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“Good for relaxing” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Havana Bar & Restaurante

Havana Bar & Restaurante
Ranked #53 of 512 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Grill, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Munich, Germany
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good for relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

You don't go to Havana's to have a crazy club experience. It's a bar with good food, a little pricy. Fun for a few friends to go get drinks or eat and watch a football match. Later in the night, Crooked Q's above can get a little rowdy. Use Havana's as a starter for nightlife. It's in the heart of the westlands party scene, so it's easy to hop around from there.

They have a hodge-podge combination of south and central American food.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“It's not gonna rock your world”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

A decent pub with decent food. Plenty of outside seating, which is nice, but inside, both the ground floor and 1st floor, is actually really noisy due to the music, which is odd, as there's not really much of a dance floor. I found sitting inside to be generally fine, but the seating arrangements are not always conducive to groups larger than 4. Certainly not a place to have 'a chat and a quiet drink'. Staff are nice and helpful, and the food is OK. It's definitely cheaper than other places like Gypsy's, but the quality isn't amazing. I tried the BBQ Pulled Pork in a bun. It wasn't great, but then again, I am in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hongky_S
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Buzzing Pub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Must go if you are looking for a busy pub. Fri nights are almost always fully packed. Great place to enjoy your drinks. The menu leaves you wanting for more.

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3 Thank Nimish H
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Some decent Cuban food options, but nothing mind blowing.”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank DavidKnowles
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Havana! Again, again and again!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank JonesHeinz
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