Havana

4.6
52 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Latin American
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  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Group Bookings
Inspired by the colours, tastes, and culture of Old Havana, Cuba #havanavancouver #takemetohavana
What 52 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
Ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Paella was way better before they changed it, now it was more rice than anything else, seems overpriced for what you get.

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BG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was easy to make a reservation. The service was friendly with no feeling of urgency to order and all questions were answered with courtesy and humour. It was a great , relaxed Saturday vibe with delicious food. Washrooms were clean and GROOVY!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed Sunday brunch here. Sharp and friendly service, and beautifully presented and delicious food. Coffee could be a bit stronger, but just a minor point overall. Will be coming back to try out dinner.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Loved it even though I didn't love the food - the atmosphere was everything and the show at the end of the night (Ed Hill comedy) was awesome. Great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went with another couple for dinner and everything was great!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is a very appealing, yet casual place to enjoy either a lunch or evening meal. The service is friendly and the food is very good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We enjoyed appetizers as well as chicken curry and fried octopus as entrées. We finished off with a wonderful crème brûlée and a special Homemade cheesecake.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Positive experience overall. When we arrived around 6pm it was pretty busy but service was prompt and friendly.

Great atmosphere, very laid back and the decor of the venue was fantastic.

The menu was loaded with so many fascinating dishes which made it difficult to pick. I wanted it all! Turn around on ordering drinks and food was pretty quick as well and the food was presented beautifully.

We will be back!

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JY
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had brunch at Havana on Saturday with a few girlfriends and we really enjoyed the food. Service was fantastic and food was very good. I love the plantain chips!

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MI
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, I had the Croque Senora and my husband had the steak and eggs. We went with some friends and it was lovely, we all ordered different things and everyone enjoyed what they ordered.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Portions were very small considering the price, but lots of healthy options.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed the unique menu and atmosphere at Havana. Our waiter was excellent and amiable. Actually all the staff was pleasant, the facility was clean and the food was piping hot. Good selection of hoppy drinks.

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DM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service. The noise level was great, easy to carry on a conversation even though the restaurant was quite full.

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m
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was really good! We booked the first available reservation, so restaurant was quiet when we walked in. Food was tasty, sangria was fabulous and our service was great.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent brunch - lots of menu options. I had the gravlax salad with poached eggs. Everything was perfectly done. Definitely will return.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fun evening. Friendly service and tasty food

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LR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly service and knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. Our food was delicious. We ordered our drinks but they were taking a long time and our server did not charge us for them without us asking her too. I had a Cuban old fashioned and it was delicious and worth the wait. I will go back

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SM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a dinner reservation before heading to the Cultch for a show
We had told our server this.

When we got the program at the Cultch, we noted that dining at Havana pre-theatre meant that we could have had a 15% discount off our food.

It would have been helpful if our server had given us the discount given we told her we were going to the theatre.

Otherwise, really enjoyed the restaurant.

Sara M

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W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very loud, as cement floors and high ceilings sound travels.
Food was very tasty and had great spice, although dont recall Cuban food being that tasteful, as it was very bland when I visited Cuba and no spice on anything but such Is case with most ethic food places in Vancouver, the food here is much better than its actual origin.

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ND
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The service was, as always, amazing.
The menu was interesting, yummy & lots of veg options. Drinks were awesome.

Theatre-going: great spot for before or after because they are good with their timing HOWEVER despite the fact that we told our waitress we were on our way to the Cultch, we did not get a discount of our meals.
We found out, when we were at the Cultch that they are a partner who does 15% discounts before & after the show with your show tickets.
We went back after & asked the manager about it... She said there was nothing she could do and would not even discount after show drinks.
So that was a luttle disappointing and odd:
Food great, wait service great - maybe manager doesn't feel repeat show guest business is worthwhile.

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DM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food as usual. Some of the people at my table hadn’t been to Havana before and they were absolutely thrilled with the food. Our server was lovely- attentive, explained each dish, kept our water glasses full and the food came out at a good pace.

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PC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Fun,relaxed atmosphere and friendly warm service. The mojitos were tasty but I found that the dishes we ordered were a bit bland. Much like had experienced on a trip to Cuba.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I've been to Havana many times before. It appears the menu has changed and the food choices and the quality of the food was very poor this time. I had the chicken curry which had very very little chicken and was just hot, not flavourable.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was ok and service was excellent. A nice patio for an afternoon snack and drink (Happy hour)!

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DM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meals, fun atmosphere and wonderful service. Can’t go wrong!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Parents night out!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good restaurant. Good food.

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NI
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It's always a good place for friends to hang out, all the dish is good to share. The signature sangria is always great! Havana changed their menu, so many things want to try

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VN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Nice authentic feel and the food was excellent. Will be back again soon I hope.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

I used to love this place. Food used to be amazing and that's why I brought my friends from out of town there . Extremely disappointed this time. Not sure if they have a new chef or what but in general food is below average. One of the things we ordered was roasted cauliflower and it was literally just boiled cauliflower with a few brown spots probably made with a torch. This was a gem in my opinion but not any more.

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The hostess resolved a mix up with the name on our reservation. Great service, and much appreciated!

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DF
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Decent decor but too loud. Couple in corner booth had 2 kids screaming almost non stop. Food was good but portions were small. Had a difficult time carrying on a conversation.

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DE
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Our salad was creative and delicious. My hamburger with chorizo had a strange yet acceptable flavour it was okay - the bun was good though.

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GR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Both the food and service were very good. The only drawback for us was that it was EXTREMELY noisy, hard to have a conversation.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very basic. Nothing special, but acceptable.

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CC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great experience at Havana. Food was fresh and delicious. Service was awesome. Our server, Carla was great! The restaurant is spacious and comfortable. Will be going back for happy hour on the patio!

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JH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food but a little overpriced. It was packed so it was great we had a reservation 😉 Going back for the patio and margaritas in the summer! Great drinks all around.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I made a reservation for my birthday this past weekend and showed up a bit late. The hostess was able to hold our table (we called on the way) AND was able to accommodate 5 more people as we had some unexpected people join us. We had Jamie as a server and she was FANTASTIC! For a large table of 10-12 ordering appies, drinks and entrees, I am grateful we had her! The food was phenomenal (paella, mussels, 7 layer dip, garlic fries, jambalaya...), the drinks were brilliant (sangria and mojito pitchers especially) and the ambiance, as always, was perfect. Love it here!

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AM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Havana is my all time favourite place to go for breakfast. Best food and service out there. Thank you guys so much!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A nice Valentine’s Day dinner

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E
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious; Staff was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend the place.

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