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Old Havana Sandwich Shop

310 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3718
+1 919-593-4006
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“maduros” (14 reviews)
“plantains” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
Cuban, Caribbean, Latin
310 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3718
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Seems authentic to me, but I have never been to Cuba so probably have no idea what I am talking about. Ordered and served quickly, and everything was on point.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I've eaten here a few times. I enjoy the Cuban sandwich, the beans and rice, and the atmosphere. Always a welcoming environment.

Thank Yippee1232015
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a funky, high-ceilinged room a few blocks east of downtown. My wife and I each had a sandwich and we shared an order of roasted maduros. The sandwiches were fine. Mine had roasted pork, mustard, and "mojo" sauce. My wife's had the pork...More

Thank TheRealAwaxy
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Now that's a tasty sandwich! Grabbed a late lunch here recently with the family. The El Caney was pretty delicious, pork was tender and tasty! All of the food was good, even our girls enjoyed it. There is not a ton of seating, so I...More

Thank yoontaylor
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. If you’re looking for a great place to eat lunch by yourself or with friends look no further, this place will satisfy everyone in your group, even the vegetarians will find something tasty. I love the sandwiches, but it’s a...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You can't go wrong here with any of the excellent Cuban sandwiches or plates. Food and service are both first class and the prices make this a great value.

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We are so glad we decided to stop by this restaurant. The items we had were the sampler plate with the salad of the day and the San Fernando with a side of beans. The sampler was good, the pork was moist and flavorful. We...More

Thank ThatCouple
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Set a few blocks off the main drag, this authentic Cuban restaurant is a gem. Now offering table service but still serving slow cooked meats prepared with care. The Cubano is delcious and I am particularly fond of the mataduros. Atmosphere will lure you into...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My wife and I had the combination plate which was good. The others in our party had Cuban sandwiches which they said were OK. Everyone cleaned their plates but no one complimented the food. Service was very slow.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Great sandwich. Cool atmosphere. Will return. Bread toasted perfect. Meats tender and flavorful. Nice stop if town to see Durham Bulls.

Thank Tim P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3718
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-593-4006
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We are a living wage, farm to table Cuban restaurant in Downtown Durham, NC. We specialize in locally sourced, pasture-raised slow-roasted pork.
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