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Havana Bar and Restaurant

) #51 of 672 Restaurants in Wellington €€ - €€€, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Cuban
32a - 34 Wigan Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 7039
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (50 reviews)
“prawns” (18 reviews)
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Bar, Cuban, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
32a - 34 Wigan Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Havana Restaurant has become a firm favourite. It has an innovative menu based on a tapas system of shared plates. When you enter the door, the aroma of food is enticing and the welcome from staff makes you feel at home. The waiting staff are...More

Thank Molly72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us wanted to eat at this restaurant before a movie. While my two companions parked the car I went in and asked the maître d' if he had a table for three. It was a Friday night so quite busy and they don't...More

Thank Mary_Varnham
HollyMae1984, General Manager at Havana Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thanks for your feedback, I thought I’d respond to give you an understanding of why we have such a policy in place. When we first implemented our first come first served policy on weekend nights we were a lot more relaxed about letting...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Although they don't take bookings the staff are very accommodating. Having inquired before the movie at the cinema across the road, there seemed to be table set up for us. The food is styled around small plates and a satisfying meal can be chosen to...More

1  Thank GerryNZ_11
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here as part of a Zest Gourmet Food tour. We had a three course lunch with wine and it was delicious. We shared entrees, sides and desserts so that we could taste everything and I have to say that every single dish...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We went on a particularly wet night, but the restaurant was still full, however our food left a little to be desired. The service was friendly but the food was all sour oh so sour, every dish, almost bitter actually. This detracted from the quirky...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

shared a great evening with our adult kids in wellington at this groovy bar. Great atmosphere. Great staff. Great food

Thank S L
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Had my birthday lunch here on a Friday afternoon. Havana is more of an evening venue so we had the place mostly to ourselves - which was great. We were a group of six and left the ordering of food to our waiter - who...More

Thank AuntieDel
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Good selection of wines and beer plus very good food from the menu. Not pretentious but lovely ambience.

Thank John_MurphyNZ
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We visit Wellington regularly as our Adult Children work there, and they take us to all sorts of fantastic places. This time they took us to Havana, we were very impressed ! The food was fantastic , the pork belly just melted in my mouth,...More

Thank eddiefredie
Reviewed 25 February 2017

When we go to Havana Bar, we always end up spending more than we intended to; but you get so much more interesting stuff for your money that I don't really mind. Havana Bar is definitely on the cool and slightly grungy end of things,...More

Thank Quack_quack_quackl
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lloyd W
Do I need to book for a mid-week dinner?
28 October 2015|
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Response from Dinealone22 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is advisable to book, I have recently been midweek and it was very busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32a - 34 Wigan Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 7039
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Situated in colourful and cosy historic cottages, Havana is an award winning cocktail bar & restaurant serving a diverse range of Spanish inspired tapas and seasonal plates. The bar supports local and international musicians and DJ's three nights a week for your listening pleasure.