Wonderful interpretation of traditional Cuban foods. Service (Stephanie) was great. Allow extra time to find a parking space.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Love the drinks and the atmosphere.
Love the drinks and the atmosphere. The food was ok.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I know its spicy cuban food
I know its spicy cuban food but we'd love more of an option to hold the spice; our waiter said we could not and that turned us off a little, this time around. We still love the open air feel, the terrific mojitos that were recommended & of course the cigars
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place on a Nice Night.
Great ambiance and food is pretty good. Front of building opens to Market Area so on a nice night it is a great place to sit, drink, and have a meal.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took clients for Dinner
We took clients for Dinner and we all had a great time. Perfect day for their open window dining. Our second time there, but not the last time!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another nice evening at Havana
Another nice evening at Havana 59. As always, the Cuban nachos were excellent. Their Spanish pizza was very good. My guest ordered steak frites well done. A well done steak is usually a death knell for a good tasty steak. However, this steak was not only tender, but quite tasty. Still, I, personally, prefer steaks cooked less thoroughly. My ahi tuna was not as good as it was during my previous visit, but quite good nevertheless. This is a restaurant at which it is hoped I get to dine often.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am a bit of a foodie and
I am a bit of a foodie and as such this food is VERY doable. What is neat about this place is the experience. The building is rustic and interesting making for great conversation. It is impossible to leave Havana 59 feeling anything but happy. The service is sensational, the ambiance is terrific, and the cuisine is quite nice.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great time. The food
Always a great time. The food and drinks were absolutely exceptional!!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friends recommended Havana
A friends recommended Havana 59 to us and we were very pleased. The service was very attentive and our waiter was knowledgable of the menu and made excellent recommendations. The food was delicious. We will definately go back not only for the food, but also for the three amazing outdoor bars / patios.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place...but smoking is a prob
Loved this restaurant for the ambiance and food. The wine list was also very good. The only problem we encountered was that this is a cigar bar as well so there is a lot of smoking in the bar - including cigarettes. Although the windows/doors are open it still really causes a problem. And, even though the dining room is separated, you can still smell the smoke. I am just too used to dining without annoying smoke these days. But, definitely recommend the food. Appetizers are best.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great drinks and good food
We've come here multiple times and typically have a good experience. Some of the tables are less ideal as they are next to the kitchen or heavily trafficked areas. But the food is typically good, but a little expensive, and the drinks are excellent.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We changed our reservation repeatedly because of uncertain outcome at the convention vote. The staff were quite accomodating. Once there, parking was an issue, but this is Richmond. We went immediately to our table, and were served quickly and efficiently. One of our party did not like the spicy food, but I ate the same dish and liked it. Our server quickly modified her order and produced a tray of calimari that she did like. Dessert was excellent. The noise level was high because of the popularity of the place, and it seemed mostly oriented to younger diners. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner over candlelight, this is not the venue--but for tasty food and lots of celebratory crowd, this is the place. $$$$
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cuban food at its best
The food, the service and ambience were exceptional. Maybe the Budweiser Clydesdales who were in town help to put us in the celebratory mood, but certainly the restaurant helped to finish off a great evening with colleagues. Started out with three appetizers-- calamari, tuna tartar and ceviche. They were all exceptional, but certainly the tuna tartar was great. Great flavor and a bit spicy as well. You can even have a cigar at the bar next to the restaurant seating area. For the main course I had the Coastal Paella which was very good. Flavorful mussels and shrimp along with a well aged serrano ham and chorizo. And to finish off, my dessert was a passion fruit mojito. If you want a good rating from me, always use passion fruit.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Havana59 has a great theme, it takes you back. The food was great. Had Taste of Habana. Good portions and I had to take some home. The tuna with ginger is divine. The nachos with plantains, great.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Date night for my wife and I and another couple. Food was excellent, the restraunt was superb. The enormous street level windows open and give you that outdoor seating feel without being on their covered upstairs patio. Drinks were great, and the service was wonderful. Only draw-back is the noise of cars and motorcycles around the 17th street farmers market that made for a few slight interruptions in the conversation.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Mojitos in the city. Great food, great drinks, great service, even for large groups. Wait staff here is excellent and very attentive. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are on vacation! All around favorite restaurant!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Fun atmosphere.
Great food. Fun atmosphere. Wonderful dining experience. Looking forward to going back.
I'm such a picky eater and at Havana 59 I tried things I usually would never try. It was all great!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service & ambiance
I love this restaurant. The food is always great & the staff is wonderful. They have very tasty mojitos. The ambiance is so relaxing that you feel like you are on vacation. Recommend this restaurant frequently.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoy Havana' s food but I have always come to havanas for the music and mojitos! The wait staff is well trained which is a must. The bar tenders are very knowledgeable about dri ks and cigars!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere ... Good food
Good food .... Ceviche needs substantial improvement however...
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great moment in the city
We enjoyed new food and atmosphere and walked away wondering hownsoon we could come back. Great host and waiter as well as excellent food. We had the nightly special and the salmon. The plantation appetizer left us wanting more.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Havana 59. Its atmosphere really channels Latin America. The food is fantastic and the mojitos delicious.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been a while since we have
Been a while since we have been to Havana, but it is still a high quality Richmond dining establishment after all these years. We sat in the bar area and despite still allowing smoking (mainly cigars that evening) the smoke nor the smell did not bother us. The garage doors were open to the street and the ceiling fans were doing a good job of circulating the air. Food was very tasty and the service was excellent. Mojitos were very good, a bit more lime heavy than sweet and minty like others I have had. Cannot beat the ambience - really cool place. We will definitely go back again, but probably not wait so long this time.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The crab dip was awesome and the coconut shrimp, yum yum.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Night Out
THe food was fabulous. The wait staff was very attentive to our needs.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
First timer at Havana '59
Seated in open air section-very nice atmosphere. Food, cocktails and service were very good and prices were reasonable. Music was a bit loud.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Nite
Drove up from Yorktown and was well worth it! Food and Service was excellent!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun place to eat and drink
Awesome Peach Mojitos!! The fish dish (corvina) was very tasty. Tried my husbands pulled pork. Delicious. Fun atmosphere! Servers were friendly.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding, as usual...
Great food...great service...accommodated our special requests.
Have been going here for years and will continue to do so.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and an awesome atmosphere! I highly recommend Havana 59, and plan to return every time I'm in the area. You won't be disappointed. Delicious mojitos!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
True Cuban Form including Cigars
The food, the service and ambience were exceptional. Maybe the Budweiser Clydesdales who were in town help to put us in the celebratory mood, but certainly the restaurant helped to finish off a great evening with colleagues. Started out with three appetizers-- calamari, tuna tartar and ceviche. They were all exceptional, but certainly the tuna tartar was great. Great flavor and a bit spicy as well. You can even have a cigar at the bar next to the restaurant seating area. For the main course I had the Coastal Paella which was very good. Flavorful mussels and shrimp along with a well aged serrano ham and chorizo. And to finish off, my dessert was a passion fruit mojito.
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
girls night out
you feel you have entered another city,place ,and time when you enter Havana 59...sat by the large open windows...A.J. was our very attentive waiter....we were able to catch up without screaming at each other and enjoyed sharing appetizers.not to mention(o.k. i am)the outstanding mojitos..great evening
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful date night!
Service and food was outstanding! The Cuban nachos were delish! I would recommend Havana 59 to any couple looking for nice dinner away from the kids.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Hot Spot in RVA
I went here for a dinner date on a nice warm evening in the fall and the front windows/ doors were rolled up so it seemed as though we were outdoors! Our waitress was very polite, and didn't interrupt our conversation when we were talking. The ambiance was spectacular. We had a reservation so our table was in a prime location as far as scenery. The Drinks were ridiculously good (Castro's Sidecar + Mojitos). The food was very flavorful and culturally accurate. A++ in my book
p.s. the postcard idea is really cool as well!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Richmond Treasure
I have been salsa dancing plenty of times at Havana 59 and it never dawned on me to eat dinner there. When the Living Social deal came about I just couldn't let the deal get away. We ate dinner on a Friday night and I absolutely loved it! I've been so used to just walking in and going straight up the stairs for Latin nights on Thursdays that I could actually appreciate sitting down to have dinner and soak up the music, decor and ambiance; I've never been to Cuba but I imagine that is what it feels like. The icing on the cake for me was the post card that Havana 59 will send anywhere within the U.S. for you after your meal!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Happy Hour
This restaurant has the absolute best mojito in all of RVA!! I had a great time with my girls just unwinding.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time being together and celebrating my wife's birthday
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Cuban Food!!!
If you like Cuban food you would love this place. Great original food and many original dishes made with locally grown/raised ingredients. Don't miss the Salsa dancing nights.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing as usual!!
A great experience every time we go!! We are always happy with the level of service and the quality of food!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cigars, mojitos, and cards, oh my!
I took my fiance here for his birthday because I knew he would be amazed by the cigar bar. The place was unassuming, and it was 95 outside, but you would never know it at the first floor cigar bar. They had fans blowing, and it looked like the inside of a real cabana, unlike the outside, which seemed more like an old theater.
I love our server, AJ, who was very accomodating, we had several amazing appetizers, and you would be crazy to not order a mojito, smoke a cigar, play a deck of cards, and enjoy a sunny (or rainy) afternoon overlooking the decor and feeling like you're in paradise.
We will definitely be back the next time we can afford a great meal.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome All Around
Delicious food every time I visit! Havana is so charming and the staff is very friendly. Love the salsa dancing upstairs as well.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM