Havana Cabana serves fresh Cuban – Caribbean fare in the heart of Rochester’s East End Neighborhood. Escape to the islands.
289 Alexander St., Rochester, (585) 232-1333, Website
Fresh ingredients and authentic recipes served with a Latin flare. The chef driven menu will bring your palette on an island vacation. Portions are enormous. Ideal for sharing and sampling several dishes. Bring friends or plan to take home leftovers. A selection of appetizers like the blue crab stuffed avocado, a variety of Island Toasts– their twist on the American pizza with inventive flavors. We tried the Jerky Chicken Island Toast which was a delicious medley of flavors. Soups, salads and entrees are anything but ordinary such as the blackened Mahi Mahi pan seared served on mixed sautéed greens, a pineapple corn cake and topped with blue crab bechemel & served with a sweet potato soufflé.
With over forty premium rums to choose from Havana Cabana has you covered. Sample your choice of 3 paired with an assortment of fresh tropical fruits to enhance the flavors of the rums.
The restaurant’s vibrant and colorful interior is inviting with a lounge area in the main bar, open kitchen and ample dining space on two levels. A private dining area is available on the second floor for private parties. The whir of the high ceiling fans lends to an island feel. The outdoor flame torch heaters welcome guests from the Alexander Street entrance. Tropical floral arrangements add to the island ambiance including edible flowers that garnish some of the plates.