Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road

4.6
405 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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  • Authentic
  • People Watching
  • Casual
Cuban cuisine with the enchantment and sophistication of Havana in the 1950’s.

Special Offers

Complimentary and Deliciously FREE Mojito

Get a Free Classic Mojito in your purchase of an entree.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 22 April 2019

Ends: 23 April 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 09:00-23:00

What 405 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
Ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KD
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our waitress Laurent was tentative to our needs! Their signature chicken dish was great

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Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you for giving us 5 stars. Come to dine with us again soon

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was visiting Miami. This was my last meal before going home the next morning. Server and food were great. Atmosphere also. It was my first time having authentic Cuban food. I will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

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Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you for giving us 5 stars. We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Havana 1957. We are looking forward to your return.

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CH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My two teenagers and I had so much fun here. Enjoyed the mojito's, food and cuban coffee! We sat inside and loved the atmosphere too.

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Responded 6 days ago

Hello, Cindy. Thank you for letting others know how your experience at Havana 1957 was. We're glad you and the teenagers enjoyed the time spent at our restaurant and hope to welcome you again soon!

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food, attentive service in a nostalgic packed venue with seating inside a small main restaurant that also extends out into Lincoln Road. As part of our Open Table reservation we were to be given a free Mojito for Mojito Day. The waiter asked us if we wanted the small guest sized one or would we prefer the large sized one (knowing that we would be paying for what would be a larger and probably better drink)- We went for the large drink which was huge and almost undrinkable - in fact, of the four of us, none could or would finish the drink. The topper was in the final bill - $39 for the Mojito and $17 for the meal. It was then that we realized : TOURIST TRAP ! And we got trapped. We chose this restaurant because it was within walking distance from our hotel (The Delano) and we wanted some Cuban good. We should have kept walking.

Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road
Responded 6 days ago

Mark, We're sorry to learn you left with a bad impression of our restaurant. We normally receive good reviews about our restaurant and regret this was not the case. We hope to have a new opportunity to change your mind. Thank you for your business.

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TW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Ropa Vieja and sweet plantains were amazing! Would strongly recommend.

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Responded 6 days ago

TyWhy, Thank you for reviewing and recommending Havana 1957. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to host you again soon.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The ambiance was inviting and lively. The service was good. The food was flavorful and delicious. I recommend this restaurant for a Cuban experience in a family friendly environment.

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Responded on 10 July 2019

Thank you for your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed the ambiance and the service as well as the food. We're pleased to have your recommendation and hope to host you again soon.

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SC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Been here many times and the food is wonderful. Normally get the Vaca Frita.

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Responded on 10 July 2019

We sincerely appreciate your continuous patronage, Sean. It's great to know you always enjoy eating at our restaurant. We hope to make your future visits just as wonderful.

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Key West
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food took very long to come out and was cold. We didn’t send it back because of how long it took.

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Responded on 4 July 2019

Dear guest, we apologize for the food taking longer than expected.We're sorry this prevented you from having an excellent experience and hope you can give us another chance in the near future.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

So good I went back the next night and ordered the exact meal I had the night before! Its that good....

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Responded on 4 July 2019

Thank you kindly for leaving your review, Douglas. We're happy you enjoyed your meal. Come back soon.

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p
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time at Havana 1957. The vibe was super cool and the food and service was AMAZING! I received a free Mojito from having an Open Table reservation, which was delicious and the reason I choose this restaurant.

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Responded on 27 June 2019

Good afternoon, palmbeachnative. Thank you kindly for taking the time to review Havana 1957. We're glad the service was amazing during your visit and we invite you to join us again soon for another lovely experience.

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AM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was ok to say the least. My sandwich was supposed to come with gravy per the menu and it didn't, so it was extremely dry. They sat us right by the door which was open and people were smoking which came right in at us. We were never offered refills.

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Responded on 21 June 2019

AprilM, We apologize for your less than excellent experience. At Havana 1957 we strive to make yours, an awesome experience and we are sorry we failed to meet the standards of service our customers rave about. We hope to have another chance in the near future to make your experience in our restaurant worthy of five tars.

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EG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress Tina was amazing, very friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty.

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Thank you for letting us know how the service given by Tina was, Edward. We're glad you enjoyed your time spent at Havana 1957. Come back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing: I tried the mango Mojito and it was Amazing-it was served with fresh mango and a piece of sugarcane that I chewed on to enjoy the flavor.. We also had a number of meat and fish dishes (And a Cuban sandwich). Everything was professionally prepared.

Laurent was our server. She was super friendly, helped us in choosing our dishes and switch back-and-forth between Spanish and English to help us all understand what we’re getting. She was also very witty and personable!

Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road
Responded on 18 June 2019

Thank you for letting us know how your experience at Havana 1957 was. We're glad you joined us and enjoyed your visit.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was great but I have my credit card information stolen from the restaurant.

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Responded on 18 June 2019

AdamM, We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused. Above all else, our goal is guest satisfaction and we take very seriously our customers feedback, so we added a note to this response and look forward to continuing this conversation with you in order to look into this and find a solution. Thank you for your business

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing

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Responded on 4 June 2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating. We invite you to join us again for more fresh and flavorful fare.

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BH
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Sorry, but my nice experience was colored by the unmentioned 18% mandatory tip I saw when I filed away my receip the next morning. I left a generous tip to say “thank you”, but a 38% total tip is above and beyond. This should be made clear.

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Responded on 4 June 2019

BarbaraH, Thank you for sharing your experience and opinion with us. We aim to be as clear as possible with upcharges and for this reason, our menus contain a disclaimer that notifies our guests about the 18% charge being included on the bill. We will take your comments into consideration, however, to see how we can improve this in the near future.

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Karina was great and the food was delicious! Very tender and juicy meat

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Responded on 31 May 2019

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, NazarB. It's great to know you enjoyed the food and service given by Karina. We invite you to join us again for more fresh and flavorful fare.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and experience! Will definitely be back when I come back to Miami.

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Responded on 24 May 2019

We look forward to your next return. Thank you very much for your comments.

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GG
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Good experience. Tight fit with seating. We were seated outside right by the door. Not the ideal location. Restaurant is on a pedestrian walkway, so you can people watch while you eat. Food was ok. I think I would prefer to go for lunch I stop dinner. Loud music was being played, so hard to have a conversation.

Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road
Responded on 4 June 2019

Thank you for your comments, GiGi. We're glad you enjoyed your overall experience. We will take your comments into consideration to see the areas where we can improve,

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JP
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fun to sit outside on the pedestrian walkway and enjoy the taste of Havana! Mojitos and the house chicken are the way to go!

Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road
Responded on 9 May 2019

Thank you for joining us and leaving your comments, JPMM. The chicken and mojitos have become crowd favorites. We're glad you liked them. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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New England
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service

Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road
Responded on 9 May 2019

We are pleased that the service and dishes you tried were to your satisfaction. We invite you to join us again for more fresh and flavorful fare.

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e
Miami
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this place was terrific. We took out of town friends here and they felt like they were at a party. The food is delicious, everyone loved what they ordered, our server was delightful, the music while loud inside lent just the right Cuban ambience. We moved our table to outdoors because it was hard to hear each other talk and the staff were very accommodating. As a local I never go to Lincoln Road to eat but I’ll definitely go back.

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Responded on 9 May 2019

Thank you for sharing how your experience at Havana 1957 was, Ellen. We're pleased to learn that you and your party all enjoyed their meals and the experience. We hope to welcome you more frequently in the near future.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The location in Lincoln road is great: fantastic atmosphere! The food was excellent, and waitress very friendly and helpful with recommending dishes. Even the deserts were very good! An excellent address, not to miss in Miami!

Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road
Responded on 2 May 2019

Thank you for giving our restaurant 5 stars, Anne. We're all about guest satisfaction and we're happy it reflected during your visit. We hope your future plans include Havana 1957

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Good food but the service needs a tune-up. Waited 30 minutes to flag down our server to close out our check on a relatively slow Monday afternoon.

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Responded on 30 April 2019

Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for leaving your comments. We'll take your comments into consideration to be more mindful of wait times in the future.

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AB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Enjoyed the food, especially the 1957 rotisserie chicken. Service was slow and it was loud but we expected that.

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Responded on 22 April 2019

Thank you for giving your opinion of the food and the service at Havana 1957, Amy. We are glad you enjoyed the house specialty chicken and we will review your comments with our staff to improve our service where applicable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great and delicious

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Responded on 22 April 2019

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your meal.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, with great service! Loved the atmosphere.
The Cuban sandwich is amazing!

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Responded on 15 April 2019

Thank you for your comments. We're glad you liked the food and service and hope to see you again soon.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service great food. Very quick and considerate. We were two adults and 2 children and everybody was happy.

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Responded on 15 April 2019

Thank you for your business and comments. We are glad that you and your family joined us and enjoyed your meals. We hope to host you again soon.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time at a Cuban eatery and didn't even know what to order. Our waitress helped and nailed it. I had the Classic (36 hour marinated chicken with gravy) and my wife had the traditional Cuban. Both were excellent. Service was quick and waitress was social and happy. I'll be back on my next visit to Miami.

Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road
Responded on 11 April 2019

We look forward to your next return. Thank you very much for joining us and leaving your 5-star review.

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Katrina our server is adorable and professional and friendly. Some slight issue. One main course came late. Special chicken was on the dry side. Music too loud.

Havana 1957 - Lincoln Road
Responded on 9 April 2019

Good morning, traceys. We appreciate your honest comments and feedback that help us improve our service. We're glad you enjoyed the service given by Katrina and are already looking into the audio suggestions in order to improve this in the near future. We look forward to making your next visit worthy of five stars.

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DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, great people watching. Easy place to meet up.

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Responded on 9 April 2019

Thank you for giving us 5 stars, David. It makes us happy that the food, drinks and your sitting were to your liking. We hope your future visits will be just as memorable and delightful.

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CL
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved it! Extensive dinner and drink menu.

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Responded on 3 April 2019

Thank you for joining us and leaving your rating. We hope to host you again soon.

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delicious meal with wonderful service from Lauren! Order the Vaca Frita!

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Responded on 1 April 2019

Good afternoon, Sandra. Thank you for joining us and leaving your review of Havana 1957. We're glad you enjoyed our Vaca Frita. We hope to see you again soon.

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f
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our head waiter Denis was very pleasant and gave us great advice, checking on our needs frequently and efficiently.

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Responded on 1 April 2019

Thank you for letting us know how the service given by dennis was, We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Havana 1957. Come back soon.

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k
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Phenomenal service. Great mohitos and the Cuban food was spot on.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Thank you for joining us and leaving your comments, Keebler. We're happy that you think our service is phenomenal. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The place was fun. The food was good and no more expensive than anyplace else in the South ea.

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Responded on 29 March 2019

Thank you for your comments. We're happy that you enjoyed your meal. Come back soon.

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Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, we'll be back!

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Responded on 20 March 2019

Thank you for giving our restaurant 5 stars. We're glad you joined us and enjoyed your visit.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Overrated and a tourist trap. Pushy waitress, but she was just young. I’m sure they are told to hustle the tourists for the special but it made things awkward.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing & authentic Cuban!

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Responded on 18 March 2019

Thank you for giving us 5 stars. We're glad you enjoyed the food at Havana 1957. Come back soon.

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1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I were on vacation and went to the Lincoln Street restaurant. We were seated outside amongst the palm trees, decorative lights, and authentic Cuban music. After a couple minutes we forgot that we were eating in the middle of the city.

The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and drinks. The food she recommended was amazing. We would definitely go back next time we are in the area.

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Responded on 13 March 2019

Thank you for leaving your review, We're glad to have hit the mark for you. We hope you will join us again very soon.

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