Havana

4.6
1173 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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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, Caribbean
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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!
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Special events & promotions
From making formal business proposals to clinking glasses with friends, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining special event.



Our management team has extensive experience, and the ideal materials to work with a warm and inviting setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.



Havana's event room can accommodate up to 45 people and is ideal for gathering around a pitcher of our famous mojito's! Guests may order à la Carte or work with us to create their own customized menus.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 1173 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food and service is excellent. Inside feels like you are in Miami eating Cuban food. Monitor flights were wonderful. Place was energetic but even beyond with levels making conversation difficult. Still I would go back.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Love this little restaurant!

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Server was not interested in waiting on us and more interested with talking to other wait staff.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Had a great tome sipping Mojitos and eating delicious Cuban food. Loved it!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I Great to experience Miami with out ever leaving the city. Great food , Atmosphere,and drinks.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I selected this venue based upon the amazing reviews; however, I was extremely disappointed in the level of service provided all around. It was my birthday and I wasn’t expecting anything fancy...just a good time.

A party came after us that was seated before us since their reservation was earlier, although they provided this information after the fact.

Our server took our appetizer order order and walked off mid-order, proceeding to take selfies with another table of ladies whom were inebriated and having a grand time (wish I’d been with them).

Upon receiving our appetizers realized we needed to save room for the dinner and asked for new napkins and it appeared we were speaking a foreign language.

We would have ordered more drinks and probably entrees to go for he next day; however, again, service was on the phone and people were upset some guys wanted to watch the playoffs instead of baseball.

The food was great and I would recommend more for a girls night out. Not a wonderful dinner experience.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Empanadas were amazing

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great restaurant! Food and service were outstanding.
Will definitely go every time we visit Chicago!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

First time here for my husband and I - great food & drinks!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fantastic food and drinks, waitstaff were wonderful! Great experience! Will come again

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Johnnie our waiter was great as was the staff
Food fantastic
We live in California wish they were closer!

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Not our first time here but probably will be our last, service was invisible. from the valet, to the wait staff very inattentive to say the least, from not bringing set ups, to long long waits for drinks, to bringing the appetizers and food at the same time and then disappearing, not a good experience. This spot is in the heart of river north restaurants, plenty to choose from next time.

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I went for lunch and the service was terrible. Stood at the front door for 15 minutes before finally just taking a seat at the bar b/c no one came over to seat us. The bartender seemed to be the only one working and he was running back and forth so it took a while to get his attention. Once we were able to put an order in everything was fine. The food came out within a reasonable amount of time and everything tasted great.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always delicious. Poblano sauce is to die for.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I love this place and visit whenever i get to Chicago. A treasurw, but Friday at 12:30 i would have thought i was at a fiesta in Habana!.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great good, busy at lunch with a good vibe but the service can be a little slow if they are packed

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2.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Service was SLOW. waited 10 minutes before anyone approached us at the door for a 12:15 reservation. We were greeted at seated at about 12:35. Nobody approached our table for another 15-20 minutes. Drinks arrived about 12 minutes later. Unnacceptable for a buainess lunch from arrival to 1st drinks was literally 40 minutes. Food took forever too and they seemed very understaffed. If thats the case they should of let us know but instead waiters walked around with no sense of urgency and didn't seemed stressed. Food was AVERAGE and non-authentic Cuban....lots of Mexican food on the menu which was odd. Quesadillas were horrible. (how do you mess up Qdillas??) Cuban sandwich was average. Latin fries were merely "curly fries" with the Hardees coating....I wouldn't really go back unless I had to. Sorry Havana!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Excellent food and the coconut mojito was one of the best I’ve had.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

For some reason, our table seemed to be higher than the rest which make it difficult to drink our drink. We had to take it away from the table. The tostones appetizer had good sauces, but had no flavor without the sauce. The entree we each had was good (chicken and pork).

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were late but we did make it. Good small place with authentic Cuban food!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great unique good, at good prices. Cool space and good service!! Check out :) so much better than a lot of overpriced places around.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing!!!!! The flan was ridiculously good.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very authentic and good Cuban food. I had the tequila steak, and rum flan and a mango monitor. Nothing special about the feel/ambiance of the restaurant though.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We normally love this place and make sure we get here when we’re in Chicago, but this time it was extremely LOUD. I seriously couldn’t hear across the table. We could not have a conversation. Also, the food wasn’t as good as it usually is. The poblano cream sauce usually has such a great flavor. This time, meh. We’ll probably skip it next time we’re in town. The wait staff is awesome, though.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The restaurant's ambiance was perfect for the blind date! Excellent spot and food!

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had multiple people approach the table so we were unsure of who our server was. The service was lacking. I should never have to flag a server to ask for a drink. I know this because I’m a server. The food was excellent, but I won’t be returning. The service adds to the experience and well, it was sorely lacking.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our first night in Chicago was spent eating delicious Cuban food at Havana. The service was excellent too.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Havana is my absolute favorite when visiting Chicago! You must try the guacamole. My favorite meal is the pollo de caserola. Delicious!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Enjoyed the shredded pork with jalapeno mash potatoes.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great place for smaller groups. Food is fabulous and the prices are very good...

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had reservations on St Pat's day, arrived a little early, but were seated right away. Margaritas are great, along with the black bean soup, guacamole and chips. My entree was the Pollo a la Cubano. The dinner was very good and the service was quite good considering the size off the crowd. We will be back again.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Friendly and helpful staff both Hostess and Wait staff. Good Food. One complimentary chip basket would be a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great mojitos! Fun environment and good food. Was a little too noisy for conversation but all ten of us had a fabulous time.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This place is incredible. The food is wonderful and the staff is heartwarming.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great place fair prices, great service

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is my fifth time at Havana and each and every time I have been really satisfied witn the consistency in their quality and service. After 11:00 pm their live music kicks in on the weekends and it’s worth sticking around!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I thought the food here was really great! I ordered the roasted pork and it was delicious! They also have great mojitos, my favorite is the guava mojito. The ambience is great! Great for dinner on a date or with friends.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food and service were terrific, as were the Mohitos, but it was incredibly crowded and noisy. The 20s crowd didn’t seem to mind but it was a bit much for us.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great food and cocktails. It was a long wait for our food, but we did go during the lunch rush.

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