We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Havana Cafe

oppisite to Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Improve this listing
Ranked #691 of 1,591 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: $5 - $10
9 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6
    9
    15
    9
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful location with a city view from the island where Marina Mall is situated. A light breeze gave us the opportunity to stay outside. Tasty Arabic food, good service. Also the coffee was good. I'll be back when there will be another opportunity to stay in Abu Dhabi.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairo
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Friday lunch buffet is excellent, it is mainly Lebanese open buffet with delicious dishes specially Freeka, Kabab and fish and before that the Salad buffet with its Labanese special, healthy and different salads. After lunch you enjoy the generous sweets buffet which I didn't see any where else at Abu Dhabi I advise every one to have a visit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Patras, Greece
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This cafe-restaurant is located opposite to the Marina Mall, facing the beach and the marina. The location is good, althought location of the Marina Cafe (500 m away) is much better. The entire ambient and the non alcoolic drinks served were not good. Also, service was poor. Good only for shisha smoking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walker, Minnesota
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great location, but thats it. Best way I can describe food is just plain gross. Service is the worst I have had in ages. They had us order everything including dessert at once and guess what came first? Dessert. I asked for a garden salad(which looked beautiful)and got a greek salad laden with oil. The hummus was bland as was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Don't you ever try .. food is cold and tasteless, waiter is an idiot can't even pronounce simple words .. bathrooms are dirty .. service doesnt even exist to consider poor.. worst place ever

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I have been more than 10 times to this place for the only reason being the Location and having outdoor space, However, every time I go there the service have a problem either being late in taking the order or late in bringing the order and some times bringing the wrong order. Last time, I asked for Creme Caramel and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
UAE
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The cafe is located in a lovely spot with a great playground. However the service and food are appalling! The coffee that was supposed to come with my breakfast never appeared. I asked for a dirty glass to be changed, which they forgot about. The breakfast is a small serving for the price - 40 dirhems. The service people look... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Abu Dhabi
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Food is good, shisha is average and I find it to get burnt quickly. The location is nice and specially to go there during morning time. On Fridays sometimes they have a breakfast buffet at a good price. Overall, not bad.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

light bright and airy, quiet during the week for a coffee or a light lunch with a group of friends good pastries and cake, tea is fine coffee apparently is very good according to my friends children have space as well

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I love to go there for breakfast, in company with my kids to play in the kids playing area, they have amazing outside seat view on the Marina, you can sit inside too. At evening usually the place will be full of Shisha, which I cannot smell, so I avoid go there afternoon. Food is very good, not a fancy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Havana Cafe also viewed

Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
 
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
 

Been to Havana Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Havana Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing