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Havana Tropical Cafe

409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
+1 732-708-0000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“oxtail” (4 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (4 reviews)
“empanadas” (5 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
££ - £££
409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Why my wife and I never came here sooner is beyond me. We came in tonight for dinner and had the sampler platter. It had so many things, empanadas, chorizo, pork chunks, yucca, croquettes all were delicious. My wife have the steak sandwich, I had...More

Thank michael c
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a rainy Friday night. Got a table outside on a patio, perfectly protected from the weather. What a treat! Reasonably priced and very tasty food. There was a band so we even got to dance. Everyone having fun, lots of good energy! Try...More

1  Thank ladyj083
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Wanted something different and found it here! In the mood for a drink and a few appetizers on hubby's birthday. It was packed and the band was great. Found a spot at the bar. Had to wait to Oder but it was worth it! Staff...More

1  Thank Suzanne Q
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This past Saturday three friends and I decided to have dinner at Havana. Since it is winter you get to beat the crowds that come in during the summer. I decided on the Paella which has rice, mussels, shrimp, scallops and calamari. I am not...More

2  Thank EThompsen23
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Had ordered take out a couple months back and food was ok. Decided to give it another chance and order take out again yesterday, since we had a craving for Cuban, and this is the closest. My husband ordered the Rabo, and they said they...More

1  Thank Ana R
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Best Cuban food ever! Twice cooked pork melts in your mouth atmosphere is light and find with Cuban music playing feel like you're on vacation. If you love Cuban food you have to try this

1  Thank johomes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Best Cuban food I've ever had, consistently tasty and amazing. Atmosphere is warm and inviting not overdone with TVs and they have a beautiful 1500 gallon koi pond with waterfalls and outdoor seating for summer dining. Gorgeous 20 foot marble bar and indoor/outdoor dining all...More

1  Thank johomes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The lunch sandwiches are fantastic! The wait staff is friendly and knowledgable. I love the sangria also. It' a favorite with the locals. A must try.

1  Thank Jola O
Reviewed 15 September 2015

My wife and I enjoy Latin food throughout the tri-state area and find that this restaurant provides one of the most authentic atmosphere for a dining experience. The Staff and chef are at your disposal no request goes unanswered or fulfilled. We particularly liked the...More

1  Thank Paulaug45
Reviewed 8 September 2015

VERY GOOD FOOD, AUTHENTIC! Poised at the end of a dead end street, it looks like when you arrive, there is something special awaiting. THERE IS! We went for dinner on a Friday night. Not crowded, but bustling. We were greeted quickly and found our...More

1  Thank Andrew R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 732-708-0000
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