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Cafe Havana

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Address: Calle Media Luna and Calle del Guerrero | Getsemaní, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 011-57/315-690-2566
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8:30 am - 4:00 am
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Thu - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 am

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Atmospheeeere!

Super cool, great old school live band, some serious ambience and stronggg cocktails (no really, I couldn't finish my mojito)! Packed to the brim by the time we arrived just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super cool, great old school live band, some serious ambience and stronggg cocktails (no really, I couldn't finish my mojito)! Packed to the brim by the time we arrived just before midnight - huge bar with little space around it to dance but hey, adds to the atmosphere and charm of the place. Be aware that after a certain time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The band was sublime! 15 or so musicians going HAM. I don't know any of the songs or how to salsa, but after a few drinks the atmosphere assists you in feeling like you've done it all your life. Really mixed crowd but everyone is having an absolute hoot. It is crowded and dancing areas are small but I'd say... More 

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Thank Paul H
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place to hang out and dance. It is a little small compared to the number of people the let in. My friend and I went on a Saturday night and the place was packed to the brim. The live band was fantastic and played with such enthusiasm that you would be forced to move to the beat. I took... More 

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Thank NishitaJajodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here for drinks and dancing after dinner and absolutely loved it. Get there before 10:30 to get a seat (we sat at the bar). The music started up just after 11:00. The mojitos were amazing and the live music was great.

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Thank Erica B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a really cool bar with a fantastic band. The really large bar in the middle does take up a lot of space however, making it quite crowdy

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Thank Frank v
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks are pricier than other local bars, but you're paying for the ambience and history. Get there around 10 to get a spot to sit, the band starts at 11, and the place is packed by midnight. Enjoyed dancing & meeting folks from all over the world!

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Thank Brian N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only place in old town with real cigars! Very good service, nice little pool in the middle to dip your feet into and there is live music too.

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Thank george h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I went there twice... I totally recommend it when they have a salsa band playing. You're going to experience the real salsa night, lots of locals, real dancers and great music!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Went there after hearing and reading about this place. It get's going later, and much more crowded we went around 9:30 and stayed until 11PM. It starts getting very crowded after that, which would still be fun if you have staked out a table or spot at the bar. Musicians were really good - lively dance music. To use the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

If you want to dance salsa and to drink delicious mojitos...you must go to this place. Early in the night is better because too many people visit the Havana bar and the capacity most of the time is not enough. When I'm in cartagena I alway visit this place

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