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Havana

#600 of 7,783 Restaurants in Chicago
#651 of 8,545 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Near North Side
Cuban
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412 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654 (Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells)
Blue/Orange/Green line: Clark & Lake Red line: Grand Brown line: Merchandise Mart Bus 22 South Bound: Clark and Hubbard
3126441900
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent taste and presentation

The food, presentation, and service were excellent. Our only complaint is the noise level at this restaurant, although we could hear each other at our small table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
JaneMP
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The food, presentation, and service were excellent. Our only complaint is the noise level at this restaurant, although we could hear each other at our small table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Had good food and pleasant ambience. Drinks for adults were good and kids had superb virgin cocktails. Portions were very large ( as usual in U.S.) Staff was extremely pleasant!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were staying very close by and exploring our eating options. We did not go wrong with Havana. We were here twice in a space of few days. Try out the Caipirinhas. They are good. The seafood Paella was very good. Portions are large. So make sure you are hungry. The food is Latin American. So there is something for... More 

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Chicago
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It's been over 4 years since I was here last. I found an old restaurant.com coupon for $50 if we spend $100. Don't know why it took us so long before we went back. The food was wonderful. So was the mojitos. The service was very good and provided me with recommendation based on what I was looking for. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is my second time here and now I can safely say I'm in love..... The best Mojito I have had anywhere including Miami with a Cuban bartender. Definitely go for the pitcher of the original and you'll be very happy. From the moment you walk into this small space that's going to have a crowd, you'll be welcomed by... More 

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UK
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172 reviews 172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

popped in here for lunch today as it was raining, cold, windy and hubby didn't fancy going to my suggestion of the zoo. He wanted lunch instead. Very pleasantly surprised. Hubby had the paella which we both agreed was one of the best we had ever had (and we lived in Spain for a while so are picky about our... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I walked into Havana's around 930 pm. It was pretty busy but the hostess said there was immediate seating available on the patio so we took it. After she seated us, about 15 minutes passed and someone brought us water. Then 10 minutes passed and we decided we ought to go remind them we were out there... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Really nice restaurant with classic cuban food. We hade different dishes but all tasted very good. Service fast and pleasant. Crowded and could have a long queue but waited at bar and it didn't take long before we had a table.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Pretty friendly and fun reception, not too expensive, very-very fast. A little sour an too wet steak for me, but in general - pretty good place.

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Marengo, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We decided to try this since it was close to our hotel. Can't quite understand why it has mixed reviews but we were very happy with our choice. Staff was courteous, prompt, friendly and offered great recommendations on meal choice. It was a bit loud noise wise, but it's a small place and there was a large group next to... 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
Cuisine: Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654
    (Between Hubbard & Kinzie on Wells)
  • Public Transportation: Blue/Orange/Green line: Clark & Lake Red line: Grand Brown line: Merchandise Mart Bus 22 South Bound: Clark and Hubbard
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 3126441900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?