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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” (116 reviews)
“shrimp plate” (17 reviews)
“media noche” (9 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 yesterday via mobile

We love to eat Cuban sandwich’s. This cute little place is so much fun. The waitress was a hoot! The Cuban sandwich was so good my husband ordered one to go. True authentic Cuban food. You want to miss this little gem.

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed yesterday

OurShurr Adventures guide, Justin, recommended the Havana Cafe after our Kayak tour fo the Everglades. We had an incredible lumch. My wife had the peel and eat shrimp and I had the blackened scallops with home made Sangria. This was the best seafood we had...More

Thank PingEye2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly seasoned and wonderfully delicious. Friendly service in a unique part of Florida. Highly recommended.

Thank mjcSING
Reviewed yesterday

We went here for breakfast the first morning we were in Chokoloskee and ended up returning for dinner that night and breakfast the following morning. Great food, portions were big, you will not go home hungry. Servers were friendly, helpful, professional and nice. Great find!

Thank camuto5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Couldn't wait to come back here. Lovely location, incredible jumbo shrimp sauteed in butter with tons of fresh garlic and onions, nice cucumber and onions salad and black beans and rice. Salsa and chips to begin with. Just a great spot!

Thank bob c
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have enjoyed several meals at Havana Cafe. It has become one of our favorite restaurants and we don't hesitate to drive one hour just to enjoy a meal there. Start with the Sangria--the freshest, clean taste--not too sweet. The Cuban sandwich is the best!...More

Thank bucklern
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Totally quaint and so glad we stumbled upon this place. Outdoor seating in a garden environment. We had a wonderful lunch among the flowers and songbirds. The Stone crabs were great and so was the Grouper basket. The atmosphere made it hard to leave.

Thank GPS-RDLee
Reviewed 5 days ago

A small restaurant with outside dining. Wonderful Cuban sandwiches. The service was prompt and efficient. Seems to be a place that everyone passing through goes to.

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time and will be back. Stopped in for breakfast but ended up ordering a cafe con leche and a steak sandwich. The coffee was $4.50 but it was a large cup. After jokingly saying it was served in a soup bowl vs a cup,...More

Thank solofishergal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food and atmosphere. Food was amazing. All 4 of us ordered a different fish dish and all were very satisfied. Large portions.

Thank Whitney S
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Questions & Answers
17 January 2018|
Response from Whitney S | Reviewed this property |
My guess is that they are open only during peak tourist season and are closed in May because it's to hot and buggy. But call them and ask to make sure.
16 January 2018|
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Response from Leigh S | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t - I’m not sure if they even take them!
20 April 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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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