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16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
804-780-2822
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Ranked #63 of 1,365 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
Richmond, Virginia
2 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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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Honestly I wish I went there more often, but I don't get down to the bottom as much as I would like. Their food is wonderful, the ambiance is fabulous, and the drinks are top notch. Their rooftop bar is a wonderful place to hang out on a lovely evening with friends. I could only wish for a dance floor... More

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

Hello blk813, We wanted to say "thanks" for the great comments you left and for giving us the satisfaction that our guests love Havana '59 for it's food, drinks, ambiance and music. Don't forget about Salsa dancing every Thursday night at 9:00 pm. That should help with that desire to "dance" while you are here. We look forward to seeing... More

Salem, Virginia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

What a great idea. Top notch liquor selection. Very good cigar menu too. Of course the mojitos were fantastic. The atmosphere is as if you were truly in Havana. Great place to hang out. We didn't eat but the food sure did look and sell good.

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

Hello Scott, We are so glad you had a great experience here at Havana '59. We take pride in our top notch liquor and cigar selection in hopes that anyone and everyone will certainly find something they can enjoy. We are thrilled that our ambiance took you back to the "Paris of the Caribbean." Come eat with us sometime as... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband raves about their Mojitos so of course any chance we have to get down to Richmond warrants dinner and a drink at Havana 59. I love the atmosphere (makes me want to visit the real Havana in Cuba) and the food is superb. They have two sections--inside with air conditioning and smoking with the full-length windows open to... More

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

Hello Susan, We are so glad that you and your husband enjoy our fresh Mojitos and our delicious food. We are thrilled that you recognize the hard efforts of our Staff and appreciate your kind words of encouragement. We hope to see you again real soon! Thanks, Mark, GM More

Blackstone, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

From the ambience to the great service to the unbelievably great food, this restaurant is a MUST!! Our waiter was a gentleman named James and he was a superb server, whose recommendations were greatly appreciated. We had the swordfish and the marlin (James's favorite) and they were both delectable. Also, the Havana Sunrise from the bar was superb. Oh, and... More

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

Hello Shelli, Thanks so much for the kind comments. I have already passed those along to James and he was quite pleased. It's great to see when our guests notice the hard efforts of our staff here at Havana. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience and we hope to serve you again soon! Gratefully submitted, Mark Perkinson GM More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent atmosphere in a great old style building with lots of open patio seating. Awesome Cuban food that is fresh, plentiful, and easy to share, but you not going to want to share! great service AND you can smoke cigars in the specially ventilated smoking area. Excellent drinks also.

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

Hello Lolalima, We are thrilled that you enjoyed our ambiance, fresh food, excellent drinks and great service. It's nice to see when our guests notice the hard efforts of our staff here at Havana '59. We appreciate your comments and hope for the opportunity to serve you again real soon! Thanks! More

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We frequented this restaurant years ago when it was new and "The Place" to eat in The Bottom. We were looking for a spot to have a drink and snack before dinner and dropped in after walking around downtown. It was the perfect choice. The restaurant is "open air" but is well air-conditioned so even the hot, humid Va. climate... More

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

Hello Teressa, We are so glad you got to experience the Havana '59 Happy Hour once again. We love it when "old friends" return and have a great time. Our Mojito's are the "Best in Richmond" and we think our food is as well. Please don't stay away so long as we hope to serve you again soon! Thanks! More

Patchogue, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great Mojitos at a great price during Happy Hour! ($4). Appetizers were excellent - fried calamari and the " Cuban Sandwich" Spring rolls were an awesome mix of favors with a yummy mustard dipping sauce. Server was attentive and friendly. Although smoking (of cigars) was permitted in the contained bar area - we did not experience any smell of smoke... More

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

Hello Kathy, We are so glad you enjoyed our "Cuban Sandwich" spring rolls, fried calamari and our Best in Richmond Mojito's. Happy Hour is a great deal, huh? We are happy that you recognized the hard efforts of our staff and were not able to smell the cigar smoke from our Cigar lounge. We hope you will try a few... More

Waynesboro, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our husbands enjoyed smoking cigars after a great meal (and the ventilation is excellent) and fabulous cocktails. Service was good and he place was busy on a Friday night after music on Brown's Island

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

Hello 1MizChiz, We are so glad you had a great meal with good service and were able to enjoy a cigar after dinner. It's great to see when our guests notice the hard efforts put forth by our Staff. Thanks for the ventilation comment as we strive hard (with 8 smoke eaters and 8 ceiling fans) to eliminate any smoke... More

dnpinva
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200 reviews 200 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The space is pretty cool and trendy, and the wait staff is good. I don't have many other good things to say about this restaurant, however. A major problem is the smoke smell throughout the restaurant, including in the non-smoking section. We were told there is a separate A/C system for the smoking section, but this problem simply shouldn't exist... More

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

Hello DNPINVA, We are happy to hear that you were able to see how cool and trendy our building is and were given good service. Our drinks are good and the Salsa dancing on Thursday nights is exceptional. You should come for the lesson at 8pm or DJ dancing at 9pm. I am sorry that you did not appreciate our... More

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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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