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Havana Cafe and Catering

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1200 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Y1, Canada
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun 11:30 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Schenectady, NY
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Ottawa for a quick trip and looking on Google for Latin food restaurant we found this one. The restaurant is small and only 2 people serving but they make you feel like family. They explain the menu very well and helped us decided for the kids. I didnt like their mojitos very much but they were beautifully... More 

Thank Maliciaguilucha
Ottawa CAN
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a traditional "Cuban sandwich" (which they call un Clasico) today. Sandwich was 6 stars out of 5....delicious, tender braised pork, perfectly grilled bread, etc. Homemade lemonade was also wonderful with a nice zap of mint. My only gripe was with the side salad- previously a normal salad (as we North Americans know "salad") m,mostly made of lettuce,... More 

Thank Litreofcola
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

1 Thank KanMaple
Belleville, Canada
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Carmen S
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Mlledurango
Kitchener, Canada
1 review
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 

Thank dmvrljic
Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 

Thank MoiraG120
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 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 

Thank blueeverest
Bancroft, Canada
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 

Thank Kirk G
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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?