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412 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #542 of 8,419 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells
Transit: Blue/Orange/Green line: Clark & Lake Red line: Grand Brown line: Merchandise Mart Bus 22 South Bound: Clark and Hubbard
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Parker, Colorado, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I was out walking around where my Chicago hotel was, looking for a casual place for dinner and came across Havana. The ambiance was warm and inviting, if a little loud. The mojitos were awesome! A great blend of flavors, not too sweet, and not short on rum. My server suggested Cuban Roast Pork (not pulled pork) as an authentic... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

i should start by saying that I am Cuban American from Miami so I might have set the bar high. Though being called Havana its a pan Latin restaurant and not a Cuban restaurant solely. The food was average. They do not have Materva, Iron Beer, or Jupina or worse never heard of them. The signs throughout the restaurant are... More 

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Bari, Italy
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322 restaurant reviews
567 helpful votes 567 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were tired after a long walk for shopping and entered in this place just because it seemed offers a warm atmosphere. It is really very nice, warm colours and last but not least ...Smiling staff. We enjoied excellent mojitos accompanied by a very good sides, like guacamole sauce, tacos, spicy sauce and others, served in a very nice basket.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had not been at Havanna for a couple years. We had enjoyed our experience before better. This time we had not felt welcomed and our service was not as good. Music was too loud and the candles on the table were not lit. Food was OK.

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Sumas, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Let me say first I'm not a foodie. Food for me has always been something you do just to stay alive. But on a recent trip to Chicago my wife and I found the restaurant Havana. It's a nice place not great but very comfortable , a place that makes you feel at ease . When our waiter asked if... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You would expect bold colors and sounds at a Cuban restaurant, but this restaurant was more quaint and romantic. Probably more like it truly is in Cuba - instead of a caricature. I had the Carne Con Tequila and loved the chimichurri. My girlfriend had the Havana Roasted Pulled Pork - the roasted cream corn made the dish! Get the... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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173 reviews 173 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal here. The atmosphere was very relaxing and very Cuban. The drinks were awesome. Delicious Caipirinhas!! The service was excellent. We ordered the empanada appetizer, the Cuban salad and the Cuban sandwich and got the chocolate cake for dessert. Every was very tasty and generous portions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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111 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I went here a few nights ago for a birthday dinner and had a great experience! It's down the street from my apartment and I always walk by and love the Latin music playing outside, it puts you in a good mood no matter what! Our group sat on the patio and enjoyed the music mingled with the sounds of... More 

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Toronto Canada
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88 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Many of the Chicago bars do free-pour drinks. These guys don't, but the atmosphere is pleasant and the staff are friendly. It's a good place for a drink if you're waiting for a table at the excellent Frontera Grill just down the street.

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Came here with the Mrs., to try and break up the Pizza Tastings while staying on an extended weekend in Chicago. When assessing a bar at a restaurant I tend to inspect the shelf to see what they are serving. I was impressed to see that Jose Cuervo GOLD was NOT within the Tequila selection. This is generally a good... More 

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Additional Information about Havana

Address: 412 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone Number: 3126441900
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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