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“Awesome lunch!”
Review of Habanos Oceanfront

Habanos Oceanfront
Ranked #25 of 94 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cuban, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 7 May 2014

This is an unassuming restaurant overlooking the Calusa Cove marina [about 3 Miles south of Robbie's, near Anne's Beach], with a spacious air-conditioned interior, and indifferent service … but … THE FOOD … IS DELICIOUS!!! When you're down in the FL Keys, you want fish, seafood, and more fish; and when you decide to make that leap to landlubber food, you sure want it to be good … well, this Cuban food is something great, and by no means a letdown from the sea fare. Lunch was so good that we [2 Couples] ate here 2 days in a row, and were sad to find the restaurant closed [Sunday & Monday] when we tried for our 3rd visit on the drive back up from Key West to FLL Airport. The lunch servings are large, but so good, that you're not gonna wanna share, and you're gonna end up [over] eating it all. We so enjoyed the Cuban Sandwich and the Churassco [marinated steak] Cuban Wrap Special that we ate the same thing both visits, even though we were tempted by lots of other tasty choices on the menu. The sweet & strong Cuban Coffee helps to re-energize you & get you moving again. Someone else we met raved about their Lobster Bisque, but we didn't have a chance to try that. Quality ingredients, well prepared recipes, generous portions & great flavors … We definitely recommend Habanos for Lunch!

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

For lunch I really wanted to find fresh fish that was not deep fried and found it here. A nice size blackened filet of mahi-mahi (aka dolphin fish) on salad was perfect for lunch. My husband and son had the beer battered shrimp and dolphin fish fingers and they were happy with them. No frills and the restaurant itself is basic, but it's on the water so the view is beautiful.

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This evening we thought it might be nice to take in a little local fare. Habanos is a little Cuban restaurant attached to a harbor right on mile marker 73.5. When you first walk in, you can take a seat anywhere you want. We chose a great back corner booth overlooking the harbor. The decor is minimal, but the atmosphere is very homey. The menu is impressive and includes plenty of Cuban standards. I ended up going with one of the evening's specials: Blackened grouper Caesar salad. It may not sound like much but let me just say the portion sizes at this restaurant are generous.

Sam K
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Choose another place to eat. We shared a Cuban sandwich that was ok, but our server should find a different job. She seemed challenged to even bother to serve us. We won't be back.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

I have lived on Lower Mat for over 20 years and before that Miami. I have had lots of Cuban food and Habanos is always good. Whenever anybody asks me where to eat in the Keys, especially if they have children I always recommend this restaurant. The prices are very reasonable for the Keys. Ate there last night, sat at the bar and had a Cuban sandwich which was excellent. Could only eat half of it but will eat the rest tonight at home. Located at Calusa Cove Marina...Oceanside.

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