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404 West Chatham St, Cary, NC | Directions 2751135.787040 -78.788457
Tues - Wed:11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thurs:11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri:11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sun:11:30 am - 4:00 pm
We ran a campaign for schoolkids and the owner Robert Cardoso stiffed us after the kids finished the event. We worked 5 days and he said he didnt say he would help at all. He lied to us..
We're out 500 dollars, similar to someone going into his restaurant, ordering 500 dollars and then walking out without paying. Shame on you, your a discrace to America. GO HOME!
DONT GO HERE!!!!!!!! – This was the worst Spanish food I have ever eaten. These people should be ashamed
Not very good. – My wife and I had heard about this place and finally found time to visit and see for ourselves. Our visit was on Friday, November 18, 2011 at about 2PM. We are from the Caribbean and consider ourselves pretty good cooks and with a good knowledge of the Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican cuisine.
The place appeared to be very clean. We ordered the yellow rice. I asked for the the red beans and the wife the black. Both ordered the pork. This comes with two slices of
Best Catering Ever!! – I have never had a bad experience with Havana Grill and once again this past weekend it was fantastic!
They catered a Cancer Benefit for a breast cancer patient and all of the food was over the top. Robert was on time to set up the food and to pick up after the event was over. His attention to detail always shows. I will continue to recommend him.
Please Don't Waste Your Money On This Place! – I was very hopeful when I chose to have my husband take me to Havana Grill for a Friday evening dinner. I had read mixed reviews on this site as well as others, but still decided to take a chance and see if this restaurant might be a delightful surprise. I was truly disappointed.
After reading that the hot foods were suspect, and since I was really longing for a good cuban sandwich anyway, we ordered the special cuban and a pitcher of what they claim to be "fresh made sangria". We sat down on the patio and a server brought us the pitcher. The "sangria" was an abomination. It was basically cheap fruit punch with a small personal sized can of Libby's fruit cocktail thrown into it. There was no detectable wine in the pitcher whatsoever. It was so horrid that after a couple of glasses (while we deluded ourselves that surely it will be better as we get deeper into the pitcher), I brought the pitcher up to the counter and requested that they replace it with 2 bottles of beer (the cost of which didn't even come close to a substitution of the $14 cost of the pitcher), which they reluctantly acquiesced to.
Then the server brought out of cubans. They were nothing close to the cubans I was used to eating in Ybor City in Tampa near where I grew up. The pork was bland and flavorless and the bread was only slightly better than grocery store bread.
After talking with friends who had frequented this establishment when it first opened (and who do not now), apparently the food and service have gone straight downhill.
I left this place with a sour stomach and the firm resolution never to return. Please don't waste your money here. I have no better suggestion for a substitute cuban restaurant in the area, so if you get the hankering for some cuban, maybe get a cheap flight to south Florida!
Oh by the way, I intended to give this place zero starts, but apparently that is not an option on this site. Please consider my review ZERO STARS.
I go here often for lunch – I'll be the first to admit that I don't have a lot of authentic cuban experiences to compare this to, and it may or may not be what some call authentic, but I think it is very tasty stuff. My favorite is to get the slow cooked pork with black beans and yellow rice. Reasonably priced, very appetizing, and convenient. I would recommend trying it out.
Tried again – I tried Havana Grill again today, getting a hot item from the steam line, which wasn't as sad looking as on my last visit. My meat dish was ok, but the rice was dry and clumpy. The bread remains awful. If you grew up eating Cuban food, you might want to give this place a miss. Pity.
This Place Was Awesome!! – Loved this place!! The owner was sooo nice!! I asked many questions and he answered all of them. The Tres Leches Cake was also the BEST that I have EVER had. I will be back on a Saturday night!!
good authentic cuban – I am cuban american and I went to eat here when they first opened. they have totally improved. i am still hesitant about ordering dinner there (everything is under heating lamps). Every cuban knows, that for the best quality cuban food, it has to be made to order. they have the best yuca frita (that cilantro mayo is to die for!)the sanwhiches are great (those home made mini papitas fritas-are awsesomw! makes me feel like i am ordering from a miami sandwhich shop!
BEST CUBAN BREAD IN 892 MILES ( away from Miami) – The best cuban food around ( The empanada) O.M.G. Reasonable prices and great service( Not fancy) but clean and friendly. Loved the (Tres Leches) I think I spelled right...The Husband had the Imperial Rice..(loved it) I ordered the Breaded Steak ( It was incredible). Kids ate from the Kids menu( great Fries). It was my second time and my whole family loved it (I m not latin but felt right at home)....:-)
Great place for the kids. I loved the dancing outside on Saturday Nights. but I missed the Dj. with the Hats and Bongos.
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