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
SundayOpen 24 hours
MondayOpen 24 hours
TuesdayOpen 24 hours
WednesdayOpen 24 hours
ThursdayOpen 24 hours
FridayOpen 24 hours
SaturdayOpen 24 hours
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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