Havana

4.5
1256 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban, Latin American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday -Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm



Friday 11:00am to 11:00pm, Music & Cocktails 11-2am



Saturday 12:00pm to 11:00pm, Music & Cocktails 11-3am

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Phone number
(312) 644-1900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Warm, cozy, and inviting private room available for special events, meetings, and all other occasions. Our space can accommodate small and large events with space for 45+ people.
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Private party contact
Noe Bautista: (312) 644-1900
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Catering
We cater to your home or office, private events and business meetings.

For more information visit:

http://havanachicago.com/site/private-parties
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Cross street
Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells
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Parking details
Valet services ($15) on weekends only. Street parking available any day of the week (first come first serve).
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Public transit
Blue/Orange/Green line: Clark & Lake

Red line: Grand

Brown line: Merchandise Mart

Bus 22 South Bound: Clark and Hubbard
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Entertainment
Join Havana every Friday and Saturday for cocktails, dancing and live music from your favorite Chicago bands. No cover charge, music starts at 11:30pm and ends at last call!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wi-Fi available, Wine
What 1256 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a great meal with dependably good service, especially early in the evening. Noise level can get a bit high but it's always been "happy" noise. We have a couple favorites on the menu that are soooo good it's hard to order anything else. When we have explored the menu the dishes have been great as well. Good value and portions are large enough to share. It remains a "go to" for us.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks (try the Mojitos)! Food was awesome as well!

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ME
Pittsburgh
114 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

There were two of us. My meal was great. My friend's was not. He sent it back and got a salad which also was not great. After that he gave up. To the restaurant's credit they tried to make it up to us.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and food.

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DA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Skip the appetizers and save your appetite for the mains. Vaca Frita was amazing.

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o
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, excellent food and outstanding mojitos! And as usual very loud.

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RL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Cuban(ish) spot in River North! Really good food

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OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food ( and sauces) are always delicious! Server, Olga, is pleasant, personable, attentive.

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SN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant find if looking for authentic cuisine. Excellent wait staff, well educated regarding menu options which was helpful for someone without background on food from region.

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BB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All of our dishes, service, and value were outstanding. Booths on the small side.

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J
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like Havana because of its authentic food. What makes the food great are the sauces. For example, I had the pork chops and the sauce was amazing. If you go, I highly recommend the empanada trio. These are truly amazing. In fact, next time, I may just have two orders of this appetizer for dinner.

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d
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Cuban food is not very authentic. Although some very tasty like the ceviche.

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ED
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were looking for something different while staying in Chicago. Havana didn’t disappoint. Very authentic, reminding us of the wonderful meals we ate while actually in Cuba. Would recommend and definitely go back.

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DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cool vibe, authentic-feeling atmosphere. Really enjoyed the food.

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A
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, 2/4 of our family are vegetarian so it’s always nice to find great food that everyone can enjoy. Service was nice. We had an earlier reservation, it definitely got busier as the evening progressed. The creamy garlic sauce that comes with the fried plantain appetizer was incredible.

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Olga, our waitress was awesome, very attentive and our glasses never went empty. Food was awesome and reservations were a breeze. If I had to make a suggestion, turn the music up a little because it does get loud with people talking.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Havana - it will not be our last. Service was outstanding (Johnny was our waiter). Food was authentic and delicious. Menu was packed full of an assortment of Cuban and Cuban flair foods. We had Cuban Salad, Portabella Mushrooms and Crab Cakes with a sauce that was out of this world. Highly recommend this restaurant over others on a street full of restaurants (N. Clark St).

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P
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great variety on the menu and the food was authentic. Flavors were wonderful. If you like things spicy, let you server know - they do it very well. The atmosphere was relaxed and casual. The only thing that prevented a 5 star rating was the service. The server was polite and friendly, but then seemed to forget about us after the meal was served. After 25 minutes of waiting, we wound up getting the dessert menu from the busboy. It also took 2 requests to get the check.

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PA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place. One of the best Cuban Restaurants I’ve ever been to.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The carne con tequila was Amazing!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fabulous, service is great but music was so loud it hurt! We’ll be back but not for a late dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The main floor was crowded and very noisy on a Friday evening, but feeling our pain the host quickly led us to their downstairs space. It was quite and pleasant, with room around the tables, and the service down there was still very attentive. The food was great, and I would return to the downstairs space in a moment.

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LV
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were disappointed they did not make Croquetas they come in ham or chicken in most places which is a staple of Cuban food. The Cuban Steak was not that tasty. Have had better Cuban food. Might be because the owner is Cuban but the cooks are not. The water person was super nice which made our night fun.

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BH
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with work colleagues. Booths are pretty small but otherwise, we loved it! The food and drinks were authentic and delicious. Will definitely be back.

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I’ve eaten here twice about 3 years apart. The consistency in quality, taste, presentation and atmosphere was good to see. Love the atmosphere which is warm and cozy.

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C
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent food -- nothing that I had screamed amazing but it was good cuban food. The staff was very welcoming and the food came out quick!

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was so flavorful. We got the alambres shrimp( to die for, highly recommend) and the tostones (great). We also got mojitos that were very good. I had the breaded chicken with pablano cream sauce...it was delicious! Our waitress also brought flan for my hubby's birthday. The waitress was nice, but could have been a bit more enthusiastic. The host who sat us rocked...cool guy. Recommend this spot for a casual fun night with flavorful food

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MV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and drinks, but extremely loud

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome time! Great food.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Coming back very soon

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AP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great along with the vibe and ambiance. The cocktails were fabulous.

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MB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic and the food was excellent. We are outside on a warm October evening.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Took a while to get a server once we sat down, but after that it was a great experience

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k
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was outstanding! Service was very good. Small restaurant that was very loud. Packed on a Friday night

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L
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We didn’t eat there. We wanted to. We sat down, we ordered drinks. I asked if there was ANYTHING on the menu that I could eat given I am allergic to Garlic. I was offered a green salad with no dressing. Or, boiled chicken with plain white rice. Uh, no thank you. We left.

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Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening at Havana. Our service was exceptional. The food was bright and flavorful. The cocktail selection complimented the food nicely.

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KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I was hoping for better selection for dinner menu. Portions pretty good. Service was good. Very friendly.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

We came here on Saturday evening for a dinner. Food and drinks were good but we felt very rushed by the waitress

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DP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great time at Havana! Empanadas and mojitos best in town!

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