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Havana 59

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16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608 (Main Street)
One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St
804-780-2822
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The glorious days of the 1950's in Havana were spent basking in the...
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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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just a quick visit

We stopped at Havana 59 after a dinner so were quite full to order food. We all had a few drinks, some ordered appetizers. Several people were smoking cigars behind us and wind from open windows was blowing the wrong way and blew into our faces. Not bad, but annoying. Service was quick, bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
cruisinggrammy
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Loudonville, New York
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  • Entertaining clients
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Loudonville, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stopped at Havana 59 after a dinner so were quite full to order food. We all had a few drinks, some ordered appetizers. Several people were smoking cigars behind us and wind from open windows was blowing the wrong way and blew into our faces. Not bad, but annoying. Service was quick, bar tenders didn't stop all the while... More 

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Blackstone, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Third time there, third time amazed. This place hands-down is my favorite restaurant in the Richmond area. The atmosphere, service and food are all outstanding. IF you don't treat yourself to this dining experience, you're missing out.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place has a nice atmosphere, the food was good, possibly slightly over priced for the USA, but cheap enough for a brit! A nice find in a rather drowsy Richmond city centre. Sam was very helpful, and he had a good knowledge of the menu.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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28 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great food, great service and a great decor. We arrived at 6:00 and could not get a table in the very limited outdoor nonsmoking section. We took a table at the much larger smoking section. Had a great meal and a good experience, but I am still coughing occasionally days later. Probably not worth the negative effects.

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oakville, ontario
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32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had the pleasure of dining at Havana 59 last night, it was wonderful. From our first greeting to the tour of the building and learning the history it was welcoming. Excellent drink menu, Mojitos are their specialty, and they are very good! My mojito tasted like apple pie! We ordered three apps, dusted calamari, ahi tuna and cuban nachos, served... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

the food was nothing special, though a bit more expensive than I would prefer...definitely not worth the cost in my opinion. a nice atmosphere, and the mojitos were delicious. certain evenings the do offer salsa lessons/dancing, so that could be fun for a couple/date night. wouldn't really recommend the food, but drinks and dancing would be fun

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, good service and Mojitos. Very friendly and helpful staff. Tasty food. Looking forward to the next trip back.

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San Diego, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Amazing resturant with authentic atmosphere and tastes. Taste of Habana plate had all the flavors one would expect in the Carribean or Havana not in Virgina. Great enjoyable dinner.

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Richmond Va
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Taste of Havana is a great dinner choice. You have enough left over for lunch the next day. We have been to this restaurant three times and each time, no matter if it was early or later in the evening, you need a reservation. Twice we had to sit in the smoking section, so I would recommend calling more than... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Bountiful plates of Cuban style meals. Try the Taste of Havana or the Paella. You will probably take some home with you because of the serving size. The fish and steaks are always cooked to order and there are enough wine choices to keep most people happy. Service was good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
    (Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-780-2822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients

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.
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

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