mixed platters . . . .
although made for sharing, are so good that you have to distract your friends to swipe extra mouthfulls. The chicken wings in particular are delicious. The staff are cheerful, which is probably due to the Cuban music, which would force even the most miserable to crack a smile. With pitchers of beer and a great range of sharing dishes, this is perfect for a big group of friends - you'll be havana great time (sorry) !!
for two friends birthdays ..... .
They gave us a lovely quite table down the back and let us stay there, drink and eat without any hassle. Food was lovely and delivered with quick service. The cockails were fab too with jugs of it on special. Overall brilliant night definitely recommend Havana to anyone.
I love Havana.
I love Havana. I have never had a bad meal there. Day or night, the atmosphere is always cool and relaxed. Friendly staff and friendly diners eating fab food. The tapas are small and very reasonably priced which allows you to order a good variety. They have a nice selection of beers and I love the trendy decor. I highly recommend this place. My favourite tapas bar by far
Was here with really big group on Sat...
Was here with really big group on Sat night - a great night had by all, and I have to highly compliment the staff: it must get really awkward to serve such a large group of people, spread over a few tables, and the service was prompt and always friendly (even when some of us were very very much the last people in the restaurant! sorry!). I've only ever had dinner here before, and then moved on somewhere else - but we were there for the whole night on Sat, and the Salsa band really added to the atmosphere - there was such a good buzz about the place. Will definitely be back, and will go for the whole night the next time again! - except possibly more tapas and less mojitos the next time!
Love this place - have been back...
Love this place - have been back repeatedly (alone during the day and with friends) since a friend brought me a few months ago. Warm, friendly, efficient service. Great for a group dinner with friends, casual couples etc, or eating alone - never feel rushed, could sit around as long as you want here it's super relaxed & inviting. Food is great, lots of choice and great options for sharing as well - personal fave is the Pinchos. Wireless, magazines, board games if you want, friendly staff, & cheaper lunch options - you can end up spending hours in here without even realising it.
I've always thought this place looked...
I've always thought this place looked interesting so a friend and I popped in for lunch on a quiet Monday afternoon. Suffice to say I was glad I finally gave Havana a try! The first thing that struck me about inside was 'unique' decor! I found it a bit chaotic but not overbearing in the slightest and generally seemed to fit in with the general feel of the establishment. We were given free reign to sit wherever we wished so we decided to pick a cosy spot down the back next to the 'Language Wall'. The seating was in the form of comfortable couches, perfect for a relaxing Monday Lunch! The decor was welcomely complimented by the carefully selected clearly Latin music which one would expect to find at a genuine Tapas Bar in Spain. Think cheap and cheerful but overall very friendly an welcoming, the crowd seemed pretty diverse too which is always a bonus. The food was as expected - Spanish 'Tapas' style and one would certainly not be left disappointed with the competitive pricing, excellent diversity (including lots of vegetarian choices) and authentic dishes. Drink wise, there was a whole range available to wash down our meal, from cocktails to a well selected wine list to the atypically Spanish San Miguel beer. In short, everything was top notch. However what's really special about Havana is it's atmosphere. There was absolutely no rush from the staff and with complimentary books, magazines, newspapers and games lying about the place you get the feeling that they never want you to leave! Whilst this isn't really a spot for formal dining it is the perfect place for a relaxing, cheap and fun lunch or even a couple of cocktails during the infamous Saturday Night Salsa Dancing. Overall, I really enjoyed my experience at Havana and would urge those who are tempted to give this place a shot. Who knows, like me, you might just find yourself a new favorite haunt!
Was here on Friday night and must say...
Was here on Friday night and must say we had a great meal. I come here a lot during the week with friends but this was my first experience here at night and I wasn't disappointed. Had the paella which was fab and also the tomato and manchego salad which was huge. The others got the lamb with potatoes which came with a delicious mint and lime sauce on the side, garlic potatoes which were really garlicy and pinchos which could have fed a small family! The wine was delicious and at 19.95 for a good bottle of rioja you couldn't go wrong! i also hear they have a salsa night on saturdays which is meant to be great, and although I'm not one for mojitos, they are meant to be quite good too! all in all a winner!!
"The prices were astonishing - they seemed to be struggling to get out of single figures..... €47.90 for two - one of the cheapest restaurants on the southside"
Chris Lowry : Herald AM
"..perfect for a
girls night out....and so reasonable too"
"The place is
bursting with colour, music and fun.....and the pitchers of Mojito add to the
reckless devil-may-care atmosphere....the spicy Casablanca Cous Cous is
definitely worth trying ...."
Lucinda O Sullivan : Sunday Independent Life Magazine
our modest meal with an unusual sense of well-being and satisfaction.....we
ordered a portion of beef stew to share....it was delicious : tender meat in a
curiously creamy and slightly spicy sauce with bits of potato and carrot "
Tom Doorley : Irish Times Magazine
isn't exactly cafe or restaurant or bar which may be the point....The Chorizo
and Lentil stew was a winner ... creamy, earthy comfort food......The prices are
good, the menu is fun and whoever is behind it is full of ideas. Two
people could eat well and share a bottle of wine for less than €40"
Sunday Tribune, Dublin
"....stepping over the
theshold is like diving into a picture postcard - South American flags flap from
the walls, sexy rhythms purr from the sound system and snapshots of beach gods
brighten up the walls..."
Evening Herald, Dublin
"Enjoy a glass of Rioja to Latin rhythms. Great choice of delicious tapas, Spanish wine and sangria"
Everyman CityMap Guides - Dublin
"Havana is a
delightful place to while away an afternoon or an evening sipping some fine
South American wines, nibbling at some Spanish tapas with a collection of Cuban
sounds making you forget the Irish weather ...."
Totally Dublin magazine