Havana 59

4.6
558 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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HeatherR
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in such a unique setting - a Richmond gem. Our server, Lily, was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First visit. Had a great time. Loved the ambience. Paella was amazing!! Will definitely be back.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and great service! I will definitely be back.

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KeynaS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Our waitress was great and very knowledgeable about the menu.

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JoeG
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food!
The Churossco skirt steak was tender and delicious! The Roasted Pork was also outstanding! Best Calamari in Richmond and the tomatillo salsa was so good, we took a quart to go!
Of course, the cocktails were outstanding. No skimping on the booze! Music is always very energetic and uplifting! Great atmosphere!
Joe & Monika Gliksman

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JamesT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the food and drinks. The location is ideal and the staff is friendly and efficient.

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David
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Cuban food. The ropa vieja and the lechon are standouts.

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vipSandyS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Ended up doing carryout due to proximity to cigar smokers. Yuch!

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Booman
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great staff that will take good care of you. Menu is limited, my son end up having the calamari taco's and they an awful after taste. End up changing this into a steak which was better. My wife had the Cubano, outside the fact that the pork was on the dry side the dish was ok. I had the Seasonal Catch which was done very well, loved it. Restaurant normally is busy but this evening there were only a handful of guest. I have been here once before prior to COVID and had a great experience here. I will try once more in the next couple of months.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch menu was phenomenal, all the recommendations were delicious! The Bloody Mary and Pear Mojito were the best I’ve ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for outdoor dining!
Impeccable service and great food. Doing a great job with COVID consciousness and compliance. ♥️

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JackieB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Staff was very friendly. We were able to snag a table outside. Very nice ambiance. Music selection was great too! Will definitely be coming back.

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vipJeannie
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in a while or really anywhere during the pandemic. I couldn’t have felt more safe on lovely outside patio. I brought a lap blanket too. Food was just as amazing as I remembered. What a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Havana 59 on a Sunday for brunch and it was fantastic! Food was so delicious, and our server was very polite. Would definitely recommend, and will be going back again to try the other food options as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent fare, HUGE portions! The paella could feed 2 adults for sure. Will go again!

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Estatic
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were celebrating my husbands birthday and wanted a nice place to go after dinner. However, due to COVID it was on the quiet side and upstairs was closed. The drinks were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was the first time my husband and I went to Havana 59 for brunch. The omelet was horrible because it was overcooked but the rest of the food was delicious. My husband ordered the steak and eggs, the mimosas were on point and we even got dessert. We will be going back again.

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stevem
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was attentive and responsive. We ate the Paella Mariscos and it was plenty for 2 people and tasted great! James and his wife (owner) greeted us and welcomed us to the restaurant. Looking forward to going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience. I had the classic mojito and the mango-jalapeño mojito, I prefer the classic but the mango-jalapeño was a nice change. The spring rolls were excellent. My husband had the Lechon Asada and it was soooo good! Key lime pie was delicious. We’ll be back!

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Misch555
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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vipMatthewARivera
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we all loved it! The ambiance of the restaurant was so cool and that Cuban bread French toast...10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night out with family. The service was excellent and the food was appealing to the eye and tasty. I would recommend to anyone. Get the Paella, it is delicious!

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vipCMiller
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, kind of loud but enjoyed the seating with an open view of the outside.

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JohnnyN
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My overall impressions of the restaurant were great. Just looking forward to salsa dancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Havana 59 for date night. The outdoor seating is perfect and the atmosphere couldn’t be better!

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JoeG
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!
Great ambiance and music!
Outside seating is great!
Great quality cocktails!
We most highly recommend 59 Havana! We can’t wait to go back!

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DougD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

my girlfriend and I stopped by Havana last night for dinner. Awesome place with a friendly atmosphere. The food was delicious. The waitress was Awesome. We enjoyed our time there and definitely we will be back!

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TomR
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch food and drinks. Great patio space. Definitely recommend!

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Tonya
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Fantastic Mojito always

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TravonteW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Appreciate everyone who help me out things together for my lady bday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visit

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Kevin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour during the week, even during COVID

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EvanF
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Havana is a fantastic addition to RVA's food scene. Great ambiance, wonderful staff, and an excellent setting.

The food is either good or great, and in our last visit the only things preventing 5 stars for food were somewhat weak mojitos (tasty, just light on alcohol) and a lack of socarrat in the paella.

We still greatly enjoyed both.

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Apxlvr
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always seems to get rated mediocre but my wife and I love it! Best mojitos anywhere and both the food and service are exceptional. Can’t wait to go back.

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SteveG
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my wife. Mojitos Or a great as well as the food I had the nachos and she had the strip steak everything was very good

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Luis20
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good service and atmosphere but food was only ok.

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vipRobertoR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and drinks were incredible. The ambience was even better! Felt like I was in Cuba. Will definitely return

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JohnB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing, but in a lively outdoor dining atmosphere with fantastic food and drinks. We celebrated our sons’ 24th Birthday and couldn’t have picked a better place!

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vipBobL
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Authentic Cuban food in a nice setting. Our server was really good. Three words sum it up: Key Lime Pie!

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Coffeeguy
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food and interesting take on Cuban food, not like you might get in Miami but good.
On the weekend, i would make reservations or you will get some attitude from the hostess AND you might have wait. Service is generally professional but if you are in a hurry ask the wait person for recommendations that will come out faster. There is a reason why they have playing cards on the table. I would not hesitate to go back.

FAQs

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

Havana 59 is rated 4.6 stars by 558 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.