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Little Havana

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US$10 - US$35
CUISINES
Cuban
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 4 June 2022

Had an absolute hoot of a night! Great food, good banter, service on point and the steak and choc cigar to top it off! Highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2022 via mobile

This was superb and an absolute delight. Amazing service, exquisite food and wonderful ambiance. Fish taco entre, tuna steak and signature chocolate cigar desert was perfection. We will definately return!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

We stopped by here last week for a quick dinner. I had a delicious pumpkin Halumi salad and the fish tacos, and husband had the chicken and carrot dish. We thought the food was good- ambiance was nice and staff was very friendly. It was...also reasonably priced. We would absolutely come again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022

We just had the best dining experience at little havana, Pete the owner greeted us at the door and was so friendly. The service was excellent and the food was even better. Highly recommended

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022

I have just left and I already want to go back! I started with an espresso martini (yum!) I then ordered the fish taco (fresh tarakihi!) and the pork belly dish (melt in your mouth!) alongside the zaatar salad. I enjoyed every last mouthful. Everything...was fresh and flavourful. We rounded off the meal by sharing the mojito cheesecake and the Castro cigar (so clever!) Thank you Pete and your wonderful staff we thoroughly enjoyed our evening in your bright and welcoming restraunt.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

What a great place to eat and soak up the relaxed atmosphere of South America. Great Cuban inspired food, an owner who is rpesent. pleasant, and involved in all the right ways. The wonderful, young and interesting staffers, it all just hummed! We started with...of course a vavavoom Mojito and my partner had a sangria. Then delicious Ropa Viejo, a traditional Cuban dish, and a spatchcock dish for me that was heavenly delicious. Wholesome, flavourful, generously dished up food to warm the cockles of your heart. We got to chat with the owner who has led and still leads a very interesting life, and what great host! Unless you only want Indian cuisine (in which case you can choose of 3 other restaurants) this in our opinion is the go-to eatery in Whakatane at the moment. Go soon, and enjoy! We an only imagine what a buzz this place is in summer, has to be the best spot in town!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

Straight from great looks and decorations, then the owner talking us through the menu and theme, top it all off with amazing food and drinks and the most creative dessert I have seen!! It’s all these small touches that just make the vibes of this...cute lil Cuban themed restaurant fantastic 🙌🏾💯 So fantastic I went back the next night!!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022

Had Calamari aswell as Empanadas for entre and they were incredible. Drinks were great too. The Cuban cigar dessert was unique and very well done. Would come back anytime. Congrats to management and staff!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022

We had the prawn cocktail and it was delicious. Saw other food being delivered and looked good portions. A charming place and prices were resonable. Good service

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022

Went on a small road trip to Whakatane and decided to have dinner in town. I'm from the states originally. Florida was always my fave holiday spot and they have a lot of Cuban Restaurants there. So I was truly excited when I saw Little...Havana!! OMG it did not disappoint!!! The atmosphere, the employees, the drinks and the food. It was just absolutely amazing. I'm from the south and we have a saying..."Slap yo momma good!!". It was beyond that!! We will definitely be back and probably quite a bit actually. Just I can't even....just so GOOD!!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Yes, Little Havana is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Little Havana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5