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Havana Cafe

  • 191 Smallwood Dr. Map It
  • Chokoloskee
  • Cuban

Known for

  • Good café con leche in the mornings
  • Cash only when Internet is down
  • House-made hot sauce that you can take home in a bottle

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Cuban specialties are a welcome alternative from the typical seafood houses of Everglades City. This cheery eatery—3 miles south of Everglades City on Chokoloskee Island—has a dozen or so tables inside, and more seating on the porch amid plenty of greenery. You order at the counter for breakfast and lunch (7 am–3 pm), or dinner in season on Friday and Saturday nights. Jump-start your day with café con leche and a pressed-egg sandwich, or try a Havana omelet. For lunch, you'll find the ubiquitous Cuban sandwich, burgers, shrimp, grouper, steak, and pork plates with rice and beans and yucca. For take-home zing, try Carlos's Havana Cafe Hot Sauce. Although credit cards are now accepted, take cash in case equipment goes down.

Restaurant Information


191 Smallwood Dr., Chokoloskee, Florida, 34138, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No dinner Apr.–Oct.; no dinner Sun.–Thurs. Nov.–Mar.

Published 07/06/2017


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