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16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
804-780-2822
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Ranked #55 of 1,385 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $28
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Cuban
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, 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
Bologna, Italy
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I was there on a Tuesday night and it was the only place quite lively. I loved it! Nice atmosphere, nice service and food was nice too (steak was perfect and flan was just perfectly sweet and full of flavor)

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Lynchburg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Havana 59 was an unexpected surprise! It was one of those rare times that everyone's plate was empty by the end of the night. Between the atmosphere and the food, Havana 59 has created a truly wonderful dining experience. Their cigar bar and cigar selection only further ehance the experience. Will go back soon!

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Richmond, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a groupon type deal and made reservations. Food was amazing, we really didnt need a reservation, there were only three other tables of people. They have a smoking and non-smoking section. We had appetizer and meal each, way too much food. The portions are huge. Will definitely return. They also have drink specials, and the Happy Hour menu... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I went to Havana 59 the other night to use a Groupon I had purchased. We checked the menu online and went. We didn't make a reservation because it was early. We should have made a reservation, because we had to sit in the smoking scetion which was pretty empty, but the food more than made up... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm a regular here because the food do not disappoint. I have eaten Cuban food in many places around the country and I think Calle 8 in Miami has offerings that can't be beaten but outside of that, this place is very good. Their menu is short and simple, offering the most popular Cuban dishes. I prefer the mix of... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My friends and I went to Havana 59 for dinner and it was great. The service and food was spectacular. We will definitely be returning.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have had some amazing Cuban food in Miami and this was the closest I have found since then. The Cuban Sandwich Spring Rolls were great, entrees were authentic in flavor, and the Plantain Bread Pudding with rum sauce was AMAZING! The service was good, and you truly felt like you are sitting in 1959 Cuba with the interior decorations... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Havana 59 is a step back in history, the atmosphere is very Cuban and is just what you expect when going there. Food was good, limited menu. we ordered a bottle of wine for dinner for 4 guests waitress returned with two glasses explaining that they ran out and needed to get clean Ones, we waited 15 minutes after requesting... More 

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Elizabethtown
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place has great food and great atmosphere. Really good menu with lots of different flavor combinations. Service was great. Good cigar selection. Never had a bad meal there.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great atmosphere and great food. If you get a waitress by the name of Carmela, you have reached service excellence. It's nice to see a smoking section in a restaurant again for those people who choose to puff away. This is a must go for Cuban food and some other favorites with their own twist.

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Additional Information about Havana 59

Address: 16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
Phone Number: 804-780-2822
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Cuban

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