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Havana 59

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16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608 (Main Street)
+1 804-780-2822
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting flavors simulate Cuban cooking. Cigar smoking on one side of the restaurant good for those who want to imagine being in Cuba.

Thank Henry R
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate from their brunch menu at noon on Sunday. The place was pretty empty with only two other tables and several people in the bar section. It smelled of smoke when we walked in the door. The smoking section is separated by a full wall and door. We sat at the furthest table from the smoking section, but it... More 

Thank RascalNC
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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy eating here with my son. Also with my son and his friends when I visit him in Richmond. Full disclosure, I grew up in Miami so it's difficult not to compare the food. Sure wish they made croquettes which is a Cuban food staple. A dios mio I would drive to the restaurant weekly for good croquettes. The Cuban... More 

Thank Lizzardooo
Richmond, Virginia
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166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I have now gone back for multiple happy hours, salsa nights, and brunch. Still haven't made it for an entree yet. Y'all, this is absolutely one of my favorite happy hour spots. Select appetizers are only $4, mimosas $5, and I DREAM of the pork bites. Salsa nights are always a blast, but can get super crowded and hot sometimes.... More 

Thank OliviaJ91
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Visit it every time I'm in Richmond and there's a lot of other options. Great food and drinks. Love the atmosphere. GO THERE you will not be disappointed.

Thank Joe A
Bergenfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The restaurant is truly a Cuban experience, food and music is well represented. The staff is available to assist you with whatever you need.

Thank hannibalid
Richmond, Virginia
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for some place different to eat and happened upon Havana 59. We didn't have a reservation but the host said as long as we were done by 8 we would be okay. It was 6:15 so we thought we'd have plenty of time. The tables were a little close together but that was okay. They had the... More 

Thank Qn4lyf
Chester, Virginia, United States
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Service is a bit slow but you are warned about that on menu as everything is cooked to order but having so much fun you I really didn't notice. Calamari appetizer was the best. One of our party had the Cuban which is huge and delicious. The nachos are good too. The best is the atmosphere. The ladies dressed in... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My favorite Cuban food this side of Calle 8 in Miami! And one of my favorite restaurants overall. Certainly on my top 10 list in the Richmond area. I always get a great meal, perfectly prepared and very good service. Don't go on a Friday or Saturday night without a reservation because you will have to wait. They have Salsa... More 

Thank Ed_Marquez
Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Whenever we visit Richmond we eat here. Great cuban food in a really cool atmosphere. We had appetizers and shared the Cuban sampler dinner for the second time and loved it as much as the first. The smell of cigar smoke from the bar does drift into the restaurant which could have ruined it but it didn't. Oddly it kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $28
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
    (Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-780-2822
The glorious days of the 1950's in Havana were spent basking in the sunshine alongside the ocean, pools of posh resorts, and on the grounds of the Havana Yacht Club. Enjoy our home made mojitos or one of our specialty cocktails paired with our daily made entrees.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?