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Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater, Miami Beach, FL

Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater

4.4
4.4
193 reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater has the best Cuban food in South Beach. It sets itself apart by creating a unique dining experience that allows you to spend Un Dia En La Habana and relive the glory and glamour of old Cuba during the 1950’s. Experience our family friendly location on Miami’s famed Ocean Drive.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 am Fri, Sat 9:00 am–1:00 am Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (786) 864-2881

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive Chef

    Juan Luis Rosales

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next Private Dining Event at Havana 1957. Live Music available. A true dining experience from pre-set menus to customize your dining event. Cuban / Latin-themed nights best location. Hosting bachelorettes and bachelor parties, rehearsals, and reception dinners. For more info: info@havana1957.com

  • Private party contact

    Elba Machado: (305) 824-7737

  • Area

    South Beach

  • Cross Street

    Ocean Drive, in front of the Clock Tower at Breakwater Hotel

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking available, also street parking (pay by App or Meter)

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

Experiences

  • Cuban Live Show!

    Multiple dates available
    Combines the flavors of authentic Cuban cuisine & relive the glory and glamour of old Cuba during the 1950s every Friday and Saturday night with our Cuban Live Show! Live Entertainment by La Perla, Free Salsa Lessons and more! More info at info@havana1957.com

What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. q

    qdpie78

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and so were the drinks. Our server was very good as well. I would definitely go back again.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 26 June 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience in Havana 1957. We take pride in knowing our customers are happy with their restaurant experience. Hope to see you again soon.

  2. p

    pinkivy08

    Atlanta

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always enjoyed myself here. It’s my go to when I’m in Miami

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind words. We are glad to read that you visit us every time you are in Miami.

  3. SH

    SHHH

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food, fine service, excellent entertainment. Wonder place.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 16 May 2022Thank you for rating our restaurant with 5-stars! We hope to see you again soon.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Was looking for good Cuban food in South Beach. Found it here. Large selection with something to please everyone in our group. Food prices were really good. Drink prices were steep but I expect in line with the area. Outdoor seating area was great for socializing and people watching. We got our food really fast. Server was nice but a little hard to find when we needed something.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 16 May 2022Thank you for your kind feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was meh for the price. This is commercialized Cuban food. I’m sure one could find better with a little research.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 12 May 2022Thank you for your detailed feedback. We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and be confident we will take your comments into consideration. Thanks again and we hope you can give us another chance to turn your experience around.

  6. AR

    AmandaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, exquisite dinner, & an amazing experience. All in all it was a very pleasant night out.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 26 April 2022Amanda, many thanks for your positive feedback. We are glad to know that you all had a very pleasant night. We hope to see you again sometime soon.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place ,,, the food is wonderful live music create a magic environment for a good dinner

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 25 April 2022We're looking forward to your next visit. Thank you for giving us 5 stars. We love our clients reviewing our restaurant!

  8. MM

    MathieuM

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food came out within 10 mins and was dry. Overpriced for the quality of the food.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 2 May 2022Thank you for your feedback Mathieu, we're sorry to hear about your experience. We appreciate your comments and hope you can give us a second chance to show you why we receive so many compliments from our guests.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, great customer service & best mojitos in town!!!

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 24 April 2022Thank you for joining us and leaving a review. We’re glad to know you enjoyed our restaurant, customer service, and mojitos. See you again sometime soon!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, amazing food, great location. Awesome live band

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 18 April 2022Hello, thank you for joining us and leaving a review. We’re glad to know you enjoyed our restaurant's food, service, and location. See you again sometime soon!

  11. SP

    SandraP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great entertainment. A must try experience!

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 11 April 2022Hello Stuart, thank you for joining us and leaving a review. We’re glad to know you enjoyed our restaurant's food, service, and entertainment. See you again sometime soon!

  12. RN

    RaymondN

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wanted a four-top on the terrace, but apparently the after 6 reservations, get sticky. We saw one two-top where the waitstaff had set a larger serving tray on top of the table just to give them much needed dining space. We opted for four-top on the sidewalk …. well, THAT was …. interesting. Food was decent and the waitstaff overworked but did a pretty good job!

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 4 April 2022Raymond, We appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  13. n

    nupurk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and I could not have asked for a better celebration than a dinner with family at this place. We booked indoors to enjoy live music. The music was brilliant and lifted the mood up without sounding noisy. The lead singer was a true performer engaging the guests with her songs and she was very ably supported by a male and female dancer. They actually pulled us to the dance floor and taught us a few steps. Ruben was a very courteous host who gave good advice on the food selection and quantities. All items that we ordered were good. Dessert was on the house because of my birthday. Overall it was a wonderful experience and a must visit.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 7 April 2022Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so pleased to read that your birthday celebration with your family in Havana 1957 was a wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

  14. HO

    HollyO

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Drinks expensive because of location. Service very good. Left us alone to sit and talk which was really nice.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 2 April 2022Dear Holly, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed our food and service. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the fried snapper with rice and plantains, which didn't get to take a picture. I also had a strawberry mojito. It was so delicious; our server was amazing. I will definitely dine there again when I'm I'm in Miami.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 1 April 2022Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  16. AN

    ANGELICAT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had a great time here. Definitely recommend the stuffed tostones. Price is worth it

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 28 March 2022Angelica, thank you for your review. We are happy to read that you and your friends had a great time. We hope to welcome you again soon.

  17. J

    John

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Very accommodating Was able to arrange a large table for our group with a gentleman in a wheelchair.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 24 March 2022John, thank you for joining us and reviewing our restaurant. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. That's why we love it when happy customers share their experiences with us! We hope to see you again soon.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service was just ok. Noisy. Food very good, but somewhat overpriced. Drinks ok.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 30 March 2022Thank you for your feedback, We do apologize for any inconvenience you may have. We really appreciate you taking the time to write to us and we will take your comments into consideration to improve our service. Thanks again.

  19. PD

    PatriciaD

    Miami

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Waiter brought entrees before salad we ordered as appetizer. Food was terrible, though meet! Disappointing!

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 30 March 2022Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. We appreciate you took the time to write to us hope you can give us another chance to turn your experience around.

  20. CC

    CarlaC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great food! The waiter recommended what to eat and his choices were awesome!

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 16 March 2022Hello Carla, thank you for joining us and leaving a review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to welcome you again.

  21. S

    Sihems

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    I really didnt like the food the salmon was bland If you go there not for the food but for the music and the atmospher

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 22 March 2022Thank you for your feedback Katina, we're sorry the meal did not fulfill your expectations since we always strive to provide the best food possible. We appreciate your comments and hope you can give us a second chance to show you why we receive so many compliments from our guests.

  22. h

    happydiner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Were there for daughter’s birthday. Sat outdoors with fabulous service. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. The sandwich I had said it had gravy on it, but seemed a bit dry. Would have liked more gravy, but overall tastes good. My husband loved his meal.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 22 March 2022Thank you for joining us and leaving your wonderful review. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. That's why we love it when happy customers share their experiences with us! We hope to see you again soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The live music was fantastic! We all got up to dance! Food and drinks were delicious and our server did not skip a beat.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 23 March 2022Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience at Havana 1957.

  24. AE

    AmazingExperience

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and cool decor inside!

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 9 March 2022Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our food and decor. We hope to welcome you again.

  25. WT

    WestchesterTravel

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We sat outside for a late lunch and drinks. The server was attentive and the food was on point. It was very good for a tourist spot.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 15 March 2022Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience at Havana 1957.

  26. K

    Kimi

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had a fun evening at Havana 57. The outdoor seating is great to enjoy the weather and for people watching. The food left a bit to be desired - I've had better Cuban food at other places - and a bit pricey for what it was. The entertainment was lively and loud - was a lot of fun to enjoy the Latin music and dancers.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 22 March 2022Hello Kimi, thank you for joining us and leaving a review. We are happy to read that you had a fun evening with us! We have taken note of your comments and they will be taken in to consideration improve our service. Thanks again and, we hope to see you soon!

  27. MD

    MsDellaShares

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    While vacationing in Miami, this is our 2nd time dining there.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 28 February 2022Thank you for visiting Havana 1957 and we hope to welcome you again.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was delicious but the drinks were very expensive (be mindful if they ask you if you want an upgrade - we said medium But paid for super) The waiter was polite but busy & we reserved a table inside but were seated on the sidewalk, which was heavily trafficked by people bumping into us.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 22 February 2022Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and will take them into consideration. On the other hand, we are glad to read that you enjoyed our food. Thanks again and, we hope to see you soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very fun experience. Ambiance was great! Wasn’t the best roast pork ever had but the atmosphere made up for it.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 21 February 2022Thank you for sharing your experience at Havana 1957. We hope you keep coming in the future!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Cuban food Nd fun ambiance. Amazing service

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 14 February 2022Thank you for your review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our delicious Cuban food, service, and ambiance. We hope to welcome you again.

  31. GM

    GregM

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was poor. Food came out at the wrong time. Did not take note of the birthday which I wrote in the special request on Open Table.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 15 February 2022Dear Greg, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your experience; we have notified the Management to investigate what happened and take the proper actions. Please accept our sincere apologies and we hope you can give us a second chance to turn your experience around.

  32. J

    John

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. We had the harvest chicken and shredded steak. Waitress was so nice. A little loud from music next door but it was Saturday night so it was ok. We would go back

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 7 February 2022John, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It means a lot when customers share their experiences.

  33. Q

    Quepsiphi

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to listen to live music, eat and drink.

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 7 February 2022Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our food, drinks, and music. We hope to welcome you again.

  34. VE

    ValeriaE

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice server. Dinner and a show is a must in Miami

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 18 January 2022Thank you, Valeria. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority! That's why we love it when happy customers share their experiences with us!

  35. RM

    ReginaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Food was terrible. Small portions and overpriced. No bottomless mimosas as advertised. Waitress barely came to our table at all to check on us.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe!!

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 18 January 2022Thank you for visiting Havana 1957! We are happy to know that you loved the vibe and we hope to welcome you again.

  37. RK

    RoisinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Atmosphere and food on point! Definitely the vibe my friend and I wanted for a Friday night in Miami!

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 18 January 2022Dear Roisin, We really appreciate your positive comment, and thank you so much for such a nice review. Hope to see you again soon!

  38. KW

    KWADE

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to eat in South Beach! We love eating outside and enjoying the atmosphere of Ocean Drive! We haven’t been able to return for 2 years and were excited that the guacamole with crispy pork was just as we remembered. I have never had their trademark chicken so decided to try it this time … it was soooo good! Fall off the bone with an amazing Cuban gravy! My husband had the seafood stew and it was equally delicious. The mojitos are strong and generous portions. I highly recommend this restaurant!

    Havana 1957 South Beach - BreakwaterResponded on 10 January 2022KWADE, thank you for recommending us1 We are very pleased to read that we are your favorite place to eat in South Beach and that you were able to return after 2 years. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. That's why we love it when happy customers share their experiences with us! We hope to see you again soon.

  39. AM

    AndyM

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Unfortunately the language barrier and noise of the restaurant caused many ordering issues. The waitress could not speak English at all well which meant we got salmon instead of steak and a few other big mistakes. Food was very good but ordering very stressful as we could see she had no idea what we were saying
  40. SB

    StevieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was great but we waited 1.5hrs for our food and there were 6 tables seated after us that got their food before us. The manager then proceeded argue with us and tell us they only had 3 people in the kitchen and didn’t understand our frustration to why we were upset when we saw 6 parties sit after and eat before us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

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Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater is rated 4.4 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Havana 1957 South Beach - Breakwater

940 Ocean Dr Miami Beach, FL 33139

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ocean Drive, in front of the Clock Tower at Breakwater Hotel

  • Area

    South Beach

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 am Fri, Sat 9:00 am–1:00 am Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking available, also street parking (pay by App or Meter)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive Chef

    Juan Luis Rosales

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (786) 864-2881

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next Private Dining Event at Havana 1957. Live Music available. A true dining experience from pre-set menus to customize your dining event. Cuban / Latin-themed nights best location. Hosting bachelorettes and bachelor parties, rehearsals, and reception dinners. For more info: info@havana1957.com

  • Private party contact

    Elba Machado: (305) 824-7737

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