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Habana Cafe

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5402 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707-4825
+1 727-321-8855
11:00 - 21:00
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner last night and loved the decor inside. I always admired it as I drove by, but had no idea it was so cute inside. The only change I would make is to dim the wall lights a bit at night. The menu included appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, specials and traditional Cuban entrees. Everything looks authentic on... More 

Thank AtlantaBeachgirl
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get the Rand McNally dinner combo!..even for lunch.....enough for two...variety of tastes from salad to flan....

Thank Sandy B
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

A must visit for my family when in the Tampa area. The food is great Cuban food. Very large menu. About 10 minutes off of I-275 but well worth the stop. Can't go wrong. Eight police came on for dinner while we were there so you know the food must be good.

1 Thank Stan C
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We started with an excellent impression. The atmosphere was great with Latin flavour of decor and music. It continued with unbelievable sangria that went down like Kool-Aid! That's when it stalled. While the Chen sandwich was overloaded with fresh chicken breast, the black bean soup and Cuban sandwiches were salty, with the sandwich lacking any fresh flavour. Disappointing but I'd... More 

Thank Gloria H
Floral City, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very, very good food. We are never disappointed. Service is very good. Really nice atmosphere. Great Cuban sandwiches, and try the fried mashed potato balls stuffed. One with pork and one with beef.

Thank Karen S
Palmetto, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Just like homemade, if your home were a little mom and pop café on the island :) Not too fast, and not too fancy, but every dish (and side dish) was extremely flavorful and authentic, from the black beans to the flan. Prices were very reasonable too.

1 Thank Melissa B
Gulfport, Florida
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Well known and authentic neighborhood eatery. Written up in press for years-long restaurant food. Had the Chicken and rice dish that is a classic. Serves fine wine and good food in a casual yet classy setting. Limited parking lot, but can park on side streets. Menu is just roght for any palate. Cuban faire and delicious Cuban bread. Recommend a... More 

Thank Jeff R
Columbus, Ohio
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

At about 7:00 we waited 10-15 minutes for a table for four. Order Café Leche with first round of beverages and it took about 20 minutes to get the coffee. After the appetizers and entrees were served in a reasonable amount of time. The food was tasty, serving sizes are plentiful but the sauce on the drunken shrimp seemed too... More 

Thank AdlaiJN
San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We have been eating here for years - the Havana Combo Cuban sandwich with black beans and rice is simple and delicious. Get a side order of the fried plantains and Cuban bread and end the meal with their flan - perfect. The atmosphere is casual, staff are welcoming, and a meal here is always memorable.

Thank Rajan M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

More like Americanized Cuban. Ordered platter to try a little bit of things that they're known for. Meh... Shrimp drowned in butter. Chicken was drowned in heavy cream sauce. Pork roast has flavor but heavy in vinegar. Plaintains were more black rather than caramel color. Flan tasted more like a cake. Appetizer of shrimp was also drowned in butter. The... More 

Thank Dawn N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5402 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707-4825
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 727-321-8855

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