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 11:30pm 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 ($15) on weekends only. Street parking available any day of the week (first come first serve).

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:
Noe Bautista: (312) 644-1900

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

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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (22)
Casual (22)
Good for a Date (22)
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Fun (21)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Romantic (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Live Music (7)
Spicy (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful mojitos! The carne asada and pulled pork entree were delicious, and the desserts ended the evening with just the right amount of sweetness! We will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was so fast and the food was really excellent. Great skirt steak. Guac was amazing! All good things to say! No brainer for a good meal.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated friend birthday

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious. Cuban food. Outstanding flavors. Generous portions. Pitcher specials are amazing too!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The chimichangas were unreal, I could drink the sauce it came in.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Quick service, great meal, fun vibe.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service and food were great! The place is very cozy and perfect for any occasion. They do open up the tables later at night on the weekends and turns into a fun dance floor

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food and mojitos were delicious. Ambience was great. The only thing was the busboy, it was like we were being rushed. At one point he was standing at the table while we were still eating, just waiting to take our plates.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always great. Food, drinks, service. Best around and that's why i always come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was very good other than the pork dish we ordered and that might have been our fault in ordering the wrong item, but not positive. In any case it wasn't what we expected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

So-so food and experience overall. Calamari appetizer heavily breaded served with thin (watery) sauce. Ensalada Verano described as "mixed greens, ripe avocados, mangos, red onion, and citrus vinaigrette" came as a huge bowl of mixed greens, a few strawberries, and some jicama slivers. When I sent it back, it returned with 2 thin slices of avocado and some red onion placed on top of what I sent back. My husband's Combo Paella was light on the seafood (2 shrimp, 2 mussels). My Ropa Vieja was OK--tender meat but lacking any "kick" to the sauce. The accompanying plantains were nicely prepared and tasty. Key lime pie was a thin (neither wide nor tall) slice that could have used more zesty flavor and more heft. Noise volume once the restaurant filled was lively and loud. Service was relatively efficient but uninspired. Overall: Ho-hum. No intention of returning.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food and drinks are always great. It's nice for both a nice dinner out or on the weekends for live music and dancing.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Some of the best food anywhere in Chicago. Love this place!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food, sexy atmosphere. The mojitos are delicious and I've had the Paella Caribena three different time.s

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Meal was delicious! The pork chops were excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing place with great food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

So delicious! The mango mojito and empanadas were amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·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 6, 2018

Great place to eat

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 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 27, 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 22, 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 16, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 16, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 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 9, 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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 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 2, 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 2, 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 1, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 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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