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Havana Cafe

109 Backstreet, West Jefferson, NC 28694-8054
+1 336-846-2800
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“plantains” (21 reviews)
“black beans” (13 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (27 reviews)
Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
109 Backstreet, West Jefferson, NC 28694-8054
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

My favorite place in Jefferson from the owners to the people that work there ..The food is amazing try it. Open for lunch and Friday night dinner....

Thank jm1750
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I stopped in for a quick lunch just before the cafe closed for the season in December. One last Cuban sandwich until March 2018. Sandwich was wonderful and the service was excellent as always.

Thank travelingbillbury
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The folks that own this little gem are incredibly friendly, and they work very, very hard to serve great food every time they open their doors. This is another Ashe County place where everyone is treated like family, in the best possible way. The Cuban...More

Thank travelingbillbury
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This place offers so much more than yummy food and unique drinks!! Fellowship and love are always extras on the menu. A hello hug from Selma and Rafael makes your heart feel so full. There is so much good food ! ! ! We love...More

Thank soyvickik
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went there for lunch on a Saturday. I had the Cubano, it was ok but I've had better from a non Cuban place. Meat looked like they got it at the wal-mart deli, Fries were good, wife ordered Plantains she wasn't very hungry. waitress was...More

Thank Rory S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I don't think I can say enough good things about Havana Cafe. It's not fancy, but it's perfect. Owned authentic Cuban proprieter who takes pride in his food and seeing you enjoy it. He was happy to give us samples of the beans and pork...More

Thank JeanC1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a jewel in the small mountain town of West Jefferson! Delicious authentic Cuban food, prepared fresh daily. Open only for breakfast and lunch, so plan a meal there accordingly. Wonderful espresso for those who love authentic espresso! We love Selma, who runs and...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 28 September 2017

My most recent visit to Havana Cafe, I tried one of their lunch specials, pork and yellow rice served with black beans and fried plantains. Excellent! The pork was tender and moist, the rice was beautifully seasoned. The pork, rice, and beans all together on...More

Thank travelingbillbury
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I could eat here twice a week. When we visit my daughter she knows I have to visit this restaurant. I order the Cuban sandwich. My mouth waters just thinking about it. Also the plankton. The owners make you feel like family. If you are...More

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

First time here, so glad we came ! The food was fantastic! We had poblano special and chicken fajitas with sides of plantains and fresh bread. All ridiculously good. We will be back !

Thank Childs F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Backstreet, West Jefferson, NC 28694-8054
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  West Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 336-846-2800
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