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Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a three-course Latin-American brunch for two with one appetizer (up to an $11 value), two entrees (up to a $24 value each), and one dessert (up to a $7 value; up to a $66 total value)
- $55 for a three-course Latin-American brunch for four with two appetizers, four entrees, and two desserts (up to a $132 total value)
- $79 for a three-course Latin-American brunch for six with three appetizers, six entrees, and three desserts (up to a $198 total value)
Dessert choices include passionfruit tres leches cake, coconut brownies, flan, tiramisu, and coconut rice pudding. See the full brunch and dinner menus—both of which are available during Saturday brunch service from noon to 4 p.m.
On a Bronx street lined with Italian restaurants, one façade stands out—the one with a streetside bar under a shady awning, and a dense gathering of exotic plants and excited diners. This façade belongs to Havana Cafe, which the 2013 and 2014 Michelin Guide honored with a Bib Gourmand award recognizing the inspectors’ favorites for good value. PIX-11 confirmed the restaurant's status as a neighborhood staple during a 2011 Bronx Restaurant Week profile, noting that it’s “become famous fast for serving great food in a welcoming atmosphere.”
Smells of Cuban and Latin-American cooking spill out from an intimate dining room, and, in the kitchen, a custom brick oven burns through shovelfuls of bricks under the direction of Chef Alex Garcia. Chef Alex designs modern interpretations of classic dishes, resulting in cultural collisions such as brick-oven pizza topped with beef picadillo and piquillo peppers. Straightforward renditions of Latin flavors abound as well, in the form of adobo-rubbed shrimp, churrasco-style grilled steaks, and sides and sauces made with tropical produce such as plantains, mango, and yuca.
When cool weather forces the french doors closed, groups snuggle up with their mojitos in leather-cushioned chairs beneath brick pillars and exposed rafters. Behind plush red banquettes, murals commemorate a hazy Cuban past lined with shiny classic cars and balconies leaning convivially over narrow city streets.