Havana

4.6
1228 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 1228 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MV
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and drinks, but extremely loud

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

Awesome time! Great food.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
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
18 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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D
Indiana
7 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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OT
Chicago
5 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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P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was at Havana on a Monday for lunch. Sat near the front for a quiet table. The service was good. We weren’t hurried. One order was the original Cuban which was very tasty. A nice surprise were the fries which were a mix of white and sweet potatoes. The other order was chicken enchilada which were also very good. Would return again to try other items on the menu. BTW this is a small restaurant which appeals to us.

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t
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for some food before a show. Service was great and efficient. Delicious cocktails, and a great mix of traditional with new Cuban food. Great spot for a different type of food than what you commonly find in River North!

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is actually the second time I was here. Both times the food has been great. They offer classic Cuban dishes as well as Cuban/Mexican fusion. Friday night pitchers of mojitos is perfect for dinner with friends. The service is excellent as well. Prices are reasonable too.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had always been told about their pitchers of mojitos. Unfortunately, they weren't on special that day but we got a couple other specialty drinks which were great. Just means we'll have to come back another time for the mojitos.

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RK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was mediocre, service was not good, and I learned when I got my check that my "well scotch"was Glenlivet 12yr for 15.50 for a short pour.

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NT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

2 of the 3 people at the table had their order wrong. First time here & wasn’t a good look. Guacamole was great!

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were hoping for authentic cuban food. It wasn't. For someone who doesnt know the difference then the food was OK. Not authentic - we are Cubans and know the difference

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PH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Something a bit different. Full of flavour and unusual combinations. Will go back next time we are in Chicago.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great!!! Our waiters were very timely and gracious not to mention the ambiance of patio dining. Dining at Havana was the perfect summer night!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service and wide menu but food was mediocre.

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MR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Guava monitors were delish!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful meal. The food was delicious, service was impeccable! We booked this reservation having never been at this restaurant and were extremely pleased. We will be back.

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T
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The good was great at Havana. There was not one thing that we did not enjoy. We started with guacamole, calamari, and crab cakes, which were all very good. For entrees we have pulled pork, pork chops, tequila steak, and paella. Every entree was very good. The entrees were also large and filling.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fun and exciting and super good food

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JZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect place to spend International Rum Day! Enjoyed the rum flights but will probably go back to our favorites-mojitos.

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y
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drinks as usual. Love this place.

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JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great menu items - Can be a bit of a wait if you do not have a reservation. Also, there are some outside seating but only a few tables so expect to wait for those. Noise level is pretty high in this place - at 11pm they clear out the tables for salsa dancing. I met up w/ some friends there and we all enjoyed our meals and drinks - prices are good given the location and food quality.

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KG
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for a business meal and everyone left with a happy belly! The guacamole and chips are delicious, just make sure you know what you're signing up for if you get a full order - it's a lot! The wait staff luckily always warns you about the portion size. Everyone in our group had either the carne asada or the ropa vieja and we were all happy. Don't skip the platanos - so yum!

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VP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and overall experience was wonderful. Had the ceviche mixto and chimichangas as the appetizers. The ceviche came with fried plaintains as well as chips which was amazing. The chimichangas were in a delicious sauce that made you want more.

Then entrees were delicious! I believe I had the pollo coco limón. Came with delicious grilled veggies and the sauce went so well with the chicken.

Let’s not forget the drinks! Wonderful tasting monjitos. My favorite was the coconut mojito. So refreshing and the coconut complimented the mint and lime flavors.

I will definitely be back!

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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a small, no frills place but I loved the "vaca frita" and the congrí. Both items were very flavorful. I would definitely go back.

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RH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great authentic Cuban food with choices for everyone. Friendly staff to answer all your questions & Great Mojito’s !

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F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was well prepared and very good. The service was good and the waitress was informative.

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SA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the great Cuban inspired the food. The mojitos were outstanding.

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food and service was ok, but it was way too noisy. I needed ear plugs!

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JK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding food and service; maybe the best Cuban restaurant in Chicago and certainly the best in the downtown/River North area. Very innovative menu and a great value.

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TJ
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife is Cuban and I am in love with Cuban cuisine. I was in Chicago for business and found Havana on OpenTable and decided to give it a try. The tostones were great as well as the ropa vieja. Nice place with friendly service.

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y
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and drinks. I guess they were short staffed. We had to wait for while to find our server.

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K
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Cocktails were ok, food was made for tourist or white people taste buds, and service was unbelievable slow. Will not be back, too many good places in the city to eat instead or I’ll just wait till I go home to FL.

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