Featuring mainly Cuban dishes, Havana is known for providing guests with an American dining experience with a Latin flair. Located just along Bar Harbor, this is where locals and tourists can sample exceptional seafood, vegetarian meals, and meat dishes paired with an extensive wine list – an experience that’s only enhanced by the restaurant’s knowledgeable and friendly staff and a modern but elegant atmosphere.
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Havana also boasts its Argentinian-inspired outdoor grill called the Parrilla – a walk-in tapas grill that’s remembered for its high tables and long bars, where the small plates and great drinks are served. It was also rated as one of the Unique Restaurants in Maine and is a consistent recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2004.
Havana is also known for being a staunch supporter of local businesses because it gets its ingredients for its dishes directly from local farmers and fisherfolk. As a result, all their dishes not only use the freshest ingredients, but turn out to be all-natural and organic as well.
Havana opens its doors for dinner 5 nights a week.
Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Reservations for Havana are mainly done via phone by calling 207-288-2822 (CUBA). Alternatively, guests can make their reservations online. Note that reservations are only considered confirmed when guests receive a verification email from Havana.
· Soups and Salads: Soup of the day, farm salad, beet salad
· Appetizers: cheese plate, lobster cake, spring roll, tuna tartar, mixed grill, vegetarian mixed grill, vegetarian mixed grill, Provoleta
· Entrees: Seafood paella, fish of the day, scallops, filet mignon, tuna, lobster moqueca, coulotte steak, vegetarian, pan seared chicken breast, lamb
· Desserts: tres leches, choco-latte tort, fried banana, flan, affogoto, coconut financier, ice cream or sorbet
Some items on the menu have gluten-free options.
Meanwhile, Havana has a wide selection of wines ranging from whites to reds, categorized according to their availability as well as their price range.
The Havana Parilla has its own menu as well, categorized into “plates.”
? Cold Plates: Green salad, spicy tuna salad, steak salad, etc.
? Hot Plates: Sausage party, elotes, tortilla, duck confit, etc.
? Large Plates: Ancho chiles, mixed grill, smoked pork verde, etc.
? Sweet Plates: Tres leche, fried banana, flan, etc.
Thanks to its romantic environment and sophisticated menus, Havana has become a prime destination for special occasions and other private gatherings. They are especially well known for being the venue for wedding socials and other celebrations with family or friends.
They have a private room that can accommodate as many as 50 guests and an additional 15 to 20 seats at the patio. They also have a dining room that can seat up to 40 people, which means that private events can host as many as 90 people.
Havana also hosts wine tasting events as well.
Havana Parilla, 318 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, website, Phone: 207-288-2822