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Restaurant Van Van

58 San Juan de Dios | e/ Habana y Compostela, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8602490
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ropa vieja” (25 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
58 San Juan de Dios | e/ Habana y Compostela, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited this restaurant on our first evening in Havanna and then returned there every evening we were in the city. The drinks were great especially Piña Colada and Van Van. We ate here twice and on both occasions the food was very tasty. Best...More

Thank Teemu H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last meal in Havana and we went strictly because of TripAdvisor reviews. I was a little surprised by the limited menu, but that just means the food will be fresh! The prices cannot be beat. We had 2 appetizers, 2 main dishes,...More

Thank Krystin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Difficult place to find on the maps we were given as the street was not listed. It was recommended by a friend and we found it quite by chance at the end of our stay in Havana and we weren't disappointed. We only had lunch,...More

Thank TwoHoots51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Van Van twice while in Cuba. The place itself is nice and a bit of a hybrid between traditional Cuban places (a bit rundown) and more modern places. We had lunch once, where we ordered a tuna and prawn dish. Both were good, especially...More

Thank Dyan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bar to have a drink and listen to some different live songs than in all the other bars (and not as touristic forced). Close to Obispo but off the tourist stream. Highly recommendable

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first meal in Havana and it took us a while to find the place. It's a cute little spot; loved the decor! The food was good (not great) although the ropa vieja was excellent. Service was a bit slow made worse because...More

Thank Trinigal77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Restaurant Van Van based solely on the reviews on Tripadvisor. We spent the day in Havana and brought two of our Cuban friends there and our driver. The driver knew of a different restaurant but I insisted. The ambiance of the restaurant...More

Thank erikatyrell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a bit out of the way but the food is reasonable overall and the prices good. Very limited menu. Chicken croquetas for starters were decent as was my fish for mains, however, my wife's pork was very poor. Decent cocktails at reasonable...More

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the reviews we thought we would try Van Van but hadn't made a booking so when we arrived there was a half hour wait so that night we went elsewhere but made a booking for the following evening. We really liked this place...More

Thank smarg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food for a great price. Wonderful atmosphere with live music in the afternoon/ evening. Also very creatively decorated. We went 3 times for lunch & dinner.

Thank Nikalamejor
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May 2, 2018|
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Response from ruthlandplace | Reviewed this property |
Everyone is very respectful, don't remember any restaurant where people smoked.
March 10, 2018|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
It is in Old Havana. We walked here from the cruise terminal in less than 10 minutes. It was delicious!
November 28, 2017|
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Response from Bela H | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't. We called the restaurant directly to book a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 San Juan de Dios | e/ Habana y Compostela, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8602490
Restaurant with fresh cuban / carribean food and best Mojitos for 2 CUC you can find en entire Cuba. Live music all day and night - dance with our cuban guests and enjoy the cuban life.
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