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Havana Cafe and Catering

1200 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Y1, Canada
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“yucca fries” (8 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (11 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Y1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Very good food, atmosphere and decor. Host/owner makes everyone feel welcomed and has a great sense of humor. Very good cuban food, with generous portions. Good wines and drinks (try their mojito...)

Thank lagare2016
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank Maliciaguilucha
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

Thank Litreofcola
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
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....More

1  Thank Carmen S
Reviewed 5 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...More

1  Thank Mlledurango
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, 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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