After working in the restaurant business in Phoenix, Arizona for 10 years, BJ and Gilbert Hernandez introduced Havana Café to the Phoenix area in December of 1989. This new Cuban restaurant was a unique offering among the proliferation of Spanish and Mexican restaurants in the valley, offering Cuban cuisine with influences from Spain and Latin America. Over the years, several latin restaurants have come and gone, but only Havana Café and it's signature Cuban dishes have stood the test of time. Havana Café's recipes have been developed by owner and chef BJ Heranandez, and are adapted from traditional Cuban dishes. For more than 20 years Havana Café has gained many loyal customers who return again and again for a favorite dish, or to try something new from our menu.