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“Great food, awesome service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Havana Tropical Cafe

Havana Tropical Cafe
Ranked #13 of 33 Restaurants in Highlands
Cuisines: Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Highlands, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, awesome service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We've eaten here many times and are very glad they have reopened after Hurricane Sandy. Two of our many favorites on the menu are the Cubana sandwich and the Paella. The atmosphere feels like you are in the Cuba scene in Guys and Dolls :-) Service is prompt and very friendly, and the entertainment comes in all types and styles and is always good. Were happy to ring in the New Year here, on the new dance floor. Stop in for a Mojito, and say welcome back!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tesstown
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New York City, New York
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101 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Authentic Cuban Cuisine!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Like a phoenix out of the ashes of Hurricane Sandy, Havana has reopened this past Friday and will be open for Labor Day weekend. We stopped by and had a Cuban sandwich and some mojitos and were in a Cuban Nirvana, felt like Casablanca! The sandwich was HUGE and authentic Cuban style. Also tried the caramel flan which was rich and smoothe! We are DEFINITELY putting this restaurant on our return visit list!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scottishchef
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The Jersey Shore
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“OMG, they are finally reopening after Sandy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

I heard through a friend they are putting the final touches and will be open any day! Cannot wait to go back to one if our favorite places!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travelinsomewhere
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hurry Back!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

One of the beat places this side of Cuba. Distroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Please hurry up and rebuild. We miss you so much!!!!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Dale1024
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Highlands, New Jersey
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299 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Dining and atmosphere that reminds me of Miami”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

I love this little Oasis that reminds me of my native home of Miami. There are tropical plants and colorful pictures throughout the cafe. The food is excellent and although they have undergone several changes in management, they have maintained a level of outstanding service.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank JDRolle R
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