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Havana Restaurant

#219 of 2,827 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Commercial Drive
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1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
(604) 253-9119
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tallahassee, FL
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Havana is a solidly good Cuban restaurant with a nice street side patio. It was very busy when we arrived so we sat at the bar which worked out great- we got super friendly and attentive service from the bartender. The vegetarian tacos were awesome! We also stayed on for the $5 comedy show after dinner which was very funny-... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the name suggests this is Cuban cuisine. The décor is kind of urban plaster with Cuban photos. Entertaining in itself, one could spend hours if not days just extracting the wisdom carved into the plaster by who knows who. The first thing I noticed was the most of the dishes are served on one of my least favourite foods,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious truffle fries topped with Parmesan and a side of jerk aioli. Great streetside patio looking over Vancouver's Commercial Drive aka 'The Drive'.

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Thank Arnie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times and recently visited for a patio sangria. It's definitely a place you can count on for delicious drinks. Our service was so quick we joked that it was like being at a fast food joint. I hadn't been in awhile and was happy to see many male servers compared to Summer's before! I... More 

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Thank LindseyRoss87
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the brunch selection at Havanas. Also been here for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the food and presentation. This place is a must if you like great food and atmosphere.

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Thank Global_Jatt
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group arrived on the Drive during prime time dinner rush hour on a beautiful summer long weekend which makes finding a resto challenging. Every patio and restaurant in sight was full except for the one being renovated. An hour wait for most establishments! I was pleasantly surprised that the Havana hostess was able to seat our large group immediately.... More 

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Thank brenda p
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great patio on The Drive. Have been here several times for brunch/breakfast over the years and the food is always good and the prices are decent as well. Had the pulled pork hash and there was way too much.... and the large latte which was huge. The room could use a bit of updating, but it does have character.... More 

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Thank MartinP926
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside area looks really good, full of cool alternative looking people, but it was full, so we sat inside - which was fine because I would have looked out of place with those other guys sadly! We had good service, good food and a very interesting and unusual Art display on the walls around us. My wife asked me... More 

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Thank Peter H
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

2887 miles from Havana to Vancouver that is how far this paella was from a real paella dish was ok but not a paella

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Thank Raulin A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Havana delivered a good experience, the service was friendly and the food was very interesting. I highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighborhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: (604) 253-9119

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Commercial Drive

Neighborhood Profile
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.