La Bella Havana

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105 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
When we first opened our doors on the corner of Main Street here in Yonkers, New York just up the street from the revitalized Downtown Waterfront, we didn’t quite know what we were getting ourselves into. We really just wanted to bring a unique and authentic Cuban dining experience to this area with a family-like feel and comfortable atmosphere. After a few years in business here, we must say we love every minute of it! From our amazing achievements such as getting a write up in the New York Times, getting featured in editorials like Westchester Magazine and winning a Best of Westchester Award, and even being honored by the City of Yonkers.

When you dine with us, we promise to provide you with a quality experience along with some amazing food that will absolutely satisfy most cravings. We strive to be consistent and to continue learning as we grow to become even better than before.
What 105 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.3
Food
3.9
Service
3.8
Ambience
4.0
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was very fabulous, the food was superb. Nothing was off point. The drinks were pretty good and not just ice and water but had the intense liquor strength one need.
The appetizer we had was mussels and the octopus and you could taste each and every flavor made with love. No mass product and no lengthy wait time.
Entree was Paella and T-Steak. The Paella was a serving for three. Never had one meal with so many seafood in it and tasted so good....
I can’t keep writing I’m tasting all over again.
This restaurant is superb and I recommend the world to go and enjoy!
5STARS

GJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and great service. It was a little pricey but only because we didn’t know that some dishes are made to be shared so we ordered way too much food. We’re definitely going back so we’ll know next time.
The only real complaint I would have would be that they do not have an outer door and it was a cold night so we got hit with a chilly blast every time someone came in or out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

The food is delicious the price is ok

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Never got to dine in, they have no way at of logging in to open table, they said password issues (they misplaced the password or something. Plus the kitchen closes at 10pm even though they are open til midnight.

EB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This Cuban restaurant was as authentic as it can get. :-) My grandmother would be jealous.

VH
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food with reasonable pricing.
Definitely a place I would recommend to a friend.

K
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent Cuban food is a rarity in New York. This restaurant delivers that excellence with an exclamation mark.

LM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food and great experience. I would highly recommend!

AY
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Love the restaurant. Love the food. Service was very good, but the food was very slow in getting to us from the kitchen. We waited over an hour.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

HORRIBLE!!! Don’t Waste Your Time!
1) Made a reservation and I couldn’t even find a hostess or waitress so my family and I sat at a dirty table and had to wave someone down to clean it
2) had to look for someone to take our order
3) waited 80 mins for our food. My kids were beyond starving and complaining
4) Due to our religion, we can not mix meat and cheese. My son ordered a hamburger. They forgot and decided it was ok to scrape the cheese of the meat and bun. SO DISRESPECTFUL
5) Super loud
6) table next to me returned an appetizer bc it was not fresh
7) manager was no where to be found

Im not one to write reviews. I have worked in restaurants all my life but this place deserves to shut down. Horrible Customer Service. I didn’t even get one apology.

SS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Once we were served, we had to search for our server for water, food and the check. The ambiance was so-so with some questionable folks walking in and out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice services and overall good food, place to look forward to go back!

c
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, great prices. Quick reservations and great drink menu

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite place ever!

DD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food and hookah. Service a bit off even though the restaurant was not crowded. However staff was very pleasant

RG
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Bella Havana was absolutely fantastic. The food and the atmosphere were great! Can’t wait to go back!!

AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Our chicken was really salty. Waiter asked for my drink but when my girl was about to order hers he walked away. Was in his cell phone majority of the time, sitting literally 2 feet away from us

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Half the menu wasn’t available... steaks that were ordered were not cooked as asked

AV
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

It was my grandfather's 81st bday. I requested special outdoor seating in the reservation. when I arrived the outdoor section was taken and inside was empty. I was told take a seat wherever. so reservation doesn't matter. At first they didn't have lobster for my G-PA's paella but then they found a lobster... They didn't have the the items to make a the Havana burger so my uncle had to change his order. No free refills on fountain drinks in fact their 3.50 a pop plus tax. I also over heard another guest state that their wine was flat... I expected so much more. Also the churasko (Skirt Steak) was not that great, I've had better. I was very disappointed.

PC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Authentic Cuban. Food - fabuloso. Welcoming atmosphere - lively bar with huge television. Attentive service.

i
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

It was Father's Day and they only offered a prefix menu. I was unhappy about the limited selection but understood the purpose of the prefix menu. However, I was extremely pleased with my meal when it arrived. So were the other members of my family. Tender and juicy steak, flavorful stuffed fish, and yummy guacamole. The service was attentive and timely. Unfortunately the restaurant needed lots of TLC. We were also bothered by the several Hookahs around us. The vapors burned the eyes of some members of my family. I would do take out next time.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

You need to ask for the lunch menu and the lunch pricing.

d
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoy the food and opportunity to come to the Yonkers waterfront which is nicer each time we come. Bella Havana provides for people watching and food is good. It is however pricey for the area. It was a Friday night and not many tables were occupied. We hope to see downtown Yonkers be a hot and hip place to go but at these prices it misses.
Great sangria, so do as others do and go to the bar.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Service was terrible for the first time ever. Food was excellent but appetizers came out after entrees.

CH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Probably OK if you are looking for a leisurely spot to grab a drink and spend some time with friends, but not the place to go if you want to get in and out quickly.

Arrived about 2:00PM for a late lunch with a colleague. There were only 2 other 2 top tables in use. Surprised to find they had a gluten-free menu! Eventually the bartender came over and asked us if we wanted drinks. We then had to flag down the 1 waitress that seems to be working, but possibly on break. We ordered our meals (pernil and cochinito) and proceeded to wait 40 minutes for the food to arrive to the table. My meal was just slightly warmer than warm, but definitely not hot. It was tasty, though. Bartender finished by bringing over our check after we flagged him down, as the waitress only came over to take the order. Overall, good food but service and speed could be improved.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the same waitress as last time and she remembered who we were right away it was great feeling and the place is amazing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed and the food was delicious. I would definitely come back again

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

It’s a decent inexpensive place to go to if your looking for somewhere to go locally in the yonkers area for brunch

FF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Best pork shoulder I have ever had and portion was enormous (I got 3 meals from it). Lovely people and always true Cuban-dining experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Drinks pack a punch food is delicious

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great ambiance . Love the music and how comfortable the place was.

DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The food here is always excellent. The wait staff was attentive but there was a long wait for the food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Blind date went well place was clean easy to find ,they even let us get up and dance salsa

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Awesome branzino.
Excellent churrasco

AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything across the board was on point, from the atmosphere, food, drinks, service and prices. Naomi our server is the epitome of service. Will spread the word

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food is delicious, especially the octopus salad and platacon sandwich with fish. This sandwich is amazing made with plantains and on both sides and the fish inside with a tasty dressing with avacado. They make a delicious sangria also. The place is small and a bit noisy but enjoyable!!

OT
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it! The food amazing!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Only thing, they didn’t even know we had reservations so make sure you call too.

DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

I can't say enough about the food. AMAZING. Because of the neighborhood it's in, unfortunately, I wasn't crazy about the people or the atmosphere but because of the food, I can easily overlook that. It's small and not the cleanest although they do try. I'd go back just because the food and the service was excellent. They just can't help who floats in there because of the neighborhood they're in. There was a gang smoking hookah in the front which i didn't mind being a smoker myself, but if that sort of thing bothers you, consider yourself warned. Great music.

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food... just like mom's... salsa music playing makes you want to get up and dance!