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Old Havana Sandwich Shop

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310 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3718
+1 919-667-9525
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, his brother and his wife and I ate at the Old Havana Sandwich Shop but we didn't order sandwiches. As soon as you enter the front door of the place, you are greeted warmly by a hostess and the fantastic smells of good food. We sat at a small table and were given menus. Since the two brothers... More 

Thank fansofrainforest
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate here after a trip to the museum of life and science. We wanted something unique...and it was awesome. Eat the Havana and the Maduros.

Thank djj0118
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Truly authentic Cuban restaurant - helpful staff and amazing menu! There's no way you could order the wrong thing, b/c the whole menu is so great, it was hard to make a decision when ordering!

Thank Sarah B
Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I wrote a very positive review of Old Havana a while ago. However, on my two most recent visits for lunch, I have had very rude service. The woman who waited on our table both times was curt and unfriendly. When we asked about soup and homemade sodas, which are on the menu, she said bluntly and coldly "we don't... More 

Thank Redwood67
Elizabeth T, Owner at Old Havana Sandwich Shop, responded to this review

Elizabeth T, Owner at Old Havana Sandwich Shop, responded to this review I am so sorry to hear about your bad service experiences! And I'm especially sorry that I didn't receive your emails to address the issue personally. I would be grateful for the opportunity to make this right. We have recently made some changes to our service staff and... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

OK, so I may not be from Cuba, but the food and the atmosphere here makes me wish that I was. The food is amazing and the people are so friendly and customer service oriented.There aren't enough good things I can say about this place. The location is convient, and even though I live in Raleigh I make it a... More 

Thank geraleeseeast
Elizabeth T, Owner at Old Havana Sandwich Shop, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I ordered Chicharron to go and a cuban sandwich in situ, the chicharron was way too salty and was served in a disposable paper/cardboard plate which didn't make it home, and the cuban sandwich a little disappointed, a $10 average price for really cheap food.

Thank Hector S
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We are not pork eaters, but they have a great chicken sandwich and an incredible turkey sandwich they call "the not so cuban". My wife is a vegetarian and she loves the grilled cheese. Black beans are okay, nothing spectacular especially for $4-5 for a cup. Really good appetizers. Terrible hours though; 11-3 Tues-Saturday and usually very busy.

Thank ksjpwilliams
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The sandwiches are super good and super filling. Great place for lunch. A really good place for lunch, although it gets crowded so go early.

Thank Merrick B
Level Contributor
68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

On a cold Sunday afternoon there isn't much better than some warm, good comfort food and this is just what we found at Old Havana. If you like coffee you should really try their Cafe con leche. I haven't had one of those in at least 5 years and it was perfect. Hot, creamy, sweet goodness. The place is kind... More 

Thank slauch
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Café con leche (coffee with milk). Best Cuban coffee in Durham. I also love the Cuban sandwich made with pork 😍😍

Thank Evelyn F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3718
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-667-9525

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