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Havana Bar & Restaurante

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Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 4450653
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fajitas!

By far the best Mexican (Cuban?) food in town! I highly recommend coming and getting a table in the back, past the bar. I ordered the fajitas and satisfied my craving for south of the boarder food for awhile. All of my friends raved about their food (curry to fish to steak).

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
nangobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I love this place. I ended up here during my first night in Nairobi. And more than 3 years later I'm still here every week (especially on Thursdays). There's always a good mix of people. Great atmosphere. Good music. Excellent food. Super-friendly staff. And of course a great selection of drinks. I wish there was more places like this in... More 

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HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for your review JimmyGee. We are pleased to hear we remain your favourite bar in Nairobi. We will strive to do all to keep it that way. More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went there for dinner and drinks on a Friday after work. The food was very good and so was the music. When time to pay for drinks the card machine had stopped working despite us paying twice before for the meal. It was such a shame how badly the cashier and the waitress handled the situation when at first we... More 

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HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and ambience. If our service levels did not meet your expectations we do apologise for your negative experience. Please note that on that particular day there was a problem with the credit card terminal and we did advise customers about this by placing notices on each table.... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

By far the best Mexican (Cuban?) food in town! I highly recommend coming and getting a table in the back, past the bar. I ordered the fajitas and satisfied my craving for south of the boarder food for awhile. All of my friends raved about their food (curry to fish to steak).

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review Havana Bar in Westlands. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you like the food and in particular the Fajitas. More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Loved the food and the ambience. The artwork on the walls is weird and interesting. Always great first stop when having a night out. Worth doing regularly!!

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Mauritius
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a fun place...located on "Electric Avenue" where it gets so busy from Thurs-Sun that the crowd spills on to the road. Service is great, crowd is fun & interesting....locals and expats mix well here.

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The World
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food is great! The music is loud and thrilling. The mix of people is the best! Try the specialty drinks, they are sure to please.

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Thohoyandou, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wasn't crazy about the social scene there but the food was solid. If I had more time in Nairobi, I would have turned to Havana for a dinner again.

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Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great music, great atmosphere, lots of white people! Service good and personal. Great African pictures on the walls!

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Arriving with a friend on a monday evening - certainly not the busiest time of the week in a restaurant - we had the choice between a nice number of tables and the long bar. We opted for a table as we were here for dinner. Service was fast and efficient, decent choice on the menu without having to go... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Like most bars in Westlands, Nairobi, the place itself is sleazy and attracts similarly sleazy customers. The decor is actually quite pleasant and includes some amusing paintings by a local artist with a penchant for curvey women, but the atmosphere is somewhat spoilt be the ubiquitous decrepit foreigners on the prawl for hookers. Clearly the management at Havana have no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 4450653

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?