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Havana Cafe of the Everglades

191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2214
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (119 reviews)
“pork plate” (21 reviews)
“shrimp” (74 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
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1 - 10 of 880 reviews

Reviewed 26 April 2018

Sitting outside eating Cuban food, soaking up the atmosphere. The food is awesome, but anything with rice and beans is surprisingly great. Don't know why. You'll be sitting outside in Chokoloskee with nothing more to do than relax. Enjoy!!!!!

Thank Tripper4Life
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We dined alfresco which features a view of a mobile home park. Excellent repast, particularly seafood and roast pork.

Thank baycityart
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had 3 adult grandchildren visiting and thought this would be a great restaurant to take them to for lunch after we took an airboat ride in Everglades City. What a great choice it was. We were all delighted in our meal. Three of us...More

Thank gisack
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Our car club of 45 visited Havana Café for lunch as part of a rally on Sunday April 8. We had the garden area to ourselves with a buffet of Cuban food. The garden atmosphere was magical with flowers and shells galore. We all enjoyed...More

1  Thank Silly4Traveling
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This is the place to be! Friendly staff and good service. We had the best breakfast ever this morning. We hope to come back

Thank peterilse2015
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a terrific restaurant with very fresh seafood and GREAT sauces. And for me, it is the best Cuban restaurant I have frequented - and I live in Miami. The waitresses are crusty, so don't take it personal - I think it is the...More

1  Thank ILoveTraveling2
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The food was good and the setting was very charming! Service was average, but that could be because it was very busy. It was well worth it to drive a bit out of the way to find this place.

Thank Walkingman66
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My wife and I had lunch at this restaurant in March 2018. The location is beside a major road and thus can be noisy due to traffic. The outside tables of the restaurant are very well done and surrounded by live plants resulting in the...More

4  Thank Salim A
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I will preface my remarks by stating that it was extremely busy when we stopped for lunch. But, we did not have to wait for a table. Lovely atmosphere sitting outside among the flowers and umbrella shaded tables with festive Latin music playing in the...More

3  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

To be honest I think we caught them at a bad time. We waited 35 min before I got up to get my family their own menu. The waitress on the right side of the restaurant just ignored us all together. Finally we had an...More

Thank ssgtretiredarmy
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Questions & Answers
18 January 2018|
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Response from HCMarketing | Property representative |
We are open October 15 through April 15. We will be closed in May.
Nancy G
17 January 2018|
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Response from HCMarketing | Property representative |
We do take reservations but they are not required. We do get busy at times so calling ahead to reserve your seat would be a good idea.
21 April 2017|
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Response from DulceV342 | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us for reservations. We would love to see you at the restaurant only we are closed for the season. We will open again on October 15th. Come see us then.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Chokoloskee
  • Phone Number: +1 239-695-2214
  • E-mail
Seasonal Restaurant: October 15 - Mid April Annually Romantic tropical garden cafe with lots of charm. Beautiful, spacious outdoor setting, screened in by palm trees & flowers. The gentle breeze creates a Key West feel. Where traditional Cuban staples and fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood are transformed into flavorful caribbean-style dishes with Carlos’ stamp of passion on each one of them. Breakfast 7-11 daily Start your day with the smell of fresh ground Cuban coffee laced with silky warm whole milk. Every breakfast includes fresh ingredients and authentic Cuban flavors. You’ll savor the Havana Omelette, The “Rena,” Chorizo Egg Sandwich or Steak & Eggs. Like hot sauce on your eggs? Try Carlos’ Hot Sauce and buy a bottle to take home. Lunch 11-3 daily Sandwiches are served on our pressed Cuban bread, made from scratch in our kitchen. The black beans start as dry beans and are cooked with no pork fat; the fish is caught daily from our family’s boat. Sweet Plantains or Tostones are perfect for sharing. Enjoy a mouth-watering sandwich such as Dulce’s Cuban, Grouper or Vegetarian Sandwich. Dinner 5-8 Fridays & Saturdays *Paella by Reservation Relax with soft lighting, music and savor special dinner entreés. Carlos’ creativity with spices and mixing flavors has perfected dishes such as Carlos’ Shrimp Plate, Stone Crab Enchilado, and Paella to name a few. Authentic Cuban flavor with an island flare. Reservations required for Paella, made from scratch with fresh ingredients.
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