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Little Havana

Little Havana
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Cost
R140 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions, Views
Food
Steak
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R60(one and local champagne)R150(imported champagne) max 4 bottles

Critic's review

Nicola Ashe

The menu may be the same, but the experience is far superior to sister restaurant, Havana Grill at Suncoast. Set in the bustling Umhlanga Village, this is a hotspot for good food and a place to be seen.

Food
With a strong focus on meat, this menu showcases it in various forms including a showdown between grain and grass-fed, with ‘grain vs. grass’ featuring a duo of grain- and grass-fed beef rump in 200g portions, simply seasoned with Maldon salt, black pepper, thyme and mustard seeds. Other cuts include wet-aged fillet, rump, sirloin and rib-eye, with dry-aged fillet-on-the-bone and T-bone also available.

Steak tartare served with traditional garnishes including raw egg yolk and salty capers was delicious, as was the Patagonian grilled calamari served with aioli. A trio of snails was an unctuous triumph of garlicky heaven, served 3 ways – with buttery garlic, smoked paprika and blue cheese – worth every minute of garlicky breath thereafter.

A good selection of linefish, calamari and shellfish, as well as a seafood platter is available, featuring an impressive spread of plump crayfish, grilled calamari, prawns, langoustines, linefish and steamed mussels.

Chicken, pork, lamb and game round off a large menu - the pork belly served with mash & greens and a bacon cider sauce, was applauded by our fellow diner - and there’s a good selection of desserts if you have any room left. The crème brule was sensational – well set and perfectly flavoured.

Drinks
A well-rounded list of wine and bubbles features a great selection of South African varietals, along with French champagne. A good selection of wine by the glass is available, as are cocktails and craft beers.

Service
Friendly and efficient.

Ambiance
An elegant interior set with white tablecloths and deep leather banquette seat dividing the space, leading on to an outdoor terrace, overlooking the busy Granada Square.

Best for...
A night out with friends or a business lunch.

(2018)

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User reviews

  • Definitely one of the best steaks I have ever had. The service also very good!
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  • Best Pork Belly Makers in Umhlanga. I had a 3 Course Meal Lunch Special. It was sooo amazing. True value for money. The Steak was amazingly done, chips crispy and soft on the inside. I always go there for a special. Amazing Offer. Will definitely be coming back
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  • Little Havana is by far the best steak eat out venue that I've been to in Durban and that's coming from someone who is a seafood lover. Little Havana has managed to change my mind.
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  • Had the most delicious 3 course luncheon with a good glass of wine for the princely sum of R140! Not sure how they get it right, but uts amazing. Good sized portions, delicious food, superb dessert, lively wine, all backed up by brilliant friendly service! Well done!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Cocktails
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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