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Havana 59

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16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608 (Main Street)
+1 804-780-2822
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16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the open air dining at Havana 59. Staff were attentive and our appetizer & meals were delicious. I enjoyed a Pomegranate Mojito with my rice & pork dinner. the Collard Greens that accompanied the Steak Frites were DELISH. My only small disappointment was no cafe con leche after dinner. That would have been perfect.

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Thank Christina H
Waynesville, Missouri
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this place and fell in love with the vibe. The pomegranate mojito and original mojito s rock. The nacho appetizer was savory. I loved their use of plantains as nachos. Afterwards we indulged in a sweet cigar. Good times!

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Thank Cbm364
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the decor and the vibe. It's an indoor smoking friendly bar, so keep that in mind. The mojitos were excellent however the smell in the kitchen area made me not want to eat there. I will likely return for a drink but not to eat.

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Thank Corey L
Sandston, Virginia, United States
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109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Everything we had was very good, along with the service. Their cocktails were fresh and delicious. We had the mussels and Cuban spring rolls, really enjoyed the taste of the spring rolls. For entrees we had the scallops and pàella.

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Thank Cindy B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

One of a kind Caribbean atmosphere with outstanding food. This is a staple of Richmond and has been around for a long time. If you haven't been in a while, you need to come back to the Shockoe Bottom area and check it out! Best Cuban Sandwich and Mojitos in Richmond hands down. The food and all the way down... More 

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1 Thank Jimmy C
new jersey
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Iconic hit in Richmond. First, this is truly Cuban, as in Cigar Friendly. So if the hint of tobacco turns you off, don't come. You'll get a waft even in the non-smoking section, although it isn't overpowering. The bar is smoking, sells cigars or you may bring your own. Food is served. Non-smoking offers tables and a full menu of... More 

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1 Thank menckenman
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 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!!!!

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Thank Bryce Q
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129 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Interesting flavors simulate Cuban cooking. Cigar smoking on one side of the restaurant good for those who want to imagine being in Cuba.

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Thank Henry R
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 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 

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Thank RascalNC
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?