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Havana 59

16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
+1 804-780-2822
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“plantains” (11 reviews)
“paella” (12 reviews)
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Latin, Bar, Cuban, Caribbean, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Called an "Upscale" Restaurant I will agree the prices are very upscale! Food was good and service was not what you would expect for an "Upscale " Restaurant. I don't think I would pay these prices for this menu if it was my choice. I...More

Thank Jnlw1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience! Large party with friends and we were in the upstairs which has two outdoor balconies. Beautiful inside and the views are nice. Good bar service (perhaps expensive) and the food was delicious.

Thank josephe436
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The experience was horrible and so was most of the food. Our waiter (CONNER), was just rude and horrible, he couldn't seem to get anything right. Even told us not to change seats, we didn't and he still didn't get the tickets right. We had...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We are not from Richmond and had no idea where to eat. One of us had a recommendation from a relative who lives in the area to try Havana 59. Not having a better idea we went. I had Paella. Overcooked would be an understatement....More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 16 April 2018

we went on a night where they had the windows open to the outside, which created a pleasant environment. A bit tricky for a vegetarian, but we were able to ask for meat on the side for the delicious plantain nachos. Overall, would definitely go...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I don’t give 5 stars, just cause they only have available tables in the smoking area, that was a bad experience, but the people and food was great.

Thank JGil G
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Why is Cuba so famous for its cigars? According to the Internet, it's geography, skill, and advertisement. The climate contains a lot of humidity that is very conducive to a healthy harvest of tobacco. Even if you don't smoke, it's a fun experience to relax...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Went on Saturday evening after the Virginia Wine Expo. Shared chicken empenadas, chopped salad and (seafood & chorizo) paella. Food was great, and we were allowed no mussells in the paella. Service was great with others helping when needed/timely. Be aware that the smoke from...More

Thank Craig K
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We stopped for dinner after reading reviews. A great decision. The food was terrific (had the Paella) the staff friendly, and the atmosphere very Havana-ish. Latin music, a hint of cigar smoke, spicy food.... the only thing missing would have been Desi Arnez singing in...More

Thank jrf54
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Service was fast and employees are all very friendly. I like the open atmosphere in the restaurant. We especially enjoyed the cigar area.

Thank Lori P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3608
    (Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: One block south at Main/N 17th St and two blocks north at E Broad/N17th St
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-780-2822
Havana ’59 has been a staple in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom District since its opening in 1995. We are proud of the community we have served for 22 years and the loyalty and longevity they have provided us, as demonstrated by our 2017 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award. We invite you to step back in time to the tradition of excess in 1950’s Havana, when the island city was known as the “Paris of the Caribbean.” The combination of tradition and indulgence cultivates a casual yet elegant atmosphere where the string lights, enormous open windows, crumbling plaster walls, palm trees, and aroma of fine cigars envelope you as you relax and enjoy the tantalizing delights of a bygone era. We proudly offer our guests an unforgettable culinary and cocktail experience delivered with exceptional service, from the fresh juices we press in house for our cocktails, to the locally sourced ingredients utilized in our scratch kitchen.
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