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Havana Bar and Restaurant

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32a - 34 Wigan Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 7039
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 11:30 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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217 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This wonderful restaurant serves tapas type food - absolutely delicious with amazing flavours. Three of us dined, choosing 2 smallish dishes, 3 next size dishes and 1 salad dish, all of which were fantastic. The restaurant itself is in an old narrow villa, beautifully decorated and has great atmosphere. The staff were cheerful and friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank markilee
Clarksville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened in here after buying movie tickets and were very pleased. Everything was delicious, the service was friendly and prompt. Most importantly, the drinks were amazing, very interesting combinations and flavors.

Thank G G
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I have been to Havana for drinks and live music before, but this was our first time having a meal there. We went with his parents for a birthday dinner and the tapas were incredible. I am a fussy eater and I loved everything they served us (that never happens). The real highlight (surprisingly) was the slow... More 

Thank tuesdaygirl2016
Wellington, New Zealand
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all the years I've lived in Wellington, I finally went with a group of friends. Definitely a destination place (hidden away) and for a Tuesday night it was humming. What a great feel - down an alley between 2 old houses (one side the restaurant, the other the bar). The service was amazing and so was the food -... More 

Thank KrisBB
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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195 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had lunch with a colleague. I have lived in Wellington all my life, and have never seen or heard of this place. Boy have I missed out. The whole place just looks cool. The service was superb, the food was excellent. Pricing is towards the higher end, but you get what you pay for. We had the prawns, monkfish, salad... More 

Thank Gary N
Dunedin, New Zealand
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Was in Wellington and saw this place just around corner where I was staying. Decided to eat there. Wasn't disappointed as was quirky with great staff and fabulous Cubian theme. Meal was great and had reasonable Rum selection too. THEN THE KICKER! I have never,never been charged a credit card fee in any restaurant in this country for over 30... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Amazing place, great food and atmosphere. Quirky, but welcoming, possibly some of the best food and cocktails I've had anywhere (Wellington or worldwide!). Pork Belly was amazing, and the coriander just made everything on the plate pop! Music was a highlight, Wellington has it's share of great hangouts to listen with great music, but the DJ or whoever was in... More 

1 Thank Sarah M
Newcastle, Australia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Taken to Havana Bar by our son and we were impressed firstly with the quirkiness of the place - two old houses side by side painted loudly - then by the quality of service inside where the quirkiness continued. Not the cheapest place in Wellington but the extensive range of drinks available and the friendly and efficient service compensated adequately.... More 

Thank BurtC
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wow what a find. Fantastic setting wonderful atmosphere. Very quirky. Tucked away if you feel you need to hide from the rest of the world. Only reason why I did not give a 5 star rating was there was no light in the second ladies toilet so there was a queue on a very busy night for the 1 spare... More 

Thank cedar111
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This was the only place we could find for dinner a week before attending WOW. I'm so glad we did! A set menu for WOW customers but the food was amazing. Small plates suitable to share and so delicious. Keen to come back another time and sample their a la carte menu. It is 2 old houses joined next to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Bar, European, Cuban, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32a - 34 Wigan Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 7039
Situated in colourful and cosy historic cottages, Havana is an award winning cocktail bar & restaurant serving a diverse range of Spanish inspired tapas and seasonal plates. The bar supports local and international musicians and DJ's three nights a week for your listening pleasure.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?