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Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar, Concord, NC

Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar

4.4
4.4
95 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Havana Carolina Restaurant offers a little taste of Cuba presented in a lively-classic setting with Happy Hours and live music. The Cuban Paradise focus on customer satisfaction.

Our distinctive Cuban cuisine is a fusion of many varied elements of Native American Taino, Spanish, African, French, Arabic, Chinese and Portuguese spices and food techniques. Our blend of Caribbean ingredients is added to elevate each unique dish to a different level. The most important ingredient in each recipe is “love”.
Havana Carolina Restaurant & Bar is Cuban family-owned and operated. It flaunts the endeavor, the courage and the strength of those who look for success in new places. At Havana Carolina, we focus on creating a unique dining experience which allows each one of our customers to travel in time and spend a day in our old and glamorous Cuba. This “Cuban Paradise” is not just a restaurant or a business, it’s an experience and a feeling. It’s Cuba in its essence.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Caribbean, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 793-4233

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dania M. Ochoa

  • Private party facilities

    Your perfect party at the Cuban Paradise starts with a Classic Mojito, some of our Cuban appetizers, and continue with our All Time Favorite Ropa Vieja, or perhaps with our delicious Lechon Asado, Vaca Frita, some fresh Caribbean Skewers or Pescado Don Pepe. Let us know about your event ideas and we will contact you with recommendations about our best options. For more information about hosting your group event and enjoy the best Cuban and Caribbean food in town, contact our Event Specialist via havanacarolinarb@gmail.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Concord

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 95 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charlotte

    Best Value

  • Charlotte

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  1. HH

    HeatherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit, because we live 1½ hours away. We love cuban food, so we expected great food. We were not disappointed at all. We enjoyed the restaurant, service & especially the food. We will be visiting again in the future.
  2. DP

    DanielP

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and drinks, great atmosphere, live music was fantastic. The air conditioning was broken but made it feel like we had traveled to Cuba for the evening. Overall we loved this place and even went two nights in a row. I would recommend trying it and the next time I am in the area I will surely be going back!!
  3. J

    Jimk

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The food was excellent, but the service not so great. I recommend trying this place.
  4. SB

    ShaniqueB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and fast service. They were a little slow to greet us at the door but getting our food was very fast. Food was tasty, would highly recommend.
  5. AL

    AndyLisa

    Raleigh

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Week night visit. Limited crowd Food was really good ! Portion size good Servers were nice. Drinks excellent! The restaurant is a bit difficult to find Can’t really been seen from the street It is inside the rear of a multi purpose building. But. Once you find it It’s worth it ! We will return !! Authentic Cuban food ! Really good
  6. L

    michaelL

    Orlando

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent selection of authentic foods in a very fun setting but with a very high salt level.
  7. T

    T1059606

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived later than expected, and the kitchen was about to close but the food was still awesome and fresh. The staff was very nice and helpful. Great ambiance for a date night with live music. Will definitely go back and tell family/friends!
  8. GH

    GiselleH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I was not wowed by my dinner, the taste did not "blow" me away. The Tesoros Cubanos was okay, Cuban bruschettas lacked flavor, received one fried yuca and one fried pork chunks, which the pork did not taste fresh. The camarones al ajillo tasted like the shrimp was frozen, it was not fresh caught. Overall, I've had better cuban food, will not go back.
  9. JT

    JoeyT

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I have read some of the previous negative reviews about "food was great but very expensive." In my opinion, these people don't get out much. Good food costs more....period. My son and I had great meals, good service and wonderful atmosphere. A very different experience for him and worth the money. Get there early as there was a pretty good line out the door as we were leaving. (Saturday night)
  10. MQ

    MaritzaQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Great service. Awesome experience overall .
  11. p

    patriciab

    Charlotte

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I love Cuban food and was happy to find this restaurant to take my step son and girlfriend. I enjoyed the rice and beans and flan. His girlfriend enjoyed the ropa vieja. The music wasn’t loud or too much but I can imagine on a wknd it would be much more upbeat. It was a nice visit.
  12. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at great prices….look forward to trying more items from the menu….the roast pork sandwich was phenomenal!!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!!
  14. SF

    SilvanaF

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant, food and staff were amazing. I’ll definitely return every time I’m in Charlotte! Real authentic Cuban food 😍.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing like always. Reminds me of Tampa and Miami.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and great live music
  17. VP

    VincentP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    TheHad a great overall experience, wait staff with exceptional
  18. J

    Jfapr

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience4
    Way too expensive
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Very nice staff.. will definitely return
  20. T

    Traveler

    Greensboro

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In the heart of historic Concord. Delicious appetizer, tamal, and tostones. Generous portions! Quick and kind service
  21. SN

    SteveN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good experience - very good specialty drinks.
  22. ES

    EliudS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was good. The Place should be remodel like EL PURO.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorites. We love Thursdays for the mojito specials.
  24. E

    Etaylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want to enjoy Cuban Ambience, with true Cuban Cuisine, with great people and service....Go to Havana Carolina. You will not be disappointed!! Its the real deal!!
  25. PW

    PhillipW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service excellent;food outstanding;live music a plus; only negative is finding parking; pricing good
  26. KB

    KentB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice spot for lunch in downtown Concord. Authentic Cuban menu, excellent service, and quiet (at least for lunch Friday).
  27. AK

    AieshaK

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely! We really enjoyed ourselves
  28. MB

    MoBR

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was a wonderful Cuban experience. The food was great and the service was excellent. The cocktails were OUTSTANDING. We will be back!
  29. f

    freeciab

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    My family and friends dined here for my birthday. The food was amazing, prices well within reason. Cocktails were decorative and light. The service could have been better. It wasn’t a busy time, but my table had to remind of request quite a few times.
  30. J

    Jason

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is excellent!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance and the food was phenomenal.
  32. JG

    JulieG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and we loved everything about it. We are definitely going to return.
  33. DW

    DeeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was very helpful in making a choice of the meal. She was right on target. The meal was excellent and satisfying. I will definitely be coming back.
  34. J

    Jason

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!
  35. RK

    RoxiK

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had an amazing experience; food, and staff was excellent. Our server, Damaris was absolutely pleasant. She explained everything on the menu to us, as it was our first time dining there.
  36. n

    niteout

    Tampa

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere and service
  37. BG

    BrianGGG

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great all around meal.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my new job. New beginnings in life in general . It was our first time there . Absolutely amazing . Food was delicious , drinks were on point and the ambiance was great. Could be for a romantic evening or just a nice evening out with friends . We had the opportunity to listen to live music . Much needed since the start of the COVID s**** over a year ago. It was nice to spend time , and retune into my Caribbean roots again . Highly recommend ! Reservation recommended as well.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was great the young man that took care of my girlfriend & I was very attentive, knowledgeable about the menu & drinks & deserved more than the 18 percent gratuity that was added to the bill. I found it odd the gratuity was automatically added to the bill, my girlfriend is a server as well we both know & understand that especially post pandemic it is imperative to tip your hard working servers that may have had little to no income during the lockdowns, but we just found the fact that the gratuity was automatically added to the bill of a party of only two a bit distasteful. I honestly would have tipped more than 18 percent. We enjoyed the live band & the food was enjoyable & good & the hostess was sweet. I would visit again. I recommend the Coconut Mojito!
  40. JF

    JaniceF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Read through a number of great reviews on Trip Advisor and had to check this place out for ourselves. We were pleasantly surprised by this little gem! The food was delicious and the service was great. We will definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar using the Order Online button. Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 793-4233.

Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar

11 Union St S Ste 108 Concord, NC 28025

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Concord

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Caribbean, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dania M. Ochoa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (704) 793-4233

  • Private party facilities

    Your perfect party at the Cuban Paradise starts with a Classic Mojito, some of our Cuban appetizers, and continue with our All Time Favorite Ropa Vieja, or perhaps with our delicious Lechon Asado, Vaca Frita, some fresh Caribbean Skewers or Pescado Don Pepe. Let us know about your event ideas and we will contact you with recommendations about our best options. For more information about hosting your group event and enjoy the best Cuban and Caribbean food in town, contact our Event Specialist via havanacarolinarb@gmail.com.

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