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Habana Cafe

5402 Gulfport Blvd. S. (54th St.) Send to Phone
727-321-8855 | Menu
This is a good place to grab a hot Cuban sandwich en route to or from the nearby beaches.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Habana Cafe Restaurant Review

: The compact exterior of Habana Café doesn't hint to the expansive, twinkling interior that gives diners a sense of the Caribbean at night. There are lots of murals on the walls and high ceilings painted with simulated clouds. The second floor features the work of local artists, original Audubon prints, and the dramatic seating arrangement wraps around and peers down on the main dining room. Latin and Cuban CDs are usually playing, and don't be surprised if guests jump to their feet and start dancing spontaneously. Food draws almost as much attention. We recommend the house picadillo and drunken shrimp. Try one of Habana Café's signature entrées: “Our Famous Lechon Asado Oriente Region Style” (pork roasted with fresh garlic, oregano, white wine and laurel leaves topped with grilled onions). Everything from the kitchen is house-made and supervised by Josefa Gonzalez-Hastings, the owner's wife. A smoking room, featuring hand-rolled cigars, is available as an extra attraction.


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