Havana

4.6
1201 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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  • Fun
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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 1201 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.3
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

It was fun and exciting and super good food

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

We had a very nice time at Havana. Small outside seating area and we were able to get a table on a nice Thursday evening. Pitcher of mojitos was great. The empenadas and ceviche were delicious. We enjoyed the pulled pork. Noise level is loud, so fun with the ambiance. Probably not the place if you are looking to have a serious conversation.

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2.0Dined on July 11, 2018

My first time going to Havana was not great. We went as a group of co-workers all celebrating birthdays within the last week. My order came out incorrect (I was served beef instead of the chicken I requested). The waitress initially tried to tell me I was wrong and it was chicken - nope. Once the right dish was served, it honestly wasn't very good. The enchilada sauce just kind of tasted like hot sauce.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

It’s a great place with a great atmosphere. Lots of great Cuban food option. Which is hard to find so far north of Miami.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Had the steak marinated with tequila and it was amazing! My server was so kind, also.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Loud but amazing food!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city for a Friday night. Great food. Good value and awesome location.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

For was excellent with some unique and rich, delicious sauces.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Vibe, service and rice & bean superior. Plantains and steak cubano very good. I'd take a pass on the fried yucca and roasted pork. I'd eat here again but maybe take the time to see what entrees patrons like most

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2.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Good food, reasonable price but it was so loud I had to speak so loud to my friends

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I wish this place wasn’t so charming and the food wasn’t so great. I would like to find new places to eat when visiting Chicago but we keep coming back. My wife and I have brought other friends here and they have all loved it as well.
I’ve tried several menu items and all are great. Just can’t say enough. Daily drink specials. You have to try it. It’s like you stepped into Havana, Cuba.
That’s Havana for another great night.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We were recently in Chicago for a week and went to Havana on our second night. We loved the shrimp skewers so much we had to go back before we left. The porkchops are also outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We loved our dinner! The service was excellent! The wait staff was extremely attentive and quick to respond to our needs. I can't wait to come back again soon!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Wonderful, authentic food. Great service. Absolutely fantastic. Will definitely go next time we are in Chicago.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Havana is a fun restaurant. Not the best cubano sandwich but everything else was delicious. I strongly recommend the mango martini!

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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 2, 2018

A must visit if you are in Chicago. One of the city's hidden gems.

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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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