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Havana 59

16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
804-780-2822
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Ranked #116 of 1,264 restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Cuban
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street
Transit: One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St
Description: The glorious days of the 1950's in Havana were spent basking in the sunshine alongside the ocean, pools of posh resorts, and on the grounds of the Havana Yacht Club. Enjoy our home made mojitos or one of our specialty cocktails paired with our daily made entrees.
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English first
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The food was very good and the service friendly and the character was nice too. That said, even in the non smoking section, there is a fair amount of smoke in this building.

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Mark P, General Manager at Havana 59, responded to this review

Hello Glubetrutah, I wanted to say "thanks" for the kind words and we are so glad you had good food and great service and enjoyed the ambiance of Havana '59. I must also apologize for any smoke you smelled, for even with 8 smoke eaters and 8 ceiling fans, with the doors opening and closing into the smoking area, it... More

Prince George, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Nice Atmosphere downtown. Service was great. The empanada appetizers were very good and tasty. I was not as impressed with the main meal... the Taste of Havana. The meat was slightly tough...none of it was very well seasoned. The plantains (my usual favorites) were no way as sweet/soft/ripe as they should have been. I ate 1/3-1/2 of everything...picked over. My... More

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Mark P, General Manager at Havana 59, responded to this review

Hello Nikzleez, We wanted to say "thanks" for being a guest and taking your time to review our food and service. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your appetizer, your mother enjoyed her entree and you both enjoyed our desserts. And i will pass along your comments to the great server you enjoyed. Regarding your Taste of Habana, we struggle... More

Richmond, VA, USA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We have been there twice. The food and service were both good but the non-smoking section is connected to the separate smoking area by swinging doors that are frequently used by the wait staff. When we returned home we had to take off our clothes due to the smoke smell they had picked up. We did like the food and... More

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Mark P, General Manager at Havana 59, responded to this review

Hello By His Grace, I wanted to say "thanks" for the kind review and great comments. It's nice to see when our guests notice the hard efforts of our Staff. We are thrilled that you enjoyed both our food and service. I must apologize for any cigar smell you took home with you. Even with 8 smoke eaters and 8... More

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We made dinner reservations and we were promptly seated and served upon our arrival. Our waitress (Ashley) was very professional and courteous, and when she didn't know an answer, she quickly found out... Versus wingin it! For an appetizer we enjoyed the a Cuban sandwich spring rolls, and for our entrees we enjoyed the Taste of Habana (2 meats, chili,... More

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Mark P, General Manager at Havana 59, responded to this review

Hello Ed and Wendy, We wanted to say "thanks" for the kind comments you left above. We are thrilled that you got to enjoy the whole package while here at Havana '59. Our Staff works hard to insure each and every guest has the ultimate experience; from our delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts to our wonderful drinks, especially our Mojitos... More

Huntsville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I came here for the salsa night (Thur) and went downstairs for some grub when I got hungry. I had the mofongo creollia, plantain bread pudding with a mango rum sauce, and mango mojito. Mofongo Creollia - the sauce and the mofongo itself were flavorful. The vegetable inside the mofongo could use some more seasoning. Plantain bread pudding - delicious... More

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Mark P, General Manager at Havana 59, responded to this review

Hello Damian, We are happy to hear you enjoy our Salsa dancing and food. I must apologize if the vegetables in our Mofongo dish weren't seasoned enough for you. I will pass those comments along to our Chef. We are glad to see you enjoyed our Plantain bread pudding as well. ALL our Mojito's have 2 ounces of libations. The... More

Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Had some if the best Mojitos during our recent visit. The Mango Jalapeño had just the perfect amount of spice and sweetness. Great service and yummy food. Prices are comparable to many chain restaurants, but has the perk of being a local establishment. Being able to enjoy a cigar after dinner was a huge plus as well! They have a... More

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Mark P, General Manager at Havana 59, responded to this review

Hello, We wanted to say "thanks" for the kind words of appreciation you left and are thrilled that you enjoyed our specialty Mojito's, food and great service. We hope to serve you again soon and please stop by during the warm weather months when our garage doors are up and our open-air patio is in full swing. SO much fun!... More

Monroe, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Such a unique place. We love going here. There is no other place with a menu like Havana 59. The Mojitos are the best and they are always adding new recipes. The atmosphere is like sitting in Havana and the best part is -- you can enjoy a cigar before, during or after dinner. Don't miss it. (they also have... More

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Mark P, General Manager at Havana 59, responded to this review

Hello, We wanted to extend our thanks for such a great review. We are thrilled that you enjoy our menu, Mojito's and cigars. We try to keep things fresh and exciting to keep our guests coming back. We look forward to serving you again soon! More

Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Tried the spot after purchasing a Living Social. We are very glad we did. Great atmosphere and really terrific meal. Mojitos are really good. The empanadas were delicious. I had the seasonal catch which was grouper and it was cooked perfectly and prepared with a tasty and unique flavor. My husband had the special which was a bone in pork... More

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Mark P, General Manager at Havana 59, responded to this review

Hello, We wanted to say "thanks" for the kind words of appreciation and letting everyone know what great food, drink and atmosphere Havana '59 has to offer. Our staff tries hard and it's nice to know that our guests notice. We hope to serve you again soon! Thanks! Mark, GM More

Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My buddy & I went to Havana for Happy Hour/Cocktails before dinner at a nearby restaurant. It was years since I was there, but its still a really cool place to have a drink &/or cigar. The bar is big with lots of cocktail choices and you feel like your in Cuba or South Florida. The bartender, Pablo, was very... More

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Mark P, General Manager at Havana 59, responded to this review

Hello, We appreciate the kind comments you posted about our establishment. We have a great staff and Pablo is one the best bartenders around. We are glad you got to experience him, our tasty drinks as well as a cigar. Please come back and enjoy our food, prepared by Chef Bryan and staff. All fresh, all good, all the time.... More

la verne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

While in Richmond, Va. I looked for a nice cigar bar to enjoy a drink and a cigar. I asked around and found Havana 59. It is a Cuban restaurant with a smoking bar attached. It is located in the downtown area across from a farmers market area. I went there one night after dinner and enjoyed a local beer... More

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Mark P, General Manager at Havana 59, responded to this review

Hello Sir, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time here at Havana '59. Great drinks served by personable bartenders in a lively atmosphere. That's Havana! Next time you are in town, please come check out our food. Fresh and delicious. From our Ahi Tuna from Hawaii and our Salmon from New Zealand to your choice, aged Angus strip... More

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