Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Vancouver / British Columbia
  4. Vancouver
  5. Commercial Drive
Cubano Sandwich - Havana, Vancouver, BC
This restaurant now offers Takeout

This restaurant now offers Takeout

Bring the restaurant to you. Order and pay for food directly on OpenTable.

View Takeout menu

Havana

4.6
4.6
425 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Latin American
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu

Delivery

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Cuban, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (604) 253-9119

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Hounslow

  • Private party facilities

    WELCOME TO HAVANA VANCOUVER Inspired by the flavours, colours, and culture of Old Havana, Cuba. Our space is vibrant and energetic, the perfect backdrop whether you’re hosting a personal celebration or gathering as a professional group.

  • Private party contact

    Events Admin: (866) 294-4750

  • Neighbourhood

    Commercial Drive

  • Cross Street

    Between Charles St. and William St.

  • Parking Details

    Metered parking on Commercial Drive. Free parking on nearby side streets.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Drag Brunch on the Drive: PRIDE EDITION

    $40.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 30, 2022 only
    Havana Vancouver is thrilled to present the next Drag Brunch on the Drive: PRIDE EDITION! Hosts Xanax & Mx.Bukuru are back Saturday, July 30th to ring in Vancouver Pride Week, with co-stars Jerrilynn Spears, Abeiya Miraj, Margaux Rita, Rich Elle, & Calgary's Dayna Hart. Show times are 11:45am and 1:45pm, with seatings available up to an hour before. Tickets include your reservation & a donation to QMUNITY. Food & beverage, & gratuity are not included.

Popular dishes

What 425 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Hot Spot

Sort by

Filters

  1. JN

    JoyceN

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We have enjoyed several lunches at Havana over the past few months. The food is always good, and pretty good value. Our last meal was lunchtime on Sunday. It was very busy. The kitchen was probably slammed so we did not get our appetizer before our mains. Our server came to tell us that it had just come up at the same time, and offered to cancel the appetizer order, which we did. As usual, it was very noisy inside, the overhead music was competing with people talking, and it was all bouncing off the high ceiling. So not conducive to any quiet discussion, if that’s what you are looking for. Good place for a group outing but be sure to reserve.
  2. S

    Smellysandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and delicious. We had ceviche (super yum!) A Cubano sandwich, margaritas, some green shots..beautiful, sunny day and friendly service. Wonderful experience
  3. PO

    PatO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super recommended! food, the servers, the service, and the vibe.
  4. JK

    JenK

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Havana! It never disappoints. The food was delicious and the service spectacular.
  5. AS

    AnneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always great ambience. Love the patio. There are a few vegetarian/vegan options which suits me.
  6. CV

    ChandruV

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was my second visit to Havana, I like the food and the service. Please do not go without an appointment, the place is packed 7 days a week
  7. A

    Angelou

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was good and fairly priced but the service was slow. Drink refills weren't offered. It was noisy inside and hard to have a conversation with an older person.
  8. JR

    JessicaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Good vibe, nice servers, good drinks, BLAND food. I didn’t expect such a lack of flavour from a Cuban restaurant. The fries were so overdone - it was like eating stale crispy unflavoured potatoes. The tacos were lacking flavour, and the burnt cheese wasn’t good.
  9. DZ

    DavidZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was super tasty and the ambiance was perfect for my girlfriends birthday. The plantanes are to die for! The only thing lacking was the sometimes spotty service and the tacos had very little meat to them, particularly the fish taco. I would definetely come back here.
  10. TH

    TimH

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant that's a lot of fun. Chips n salsa are excellent along with the bowls. Super fresh and filling.
  11. RM

    RenatoM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent option for a great Latin American food in a great atmosphere and service
  12. RJ

    RenJ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were sat within 5 minutes of arriving, had made a reservation. The waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food and drinks were phenomenal. Get the Cubano! Would love to sit in the back next time or on the patio :)
  13. P

    Peter

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    Server was inattentive. Gave us a chipped glass and then never replaced it. Didn't come back to the table so I couldn't drink water. It was very loud as well
  14. LM

    LaurelM

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our meal was good. Not as hot as it could have been but our server Laura was phenomenal. What a treat to have someone with such a great attitude booking with us but not overly so that we felt she was intruding. That is for a great experience Laura!!
  15. d

    dineshn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience- dont miss the cocktails, fried plantain, tacos and caramel flan.
  16. E

    Emilie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    For my first time there, it was the perfect place for a girls night out! We made a reservation but were able to come in early. Great atmosphere, amazing food and delicious drinks. I am impressed with the service and the price is justified with how flavourful the dishes are.
  17. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We needed to sit outside for Covid protocol for vulnerable individuals and Havana provided us with a perfect place to enjoy our meal. We’re grateful. And - Our server made us feel VERY welcome! Oh! And they have amazing mocktails. Can’t find those everywhere. Thank you Havana for a wonderful evening.
  18. E

    Elizabeth17

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and superb food! One of our favourite places to grab a bite. It was nice we had the patio as an option on a rainy day as well.
  19. RM

    RenatoM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice and informal atmosphere. Excelent food and very pleasant service.
  20. JP

    JanetP

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and really good food! Nice option in a really funky part of Vancouver.
  21. KH

    KellyH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service- just a little too noisy to have a conversation. Great vibe and fun energy!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great patio!
  23. O

    Orn3lly

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food and drinks were great! Service was excellent. Did not disappoint.
  24. LH

    LarryH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was very good. He also doubled as the bartender. We did have difficulty talking due to the amount of noise both from the street, we were inside, and the area around us. I think if we had been on the patio the street noise would have been less intrusive.
  25. D

    Diwa

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mikie (sp) was very kind and helpful during our lunch visit. Thank you
  26. DJ

    DeeJay

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing. Great food, excellent service. Fabulous people watching.
  27. M

    Migos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Unfortunately Havana, over the years, has resorted to pre-prepared dishes that need warming, not prepared from scratch (e.g. the Paella 😣). And don’t order more than 2 ‘for the table’ appetizers if you are only 2 people as the table cannot hold more than 2 and the kitchen doesn’t proactively stagger the plates. While they advertise wine by the bottle (and in BC we can take home the remainder of bottle (in the bottle)….they don’t actually sell wine by the bottle any longer…it’s wine from keg and into a carafe….so unable to take home the wine not drank. All in all, unfortunately disappointing on a few fronts….but still an ok place to eat and drink - recommended with some reservations / cautions.
  28. LB

    LindaB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I always enjoy this lively, fun place but on this visit it was just too noisy to have a conversation with my friend, which is what I had hoped for. The food was good as always, with a varied menu offering something for everyone, and the service just excellent.
  29. n

    noname

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a great experience at Havana. The food is never a disappointment
  30. LM

    LeeM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. Lots of GF options. The margaritas are great
  31. AT

    AliceT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Really welcome and lovely service, I’ll be going back and recommend this place highly
  32. KG

    KatG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, magnificent cocktails, especially the spicy margaritas and mojitos. Excellent service. A lively venue with a one-of-a-kind aesthetic.
  33. LW

    LunchWithFriends

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    It was so loud, everyone around us was yelling to be heard at their own table which meant that we couldn’t hear each other or the waiter. Everything else was great but really too bad about the extreme noise. I’ve been in loud restaurants before but this was like nightclub loud. I would go back to sit in the patio but not inside.
  34. EL

    EvelinaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Tacos are nice and margaritas are also a value for money.
  35. PM

    PetraM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great but the drinks were disappointing… I had the original mojito and could taste the mix.. wasn’t made from fresh ingredients…
  36. T

    Theresa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my bday and I jokingly asked our server if they did anything special for birthdays and she came out with the dessert we ordered with a candle and serenaded me with the HBD song and a great dance. Always a fun time at Havana!!
  37. GR

    GrahamR

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great, but the noise level inside is too loud for a table conversation….prefer to outside patio for having a conversation
  38. K

    Kitty

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I had the Havana Bowl which was nice & green — but I would have liked a few more interesting things in it besides the few small pieces of avocado & the tiny pieces of what I think were squash. Another veggie? Some seeds or nuts for texture?
  39. DR

    DristyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE THIS PLACE SO MUCH! Food, service, drinks, vibe, everything is 10/10! Never disappoints!
  40. R

    Richmond

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful, our server was attentive, cheerful and kind! We went during Happy Hour and highly enjoyed the tostones, the Cubano sandwich and most of all the plump mussels and very flavourful sauce from the Mussels Espana, wow:) Fabulous drink specials, and the triple caramel flan was the highlight of our experience, the butterscotch/chocolate bits on top of the creamy flan were something else. Hello, Havana!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Havana using the Order Online button. Havana also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Havana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 253-9119.

Havana is rated 4.6 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu

Delivery

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
Google Map for Havana

1212 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Charles St. and William St.

  • Neighbourhood

    Commercial Drive

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Cuban, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Metered parking on Commercial Drive. Free parking on nearby side streets.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Hounslow

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 253-9119

  • Private party facilities

    WELCOME TO HAVANA VANCOUVER Inspired by the flavours, colours, and culture of Old Havana, Cuba. Our space is vibrant and energetic, the perfect backdrop whether you’re hosting a personal celebration or gathering as a professional group.

  • Private party contact

    Events Admin: (866) 294-4750

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo