Havana 1957 is a quintessential Miami Beach restaurant. Its aesthetic plays off glamorous 1950s Cuba with old pictures on the walls and vintage furnishings. The food plays off the same inspiration, drawing signature recipes from the city’s Cuban population.
Havana 1957 has two locations in Miami Beach. The first, on Española Way is just a short distance from the Blue Moon Hotel, with cultural institutions like the Wolfsonian and World Erotic Art Museum on the way. The second is on the Lincoln Road Mall, the city’s premier shopping destination with worldly brands ranging from Gap to Vogue Italia.
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From top to bottom, Havana 1957 has one of the most flavorful, eclectic and juicy menus in all of Miami Beach. Our favorite starter is the tostones rellenos Havana, which consists of plantain cups stuffed with ground beef, ropa vieja, shredded roast chicken and garlic shrimp. It also serves a mean sopa de frijoles, or black bean soup.
When it’s time for the main course, remember that Havana 1857 is known for its roasted chicken. The Havana 1957 Specialty Especialidad de la Casa is a whole chicken served with Cuban gravy, white rice, black beans, salad and sweet plantains. Another fan favorite is the lechon asado, which is slow oven roasted pork leg with Cuban mojo, rice and yuca.
Lastly, close things off with a sweet slice of guava cheesecake and a cup of signature Havana 57 Espresso.