We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Havana

Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Great energy and cool theme

We actually visited here a couple of times while in Cartagena. We really liked the live music... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
jdreece
,
Oceanside, California
Good Live Music

Decent place is Getsemani. Typically a cover which is sort of annoying for Colombia but the live... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
alyssa_oscar
,
Long Island, NY
Read all 641 reviews
342
All photos (342)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“live band”(16 reviews)
“salsa dancing”(11 reviews)
“cuban music”(5 reviews)
About
Closed
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
30°
24°
Oct
30°
24°
Nov
29°
23°
Dec
Contact
Calle Media Luna and Calle del Guerrero | Getsemaní, Cartagena, Colombia
Website
+57 315 6902566
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Cartagena
from US$60.00
More Info
from US$16.00
More Info
from US$121.00
More Info
from US$99.00
More Info
Reviews (641)
Filter reviews
208 results
Traveller rating
89
53
25
21
20
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
89
53
25
21
20
Show reviews that mention
All reviews live band salsa dancing cuban music cuban style pay a cover charge local standards energetic atmosphere large bar amazing dancers great mojitos live salsa limited space lots of fun orchestras rum stage latin
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 208 reviews
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Extremely impolite staff, quite expensive (30.000 entrance a 20.000 per drink). Make sure you dont come early, it starts around 1130. Live music is really nice though. Don’t expect to see high level salsa dancing, mostly tourists. Its so busy that you can hardly dance...More

1  Thank ronald v
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We went to Cafe Havana and had a great time. It was only the next day when we went to the supermarket that we were shown that all the change we had received from Cafe Havana - from paying the cover charge - was fake...More

3  Thank Kerry P
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We actually visited here a couple of times while in Cartagena. We really liked the live music Cuban vibe. They had pretty good service and the drinks were great. I recommend getting there before 9:30 if you want a table or calling in advance for...More

1  Thank jdreece
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Decent place is Getsemani. Typically a cover which is sort of annoying for Colombia but the live music is good. Drinks are pricey so expect to pay more than at a typical local bar.

1  Thank alyssa_oscar
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This place came highly recommended as a great Salsa Club with live music and dancing. It gets crowded on the weekend and the dance floor is really small but it has a large bar. It is a couples hangout of varying age, usually 35 and...More

2  Thank Michael G
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

The place itself may be a landmark, but the service is average, the inside needs updating, the menu is an afterthought, and there is barely any space to dance! On the night we went, the band was fantastic they played and danced with all their...More

1  Thank Abasourdix A
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This was recommended to us as a must-do and I can't understand why. The cover-charge was our first indication (30k pesos per person). Once inside, there were no open tables seeing as everything had been reserved... even the bar stools! Service was slow and almost...More

2  Thank kdhokie
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Cafe Havana is one of those "must go to places". The music was good. But, the dance floor is practically non-existent. The place is small and the bar takes up most of the room. Also, it seems like a spot for mostly tourists.

2  Thank Andrea R
Reviewed July 9, 2018

It's worth visiting once. I bristled at the cover charge (I think around 35K COP?) but really in any major city in the USA a club of this caliber would be demanding a higher cover charge than that. Their drinks are also overpriced FOR COLOMBIA,...More

1  Thank 226kripap
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

This place is as Cuban as Hard Rock Cafe is a great rock venue. If you want tourists, expensive drinks, entitled/sluggish service, reasonable (but late starting - 11.15pm)music, go here. You won’t find a single Colombian in the bar. Having been to Cuba, this place...More

2  Thank tonyhager85
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 165 nearby hotels
Hotel Casa Lola
726 reviews
.06 km away
Boutique Hotel swissResidial
35 reviews
.09 km away
Casa Villa Colonial
132 reviews
.09 km away
Hotel la Magdalena
161 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 884 nearby restaurants
Rollis
130 reviews
.07 km away
Kokoa Sushi Wok
305 reviews
.05 km away
Cafe Stepping Stone
219 reviews
.06 km away
Beiyu
222 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 453 nearby attractions
Plaza de La Trinidad
261 reviews
.18 km away
Bairro Getsemani
87 reviews
.15 km away
Parque del Centenario
208 reviews
.21 km away
Centro Cultural Ciudad Movil
83 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Noelle112
December 25, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Mau151 | Reviewed this property |
It's preferred to have a reservation or it is better to go at 7:30-8:00 pm before the site gets crowded and it's OK for two ladies going along. Have a rum from Colombia caribbean coast and enjoy the night!
1
Vote