Havana

Cuban | Open-All-Night | Sandwich Shop | Seafood | Steak
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Havana is a sit-down restaurant where you can enjoy great steak and seafood entrees, but the real appeal for some of us Roadfooders is the 24-hour walk-up window and its Cuban sandwiches. There isn’t any formal outdoor seating. The hood of a car serves many customers as a makeshift dining table.

The Cuban sandwich is a simple combination of traditional ingredients: ham, roast pork, and Swiss cheese on Cuban bread that is always fresh, any time of day. Be forewarned that pickles, which are a standard ingredient at most places, are optional here… so if you want them, be sure to ask! Another great treat is the media noche sandwich, which is the same as a Cubano on the inside, but is made on really great tasting sweet bread. The contrast between the salty meats and cheese and the sweet bread makes for a really terrific sandwich.

On a recent visit I resisted the temptation to stick with the tried-and-true, and sampled a pan con bistec sandwich. Sirloin beef is thinly sliced and tender, garnished with grilled onions, lettuce, and tomato on Cuban bread. You can add cheese as well, which I did. I’d recommend leaving off the lettuce and tomato, thus creating something like a Cuban cheese steak!

There aren’t many options for late night meals in this area, and even fewer choices for a great Cubano at 5AM. Yet for a reasonable price you get a fine taste of Cuban fare at Havana, and it’s as fast as any fast-food joint.

Havana is conveniently located on the corner of South Dixie Highway and Forest Hill Boulevard, just a short distance from exit 49 off I-95, and just one exit south of West Palm Beach airport (Havana is also a favorite stop for picking up sandwiches that will draw envious stares from fellow airline passengers).

What to Eat
Havana, Sandwich Cubano
Sandwich Cubano
Must-Try
The Cuban: a simple sandwich, done right
Havana, Garlic Shrimp
Garlic Shrimp
Must-Try
Shrimp in powerful garlic sauce
Havana, Roast Pork
Roast Pork
Must-Try
Fork tender roast pork with sautéed onions in a mojo sauce
Havana, Tres Leches Cake
Tres Leches Cake
Must-Try
Ultra-moist tres leches cake
Havana, Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup
Must-Try
Chicken soup is a highlight. Too bad it was served only lukewarm.
Havana, Tamale
Tamale
Tamal Cubano, topped with sauteed onions
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11 am - 10 pm
Monday11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday11 am - 10 pm
Thursday11 am - 10 pm
Friday11 am - 11 pm
Saturday11 am - 11 pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
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