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1440 63rd Ave. E., Sarasota, FL 34243-3250
+1 941-751-9287
09:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the BEST Cuban Restaurant in Bradenton the food and service is so good you don't want to go any where else.

Thank Marty L
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must... everytime im in Bradenton!! Love the food and service! Highly recommend... authetic cuban food!!

Thank Abby Z
Level Contributor
56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was dying to have some delicious Caribbean food while in Florida and asked the locals where to go. This place was mentioned several times so my husband and I stopped in for an early dinner. There are plenty of tables available and they have take out as well. My husband had the roast pork platter with congri rice and... More 

Thank Robin D
State College, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good simple Cuban food. They have a daily lunch special. The day we were there it was Chicken and Rice. People told us it was a large portion and very good. We had the lunch combo of black bean soup and a Cuban sandwich. Also a generous portion. It was very good as well. The place is always busy.

Thank Charles C
State College, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The Cuban sandwich was great. Be sure to try the Black Bean soup. All in all a pleasant experience. We will be coming back to try some of the daily specials.

Thank Charles C
upstate NY
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349 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Simple restaurant. No frills. But great Cuban food. Cuban sandwiches were delicious on real Cuban bread. Tamales were excellent. Special of the day was flavorful chicken with rice and black beans on the side. Good value too.

Thank lisa9962
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The outside will fool you..doesnt look like much..inside is great Cuban food. Shared plates..Cuban sandwich and chicken (large leg-thigh), yellow rice, black beans, Cuban toast, plantains. Tender chicken, garlicky, great flavor. Nice people.

Thank Roseanna S
Hialeah, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have been living in the area for over a year now (moved from Miami, Fl), and was really excited to find out about Cafe Havana. Being Cuban myself, I expect consistency in cuban cuisine. I have ordered take out three times now and unfortunately have mixed reviews. If you ask most Cubans what the standard cuban dish is, it... More 

Thank Miggy022
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Charming and authentic Cuban restaurant. Delicious food, good service and pleasant space. Reasonable prices. Went several times while in the area.

Thank eglineb
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Cafe Havana is a throw back to an old school type diner that has no frills, nothing extravagant. Just good food. The place is located next to a gas station and it looks a little run down but the food is excellent. It is one of those places that you almost need to stumble onto to know it is there.... More 

Thank Matthew V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 12
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 63rd Ave. E., Sarasota, FL 34243-3250
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-751-9287
Satisfy your hunger for Cuban food with the big, bold flavors of Cafe Havana. Cuban-born owner Alfonso Quintana is serving up scratch-made done-right with generous portions at affordable prices.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?