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Havana Music Cafe

113 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61740412266
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Ranked #46 of 398 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $31
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Great atmosphere and live music was excellent! Finger food was delicious and cocktails were yummy :)

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

i needed to hang and relax over a drink and a meal, listerning to music was a bonus, not reggae but still enjoyable. Menu is limited but tasty. The service is friendly

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Came back and bought some friends with me, it was a bit quiet so decided to sit at the bar for a few drinks. A couple of other friends showed up so we decided to eat, and must say the worst thing was choosing what we were going to eat. We had the jerk chicken, chilli squid, fish curry and... More

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
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22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I went here with my boyfriend expecting a great funky modern Jamaican inspired meal. I order some type of chicken with a salad. How can they stuff that up? Well they did. After waiting for over an hour not only was it the wrong chicken- it was the hottest thing on the menu! I took one mouth full of the... More

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Cairns
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Booked a table for three last night, two of us are Jamaican and we were longing for the taste of Jerk. On arrival we were told that the ribs and curry were off the menu and this left us with little choice so we ordered the Coco prawns as an entrée and the Jerk chicken breast which the menu alluded... More

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Port Stephens, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Visited Havana on a Wednesday night. Not too busy and was greeted by an enthusiastic owner who welcomed us and explained the whole restaurant, menu, musicians and himself. The food came in a timely manner and entertainment was good. A very spontaneous Muso who changed his music according to what was happening in the restaurant. Drinks good, service good, expected... More

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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Small, personal and FUN. The owners own enthusuiasm is contageous for other staff and partons alike. They know their business here and those that come leave as loyal return guests. Did not see a long face all night, EVEROYONE seemd to be having a ball. As for the live music.. go on a night Dave Dow is playing and enjoy..... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We went to this restaurant for dinner and asked the server if they would recommend the ribs or the curry. They suggested the ribs. Sadly we both ordered them. There was virtually no meat on them. The sauce was nice, but I have never had ribs will less meat. Server (waitress) was pleasant and enthusiastic. The person who took the... More

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Cairns, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This was a dinner prior to going to a show at the Civic Theatre. The staff were most helpful and gave us really timely service in spite of having a tour group meeting going on. The meal was very tasty and I would like to return for a more leisurely meal when there is time to enjoy the live entertainment

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Enjoyed a few drinks and a great meal while listening to a wonderful accoustic guitar (and intermittent drums), great songs we can relate to.Thanks Deadly! Meals are very good and HUGE, loved the coconut prawns. Waitresses sing and on our night it was the lovely Amy . We were made very welcome by Brett. A memorable night out.!

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