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Havana Restaurant

1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
+1 604-253-9119
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“paella” (24 reviews)
“tacos” (20 reviews)
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1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Ate here in may as part of a group. Menu is smaller, but the food is absolutely delicious, cooked extremely skillfully. The octopus was done to perfection. Wine is overpriced, but that is standard in Vancouver. Waitstaff were pleasant and efficient. This is an extremely...More

Thank frater93
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

I just went with my wife for dinner and I ordered the short ribs plate. More than half of the short rib was just a piece of fat. Manager came saying that this is how short rib is and that this is how they serve...More

Thank samtfamily
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We always stop at Havana when we travel from the Okanagan to Vancouver so we made a reservation this time because it was usually hard to get a table. To our surprise the menu was completely different. Prices were high, portions were small and selection...More

Thank Maxine C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Was at Havana’s a few months back and had a great dinner. Went back for the same food and ambiance and it is completely different! New ownership, new decor & new menu. Had a very unhappy family member who assumed he wouldn’t like anything on...More

Thank johnston4
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I like the vibe in here. The sangrias are awesome! The patio is nice to sit and people watch on Commercial

Thank joanne s
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere inside or out, friendly, attentive staff, knowledgeable chef-no problem dealing with 2 food allergies and ‘gluten-free’ in one group!

Thank 977pennyc
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We were treating our grand- daughter to her birthday - arrived here for brunch - the atmosphere was pleasing, music livable, but the food was just heavenly - we had the salmon gravalax salad and a jug of shangria that made the day even better...More

Thank 2stepRich
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Returned to Havana yesterday to celebrate 2 birthdays and a late Father’s Day not aware of the change in menu. The menu now fits on a board and the selection minimal. If you goggle the restaurant you still see the old menu. The server says...More

2  Thank Lorraine R
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Father's day dinner with the family at what used to be my favourite restaurant in Vancouver, Havana, home of the best mussels dishes in Vancouver, wonderful Jambalaya and great paella, as well as a host of other tasty dishes: all sadly no more. We were...More

1  Thank luvtoliv
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

This used to be one of my favourite restaurants. The decisions that the new management has made have completely ruined it. The menu used to have tons of variety and everything was filling and with a reasonable price. The new menu is bland, has no...More

3  Thank CodyPalais
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Wendy S | Reviewed this property |
They seem to but review the menu on their website and email them for confirmation as sometimes gluten can be hidden.
18 June 2016|
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Response from Scott C | Reviewed this property |
Don't think they have a TV set inside the restaurant.
11 May 2016|
Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
Certainly for dinner and I would imagine for brunch too. A phone call would answer the question for sure. Gary Haupt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-253-9119
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