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“Some decent Cuban food options, but nothing mind blowing.”

Havana Bar & Restaurante
Ranked #58 of 583 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Pub, Grill
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 12, 2012

The restaurant area in the back is small and a bit cozy when its not too crowded. When it is, everyone sits on top of each other. Food comes pretty fast here, there are some decent soups (the Thai chicken) and apps (coconut shrimp, nachos with guac) and decent options for mains - fajitas, other spanish / american options. One trick is to ask for the bar menu of snacks and appetizers - they're not on the restaurant menu. Best thing there is the pulled pork sandwich.

2  Thank DavidKnowles
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Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Great bar and restaurant. You gotta love their bitings and grills. Seafood is fresh at real fair prices. Though packed upfront there's always a quiet spot to eat at the back or the lounge upstairs. Therefore am there every time when in the are.

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4  Thank JonesHeinz
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

If you are in NBO and want some good mexican food, come here. Service is decent, and the food is good.

1  Thank infinitemass
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Not very big, can get overcrowded and very noisy at times, however still u can manage to enjoy a beer or two and watch some soccer live

1  Thank Kapil V
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Havana is one of those places you inevitably end up on at least once every couple of weeks in Nairobi.
Sometimes known as UN-central, it lives up to most expat expectations for what they need on a thursday night out.
I wouldn't even bother writing a review if it weren't for one constant at Havana: the waiters will inevitably try to rip you off when the time comes to pay the bill.
I know, this is Nairobi, always check the bill and make sure you get the right change.
But something about Havana really really takes the biscuit.
I recently ordered two drinks at the bar (assuming that by ordering at the bar the chances of being ripped off were slimmer). The total came to 520ksh and unfortunately I only had a 1000ksh note and could not find 20bob to make the change more straightforward.
Anyway, I hand over my note with apologies and the waiter says no problem. Three minutes later he comes back with 340ksh change. Now, maths was never my strong point but even I know that 1000-520 does not equal 340!!!!!
It took a further ten minutes to sort everything out during which time I had to call the manager and spend a long time explaining that the error was in no way mine.
Had this been a one off I would have put this down to being a mistake but I'm not joking when I tell you that something like this happens every single time.
SORT YOUR STAFF OUT HAVANA!

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2  Thank whatktdoes
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