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Havana-Jax Cafe

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2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3666 (Beach Blvd. & Atlantic Blvd)
+1 904-399-0609
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Suffern, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I just recently moved to this area. Having gone to many Cuban restaurants in South FL and NJ, I was dying for a Cuban sandwich. The owner/mgr was a bit snooty and looked me up and down as he was in a suit, and I was wearing shorts. The environment, for a Wed lunchtime, seemed rather empty. It did not... More 

Thank CrazyboutKeyWest
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on the way home for lunch. If you want authentic Cuban food you need to come here. Place is very clean and reasonably priced. Staff is attentive. Waitstaff and manager are all Cubans. A pleasure to dine here. Recommended!! Pictured is what's left of roast pork with black beans and rice. Plantains were very good.

Thank Ray G
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Our family found this "best kept secret" some years ago. We love the roast pork, the desserts and the service. It's nice without being stuffy and pretentious. The staff are always friendly and helpful. If you're in the mood for Cuban fare, good food at fair prices and wonderful service....look no further than Havana-Jax Cafe.

1 Thank walterv234
Florida, USA
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412 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The staff was friendly and the food arrived fairly quickly. The place was clean and well kept. Dinner was around $15 per person plus drinks. The yellow rice and black beans were really good.

Thank Nevyntoo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

I Thought the food portions were too small especially for the prices they charge. Just because you put glass tops on tables with paper place mats in a low income strip store doesn't mean it's high end.

Thank Mugsy_Baby
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

I've had my share of Cuban sandwiches, but they have one of the best I've had. The ham is really special. They've also got a Cuban buffet for lunch some days - you'll be sure to overeat. I know I did - but it was great!

Thank BarbaraJS
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Overpriced and not good. My son's Paella was mostly rice. He said he thought the fish in it tasted "fishy", now his stomach has been doing the rumba all night. The best thing we ordered was the black bean dip and plantain chips for an appetizer. The chicken croquettes were horrible. The 3 dishes we ordered were mostly rice.

Thank 843rachel
Port Orange, Florida
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

It's been a dozen years since I worked in this area and this was one of my favorite spots for lunch. I'm so glad I went out of my way today to have lunch here. Had the media noches and it was every bit as good as I remembered, as was the service and the atmosphere.

Thank GWVan
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155 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

we ordered cubanos and roast pork sandwiches, and they were as advertised: yum. We ended with cuban coffee and are still awake. I want to return for the dancing on the weekend.

Thank M R K
Geneva, Switzerland
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

The manager (owner?) recommended the Churrasco (the most expensive item on the menu), so we ordered it and also ordered the Picadillo. The picadillo was better, with a bigger portion; the Churrasco portion was quite small and it was only okay.

Thank Marta D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3666
    (Beach Blvd. & Atlantic Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-399-0609

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