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Havana Grill

Caribbean, Cuban
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404 West Chatham Street, Cary, NC
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Havana Grill in Cary NC: Average Sums it Up

Last week I made my third visit to the Havana Grill on Chatham St in Cary NC. I had been there previously once for both lunch and dinner. This recent visit was for lunch. I had a Ropas Vieja sandwich. My friend had a Cubano. My friend didn't especially care for his lunch but I attribute that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
wbryan09
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Massapequa Park, New York, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

amazing! i learned to love cuban food from my cuban uncle and when i moved out of NY i wasnt sure i would find a good cuban restaurant but this was just like home !

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Charlotte
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We both love Cuban food so we were excited about the prospect of a Cubano Sandwich as we passed through Cary. We would have been better off going to the grocery, buying the ingredients and making it ourselves. Bland and dry. Made me want to cry. It's a sin to call that a Cubano.

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Thank Roudane
NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Last week I made my third visit to the Havana Grill on Chatham St in Cary NC. I had been there previously once for both lunch and dinner. This recent visit was for lunch. I had a Ropas Vieja sandwich. My friend had a Cubano. My friend didn't especially care for his lunch but I attribute that mainly to his... More 

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Thank wbryan09
Cary, North Carolina
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I went to Havana on a Groupon. I had gone 3 years ago and wasn't impressed, but decided to give it another shot. I had a groupon ...dinner for 2...but took the family. My son and I had skirt steak with yuca as an appetizer and flan as the dessert. I wanted to try the wings, but they were out... More 

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Thank tamatori
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Had the pork,yellow rice and salad. The shredded pork was tasty could of used a little more liquid on plate. The rice i felt was a little dry. The salad greens were very fresh the ranch dressing was slightly watery. The sangria was a little tart to mytastes but not bad.

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Thank Bill D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Went to this restaurant this evening and had a Groupon. it offered one appetizer and two entrées and one dessert we wanted the chicken wings for appetizer but obviously they were out of it .... the rest of the food that came out was very bland and did not have any taste at all. Overall very poor experience will not... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We went to this restaurant tonight (Valentines Day) because we had a Groupon for this restaurant. Our deal was Dinner for two: one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert . When we walked in, the place was empty. You have to order at the counter and pay before being seated. No problem. Well, we ordered the chicken wings for our... More 

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Thank tposner
North Carolina
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I lived in the Fla Keys for several years, and had the pleasure of enjoying authentic Cuban food on many occassions. Yesterday, we took a wrong turn in getting from point A to point B. Sure glad we did! We found this small, Cuban restaurant. It's interesting that you walk up to the cashier and order. No... More 

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Thank fearlessinfuquay
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is real Cuban food. When someone from out of town is hungry for the sandwich they'd buy on the street in Florida, this is where we go. When we want a traditional Cuban steam table dinner, for not too much money, this is where we go.

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Thank ATraveler96
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My husband and I ate for the first time at Havana Grill this weekend. In a nut shell, the food is WAY overpriced! The plantains were ok, not bad, but kind of cold when we got them. The black beans and rice as well as the fries were decent...ever thing else was terrible. My husband's pork was so hard, he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 West Chatham Street, Cary, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?