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“Always interesting . . .” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Havana An American Cafe

Havana An American Cafe
1423 N Great Neck Rd Ste 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1305
757-496-3333
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Ranked #160 of 1,256 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Cuban
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner
Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Always interesting . . .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We love Havana. They offer a varied menu, including small plates, so you have unlimited dining possibilities. Good weekly specials, too. Active, lively restaurant that can sometimes be a bit loud, but great opportunities for people-watching.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“great Cubano food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

great authentic Cuban food with flair, fun to eat here, moderately expensive

Visited September 2011
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Lubbock, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Crabcake Greatness in a Sea of Crabcake Restaurants!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

I first ate in a restaurant in VB in 1968. Since then I have travelled there on innumerable occasions and the one constant I can rely on above all others is the quality of the food at Havana on Great Neck. I expect that I have eaten something else from the menu, but I cannot remember that far back. If you love crab cakes, this is Mecca, the top of the mountain, the absolute best! You owe it to yourself to eat at Havana... Oh, did I mention that the service and management are top notch too?

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, VA
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic Cuisine - Great Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Havana is truly one of the very best neighborhood restaurants, and one we frequent more than any other on our short list of best places to eat in Virginia Beach! They have specials each week, beginning each Wednesday, and they are always innovative, delicious and in keeping with the Cuban theme of the restaurant. The mojitos are superb, and in a choice of flavors. Items on the regular menu include Vieja Ropa (done to traditional perfection) and Pork Osso Buco which is far and away the best I've ever eaten. If you prefer smaller plates, they have Tapas, as well as appetizers to please any palate.
At the risk of encountering even more people who appreciate this terrific restaurant, we can't recommend it highly enough. You won't regret your decision.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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