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Havana 59

#104 of 1,260 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How sad and disappointing. We were so excited to have cuban food in richmond! Ridiculous step back in time. Five minutes in the door and we smelled like ashtrays and throats itched like a bar visit from the 80s. What are you thinking!!!!

Thank Bryce Q
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

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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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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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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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 

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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
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?