Havana Carolina Restaurant and Bar

4.8
50 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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What 50 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maria
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavors are authentic Cuban flavors. Live Music. Drinks are strong and awesome!

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FrancisD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent services and delicious food. Great experience.
Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the food.

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CelsoP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat! Great food, amazing service!

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EveeE
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Great food. Reminded me of home. But way over priced. And the drinks not great. Tasted no alcohol.

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MelindaH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Will definitely be going back!!!

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DianaR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PPaul
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Food was great, drinks fabulous, and staff wonderful. Ambiance lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good restaurant, definitely will come back!

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Amaloa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service,great food, great atmosphere. We will be back ! My piña colada was exquisite!!!

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Thunderbird
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait is worth it

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DarylB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe and energy. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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LynnM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love supporting local commerce and small family owned restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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glendah
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KimO
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Lisa
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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!

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Aneisy
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great, delicious, authentic Cuban food!

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EM1969
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BarbieA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

No pricing on there menu so u don’t know what prices is

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KyaR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

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.

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RickB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. You could not ask for a better dinning experience!

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FrankR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service real Cuban food awesome bread drinks prices parking and extremely clean

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SimplyHonest
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Cuban food! Great service - We felt like we were in Cuba!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTBRICK
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my daughters birthday. Our server Manny was so attentive and kind. The food was delicious! Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was awesome. Great food, music, and ambiance!! I will be back!

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REGINAH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great coffee, food was so so flavor we were expecting more seasoning

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic Cuban food! Reasonable portions and the vibe is truly Little Havana.

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ScottV
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cuban food! Service was a tad slow on appetizers, but terrific overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Authentic! Had live music the night we were there, added to the fun.

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vipniteout
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food

FAQs

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 50 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.