Havana 59

4.4
697 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
We take you back to the glorious days of the 1950's in Havana that were spent basking in sunshine alongside the ocean, pools of posh resorts, and on the grounds of the Havana Yacht Club. Enjoy our fresh made Mojitos or one of our specialty cocktails paired with one of our delicious entrées. We are a from-scratch kitchen that sources our produce and seafood from local purveyors.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I came in for dinner and enjoyed our meal! Everything looked good so it was hard to pick what to order, but I got the Churrasco a la Habana and it was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. We got the flan for dessert (highly recommend) and are excited to come back again to try different things on the menu!

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GisselH
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food is a little overpriced and didn’t wow us. But waitress service was excellent tho!

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vipDavidG
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Based on the price level of this restaurant I was expecting a much better experience. The restaurant is divided into smoking and non-smoking areas, with the non-smoking area being much smaller and with an environment that looks very different from the other section. The food was good but average compared to other latin american restaurant that I have visited. The beers that I requested were not in stock. The Mai Tai drinks were very average and "weak" in alcohol content. The servers and service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was great! She offered me a free dessert for my birthday! The food was good, however we expected better. My wife’s dinner salad was swimming in dressing, but the grilled chicken was very good.

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RandyW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I had in my recent trip to Richmond. Food, service, and decor were excellent. The music was a little loud for conversation but everything else was great.

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RichieE
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it! Great food, drinks and service. Highly recommend!

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EboniM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress I had was Amazing, very friendly and helpful. The steak I had melted in my mouth and the drinks were everything. Great dining experience minus the smoke from the cigars. Enjoyed it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smoke a cigar indoors after dinner then dance!
Trifecta

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent business evening out. Havana staff very accommodating and attentive.

CJ
CJay
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok but the server was great I will go back again

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vipBrennenK
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was great, and our cocktails were outstanding. Our only critique has to do with the food we had. Maybe our meal is not indicative of the rest of the food at Havana 59, but the fish, mussels and shrimp in our Paelle for two were overdone (the mussels and shrimp were chewy and the fish was very dry) and the rice was inconsistent (some of it was over cooked and some was underdone). We will go back, but we will choose another dish to try on the next visit.

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LizP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great visit! Brunch was fantastic! Enjoyed this visit more than my one previous visit, which was in the evening in the smoking section.

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KellyD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Havana is always the best for good food with a cigar!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Havana never disappoints. Everything was fresh and came out at just the right times. The Jalapeno Basil Margarita is perfection!

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Olivia
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, and the food and drinks tasted great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The place was full of energy, the music was loud and inviting. The food took a while to be served. I’ve noticed they are understaffed and took minutes for orders to arrive. We were seated near the kitchen so I saw the chef put the food on the counter and it took like 5 minutes or so for servers to deliver them.

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DH102717
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. They have a great brunch menu.

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JohnM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Are you kidding. Had a reservation for nearly a month and when we arrived they had closed the restaurant for a private party! They said....well, we left u a voice-mail yesterday! Geez thanks so much. In person they said it was all open table's fault. Town was slammed....ended up eating sushi.

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Dani
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were only in Richmond for a night and so pleased we happened upon Havana 59. Outside seating was lovely, our server was excellent, and quality of food and drink was superb.

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CraigF
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent, friendly and accomodating service .. authentic Cuban food .. a bit smoky inside on the non smoking side.

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SpicyAyKAY
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Havana 59 for dinner! Will be back again

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Even better drinks. Perfect setting fir a nice meal and conversation with someone special.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was old

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Our server was GREAT! Will eat there again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s was cool took my brother out for his birthday..I’d come back next time VA again

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RVAVisitor
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food not authentic Cuban. Mojitos were from a mix. No desserts. Parking impossible. Service was excellent

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JorgeS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. Had a great time. Kenny provided great service! Thank you!

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CuriousGeorge
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and cozy atmosphere. Great location for taking out of town guests.

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vip1WahooFoodie
Greensboro
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mango jalapeno margaritas were delicious and of the right level of sweetness. The plank plantain chip chicken nachos were tasty, light appetizers. The paella, particularly the moist salmon, was full of seafood and balanced. The scallop dish was perfectly seared and tender. The key lime pie was flavorful, but I would have preferred a firmer texture and thicker crust. Overall, it was a very good meal. I look forward to our next visit there.

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Lattitudes
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a hot and humid evening, so it was almost like being in Cuba in the Summer. The windows were open so there was plenty of air circulation. The food was excellent, but they seemed to have reduced their serving sizes as a result of COVID-19. They did still provide a dessert gratis for the special occasion. Someone close by was wearing an offensive cologne/perfume that we occasionally got a whiff of, but that was no fault of the restaurant. Overall, it was a great experience. We will definitely go back and recommend it to others.

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TiffanyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pretty cool atmosphere. Service at check in could use some work. Waitress was friendly and drinks came quick. You can purchase and smoke cigars. We had the strawberry mojito, which was delicious. We ordered the shrimp empanadas (not my favorite), the nachos with chicken (they were good), and the pork egg rolls (very tasty). About $90 with three drinks and the food mentioned above. Thought the drinks were expensive. Overall fun to be out and enjoy the vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't believe I've never been. It was fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a great atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe, particularly the music that was great to listen to but not loud enough to interfere with normal conversation. Great ambience for dinner (or just drinks). Wonderful breeze when the roll-up doors/windows can be opened. Food was great, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Will definitely come back again.

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williamt
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

food was very good and drinks as well. server was very busy and still took care of us in a timely matter. atmosphere was lively but a bit noisy. would recommend and will go back.

MR
MayaR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress was great and I loved where we got to sit. I also enjoyed the fact that they called and let us pick our preferred seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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ShelbyJames
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but prices have gone up and quality has gone down. I will eat almost anything, but literally left our appetizer and both entrees because the quality was so poor. The server never came back to ask about the food. When checking out he asked if we wanted to go boxes, we told him no the food wasn't good. Did not offer to comp the 2 entrees (out of 11 ordered) that were inedible. Very disappointing. After being regulars for years, the last couple visits will keep us from ever going back.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the best first date i have ever been on! The service was fantastic and the food was amazing.

FAQs

Havana 59 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 780-2822.

Havana 59 is rated 4.4 stars by 697 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.