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Havana

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318 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1637 (Wayman)
12072882822
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This review is for the parrilla, which is their outdoor bar and grill. It's a nice casual area with a decent size bar and several high top tables. The night was cool and they had heat lamps fired up. I was disappointed with how little food you get for the price. The chicken tacos were on the "large plate" section... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Adult Family celebration dinner at Havana was outstanding: Brazilian cocktails, French wine, wonderful starters, entrees including paella, swordfish special, lobster/whitefish were all amazing, creative, ok perfect. Staff was superb, owner stopped by for a chat, nice.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Chose Havana as part of a hotel package in Bar Harbor. Was excited to dine here as we had heard great reviews. The food is very good and the wine list exceptional. The service, though, we felt forgotten. Our dinner order was more than an our getting to us. High expectations met with disappointment.

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We began our evening with Havana's awesome mussels. They were outstanding, and the bread at Havana's is some of the best we have ever had, and really zings when dipped in the sauce of the mussels, My husband and son ordered the paella, and raved about it. I did not do as well with a seafood pasta dish I ordered... More 

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Mirror Lake, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This little place rocks with a fun, eclectic menu and delicious drinks. Based on the name "Havana" , I was expecting to savor Cuban delights...albeit, there were none. There was lots of rum, great service (ask for Christina from Spain), and a menu packed with the BEST food in the region! Now that I think about it, the owner (who... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Many people recommended this place to us. It is known for its food. We basically had appetizers of spring rolls, potato soup, salad, and m mussels. Everything was very good. The atmosphere is slightly casual and the service was OK, though not exemplary.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Havana for an early dinner in Bar harbor. We didn't have a reservation, but were seated quickly (we got there when they opened). The staff was excellent with service and suggested the paella. The menu had options for different diets, gluten free and vegetarian options. Definitely a good spot for those who want seafood,... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Havana in Bar Harbor offers outstanding food (though I couldn't detect a Cuban connection), inventive menu, friendly service, and attractive space with a lively buzz. My wife and I were here with a large group for a prearranged meal and were braced for the forgettable evening that normally follows such arrangements. We were surprised and delighted to have one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we come to Mount Desert, we plan a visit to Havana. This year was no different, and, as usual, it has been the high point of our visit. Our waiter, Chris, was highly knowledgeable about the menu, the owner's plans and special efforts at enhancing Havana, and, over all, evinced a passion for his place of business that... More 

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Dexter, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our anniversary here and it was a very lovely experience. The service was great and the owner seemed to go to all tables to ensure you were happy with the food and service. We enjoyed the appetizer of spring rolls and the bread was also very good. We both ordered swordfish, which was the special, it was ok.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1637
    (Wayman)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12072882822
Description
American fine dining with a Latin flair. Havana has an elegant modern atmosphere, an extensive wine list, knowledgeable staff and a sophisticated menu. Seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes are flavored with intelligence and respect and change weekly, sometimes daily. Havana is located in downtown Bar Harbor, just a short stroll up Main Street.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?