Havana

4.6
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97 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Latin American

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Havana Vancouver is inspired by the colours and culture of Old Havana, Cuba.

Guests can expect a hybrid of authentic Latin flavours combined with Pacific Northwest style and a commitment to fresh, local ingredients. Craft beers and an innovative cocktail program create a menu unique to the location.

Private Dining

Havana Vancouver is inspired by the flavours, colours, and culture of Old Havana, Cuba. Find us on one of the city's most lovable neighbourhood streets, Commercial Drive in East Vancouver.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Please note that we will be offering a four-course set menu for Valentine's Day dinner service. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach us by phone at 604-253-9119 or send us an email at info@havanavancouver.com.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

What 97 People Are Saying
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in a very friendly place. Love the atmosphere.

H
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Second time eating here. Got in on happy hour food and drinks which was a bonus. The appies were fabulous but 2 out of 3 of our cubano sandwiches were burned on outside and sloppily put together -- disappointing. And I mentioned a birthday in my online booking but it wasnt acknowledged at the restaurant -- so why have the question then? Will go back as we didnt have this experience on our first visit in September.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. Food and service was fantastic.

Havana
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again soon!

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FF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a very enjoyable time and the food and service was good

S
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were having fun at work and that created a great ambience. Food was great.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mussels were amazing. love this place and would back in a heart beat

AC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly server and food was delicious. we would definitely go back in the summer and sit in the patio

TH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, lively, good eats, super fair prices and impeccable service. Love Havana.

GC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was great and so was the service. A lively place and a tad hard to hear our conversation, but the great Cuban music and happy hour amply made up for it.

SP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Delicious meal with a fun vibe. Loved the cauliflower tacos and mojitos! Great spot for happy hour.

DY
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't say enough good things about this experience. It was a packed house and our waitress did an outstanding job in navigating the small area to serve us efficiently without it seeming rushed. I especially liked her recommendations for both the appetizer and dessert. Our first time there -- I will definitely return.

NF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Both the food and drink menus are amazing! So many delicious options, for a reasonable price. Service staff are sweet.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good pre comedy dinner

DM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful customer service, great food. Havana was busy and upbeat, we certainly enjoyed our visit and will be back!

SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Havana is my go to for date night. Love it every time.

LJ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. The Passionfruit margaritas are A - MAZ - ING! So are the plantaines with garlic and lime aioli. The staff are super friendly and the service was great!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Brunch 😋

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic server, she was so helpful and happy!
Will return and highly recommend
Atmosphere was great

PJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was my first visit to Havana Restaurant. I enjoyed my vegetarian bowl immensely. It was extremely tasty. My family also enjoyed their choices including my 9 year old grandson.

The atmosphere was pleasant and laid back. Ideal for a Commercial Drive restaurant.

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Such a great meal ... we enjoyed ourselves. Our waiter was friendly and efficient.

OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience would go back!

EN
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Very limited menu and the food was so so. Service was fine but menu not to my taste.

p
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Service is very good. I didn't make a great choice so didn't much care for my food. My friend loved hers and I have had other food there that was very good. The ambience is nice so a good choice on the drive.

DR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, Very good services and definitely Excellent food

c
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was good, once I had the right order.
Order was mixed up by the kitchen but server rectified things quickly and efficiently.
Service overall was excellent, despite the busy Sunday brunch crowd.

HF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good! Our server was amazing, asked her to pick a desert to surprise the birthday boy, she chose the tres leches cake and put candles in it. Soooo tasty! Good choice. Everything else was great as well.

RJ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Whenever I need a little staycation I whisk myself and some friends away to this charming Cuban haven on Commercial Drive. Also great events in their theatre here. Monday nights at 9pm $5 comedy show is FANTASTIC! Oh and lovely food and drinks as well. Not a sangria fan but this place may make me a believer.

TL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

lNice place to spend a casual evening before heading to a play at the Havana Theatre

SH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent place for brunch. The breakfast bowl was great tasting. Service was quick. Highly recommend this place

c
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed and great meal and plan to go again
Every item one the menu sounded delicious

C
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Very disappointing. Less vegetarian options and menu is much more limited. Burger was poor quality and overdone. Cauliflower tacos has hardly any filling. Soft taco shells were commercial and awful. Will go to Mezcal instead.

Havana
Responded on July 2, 2019

Catherine, thank you for your feedback. We take pride in offering our guests a high level of hospitality + food & wish that was the case with your most recent visit. We do offer about 8 vegetarian &/or vegan options on each of our menus & apologize that was either not more evident or the options did not suite you. All feedback is given directly to our head chef. If you're open to discussing your experience with us directly, please reach out to us at info@havanavancouver. c o m Best, Havana Team

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Music was so loud during brunch it was difficult to carry on a conversation with people at the table.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went there to catch happy hour and we ordered three dishes and we were all pleasantly full. The server was awesome and we enjoyed ourself!

LT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yummy food in a vibey setting. Good service, interesting menu and cool interior.

n
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing and friendly!!!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The only reason to come here is for the patio which gets great sun in the evening and is fun for people watching on the drive. If you’re inside the music is deafening. Margarita was weak and the shrimp taco underwhelming. Meh.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Food was good, but the portion was a little small (I had the beef tacos). The tacos would have been better with more meat. I was still hungry after the meal. Our service was a little slow this time, it took way too long for our drink order to be taken.

Havana’s used to have the best sangrias in the city, but it appears as though the recipe has changed. While the sangria was decent, it wasn’t as good as in the past, and there was a lot less fruit in the pitcher than before. Previously, when we ordered a pitcher of sangria, we received a full pitcher and full glasses of sangria, now, you don’t receive the full glasses (not a major issue but it was nice to have). Also, their tropical sangria is no longer on the menu (it was incredible).

Overall, a decent experience, but not as good as in the past. I would go back again to see if this experience was a one off.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

AZ
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was efficient and the host was very friendly. It was my birthday brunch and they gave us a free drink. Will definitely go back there to try more food.

W
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my son to Havana for his 30th birthday. I had made a reservation already but asked him where he would like to go on the Drive. He said "Havana." Good guess I say!

It was a lovely day and we took a table outdoors. Food was great and just the right quantity for both a Millenial and his dad. Service was excellent, very attentive but not interrupting conversation. We were able to have a long, easy conversation despite the expected street noise.

Various folks from the street came by to ask for money; that's expected on the Drive, part of the culture. They gave us cause to share our proposed solutions to a problem that belongs to all of us. God bless us all and give us the opportunity to bring these proposals into reality. No one should have to beg in a nation so rich as Canada. They don't in Havana, Cuba, where I have also lunched.

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