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Cafe Havana

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Address: Calle Media Luna and Calle del Guerrero | Getsemaní, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 011-57/315-690-2566
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Great Cuban live music

Great Cuban live music all night, very typical place similar to places in Cuba, great atmosphere, price quality ration very very good. A must visit if you are looking for night... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Licey7
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great Cuban live music all night, very typical place similar to places in Cuba, great atmosphere, price quality ration very very good. A must visit if you are looking for night life and dancing.

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Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Bad service: waiters who didn't even want to give us a table at first. Live music was good but took ages between sets. Near drains so overwhelming smell of sewage. Continually unpleasant service. Music good but atmosphere so lacking that the waiters had to encourage people to dance...in Colombia?!?? Waiters took our drinks before we finished. Creepy place...wouldn't set foot... More 

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Cartagena doesn't do tourist traps well. Just like Cafe Del Mar, we decided to go just bc we had read so many articles about it and the reviews on Trip Advisor were generally good. We went on a Thursday at 11:00pm as that's when we were told the band would start. We paid the 15,000 entry fee per person and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is definitely the best bar in Cartagena as far as atmosphere goes. Always crowded, live band, great Cuban-themed decoration (legitimately Cuban, not Communist propaganda Cuban). The cover is expensive, but its worth it for the live music which will get you dancing. Only problem is that it's a bit too crowded, so if dancing is your thing, you're going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It was a great place to either dance to the live salsa band or just sit back and listen. The drinks were reasonably priced too.

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Orlando, Florida
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28 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great Salsa Band. Fun Place and Well Decorated. I felt like I was in Cuba. Staff was friendly and place was full of energy.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My friends and I spent a wonderful evening dancing the night away at Cafe Havana. The music and the energy in this place were unlike anything I had experienced in a very long time. It was such a fantastic evening - dancing, drinking and meeting new friends. The bar started to get really crowded around 11:30 PM or so and... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is a must if you're into dancing and tropical fun. The decoration is superb, they have a very good selection of rum and the live music is awesome. Had a great time here, loved the air of Cuban decadence and Latin dancing.

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a tipical cuban place. By the time yo get ther you feel like in Cuba. Building is old and badly mantained. Inside the places is olf fasion but the ambiance is absolutely great. Live music band playng salsa, bachata, and different latin rythms. This place is crowded most of the times so be prepared to make a reservation... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My friend and I went with no partner but that didn't stop us from dancing with some nice guys and meeting people. We paid something around 15,000 or 20,000 (USD$9 or 11) just to get in. Drinks in Colombia usually cost around USD$9 each, and I was really glad that they didn't ask us to buy a bottle of anything.

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