Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar
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.
Excellent services and delicious food. Great experience.
We love the food.
One of my favorite places to eat! Great food, amazing service!
Great food. Reminded me of home. But way over priced. And the drinks not great. Tasted no alcohol.
Great experience! Will definitely be going back!!!
I live in Charlotte, but the drive to Concord for this restaurant is very well worth it. Their food, service & ambiance always exceed my expectations. This is a great place to take your family & friends for a nice dinner out. Their presentation of the food is outstanding as well.
Excellent. Food was great, drinks fabulous, and staff wonderful. Ambiance lovely.
It was very good restaurant, definitely will come back!
Great service,great food, great atmosphere. We will be back ! My piña colada was exquisite!!!
Always a pleasant experience with nice ambiance, tasty food with good portions. Only thing I didn’t like was the unannounced 18 percent covid gratuity. I have been tipping more than 20 percent during the pandemic so the
Staff didn’t not quite get the tip I usually leave and it wasn’t posted.
There were only 2 of us so it wasn’t because of a large group. The gratuity was added after the tax. Not cool to do this unexpectedly.
The wait is worth it
Loved the vibe and energy. Will definitely be back
As former South Floridians, we went here figuring it would be at best a middle of the road Cuban cuisine. Boy were we wrong. What we found Was a quaint little gem of a restaurant with delicious authentic Cuban food. We can’t wait to go back. The service was good, the sangria was refreshing and the food tasted fantastic. Don’t hesitate to go to this restaurant!!!
We love supporting local commerce and small family owned restaurants.
Food was great, the owner came to our table and chatted with us for a bit. She was so kind and genuinely interesting in our experience. We will definitely be back.
We will visit again when we're in the area. Food was delicious! Did not wait very long between order and table delivery. Very friendly waiters.
Options for Cuban cuisine in our area are limited, so we were excited to find Havana Carolina in Concord NC. The food was authentic and amazing! Service was exceptional and one of the managers stopped by our table and we talked about how they got started and their family. It was our first time there, but felt very comfortable. They were also following the COVID requirements which was comforting too. We will definitely return.
First time at Havana Carolina and we’ll definitely be back. I appreciated the touchless menus and payment during the coronavirus concerns. The empanada appetizers were fresh and delicious and our entrees were also.
We popped in for a couple of appetizers, and drinks. The fried pork in the appetizer sampler was a bit ‘fatty’, not impressed with that, the potato balls were delicious though!
Great place with great, delicious, authentic Cuban food!
Excellent service from their friendly Staff, Clean and well maintained.Food was exquisite,authentic and served in a timely fashion. Will be returning on a regular basis!
No pricing on there menu so u don’t know what prices is
Great food, great place. Drove from SC for my dad’s 65th bday. He’s Cuban and he loved the place. Only con unfortunately I hate to say was server. She got most drink orders wrong, my husband food order wrong and we brought in a cake 🎂 for a surprise. So instead of her bringing for desert. She comes to the table and says “you guys ready for the cake now” which ruin the surprise for my dad. She even couldn’t ring up my food correctly when it came to payment. But other than that I’ll drive there again bc that service didn’t even matter when it came to the other OVERALL ENVIRONMENT.
Food and service were outstanding. You could not ask for a better dinning experience!
Excellent food great service real Cuban food awesome bread drinks prices parking and extremely clean
Overall it was a good experience. The drinks were amazing but some of the dishes were just ok. I would return again if I happened to be in the area. The server was nice but it was just average. I would recommend giving it a try at least once to decide for yourself.
Awesome Cuban food! Great service - We felt like we were in Cuba!!
Husband and I had a fun date night. Food was good service was good. The band was good and alot of fun. Cant wait to return.
This was our very first visit to the restaurant and it was GREAT!!! I had originally planned for reservations at 8pm on Valentine's Day after work. Yet the wife and myself felt te hunger emerging from our long day at work. So we felt compelled to try to get in to eat at the restaurant a bit early (6:30 PM-ish early) unfortunately a bit of a crowd at the door. The host at the door asked if anyone had reservations for the evening and I advised "Yes, but not until 8pm." He responded with, "Why so early?" in a jokingly manner. My response back was, "The reviews online said the food was so good that we couldn't wait any longer for the reservation". Lol. He then took care of others that had placed reservations and stated, "I'll see if I can get you a table earlier". Now that's great restauranteur!!!! And he kept his word, so Thank You!!! The food was AMAZING!!! First time ever eating Cuban / Brazilian cultured meals. But JUST AMAZING!!! Now, don't ask me how to state the names of the dishes but I read the overview of what tge meals entailed and it stood up to what's was on the menu and I was in awe!!! Now about our waitress, TIFFANY WAS FUN, GREAT AND UNDERSTANDING!!!! She helped on advisement of the dishes a whole lot as my wife has seafood & nut allergies. Tiffany is very sweet, nice, helpful and honestly a true pleasure to meet. Ohhhh, and she has a wonderful smile to go along with her shining personality. Great job Tiffany!!!! Overall it was an amazing experience and we enjoyed and will return in the near future. Ohhhh and the live band was great too!!! I was just bongo-ing along in my seat while enjoying my meal. Lol
Discovered this gem after booking concert tickets nearby. The menu is authentic and extensive. I had the whole deep fried red snapper and it was amazing! Great drinks too!
We went for my daughters birthday. Our server Manny was so attentive and kind. The food was delicious! Definitely recommend.
The food was amazing. It’s actual authentic Cuban food. Great customer service. Not hard to find the location. Will be coming back real soon.
The restaurant was awesome. Great food, music, and ambiance!! I will be back!
Great coffee, food was so so flavor we were expecting more seasoning
Fantastic authentic Cuban food! Reasonable portions and the vibe is truly Little Havana.
Nice little spot. Good food. Friendly waitstaff. Live band when we were there on a Saturday night. The tamale appetizer was big enough to be a meal.
Great Cuban food! Service was a tad slow on appetizers, but terrific overall!
Food and service was outstanding. Authentic! Had live music the night we were there, added to the fun.
Great atmosphere and food
Birthday celebration at a new restaurant it was great.
Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar does offer 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 4.8 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.
Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftfly.com/shop/havana-carolina-restaurant-and-bar.
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.