Lots of options
Went here our first night in Miami. Since I typically can't finish the usual restaurant portions, I was pleased to see that the menu had some "Skinny Cuban" options-under 500 calories. In addition to a meat choice, the meal included 3 sides. This gave me an opportunity to sample several flavors but not waste food.
GREAT place to eat for ANY occasion
Had the house special for lunch and it was DELICIOUS! the chicken was of a very distinct flavor, that although I am Dominican and have been eating latin food all my life, have never tasted before. Although it could be overwhelming for some, it was still very delicious. The portions were huge, Cuban restaurant at last, the homemade lemonade was delicious! and the waitresses were very attentive.
I feel like I was visiting Cuba!
I could have been in Cuba again. The dishes we ate were fabulous and tasted authentic. I have never had a better Mojito. What also made out lunch special were the attentive staff. From the beginning, when they chose a table for us that was quiet where we were able to discuss business, to the great suggestions for lunch, they shined. They were constantly making sure our meals and drinks were perfect. I look forward to going back and enjoying a wonderful eating experience and envision myself back visiting Cuba.
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