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Havana Cafe of the Everglades

191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2214
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (146 reviews)
“shrimp plate” (17 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
7:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
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1 - 10 of 786 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good Cuban food quaint location. Service was decent and moderately priced enjoyed the whole experience

Thank redman852
Reviewed 11 August 2017

After writing a really good review in January 2017. I'm writing again because of the bad, nasty service I had with employee by the name of "Dawna". My husband and I tend to take families and friends visiting from out of town to Everglades City...More

7  Thank Maria G
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Went with my 6 year old. Sat outside. So beautiful!! We asked what was recommended. Very friendly waitstaff suggested the Cuban. No regrets and enough to bring home to share. We went after a kayak tour and were welcomed in our attire. Lovely. Eat outside....More

2  Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Had stone crabs and tostones. Delicious!! The service was friendly; the atmosphere was typical Florida Everglades.

Thank Colette D
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food is great, they have great service, and an excellent outdoor dining area. It is a wonderful place to eat.

Thank Aileen G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a very cool, breezy cafe' with an excellent outdoor dining area. Casual attire, I tried the pork which does come authentically with white rice and beans. Portions are plenty. Lack of things a Tampa native would expect, had to ask for bread, no...More

Thank Studiusbagus
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is such a nice cafe real close to Everglades City. We were here for a boat trip out of the state park and had time to eat lunch. They recommended Havana Cafe just down the street, and I'm glad they did. Wonderful atmosphere sitting...More

Thank Beezhjack
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great ambiance. The Cuban sandwhich was a big hit. It was 2 of our grandsons favorite spot. One had a stone crab special and the other rice, beans and chicken. The sangria was refreshing, not too sweet

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were staying in Everglades City, and drove down to Chokoloskee to eat at Havana Cafe. They were having a private party, so we were on our way out the door when the owner realized what was happening and cheerily ushered us to a table....More

Thank khammersley
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Walking into the Havana Cafe is like lingering down a backstreet lined by beautiful bougainvillea, accented by colorful umbrellas keeping the sun at bay. Because it was recommended to us by several local residents, we arrived with high expectations. The menu options were so enticing...More

Thank Pat B
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21 April 2017|
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Response from DulceV342 | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us for reservations. We would love to see you at the restaurant only we are closed for the season. We will open again on October 15th. Come see us then.
Randi S
16 February 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Chokoloskee
  • Phone Number: +1 239-695-2214
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Seasonal Restaurant: October 15 - Mid April Annually Romantic tropical garden cafe with lots of charm. Beautiful, spacious outdoor setting, screened in by palm trees & flowers. The gentle breeze creates a Key West feel. Where traditional Cuban staples and fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood are transformed into flavorful caribbean-style dishes with Carlos’ stamp of passion on each one of them. Breakfast 7-11 daily Start your day with the smell of fresh ground Cuban coffee laced with silky warm whole milk. Every breakfast includes fresh ingredients and authentic Cuban flavors. You’ll savor the Havana Omelette, The “Rena,” Chorizo Egg Sandwich or Steak & Eggs. Like hot sauce on your eggs? Try Carlos’ Hot Sauce and buy a bottle to take home. Lunch 11-3 daily Sandwiches are served on our pressed Cuban bread, made from scratch in our kitchen. The black beans start as dry beans and are cooked with no pork fat; the fish is caught daily from our family’s boat. Sweet Plantains or Tostones are perfect for sharing. Enjoy a mouth-watering sandwich such as Dulce’s Cuban, Grouper or Vegetarian Sandwich. Dinner 5-8 Fridays & Saturdays *Paella by Reservation Relax with soft lighting, music and savor special dinner entreés. Carlos’ creativity with spices and mixing flavors has perfected dishes such as Carlos’ Shrimp Plate, Stone Crab Enchilado, and Paella to name a few. Authentic Cuban flavor with an island flare. Reservations required for Paella, made from scratch with fresh ingredients.
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