About Havana

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.

412 N Clark
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin American, Caribbean

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

Cross Street:
Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 644-1900

Website:
http://www.havanachicago.com/

Entertainment:
Join Havana every Friday and Saturday for cocktails, dancing and live music from your favorite Chicago bands. No cover charge, music starts at 11pm and ends at last call!

Catering:
We cater to your home or office, private events and business meetings.

For more information visit:

http://havanachicago.com/site/private-parties

Parking Details:
Valet services on weekends only, street and private lot parking available any day of the week.

Public Transit:
Blue/Orange/Green line: Clark & Lake

Red line: Grand

Brown line: Merchandise Mart

Bus 22 South Bound: Clark and Hubbard

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.

Private Party Contact:
Sabrina Baker-Ball: (312) 644-1900

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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.

Havana Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (23)
Casual (20)
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Fun (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Cozy (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Romantic (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Spicy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Live Music (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (4)
Business Meals (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Really great food, excellent service and awesome atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

So delicious! The mango mojito and empanadas were amazing.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

I decided to bring my friends after i visited with some of my co-workers. They absolutely loved everything about the space and the food and drinks were amazing. We will definitely visit again.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great place to eat

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Imaginative fare, warm and unpretentious atmosphere, reasonable prices, great service. We’ve been there many times because it’s a good location, and we usually go earlier in the evening before it gets too busy. Love the chiles rellenos—not deep fried, and filled with minutely diced veggies. A good vegetarian option, I think.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The Carne con Tequila is delicious! We also had the empanadas trio which were also delish. Nice atmosphere and attentive staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Havana is always fantastic. I took a date here and really knocked his socks off. 🙂

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My wife and I were downtown for our anniversary and came here. She had the chicken wrapped in banana leaf and I had the glazed pork chops. Both entrees were excellent as were the whipped sweet potatoes, the plantains, and the passion fruit mojito. The service was excellent and we both had a wonderful time. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Live Music, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We wanted to go to this place because it seemed to have some Hispanic authenticity. It was very Cuban and very good. We went for dinner and it was about 6 degrees outside so it was not very crowded. It did not matter. The service was great and the food was fresh and excellant. We tried the chimichangas, the enchiladas and pollo coco limon along with mojitos to drink. Everything was great and we were especially please with the quality of the mojitos. All in all we were very pleased, given we travelled all the way from Columbus Ohio with this being one of the main things we were coming to Chicago to try. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes hispanic food or if you are just willing to try something that will be very fine quality.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Spicy, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful space and wonderful food! Bathrooms are down a set of stairs and can be tricky if you're in heels, not for individuals who need wheelchair accesible spaces unless there was another area I wasn't aware of. Otherwise fantastic. Would definitely go again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Been here many time just not for dinner. I had a birthday celebration so I decided to try it. Dinner was good. Several of us had the grilled chicken which was good, but I felt like it lacked a bit of flavor. I guess its not what I was expecting. Overall the service was excellent and they were accommodating. Music starts around 11 PM and they have a live band and a DJ. Music is great for dancing even though the space is not that big, but every time I have been here it was a blast.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The outstanding service alone would make me return. The server could see we were there to catch up and gave us time. In addition, he explained the menu well when asked about the Cuban specialities as I was a novice.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Havana’s Roasted Pork o the jalapeño mashed potatoes, with corn sauce is to die for. It’s melt in your mouth yumminess!!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food is incredibly mediocre. Shellfish looks and tastes like it is cooked from frozen. Guacamole is outstanding but chips were clearly from a bag and everything else was "meh"

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great Cuban food presented beautifully. Potent cocktails, nice wine list. Great wait staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Usually a great spot. Very disappointed with the ropa vieja, which is usually amazing but tasted like brisket with light seasoning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Really fabulous food and attentive service. I would highly recommend it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Went there for business dinner. The four of us ordered a pitcher of a Brazilian cocktail, amazing especially since it was the special of the week. Then proceeded to order some very authentic Cuban food. Everyone was full and happy couldn't have asked for a better meal

Tags: Spicy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome place for whatever your heart desires. I've never been led down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vegan, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Took a couple of friends there for their first time. Food was great and Eddie, as always, was a great server. They said they will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a wonderful dinner we had! The service was excellent and the food was delicious. My friends and I had a great time celebrating our birthdays. Also highly recommend the mojitos. We will definitely be back very soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place to visit. The staff never disappoints. Outstanding service. Outstanding food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Me and my guess were celebrating a birthday. The food was incredibly delicious and portions were good. The music started a bit late but we had sangria and enjoyed the moment.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

It is a great place to try Cuban food! Highly recommended!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

They weren’t open and we had a long trip to go eat there

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was ok but cold. Service was excellent and the Mojitos great

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our meal was excellent!! The ingredients were very fresh. The items were unique. The drinks were unique and very good. We loved every part of our meal at Havana. We were there on a date but there were families there as well. There were plenty of options on the menu for everyone. We visit Chicago about once a year and we will definitely dine at Havana again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great place

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our fourth visit to Havana. My wife and I come to Chicago a few times a year and always promise we will find another restaurant, but always come back. Great menu, food is always awesome, service is great. That's why we keep coming back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely wonderful- a real find and treasure.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was very satisfying except the key lime pie desert which tasted like it had been frozen for 3 years then thawed for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was amazing! My only issue was that it was very difficult to carry a conversation because it was too loud.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I has the Apricot Chipotle Pork Chops, two, eight-ounce grilled pork chops marinated in apricot-chipotle sauce, served with jalapeno and potato hash and roasted seasonal vegetables. Was exceptionally delicious. Great food, great service, I highly recommend you enjoy some of their Cuban delights.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great Cuban food and drinks at reasonable prices. Excellent quality. Enjoyed the atmosphere too.
They have some Mexican items in the menu but didn't try them. Will certainly be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was amazing here as were the mojitos. We ordered all of the waiters recommendations from the traditional Cuban menu, and loved everything we ate. The empanadas were our favorite, as well as the cuban roasted pork.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and service were good. The place was too small and crowded. Since it was so busy, it was hard to get the attention of our waiter, although he was very nice!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a great time and the Cuban food is excellent; had the traditional Cuban sandwich, plantains, Guava cheesecake, Ropa Vieja and the Mojito pitcher special. Everything was awesome. Only issue was it's a bit loud if you're trying to have a nice, quiet conversation with a date, for business, etc. It was a Friday night though. Other than that it was perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

GOod time and great food. Good value too! A little noisy but live music was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I highly recommend Havana to anyone visiting Chicago. We have been there multiple times and it is always top notch. The food is spectacular, the service is great and the staff is super friendly. A must do! We enjoyed the Carne Asada and Paella this time as well as some tostones and ceviche for apps. Havana has the best ceviche ever!

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome food and service as always

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