Spice up Your Day with a Quick Trip to the Tropics at Havana House

Step into the friendly Havana House Café and you'll experience a family atmosphere with delicious flavors that fuses American touches with the best of Cuban cuisine. It's a little bit of a getaway to the tropics, a mini-vacation, when you visit Frank and Rosie Ruiz in their cozy café.

And best of all, take your taste buds on a quick trip to the Caribbean for breakfast or lunch or dinner. Step inside our restaurant or outdoors on our newly remodeled patio. Our picadillo and chicken sofrito are prepared from prized and secret family recipes. Continued...


Our Delicious Tastes Are All in the Family

Owners of Havana House have played a part in Florida's love for fine Cuban cuisine.

Havana House owners Frank and Rosie Ruiz opened their restaurant in Lecanto, Fla., two years ago after a lifetime spent in the food business. Frank previously worked for more than 20 years as a Winn Dixie store director. Rosie was director of catering for Hilton in South Florida. Together they had also owned several restaurants in South Florida as well. 

After moving to Citrus County, they opened their new café which they operate with their two teenage sons Franklyn and Geoffrey.

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Recipes from Cuban Caribbean and Seasonal Florida Cuisine.

Cooking with Rosie are simple recipes with an emphasis on Cuban and Caribbean Cuisine, coffee's and desserts. Cuban, Spanish and Mexican foods are statistically rated as the fastest growing food concept.Rosie is a self taught chef, with most of her recipes handed from her grandmother and mother. Rosie has put a modern flair to these age old recipes to make them sure to tantalize even the pickiest of taste buds. Havana House Café would like to help. All my recipes are simple and contain few ingredients, but loaded with flavor. Real Cuban comfort foods.