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Cafe Havana

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Jalan Dewi Sita | Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 972973
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Cafe Havana is not just a lively cantina serving Cuban Caribbean cuisine...
Cafe Havana is not just a lively cantina serving Cuban Caribbean cuisine & Cuba's legendary cocktails. With Salsa dancing waiters & waitresses, Cuban memorabilia & library, live bands & Salsa or Rueda dance classes, it's a place to celebrate Cuban culture, music & dance.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Took a bit of a risk here but had overdosed on Indonesian food and wanted to try something different. I had the best tuna steak I have ever eaten. Good vibe. Sit outside as the band is very loud (but good).

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Hello, I visited your store last week, as a Cuban American I was naturally curious. We had a drink there. My first impressions was why all are there pictures of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara? Please understand that these people should not be glorified. There are real people who have been executed and the people of Cuba who suffer from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Took a bit of a risk here but had overdosed on Indonesian food and wanted to try something different. I had the best tuna steak I have ever eaten. Good vibe. Sit outside as the band is very loud (but good).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food is just delicious, and tastes as if it is cooked by your own loving grandma -- if your gran was a warm-hearted, big-bosomed Cuban with twinkling eyes. We visited on a Thursday night and there was a band playing, vivacious without being disruptive.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

stopped in to try the food and experience the atmosphere described here on TA, quickly seated quickly served, mojitos were very good food came (we had only ordered a tasting plate to start) and all was good. I cannot fault the staff restaurant or the quality of the food. But did not stay to order more as the woman sitting... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Cafe Havana serves some of the best cuban food I have ever eaten! Their tapas menu is fantastic and very well price - take my advice and start with the tasting plate and work your way through the menu! They have live music some nights, this definitely adds to the atmosphere and is worth visiting on these nights. Only downfall... More 

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janet1042, Owner at Cafe Havana, responded to this review

Thank you for your review telling us how much you enjoyed our food and atmosphere. Our wonderful Manager, (and great Salsa dancer) Sri, asked me to apologize to you. It was a very busy night and the previous guest at your table had ordered and then moved to a different table. The staff continued to think that you had ordered.... More 

Vaxjo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to chill and have some drinks and a light snack. Good tapas, and they make a wicked Cuba Libre. Also don't miss their Lemongrass Mojito! Live salsa music almost every night and a relaxed atmosphere by day. A bit pricey perhaps but the staff is friendly, food and drinks good and the interior is very charming. ¡Viva la... More 

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janet1042, Owner at Cafe Havana, responded to this review

Seems you got to really experience our "Viva la Salsa Revolucion" vibe Those Cuba Libre and Lemongrass Mojito's help. Thank you for a great review.. we hope to see you back again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've been a couple times to this place already and it's always great fun. Some nights they have salsa / latino live music and people will dance. The staff is trained in dancing and they dance (very stylish, I've to say) with clients. The music is nice though the musicians are local and (being myself latin) I feel they lack... More 

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janet1042, Owner at Cafe Havana, responded to this review

As a Latina, your compliments about our Cuban food mean a lot. Glad that you always have a great time at Cafe Havana too. yes! La Bomba band are Balinese.. we think it's amazing that those guys are all self taught! Perhaps if you come again, give the boys some tips, they are always trying to improve. Thank you for... More 

Kerobokan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We first went to Havana a few years ago and had a lovely experience - the menu was unique for Bali, the food was well prepared and served, tasted great and the staff were relatively attentive. Our more recent experience was that mostly unsmiling staff can barely take notice of you even on a slowish night, the food was poorly... More 

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janet1042, Owner at Cafe Havana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us very constructive feedback, Amber. Without excusing the staff, many of them have been busy in their villages preparing for Galungan holiday. Hard to do combine that and then work till midnight. But we must endeavor to make every single guest's experience a positive one. I will be discussing your review with... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were walking by after having dinner & the live latin music coming out of the place got us in. Very cool setup, entertainment is fantastic with the live band, great food (we went for dessert) & fantastic drinks. They also serve shisha which was pretty cool to have in Bali. One more thing is the amazing value for money!!!... More 

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janet1042, Owner at Cafe Havana, responded to this review

We truly value such positive feedback from an experienced reviewer. such as yourself. We really try to make delicious and unusual desserts and cocktails. We also think guests get amazing value for money. Usually say that we are "the hottest" place in town, but now we are happy to be called "coolest place" Thank you again. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The tapas were below average. Not very interesting compared to what you can eat in a warung. The cocktails were good though.

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janet1042, Owner at Cafe Havana, responded to this review

We are sorry our tapas selection didn't meet your expectations, but I don't think you'll find any of our selection at a warung (small local food stall) although we do try and serve food in the style of Cuban street food. Glad you enjoyed some of our high-octane cocktails invented in Cuba. Thank you for taking the time to review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jalan Dewi Sita | Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Gianyar
  • Phone Number: +62 361 972973

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic

Description

Cafe Havana is not just a lively cantina serving Cuban Caribbean cuisine & Cuba's legendary cocktails. With Salsa dancing waiters & waitresses, Cuban memorabilia & library, live bands & Salsa or Rueda dance classes, it's a place to celebrate Cuban culture, music & dance.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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