Havana

4.6
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$30 and under
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Cuban
Located in the popular River North neighborhood of Chicago, Havana features a unique 1940s art-deco themed interior and large windows that showcase Clark Street. Along with the large variety of Cuban-American cuisine and specialty drinks, Havana also offers many delectable Cuban desserts and coffees to complement the perfect meal. Whether you're interested in trying the fresh Ceviche Mixto, or just want to share a night out with friends over our mouth-watering mojitos and live music, Havana is the perfect restaurant for you.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
109 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were very good, as usual. I would have felt better if the staff was wearing gloves in light of corona virus.

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MichelleF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food was excellent again and will continue to make Havana my go to dinner spot.

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BC68
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

More Mexican food than Cuban, and not special. Portions are large. Server was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Food was amazing and the customer service was fantastic.

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vipblueiris
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy getting back to Havana for the delicious Cuban specialties and mojitos.

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vipAimeeS
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I had the Cuban Sandwich, husband enjoyed the classic enchiladas. Highly recommend the mojito (coconut) and the margarita. Also had the chocolate dessert. Great intimate surroundings, super food, overall wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cool tiny place with really good food! Awesome drinks!

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TimM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, good food. Kind of loud, though. I am not sure why the music has to be that loud at lunchtime.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Calimari was rubbery and smelled fishy. Chips and salsa were great.

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cahuem
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Waitress was friendly.

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KrisF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food, nice presentation. Made a reservation and they were ready for us. Took server a while to get to us. She was a fine server but not very warm, used very few words. Cozy place that can make accommodations for groups too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great break in the middle of a cold Chicago evening- good mojitos, even better food.

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ChrisC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I stopped in for dinner last night. We sat at the bar and had a cocktail before we were seated. The bartender, who also was our server was wonderful. The cocktails we had were bright and flavorful, We tried the Guayabera, the Platino Havana, Don Julio Blanco mojito and a Grand Margarita. For entrees, we had Carne Con Tequila and the Cuban Roasted Pork. Both dishes were incredible!!!! We had stopped in for drinks a couple of times before, this was our first dining experience there. We could not have been happier!! The service, drinks, and food are exceptional. They are also very fairly priced for the area. If you are in the area, do yourself the favor of dining here. We can not wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal.

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TaraD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. I would definitely be back.

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Baileyboggle09
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Must stop here when I come to Chicago. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg the food!!! So amazing and the drinks were fantastic as well. Love the ambience and the prices didn't break the bank either. My boyfriend and I had 2 apps, soup, 2 entrees and 5 drinks for under 140. Everything about this meal was amazing.

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Lwilkins
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was one waiter servicing 13 people and he was amazing. He was efficient, not overwhelmed and no one was unattended even though he was the only one working at the time. Great service, drinks and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a truly enjoyable time at Havana
Service, food and overall experience was fantastic

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Nonie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Very casual place for Cuban food. Excellent service, great drinks. Food was Ok

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vipPenny
Western NC
41 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cuban nirvana. Wonderful food with rich authentic flavors. Spot on service. We didn't want to leave.

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TiffanyS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service. A fantastic spot to go with friends or after work. Also, the drinks are ridiculously good so do yourself a favor and take the train/bus there so you can go all out.

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AshM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chips and guac, and morita salsa was a must. The Pollo Horneado con Platano was the best entree hands down.

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vipTeacherProf
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Truly authentic Cuban food. My favorite is called "ropa vieja" (literally old clothes, but don't let that scare you off). It is the same food that makes up the Venezuelan "pabellon criollo" as well; probably has a comparable dish throughout Latin America. This time we also tried the "vaca frita" (literally, fried cow) - the beef was fried and served with a beans/rice mix (that's what "congri" is). I love the cooked plantains and even my husband - who does not like bananas - agreed they were good. We also tried the soups. I thought the black bean was excellent. The tortilla soup was a bit spicy so depends on what you like.

This restaurant has a fun, energetic vibe; it's not the quiet romantic date kind of place, but still good for a date if you want to have Cuban food. They also can accommodate groups.

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vipTiffanyB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The place is very basic, but the food was DELICIOUS!!!! The skirt steak was flavorful and tender. The fish tacos were tasty as well. The mojito was decent. Turns into a clubby atmosphere after 11.I am definitely coming back to eat!

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PatrickH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely outstanding, service very good, noise was terrible.

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ChitownBoy
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service! Authentic as you can get in the loop.

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vipKyle
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Havana does not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was excellent. Food was piping hot and prepared fast.

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vipTAM228
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was all very good. Started with empanadas and crab cakes. There were 4 of us and we all ordered different things then shared. Everyone liked everything. The plantain crusted halibut was the most unique.
All agreed they would go back again.
The only warning I have is the booths are a little narrow. We’re not big people and it felt a bit tight side by side

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, great lunch specials, preparation and presentation were great

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EdAG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everitime my wife and I are in Chicago, we need dinner at Havana. So

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vipCarolynK
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I thought that to start celebrating our anniversary week we should try a new restaurant. I’m Colombian and he thought that I’d like to have some Cuban food since is the closest we could find nearby. HE WAS RIGHT! And Havana was the best choice! We had an amazing night. The food was great, drinks were great (there was so many different drinks to try so we had several), service was phenomenal and the place is fantastic. We will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have our thanksgiving dinner here. The experience was sensational; service was attentive, the meal was exquisite as expected, and the ambiance was warm. Overall we would recommend this as a family restaurant or and night out with a date.

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analiz
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and I love it. The food is great. ceviche is fresh and the plates are good sized.

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vipchristineh
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Chicago for the weekend. Delicious food. I would definitely come back. We got a bunch of things and shared everything

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vipJuliaG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

SO delicious! Food was timed out perfectly and the pitcher of margarita was so delicious and such good value. Took my parents here and it was so refreshing compared to a boring steakhouse :) Will definitely be back, we loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fast service, good food.

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MB78
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Amazing drinks and great food.

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Havana does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Havana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 644-1900.

Havana is rated 4.6 stars by 1471 OpenTable diners.

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