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“Great little bar and restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Havana Bar & Restaurante

Havana Bar & Restaurante
Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 4450653
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Ranked #117 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Pub, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lively bar and restaurant featuring good selection of bar snacks, grills and seafood. Open 7 days a week from noon til late. Free wifi.
Bedford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great little bar and restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Great music vibe and Mexican food
Cool mix of ex pats and Kenyans. Go for a plate of tortilla chips and cold corona. Great pick after the heat, rain , muddy pavements and crazy sucide drivers of Nairobi

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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nairobi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“excellent eating and relaxing spot in westlands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The place is generally busy and has a high ambiance.
Music is part of the experience and is specially enjoyable the week-end with live band.
Food is always good and typical from the carrabean style of tastes.

Visited January 2013
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Arusha, Tanzania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“hot and sweaty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Loud thumping music and great mixed crowd. Best after midnight to either dance or people watch from upstairs

Visited October 2012
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Nairobi
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Food is good but there are shortcomings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have frequented the Havana on a number of occasions and with one exception the food served has been excellent - good quality and good value. Moreover, there are a number of dishes on the menu that we have not found on the menus of other Nairobi restaurants. The restaurant is cosy and the music from the adjacent bar is not so noisy that one cannot carry on a reasonable conversation. Also, the service is generally friendly and efficient. However, the wine list is at best only average and the house wine is so sweet as, in our view, to be like lolly water. That would not be so bad if all the wines on the list were available, but on at least three visits to the restaurant the wine we selected was not available. One other shortcoming I should mention is that there never seems to be any water available in the toilet wash basins. But for these deficiencies, we would have given this restaurant a top rating.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Munich, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good for relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

You don't go to Havana's to have a crazy club experience. It's a bar with good food, a little pricy. Fun for a few friends to go get drinks or eat and watch a football match. Later in the night, Crooked Q's above can get a little rowdy. Use Havana's as a starter for nightlife. It's in the heart of the westlands party scene, so it's easy to hop around from there.

They have a hodge-podge combination of south and central American food.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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