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Review of Cafe Havana

Cafe Havana
Ranked #3 of 45 Nightlife in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

This place gets crowded, rocks so get there early if you want to dance or there is no room once the band starts. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the authentic Cuban band. A bit crowded but great atmosphere, we'd hit Macondo for 2/1 drinks and early dance show at 8, to Cafe Havana til the band started (too crazy after that), to Quiebra Canto in Getsemani (ignore the hookers, perfectly safe!) and finish at Media Luna hostel and alternate between there and across the street Tasca Maria (say hi to bartender Arturo!). All really crowded but great salsa, bachata, reggaeton everywhere. Donde Fidel on the plaza has dancing outside, which is good because it gets too hot and crowded to properly salsa inside, but always a good crowd.

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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Located near various hostels and bars in the heart of Getsemi lies a little jewel of spot named Cafe Havana. This was one of the first and most memorable locations we visited while in Cartagena. Cafe Havana has an old school vibe, with classic salsa tunes played by an awesome live house band, and more than enough willing partners waiting to tear it up on the dance floor. The ambiance is like nothing that can be found back in the U.S., and makes you feel like you've been transported back in time.

Definitely a must see during your visit, and is most highly recommended!

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Don't miss this place! Madam Secretary demonstrated her new stance on Cuba here :)

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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Small cover charge. Band started at 11:45 pm. Started getting a bit crowded around 10:30 pm. Mojitos a little pricey but strong--two of them are enough to get most people going. Great, fun atmosphere. Not open every night, so check.

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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Magical, gorgeous, come after midnight. Terrific dancing in small spaces, might meet canadiens, columbians for sure, secretary of state, transported to Las Americas de India. Infectious.

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