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Havana-Jax Cafe

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2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3666 (Beach Blvd. & Atlantic Blvd)
+1 904-399-0609
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on the way home for lunch. If you want authentic Cuban food you need to come here. Place is very clean and reasonably priced. Staff is attentive. Waitstaff and manager are all Cubans. A pleasure to dine here. Recommended!! Pictured is what's left of roast pork with black beans and rice. Plantains were very good.

Thank Ray G
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Our family found this "best kept secret" some years ago. We love the roast pork, the desserts and the service. It's nice without being stuffy and pretentious. The staff are always friendly and helpful. If you're in the mood for Cuban fare, good food at fair prices and wonderful service....look no further than Havana-Jax Cafe.

1 Thank walterv234
Florida, USA
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410 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The staff was friendly and the food arrived fairly quickly. The place was clean and well kept. Dinner was around $15 per person plus drinks. The yellow rice and black beans were really good.

Thank Nevyntoo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

I Thought the food portions were too small especially for the prices they charge. Just because you put glass tops on tables with paper place mats in a low income strip store doesn't mean it's high end.

Thank Mugsy2015
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

I've had my share of Cuban sandwiches, but they have one of the best I've had. The ham is really special. They've also got a Cuban buffet for lunch some days - you'll be sure to overeat. I know I did - but it was great!

Thank BarbaraJS
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Overpriced and not good. My son's Paella was mostly rice. He said he thought the fish in it tasted "fishy", now his stomach has been doing the rumba all night. The best thing we ordered was the black bean dip and plantain chips for an appetizer. The chicken croquettes were horrible. The 3 dishes we ordered were mostly rice.

Thank 843rachel
Port Orange, Florida
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

It's been a dozen years since I worked in this area and this was one of my favorite spots for lunch. I'm so glad I went out of my way today to have lunch here. Had the media noches and it was every bit as good as I remembered, as was the service and the atmosphere.

Thank GWVan
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155 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

we ordered cubanos and roast pork sandwiches, and they were as advertised: yum. We ended with cuban coffee and are still awake. I want to return for the dancing on the weekend.

Thank M R K
Geneva, Switzerland
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

The manager (owner?) recommended the Churrasco (the most expensive item on the menu), so we ordered it and also ordered the Picadillo. The picadillo was better, with a bigger portion; the Churrasco portion was quite small and it was only okay.

Thank Marta D
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

They say you can't get a good Cubano north of Tampa. They were wrong. Great cured ham and well seasoned pork. Only thing that kept this from being a 5star review was that they were out of the special egg bread to make a Media Noche. Service was prompt, courteous and professional. Best Cuban Sandwich in Jacksonville so far.

Thank Vail9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3666
    (Beach Blvd. & Atlantic Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-399-0609

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