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Havana Cafe and Catering

1200 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Y1, Canada
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“yucca fries” (9 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (13 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1200 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Y1, Canada
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11 - 20 of 79 reviews

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...More

Thank dmvrljic
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....More

Thank MoiraG120
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...More

Thank blueeverest
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...More

Thank Kirk G
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...More

Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank Kelly M
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...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were in Ottawa South and I wanted something simple that was not "another Bistro or Pub" and especially a franchise. I saw this little place Havana Cafe and Catering and loved it's unique decor and the warmth of the staff who welcomed us. We...More

Thank Cher H
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Havana Cafe is lovely! Cuban restaurants don't seem to be that common in Ottawa, so I'm happy that this place does good Cuban food. I've been here a few times and it hasn't disappointed me. I find the portions filling and very flavourful. I definitely...More

Thank Queenbri
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place is a gem. It's small and cosy with a good menu of fresh items. The staff are friendly and efficient. Our lunch was outstanding. The sandwiches were filled with tasty ingredients served on fresh rolls. The sides of citrus salad and yucca fries...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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