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Havana Cafe of the Everglades

191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
+1 239-695-2214
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cuban sandwich” (121 reviews)
“pork plate” (22 reviews)
“shrimp” (74 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went sightseeing around Everglades City to the Museum and to the Smallwoods store nearby, and this place was recommended to us by the locals for lunch. It was a little hard to find, but well worth it. We sat at a table under a...More

Thank Beth F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sit and relax in the beautiful lush tropical garden setting with quirky flamingos and other sculptures at this Cuban cafe. Start with the cold cafe con leche then try anything on the Cuban bread, preferably in a pressed sandwich. Corn soup of the day was...More

Thank BWLtravels
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went there together yesterday and arrived at about 1:30 and had the most spectacular lunch. I had previously checked this place out on my own two weeks ago and loved it so much I couldn't wait to go back. The outdoor...More

Thank F5200MPphilipl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our way to Fort Myers we stopped for breakfast in the Havana Cafe. We had an Havana Omlette and a Toast with Egg and Bacon. Both was really delicious. The service was really nice. We sat outside in the garden, that was pretty nice....More

Thank tracylein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing lunch here, due to the recommendation of our tour guide from Down South Air boat tours. Our group had grouper, the pork plate, a Cuban Sandwich, stone crab and blue crab. It was all very good. And although tour server was new,...More

Thank Lbirder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The unusual title for this review was inspired by the unique creativity of the chef in dealing with Cuban Foods. Most of the time it is delicious if well done but predictable. Carlos the chef adds a creative touch to his dishes that work. His...More

Thank Whaler4ever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this cafe for the first time today. The outdoor seating area is absolutely charming! The service was great and so was the music. We all ordered the mahi mahi sandwiches. Delicious! We had a wonderful meal and afternoon. We will be back! I had...More

Thank AGagauf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast and it was very tasty. The only negative was that the music was on the load side. The waitress was very friendly and tentative.

Thank rekab3
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Sitting outside eating Cuban food, soaking up the atmosphere. The food is awesome, but anything with rice and beans is surprisingly great. Don't know why. You'll be sitting outside in Chokoloskee with nothing more to do than relax. Enjoy!!!!!

Thank Tripper4Life
Reviewed April 13, 2018

We dined alfresco which features a view of a mobile home park. Excellent repast, particularly seafood and roast pork.

Thank baycityart
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January 17, 2018|
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Response from HCMarketing | Property representative |
We are open October 15 through April 15. We will be closed in May.
Nancy G
January 16, 2018|
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Response from HCMarketing | Property representative |
We do take reservations but they are not required. We do get busy at times so calling ahead to reserve your seat would be a good idea.
April 20, 2017|
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Response from DulceV342 | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us for reservations. We would love to see you at the restaurant only we are closed for the season. We will open again on October 15th. Come see us then.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Chokoloskee
  • Phone Number: +1 239-695-2214
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Seasonal Restaurant: October 15 - Mid April Annually Romantic tropical garden cafe with lots of charm. Beautiful, spacious outdoor setting, screened in by palm trees & flowers. The gentle breeze creates a Key West feel. Where traditional Cuban staples and fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood are transformed into flavorful caribbean-style dishes with Carlos’ stamp of passion on each one of them. Breakfast 7-11 daily Start your day with the smell of fresh ground Cuban coffee laced with silky warm whole milk. Every breakfast includes fresh ingredients and authentic Cuban flavors. You’ll savor the Havana Omelette, The “Rena,” Chorizo Egg Sandwich or Steak & Eggs. Like hot sauce on your eggs? Try Carlos’ Hot Sauce and buy a bottle to take home. Lunch 11-3 daily Sandwiches are served on our pressed Cuban bread, made from scratch in our kitchen. The black beans start as dry beans and are cooked with no pork fat; the fish is caught daily from our family’s boat. Sweet Plantains or Tostones are perfect for sharing. Enjoy a mouth-watering sandwich such as Dulce’s Cuban, Grouper or Vegetarian Sandwich. Dinner 5-8 Fridays & Saturdays *Paella by Reservation Relax with soft lighting, music and savor special dinner entreés. Carlos’ creativity with spices and mixing flavors has perfected dishes such as Carlos’ Shrimp Plate, Stone Crab Enchilado, and Paella to name a few. Authentic Cuban flavor with an island flare. Reservations required for Paella, made from scratch with fresh ingredients.
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