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Havana Cafe and Catering

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1200 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Y1, Canada
613-733-1200
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11:30 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Need a break from winter? Then go to the Havana Cafe where you will be transported to the old City. Great food and lovely restaurant.

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1 Thank KanMaple
Belleville, Canada
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

After a mediocre experience with food from my own home town I decided to try Cuban food. I have nothing to say but WOW, so flavourful and delicious and it was well worth the extra waiting time. Alberto our server was so friendly and great. If I had 4 hands I'd give them a 4 thumbs up however I am... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

First time there, after hearing how good it was and Im so glad we went. I love Cuba and this is the closest you can get here. The food was just fantastic, great flavours and tasty. Just loved Alberto the waiter, great service and a joy to talk too. Will definitely be back, this place will be on my go... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place is absolutely amazing. The decor, food, service, music, aroma, etc. I was able to talk with the owner a little during our visit and they take great pride to make sure guests feel welcomed and enjoy their experience. The Mojitos served are among the best I have ever had, the food presentation is exquisite and absolutely delicious. It... More 

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Thank dmvrljic
Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Cozy little place for sure and great Latin music. Partner had a mojito (which neither us us had ever had before). It was refreshing and nice. Good size glasses of red wine and tasty too! Food presentation was great and very tasty and great prices. I had tamale plate. All dishes were served with a small bit of rice and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I love the Havana Cafe! A cozy little place with mojitos and mambo music, the staff chatting to each other in Spanish in the kitchen, the warm atmosphere makes me feel like I'm down south again. I usually get the ropa vieja, it's delicious and I especially love all the little sides like grilled vegetables and fried plantains, yum! Chefs... More 

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Thank blueeverest
Bancroft, Canada
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Last week I enjoyed a little slice of Cuba at the Havana Cafe. The place is small, seating maybe 30 but has a party room in the basement for larger gatherings. The food is authentic Cuban faire with a nice mix of vegetarian, fish and meat dishes. The wine list is okay & there are only a few beers to... More 

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Thank Kirk G
Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I lived in cuba for a year and ate at a lot of places and was happy that the food here was like i remembered. The pork salad was a standout, i had the fish which was yummy. The mojito was different than a cuban variety but pretty good. The service was super friendly and nice making the meal a... More 

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Thank jennifer s
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This gem of a restaurant is right around the corner from my place and we must do family dinner there again! They set us up in a private room in the basement, the service was friendly and attentive, and the food was scrumptious. Ropa vieja means "mess of old clothes" and the dish consists of shredded stewed beef with peppers,... More 

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Thank Kelly M
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We asked if they could accommodate 15 people for a Saturday dinner, and they set up their downstairs room for us. Despite having to walk through the kitchen, down the stairs and past the single bathroom, we were quite pleased with it - quiet and exclusively for us. The service was good, although there were a few hiccups: the mains... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
Monday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Y1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-733-1200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?