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Havana Restaurant

#351 of 2,779 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Spanish, Cuban
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1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
(604) 253-9119
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Sunday Brunch Spot

Couldn't get into the Elbow Room for some Sunday morning abuse (part of the experience) so we stopped into Havana on the Drive for huevos rancheros with added guacamole and fresh juices. Havana's breakfasts usually have 3 eggs which make for good sized portions. Great brunch, service, crowd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
EconomistGuy
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West Vancouver, Canada
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Calgary
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Today was a warm sunny day, perfect for lunch on the patio and people watching on The Drive. Add the excellent food and friendly service at Havana, and you won't find a better place for an enjoyable lunch anywhere.

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British Columbia, Canada
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151 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you are on Commercial and want a terrific brunch, this is your spot. There can be a line up to get in as the place is packed, but once you settle in you'll understand why. Terrific food (though ours took a while to get to the table) and funky decor. Enjoy!

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West Vancouver, Canada
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101 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Couldn't get into the Elbow Room for some Sunday morning abuse (part of the experience) so we stopped into Havana on the Drive for huevos rancheros with added guacamole and fresh juices. Havana's breakfasts usually have 3 eggs which make for good sized portions. Great brunch, service, crowd, atmosphere. Highly recommend it when Mexican flavours are in demand. Havana always... More 

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Pitt Meadows
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This eclectic, energetic and energizing restaurant on Commercial Drive was my destination with my husband for our 25th wedding anniversary. I was anxious to try their mussels in white wine, chili and garlic, and it did not disappoint - there were no 'passed on' mussels in my bowl (which I have found in many restaurants), and they were large and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I really like the atmosphere here and the food, but I don't like that every time I try to go there is a line up.

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Vancouver
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've only ever had brunch here, but I've been dozens of times and we keep going back because the food is good, the coffee is good and the atmosphere is great.

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a family birthday party there and ordered a where we ordered a wide assortment of appies and entrees and beverages. It was all good, and prices were reasonable. Service was friendly.

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UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

So our first night in vancouver and ever so slightly jetlagged, we stumbled in here and got a booth for four. Staff all friendly and helpful with explaining drinks....and the unique Canadian measurements...the media noche sandwich was amaaaaaaazing as we're the local beers as well.....great start vancouver

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San Francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ok for Cuban Fusion, but not Authentic cuban food. I like garlic so I didn't mind the overwhelming amount of garlic in the dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Went with the family for dinner. Very good. Loved the atmosphere and the food. They have a kids menu but the main menu has enough for everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: (604) 253-9119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?