Havana

4.4
67 reviews
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Latin American
Inspired by the colours, tastes, and culture of Old Havana, Cuba #havanavancouver #takemetohavana
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C
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing. Less vegetarian options and menu is much more limited. Burger was poor quality and overdone. Cauliflower tacos has hardly any filling. Soft taco shells were commercial and awful. Will go to Mezcal instead.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Music was so loud during brunch it was difficult to carry on a conversation with people at the table.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went there to catch happy hour and we ordered three dishes and we were all pleasantly full. The server was awesome and we enjoyed ourself!

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LT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yummy food in a vibey setting. Good service, interesting menu and cool interior.

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n
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing and friendly!!!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The only reason to come here is for the patio which gets great sun in the evening and is fun for people watching on the drive. If you’re inside the music is deafening. Margarita was weak and the shrimp taco underwhelming. Meh.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was good, but the portion was a little small (I had the beef tacos). The tacos would have been better with more meat. I was still hungry after the meal. Our service was a little slow this time, it took way too long for our drink order to be taken.

Havana’s used to have the best sangrias in the city, but it appears as though the recipe has changed. While the sangria was decent, it wasn’t as good as in the past, and there was a lot less fruit in the pitcher than before. Previously, when we ordered a pitcher of sangria, we received a full pitcher and full glasses of sangria, now, you don’t receive the full glasses (not a major issue but it was nice to have). Also, their tropical sangria is no longer on the menu (it was incredible).

Overall, a decent experience, but not as good as in the past. I would go back again to see if this experience was a one off.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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AZ
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was efficient and the host was very friendly. It was my birthday brunch and they gave us a free drink. Will definitely go back there to try more food.

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W
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my son to Havana for his 30th birthday. I had made a reservation already but asked him where he would like to go on the Drive. He said "Havana." Good guess I say!

It was a lovely day and we took a table outdoors. Food was great and just the right quantity for both a Millenial and his dad. Service was excellent, very attentive but not interrupting conversation. We were able to have a long, easy conversation despite the expected street noise.

Various folks from the street came by to ask for money; that's expected on the Drive, part of the culture. They gave us cause to share our proposed solutions to a problem that belongs to all of us. God bless us all and give us the opportunity to bring these proposals into reality. No one should have to beg in a nation so rich as Canada. They don't in Havana, Cuba, where I have also lunched.

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TG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always have a wonderful time at Havana. The serving staff are friendly, respectful and professional. The food is always amazing and full of flavour. Always enjoy my time and money spent here.

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s
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A go to restaurant for us, especially for brunch. Good food, good service.

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MN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

If you don’t mind being interrupted three times before you are finished your food and drink then Havana’s the place to go. This is the second time we have gone there and both times we were interrupted leaving us with the distinct impression that we should hurry up and pay up. Turns out we were right- the first time the server said they were ending their shift and we can pay by machine or cash. Ditto the second time but without the admission. I might add we were having more than one drink each, plus food and on the second night it was only 930 and the restaurant was almost empty but the patio was still happening. Havana has a lot going for it- good cocktails, big portions and a fun vibe. Just chill out a take a lesson or two from our servers south of the border

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VB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent and the show after dinner was great as well. However, the two multi-stall washrooms were labelled as "open to everyone", so I would warn women who are considering dining here that they will have their pants down while strange and possibly intoxicated men have the restaurant's permission to be on the other side of a barrier that doesn't extend from the floor to the ceiling. Not everyone is comfortable with this unusual washroom setup, and potential female diners should know about it so that they can decide for themselves whether the loss of dignity and privacy (not to mention the increased risk of camera-aided voyeurism) are worth it.

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WY
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diverse crowd, great atmosphere and the food was fantastic. Don't forget to check out the theater for a fun full evening.

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CR
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Paella was way better before they changed it, now it was more rice than anything else, seems overpriced for what you get.

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BG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was easy to make a reservation. The service was friendly with no feeling of urgency to order and all questions were answered with courtesy and humour. It was a great , relaxed Saturday vibe with delicious food. Washrooms were clean and GROOVY!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Sunday brunch here. Sharp and friendly service, and beautifully presented and delicious food. Coffee could be a bit stronger, but just a minor point overall. Will be coming back to try out dinner.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Loved it even though I didn't love the food - the atmosphere was everything and the show at the end of the night (Ed Hill comedy) was awesome. Great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with another couple for dinner and everything was great!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a very appealing, yet casual place to enjoy either a lunch or evening meal. The service is friendly and the food is very good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We enjoyed appetizers as well as chicken curry and fried octopus as entrées. We finished off with a wonderful crème brûlée and a special Homemade cheesecake.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Positive experience overall. When we arrived around 6pm it was pretty busy but service was prompt and friendly.

Great atmosphere, very laid back and the decor of the venue was fantastic.

The menu was loaded with so many fascinating dishes which made it difficult to pick. I wanted it all! Turn around on ordering drinks and food was pretty quick as well and the food was presented beautifully.

We will be back!

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JY
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had brunch at Havana on Saturday with a few girlfriends and we really enjoyed the food. Service was fantastic and food was very good. I love the plantain chips!

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MI
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, I had the Croque Senora and my husband had the steak and eggs. We went with some friends and it was lovely, we all ordered different things and everyone enjoyed what they ordered.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Portions were very small considering the price, but lots of healthy options.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the unique menu and atmosphere at Havana. Our waiter was excellent and amiable. Actually all the staff was pleasant, the facility was clean and the food was piping hot. Good selection of hoppy drinks.

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DM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, outstanding service. The noise level was great, easy to carry on a conversation even though the restaurant was quite full.

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m
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was really good! We booked the first available reservation, so restaurant was quiet when we walked in. Food was tasty, sangria was fabulous and our service was great.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent brunch - lots of menu options. I had the gravlax salad with poached eggs. Everything was perfectly done. Definitely will return.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun evening. Friendly service and tasty food

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LR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. Our food was delicious. We ordered our drinks but they were taking a long time and our server did not charge us for them without us asking her too. I had a Cuban old fashioned and it was delicious and worth the wait. I will go back

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SM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a dinner reservation before heading to the Cultch for a show
We had told our server this.

When we got the program at the Cultch, we noted that dining at Havana pre-theatre meant that we could have had a 15% discount off our food.

It would have been helpful if our server had given us the discount given we told her we were going to the theatre.

Otherwise, really enjoyed the restaurant.

Sara M

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W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very loud, as cement floors and high ceilings sound travels.
Food was very tasty and had great spice, although dont recall Cuban food being that tasteful, as it was very bland when I visited Cuba and no spice on anything but such Is case with most ethic food places in Vancouver, the food here is much better than its actual origin.

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ND
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was, as always, amazing.
The menu was interesting, yummy & lots of veg options. Drinks were awesome.

Theatre-going: great spot for before or after because they are good with their timing HOWEVER despite the fact that we told our waitress we were on our way to the Cultch, we did not get a discount of our meals.
We found out, when we were at the Cultch that they are a partner who does 15% discounts before & after the show with your show tickets.
We went back after & asked the manager about it... She said there was nothing she could do and would not even discount after show drinks.
So that was a luttle disappointing and odd:
Food great, wait service great - maybe manager doesn't feel repeat show guest business is worthwhile.

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DM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as usual. Some of the people at my table hadn’t been to Havana before and they were absolutely thrilled with the food. Our server was lovely- attentive, explained each dish, kept our water glasses full and the food came out at a good pace.

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PC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun,relaxed atmosphere and friendly warm service. The mojitos were tasty but I found that the dishes we ordered were a bit bland. Much like had experienced on a trip to Cuba.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I've been to Havana many times before. It appears the menu has changed and the food choices and the quality of the food was very poor this time. I had the chicken curry which had very very little chicken and was just hot, not flavourable.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was ok and service was excellent. A nice patio for an afternoon snack and drink (Happy hour)!

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DM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meals, fun atmosphere and wonderful service. Can’t go wrong!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents night out!

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