Little Havana

Little Havana

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 15:0017:30 - 22:00
Mon
12:00 - 15:0017:30 - 22:00
Tue
12:00 - 15:0017:30 - 22:00
Wed
12:00 - 15:0017:30 - 22:00
Thu
12:00 - 15:0017:30 - 22:00
Fri
12:00 - 15:0017:30 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 15:0017:30 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant have a full bar?
About
Upmarket venue for that special dinner, tasteful decor with well trained waitrons. Suggest that reservation is made as I have been there on week nights and always well supported.
CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,090 reviews
Excellent
651
Very good
292
Average
89
Poor
35
Terrible
23
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Norma P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Exceptional food and service. Generous starter portion sizes and the fillet was like butter when you cut into it. The manager, Moffat, was attentive and the restaurant was very well managed. Highly recommend.
Written 23 February 2020
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D&R Travels
Belfast83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
You know it is a good restaurant when you first visited in February 2017 and you have talked about it on numerous occasions when back home in the routine of daily life..for that reason we saved this restaurant for our last night before flying home. On this occasion we had to sit inside instead of on the terrace due to a private party. This restaurant is still fabulous, if you enjoy ,good food, good service, atmosphere and the knowledge that you are experiencing superb food at a reasonable price then you have to check this place out... A special mention for the dessert “not quite a cheesecake...” we will talk about this place until our next visit to SA *****
Written 13 April 2020
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BARRYBE
Westville2553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
First time at this restaurant. Had to proceed upstairs. This establishment was very busy. The Sunday lunch special is R180 for a 3-course meal and a drink or R160 for a two-course meal. Our party tried several different dishes, which were all excellent. Staff friendly and efficient. Well worth another visit.
Written 11 April 2022
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DH2
Dublin118 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Have eaten here many times and used to be amazing. Sadly the good days are over. The manager openly had a screaming match with the host outside. So unprofessional. I wanted a ginger beer with Jonny Walker Gold mixed in it like they used to make. Manager refused saying it’s off the menu. My partner had lamb chops which she didn’t enjoy. The waitress told us the pineapple juice was off. Ordered two orange juice and it had an off fizz to it. My steak was just average and bland. My mashed potatoes were served in a separate bowl and smoothed flat fo the brim. Looked like putty in a bowl. No interesting presentation. The menu used to be interesting with grass and grain fed beef. The new menu is boring. The unfriendly manager is just the last straw. Unfortunately this place has gone from unmissable to give it a miss.
Written 23 February 2020
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Yachal_D
Durban596 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 couples
We visited Little Havana on a busy Saturday night. The host was very accommodating and made a plan to seat us. Service was good. However the food was average. We expected more. We ordered the risotto as an extra side and were disappointed. It was tasteless. I could tell that no parmigiano cheese was used and there was a mixture of fresh and canned mushrooms.
Written 10 November 2020
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Natfam
Umhlanga29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 friends
Pre covid, Little Havana was always one of our favorites. Sadly our meal tonight was disappointing. A party of four… three of the meals were definitely pre prepared and re-heated. The fourth, tough and tasteless! It’s a sad day when standards drop and inconsistently creeps in Not sure we’ll be back
Written 1 March 2022
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B.C.QAGELA
Durban413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
This was a perfect place for our romantic dinner with my date. The waiter who was serving us was the best and looked like a well trained person in customer service, she served us with distinction. The food was absolutely out of this world. The prices are worth the food which is being served at this place. Big up to the management.
Written 15 February 2020
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LeeAnn H
Bedford295 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
My husband and I had dinner at Little Havana at the recommendation of our hotel’s concierge. Our waiter seemed to be very inexperienced. First warning sign: he did not understand “martini”. When ordering, he asked us all to give our starters and then give our main courses. (Instead of each person ordering their complete meal and then moving on to the next person). My nachos were good. My dinner…disgusting. I ordered a fillet of beef well done with the garlic, whiskey, thyme, shallot and cream sauce. First the waiter tried to tell me those were all different sauces, not one sauce. Ok, fine, I picked shallots and cream. My steak arrived medium with a green sauce and mussels. I do not eat seafood and have no idea why mussels would be served on top of a steak. I should add that it was a grisly cut of meat. Ok, steak goes back…manager apologizes saying that the waiter is not familiar with the new ordering system….new steak comes back rare. At this point, my companions had all finished eating, my husband thought his sirloin steak tasted “off” and even the steamed vegetables were gross. We asked for the check and said we wanted to leave. The only reason I give this place 2 stars is because the manager truly tried to make things right, she offered to have a meal prepared for me as take away, offered dessert for the table or a round of drinks. We declined all and went back to the hotel to order rooms service. (The nachos were decent)
Written 10 November 2022
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Chrisonaplane
Zurich173 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
This was our third time in this restaurant. The first time 5 years ago it was outstanding, 3.5 years ago it was very good. This time it was just average. Service is still friendly and good. Food selection is vast from fish to steak to veg. We went for the meat options as none of the waiters recommended the fish options. The meat and lamb chops were good, not outstanding. We had two dishes that should not be served this way in this restaurant. The calamari and the Mediterranean vegetables had the taste of off fish. It did not taste good at all and we did not eat them. We spoke to the manager and he took our feedback constructively. If you want to have a fine dining experience, I suggest you look elsewhere.
Written 5 March 2022
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Elize
Mtunzini1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Staying at a hotel close by, we consulted Trip Advisor for restaurants nearby. Little Havana sounded great and the writeups were excellent. Except, this was one of the most disappointing dining experiences I've ever had. When I later asked people about the restaurant, I was told that it changed hands and had new owners. The pics were obviously still from the previous management. There was no finesse, anywhere. The waiters were untrained, the management slovenly and unprofessional, it smelled strange and although the food was well cooked, it was unimaginative and no better than the most ordinary home cooked averageness. Not worth the massive amount I had to pay for it.
Written 3 August 2023
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D&R Travels
Belfast83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
We have previously visited this restaurant in 2017 + 2020, glad to see it survived COVID. We had the pleasure of chatting to the sommelier and he kindly showed us the wines kept by the restaurant. The food is still very enjoyable and a high standard of service. The only reason we didn’t give this review 5 stars is because when we previously visited, it was one of the finest meals we had ever eaten. We were told that evening that the restaurant is striving to gain a Michelin star, I don’t know if that is the right direction of travel. It generally means, smaller dishes and higher prices. Still worth a visit when visiting Umhlanga.
Written 23 March 2023
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Michael A
Vienna6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Ordered Lamb Shank & was the worst I’ve ever tasted. Sent it back & chef apologized & said it was his first night & he was still sorting out the kitchen & he wouldn’t of eaten that either. Replaced with Lamb chops which, although better, still very mediocre & bland. Wife & childrens food not much better, edible but could get at any other restaurant for far cheaper & better. Won’t be back there again.
Written 17 July 2022
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DH2
Dublin118 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
It won an award in 2015 and is still riding on that. However that was many years ago and what remains now is a shadow of the place I used to love. Madam had lamb chops. They were extremely tough and hard to cut. Chips had their skin on and were dark and unappealing. I had the T-bone and while there was a bone it wasn’t a T. It was 99% a very tough sirloin. For a place that used to bring the different cuts to your table to a place that can’t even get a T bone right it’s disappointing. Steamed veg were dried out over spiced things that were once vegetables. It was a pretty lousy dinner.
Written 28 April 2023
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Andrew_Durban460
Durban809 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
Worth a shot as I'm undecided between their prices and if there's value. At Lupa for instance there's the R225 steak but R110 pasta. Same with the wines. LH is steepish but I can't fault my medium rare steak and Wasabi mash, which they did as a special for me. Service was good. I'll need to go back again...
Written 7 August 2022
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Alan Barr
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 business
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food at this venue. The prawn cocktail was a fantastic combination of flavours and the best prawn cocktail I have tasted. The fillet steak was simple but cooked to perfection. The chocolate brownie was a bit large but tasty. We were a large group and service was friendly and tentative.
Written 12 February 2022
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