Are you ready for a change from another commercial scenery and chain foods? Come to the Havana Café, for a taste of authentic Cuban cuisine that you will never forget! Owners Carlos and Dulce Valdes create dishes from fresh ingredients, which reflect the recipes of their homeland Cuba in taste, tradition, and quality.
The Havana Café is literally only a stones throw from Outdoor Resorts on Chokoloskee, and a short walk from Chokoloskee Island Park. Havana Café is located no more than three miles south of Everglades City.
|Welcome back – we’ve missed you and have been anxiously awaiting your return in October. Havana Cafe is one of our top favorites. We travel about 80 miles one way just to come have lunch, and that about says it all..! — Terri & Danny McKay, Fort Myers|
Chokoloskee is a very small and peaceful community, where the people know each other, and the fast-paced world is left behind. The fishing is excellent, and the quiet surroundings with tropical landscaping and wildlife, make the setting of Havana Café, a tiny slice of paradise.
Havana Café Cuisine Carlos creates the delicious Cuban dishes, and there are many favorites to choose from. Your servers will describe the specials offered, and they offer more Americanized dishes as well. Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, take-outs, and catering is offered, and a wide variety of foods are offered for every taste. Another feature of the café is Carlos’ Havana Café Hot Sauce. There were so many requests for his sauce, that he began bottling his own, for his patrons to take with them. A little bottle of your Cuban cuisine experience to take with you.
|One of the best eating experiences in the area! Can’t wait to get south so we can go have Huevos Rancheros and Cafe con leche! One of the first places we take guests to eat! Great food, great atmosphere!
— Sue Anderson,
Carlos’ Omelette – prepared with the freshest ingredients., and a great way to begin your morning. Huevos Rancheros – features fried eggs with corn tortillas, topped with a delicious chili sauce, and a side dish of refried beans and avocado. Media Noche (Midnight) Sandwich – made with Serrano ham, slow-cooked pork, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, mayonnaise, and dill pickle slices. The sandwich is served with chips, and is large enough to share. It is the signature dish of Havana Café, and highly recommended by those who have enjoyed Carlos’ masterpiece.
|Dulce and Carlos are the best hostess, not to mention the entire staff. We celebrated my wife’s Sin Cuenta Bday. Their paella was outstanding, scallops exquisite, fish so fresh and the atmosphere superb. We had such blessing day with my parents and family all the way from Madrid, Pembroke, Naples and Venezuela. God bless the Valdes family. Nos vemos pronto Dulce y Carlos.
— The Hirschs, United States
Fresh Fish Plate/Basket – the catch of the day is cooked to perfection, and served with a salad, or you may opt for a fish sandwich. The fresh fish is prepared just for your order, not waiting to be reheated.
“When you order my paella, you must plan to wait 20 to 30 minutes, because I make it to order just for you. I don’t just make up the rice and stir in the seafood ahead of time. My mussels die in the pan.” –Carlos Valdes
Other Lunch Entrees – hamburgers and fries, grilled chicken, shrimp, and pork are offered, as well as bacon, ham or sausage for the breakfast menus. Desserts – the specialties are Flan, and a Key Lime Pie that is unforgettable.
Come and enjoy the relaxing Havana Café Atmosphere
If you are vacationing to get away from the craziness of a fast-paced world, Havana Café offers a different scenario. Carlos and Dulce Valdes greet many of their patrons on a first name basis, and love to get to know those who are visiting. You may even get a secret recipe, or learn unknown lore of the area.
Havana Café is a very affordable place to dine, where you can bring the children as well. There is seating inside, and outside both. Enjoy their patio area seating under the umbrellas, where you can relax, as you enjoy the delicious food with your ice-cold beer, a fragrant wine or mimosa. It is beautifully landscaped with native vegetation and tropical floral accents.
|Carlos and Dulce = the best and most special dining experience you can imagine. Their location at the end of rte. 29 in the midst of the everglades is all the reason any traveler needs to make this a must stop. Simply put, eat ,drink and be merry at the Havana cafe. — mike and delores haroldsson, massapequa, new york|
You will not want to leave Florida, without trying the café con leche. It is a cross between hot chocolate and espresso coffee, and will leave you wanting more.
Havana Café Information… Latitude -81.359608 Longitude -25.815276 –
To arrive at your Havana Café destination, travel east on U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) and travel to a turnoff on County Road 29. This road will take you to Everglades City, and then to Chokoloskee. 191 Smallwood Drive is the address, and (239)-695-2214 is the number. click here and add your current location on the next page and get a detailed map to get here.
Havana Café offers breakfasts and lunches seven days a week. Dinners are served on Fridays and Saturdays through April. Visa and MasterCard are accepted payments for traveler’s convenience, and the whole family is welcomed. Great Cuban cuisine, with a relaxing, beautiful, and friendly atmosphere. Welcome to Havana Café paradise, and enjoy a taste of Cuba!