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Havana Tropical Cafe

409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
+1 732-708-0000
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“ropa vieja” (4 reviews)
“oxtail” (4 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
€€ - €€€
409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We drove by this Highlands standby restaurant today only to find it closed. There are no signs that they are out of business, but there are no signs that that still are

Thank Sockster
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a, surprisingly, amazing dinner/night at this restaurant tonight. Our waitress, Sam, was great! One of the most entertaining and accommodating servers we have ever had. While enjoying our excellent dinner (skirt steak and shrimp) we got to watch them feed "buddy" the turtle....More

1  Thank Sean C
Reviewed 20 August 2017

After hours of biking around the shore and town, I was famished! My friend and I went to this place and the food was delicious! We had fried yuca, oxtail, moro, ropa vieja, fried plantains, and sangria. The food was delicious. The sangria was also...More

Thank Iberkis
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Years ago we were regulars here. Never came back after Sandy. Industry Magazine had an article on this restaurant and on Chef Carlos. We ware surprised to see that it was open. We were not expecting much being that this place has been here for...More

Thank Marta G
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Nice restaurant with lots of potential!!! We have been enjoying Havana Tropical Café since it first opened and we have seen its transformation over the years; before Super Storm Sandy this restaurant offered authentic Cuban cuisine at a great value, (as compare to the inexpensive...More

Thank patnoelle
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This restaurant has great landscaping and is located in the beautiful Atlantic highlands but as I remember the food menu could be more innovative and unusual with the Island theme they seek to incorporate

Thank goodfoodrocks77
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We three came here for dinner on a busy week-end in June. This place could be fantastic. It has a wonderful tropical atmosphere, and the food is, for the most part, genuine Cuban fare and very tasty. However, there is a lack of coordination between...More

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Best Cuban food in the area! The food is cooked to order and comes right out of the kitchen once it is done. Everything I have ever had here is delicious. You can't go wrong! My friend and I split the sampler appitizer and the...More

Thank EThompsen23
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying the new management is terrible!!!. We waited to be seated for 10 minutes before we gave up and just found 2 seats at the bar. After having a couple of FABULOUS mojitos we started enjoying ourselves as we got to...More

1  Thank Linda78711
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I heard about this place and was dying to try it. There aren't many places to eat around here. This is such a cute place. I loved the atmosphere here and the staff was great. We went on a Thursday night and the place was...More

Thank claudia p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 732-708-0000
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