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“Great little bar and restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Havana Bar & Restaurante

Havana Bar & Restaurante
Ranked #65 of 464 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Caribbean, Grill, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Bedford, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great little bar and restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Great music vibe and Mexican food
Cool mix of ex pats and Kenyans. Go for a plate of tortilla chips and cold corona. Great pick after the heat, rain , muddy pavements and crazy sucide drivers of Nairobi

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank grahamrp
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  • English first
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English first
nairobi
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“excellent eating and relaxing spot in westlands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The place is generally busy and has a high ambiance.
Music is part of the experience and is specially enjoyable the week-end with live band.
Food is always good and typical from the carrabean style of tastes.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Pierre P
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Arusha, Tanzania
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“hot and sweaty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Loud thumping music and great mixed crowd. Best after midnight to either dance or people watch from upstairs

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Rocketeer2
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Nairobi
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Food is good but there are shortcomings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have frequented the Havana on a number of occasions and with one exception the food served has been excellent - good quality and good value. Moreover, there are a number of dishes on the menu that we have not found on the menus of other Nairobi restaurants. The restaurant is cosy and the music from the adjacent bar is not so noisy that one cannot carry on a reasonable conversation. Also, the service is generally friendly and efficient. However, the wine list is at best only average and the house wine is so sweet as, in our view, to be like lolly water. That would not be so bad if all the wines on the list were available, but on at least three visits to the restaurant the wine we selected was not available. One other shortcoming I should mention is that there never seems to be any water available in the toilet wash basins. But for these deficiencies, we would have given this restaurant a top rating.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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2 Thank DrDuncanBerry
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Munich, Germany
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good for relaxing”
4 of 5 stars 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 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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2 Thank coyot9
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