Funny too see. It's funny to see comments going so far into the year when the restaurant was closed back in March. Yet the owner was rude in June of 2007- are you sure you were in the right restaurant???
My favorite restaurant!. This was my favorite restaurant in the Triangle. It served the best, most authentic cuban food. The Ropa Vieja was to die for. Unfortunately, the reason I write in the past tense is the restaurant is closed. This is a travesty. A gem of Wake Forest is gone...and this is one very disappointed Wake Forest resident....
Rude owner!. Entered restaurant at 7:35 pm -- sign on door said dinner is served until 8. Owner was rude, didn't even greet us when we walked in, just barked at us "we are not seating anyone for dinner, you can only get takeout!" All we wanted were dinner salads, not some complex time-consuming meal. Needless to say we got our dinner elsewhere and never went back!! Why pay for such rudeness when there's other restaurants in town that know what customer service is all about!
Something Different. God bless Havana Jax and their delicious Cuban fare, which draws our dinner dollars about every other week. I've tried several menu items but keep coming back to the delicious Lime Marinated Pork, or a chicken sandwich with a fruity salsa if I want something lighter. They always have really interesting specials - my friend is addicted to their Caldo Gallego (Galician Stew), which is technically a special but almost always available. The yuca or plantain sides that come with every meal are particularly yummy. This is a family-owned restaurant run by friendly people who actually know what Cuban food is supposed to taste like. Love it.
good food, but small portions for the money. the food was excellent, but the portions of the entrees we got were very small especially for the price of each entree. My husband was still hungry after eating his shrimp creole that was $11.99. I would recommend this place for a good lunch with little atmosphere.
Their corn and shrimp soup is amazing. Food was equally as good. Can't wait to go back and try their other dishes
Service was very friendly and fast. Although seating area is small, its warm and comfortable.
Would recommend to friends.
The only Cuban restaurant in town. This is like going to Little Havana! The food is the genuine, honest to goodness Cuban food. Owner and her family are from Cuba and know how to cook(try the croquetas)! The waitresses are friendly, helpful, and always nice. And the prices are great! You have to got go here for awesome food!
You can't go wrong. Don't be detered by the strip mall setting or the ambience. The food here is consistently great and the value can't be beat. I have tried several things on the menu and the specials and I have never been disappointed. Warning -- this is a local favorite and there are not a lot of tables so go early or plan to take out !
Delicious and Amazing. I have always found the food at Havana Jax to be fantastic and authentic - perfect for those of us in Wake Forest who want a little taste of the exotic. I've had the marinated pork with tangy-sweet marinated yuca, black beans, and rice. It sounds simple but it's incredible. I've also had the media noche and the cubano tropical sandwiches - both outstanding, especially the cubano tropical. Delicious chicken on thick toasted bread with mango salsa, cheese, and sweet mustard. That also sounds really simple but the flavors were wonderful together. We also had tres leche cake for dessert - so good! Always intriguing specials to choose from as well. I wish we had more restaurants like this one in the triangle, where the focus is on the food. It feels like you're eating at your (Cuban) grandmother's house. Go check out Havana Jax - you won't be sorry!
Awesome Place. I have only been there once for breakfast, but it was really good. I have been dying to go back for lunch or dinner but just haven't had the chance yet. The waitress I had was really nice, and I even had the pleasure of talking a bit of Spanish with her. That's alwasy fun.