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Old Havana Sandwich Shop

310 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3718
+1 919-667-9525
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“maduros” (13 reviews)
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Cuban, Caribbean, Latin
310 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3718
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Great sandwich. Cool atmosphere. Will return. Bread toasted perfect. Meats tender and flavorful. Nice stop if town to see Durham Bulls.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This was my first experience with Old Havana and it will most definitely be my last. While the ambience was great, beautiful colors with a nice feeling of authenticity, the positives stop there. My colleague and I placed our orders, nothing fancy just two sandwiches,...More

Thank jamesbrown5214
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Unfortunately it pains me to write this review but Old Havana has gone down the tubes in both taste and service. I had not been back to this restaurant since late last year 2016 when I had a great experience and amazing food so I...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My husband, his brother and his wife and I ate at the Old Havana Sandwich Shop but we didn't order sandwiches. As soon as you enter the front door of the place, you are greeted warmly by a hostess and the fantastic smells of good...More

Thank fansofrainforest
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I ate here after a trip to the museum of life and science. We wanted something unique...and it was awesome. Eat the Havana and the Maduros.

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Truly authentic Cuban restaurant - helpful staff and amazing menu! There's no way you could order the wrong thing, b/c the whole menu is so great, it was hard to make a decision when ordering!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I wrote a very positive review of Old Havana a while ago. However, on my two most recent visits for lunch, I have had very rude service. The woman who waited on our table both times was curt and unfriendly. When we asked about soup...More

Thank Redwood67
Elizabeth T, Owner at Old Havana Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Elizabeth T, Owner at Old Havana Sandwich Shop, responded to this review I am so sorry to hear about your bad service experiences! And I'm especially sorry that I didn't receive your emails to address the issue personally. I would be grateful for the opportunity...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

OK, so I may not be from Cuba, but the food and the atmosphere here makes me wish that I was. The food is amazing and the people are so friendly and customer service oriented.There aren't enough good things I can say about this place....More

Thank geraleeseeast
Elizabeth T, Owner at Old Havana Sandwich Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 22 February 2017

I ordered Chicharron to go and a cuban sandwich in situ, the chicharron was way too salty and was served in a disposable paper/cardboard plate which didn't make it home, and the cuban sandwich a little disappointed, a $10 average price for really cheap food.

Thank Hector S
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We are not pork eaters, but they have a great chicken sandwich and an incredible turkey sandwich they call "the not so cuban". My wife is a vegetarian and she loves the grilled cheese. Black beans are okay, nothing spectacular especially for $4-5 for a...More

Thank ksjpwilliams
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3718
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-667-9525
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