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Havana 59

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16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608 (Main Street)
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chester, Virginia, United States
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank John B
Chesapeake, Virginia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This place is fantastic.The drinks were great and the Cuban nachos are to die for.Very friendly staff.Not expensive either.

Thank starman8568
Freer, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Feels like Havana as interpreted by Epcot Center. It's hokey....but good drinks and good fun. Bring a sense of humor and you will enjoy it.

Thank Erik W
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Stopped in after the Farmers Market and had lunch. Loved the open air atmosphere and the food and drinks were fabulous. Will be back when in Richmond.

Thank Chiq D
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The upstairs looks a bit more breezy in the summer did not try it was reserved The ambiance is great theres also a no smoking section

Thank Tempusfugit2015
Charleston, South Carolina
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Visited Havana 59 after a couple of friends suggested it. I haven't ate Cuban food before so this was a first for me. The drinks were great and the PorkChop I had was pretty good. Would've gave it more stars if I was into Cuban food. The lighting was pretty low so had to use my light on my phone... More 

1 Thank PDJCSU19
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

How can you go wrong with crafty mojitos and attractive people? For some reason all of the good looking people of Richmond frequent this Mojito bar. Come for the minty drinks, stay for the view!

Thank alex C
Bowie, Maryland
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Can't believe I have never been there before. Great, authentic atmosphere; good service; and great food. Brunch is new; only been serving for a month. Very Cuban traditional menu options. It was great! They seem to have great programming; cigar bar, salsa dancing, and whiskey tasting. I look forward to returning for dinner.

1 Thank 3littleone3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $28
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, American
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
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: 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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