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Havana Patio Cafe

6245 E Bell Rd, Ste 111, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-6405 (Paradise Valley)
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Ranked #393 of 1,013 restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Cuban, Latin, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Paradise Valley
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46 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Phoenix ,AZ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

It was just ok. $15 for a sandwich with very little meat was expensive. Probably will not return. The mojito had way too much mint.

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Kauai, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Good caipirinha. Loved the crispy pork morsels Rice pudding was nothing special. Service was good, if sometimes a tad slow.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Decided to try this venue rather than driving down to their other restaurant on Camelback. We figured we'd have a better chance of being seated here because the other venue is quite small. There is also ample parking. At around 7PM the place started filling up. We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of space this restaurant had. It was... More

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Hamilton, Montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Nice funky atmosphere. Helpful service to explain menu, but rest of service without character or much interest--just put the plate on the table. Food pretty bland. Too much lime sauce overwhelmed one dish. Crispy pork morsels is best bet. Mini desserts were nice. Overall not really worth the trip.

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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Food is now just OK - Service is with an attitude. This used to be a fun place but has now gone down the road of we were once successful so now we do not have to try anymore. Prices have jumped a lot in the past 3 years.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I have been twice and the experience was not good. Firts at all, it seems the rice is the main dish and not the side dish. I ordered shrimps and the dish was five shrimps and one pund of rice! For the price they charge I am expecting something better. The pork is just terrible, not any taste at all

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Gilbert, Arizona
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152 reviews 152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Havana Patio is just a wonderful, inviting casual place to introduce first timers to Cuban food. Atmosphere is very nice and the staff is helpful and friendly. The food is so yummy! I would definitely go here again should I have family or friends visiting!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I've tried many dishes at the Havana Cafe over the years, and while my husband's choices differ, these are my favorites on the menu. Enjoy! 1) Pollo Cubano. Chicken and onions marinated in citrus and served with white rice and black beans. I usually save half of the dinner portion, then heat it up for lunch the following day. 2)... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

A friend recommended so we tried it for lunch. I had the Arroz con Pollo & it tasted nice. Although I've had better ones elsewhere, the price was good for what you paid for. I wish there were more chorizo in it though. My husband tried the Cuban meatloaf & he enjoyed it. I think you get a good amount... More

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Gearhart, Oregon
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473 reviews 473 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

We came in at the intersection of lunch and happy hour. I had wine plus a black mussel special plus the happy hour sweet potato fries special. Mine was great. My wife had a lunch menu cuban sandwich and loved it. She had a mini dessert size flan and loved it. Our friend had chicken and rice lunch and enjoyed... More

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