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“A place not to be missed on a night out in Nairobi...”

Havana Bar & Restaurante
Ranked #45 of 547 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$15
Cuisines: Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Grill, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A place not to be missed on a night out in Nairobi...”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This place is very popular with expats and is located in a great location in westlands. Not far from other great pubs like gypsies and black diamonds.
A busy place where you always end out on the street, chilling and meeting people.
Differently on my hit list when I visit Nairobi.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank 77_JW
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Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cool vibe, but food was not great.”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Ordered the rack of lamb and the meat tasted like it was a day old and was very tough. The mojito was watered down and had to send it back.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Thevi P
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious Mexican Food / TexMex”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Havanna is a bar / restaurant with a lively atmosphere in the front bar, and a cozy, perhaps romantic even, restaurant area in the back. The bar often has loud music, or live bands, but the restaurant area is well protected from it. They have a range of food, but I love the Fajita´s that come on a sizzling platter: Highly recommended, and the advantage, you can stay till very late!

Visited January 2014
Thank NLDTravel
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Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Known for bar scenes, but come here for the food too!”
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

This place is popular place among the expats on Thursdays and weekends, walking distance from Gipsies, where crowd can spill over till the other side of the street as mentioned by some staff.

But, I have been here several times for lunch. They have good selections on the menu and would recommend their quiche with mushroom ( we had second order for this) and chicken quesadilla for starter and their curry chicken on their main dish. I am always craving for seafood so I always order any fish on the menu which is also tasty.

Staff are attentive and friendly. And the kitchen staff prepare your order quickly at-least during lunch time (between 1-3pm there are few customers). If you're planning of paying using credit card, ask if their credit card machine is working before placing your order (this applies anywhere I supposed) The last time we came, I have to withdraw and come back again to settle my bill as their machine had some issues. Though, I wish they could have mentioned it earlier.

Cozy set up where tables are set up way back from the main road that makes it conducive for conversation. Every time I visit here for lunch, I've seen couples who are obviously on an early date. Certainly a great intimate place to start within the CBD (Westlands) where everything is centralized.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank J P
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HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thanks for the encouraging review. We apologise for the snag with the credit card terminal, we have a new wireless device and this works a lot better.
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Awesome place, ambience, food”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Havana is tucked inconspicuously on a Westlands side street, which only adds to the awesomeness of its low-key character and chill vibes. Dinner was excellent, great value at under 1000 shillings a plate for generous portions of properly prepared meat and tex-mex. Funky artwork adds to the character, especially upstairs in the smokers' lounge. Service was a little slow, but not horrible, and our waitress was good with recommendations. All in all, a very welcome addition to Nairobi.

  • Visited November 2013
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