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.
Havana Café On Chokoloskee Island is just a short walk from Chokoloskee Island Park, and only three miles south of Everglades City.
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. Below is just a taste of the special cuisine offered at Havana Café.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Havana Café Specialties
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. 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.
Havana Café Information
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.
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!
“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