The main pull at the Havana Cafe are the 500 yen Corona beers. If you're a fan of this Mexican brand, this is one of the cheapest bars I've seen to indulge in this so-easy-to-drink beer. You could come for the food too, but that you can get elsewhere too-come for the beers!
As expected, I ordered a Corona and started browsing the menu. Though the name would suggest that this is a Cuban restaurant, the menu is primarily Tex-Mex with a few New Orleans dishes and random fried stuff throw in. I finally settled on an order of nachos (800 yen) to go with my Corona. The nachos came with a generous helping of guacamole and sour cream on top, melted cheese in between, and bean chilli at the bottom. I would have rather had the sour cream and guacamole on separate dishes on the side, but on the whole these were some pretty tasty nachos.
I continued my meal and my second Corona with a chicken burrito (1000 yen). I doubt they make their own tortillas, but the effects of the beer were starting to pile up and I didn't mind as much. The burrito was filled with beans, rice and a spiced tomato sauce, and came with helpings of salsa, guacamole and sour cream. The burrito was not bad, but forgettable.
The decor at the Havana Cafe resembles a beach shack, and Bob Marley seems to be a popular music choice here. The chairs are a bit too tall but this is a cool place to kick back after a hard day's work. Come for the Corona, get food if you're hungry, order another Corona and let the night wear on (and this place is open until 5am!).
The Havana Cafe feels just like a small piece of Cuba in the middle of Tokyo. Although the food is not authentic Cuban, but more a general mix of Mexican food, the atmosphere is hot and heavy and does have the feel of a street side cafe in the Caribbean. There are two floors to the cafe, the first floor, street level, is the bar. There are a few standing tables and several small tables with chairs. If you want the restaurant, you need to follow the hostess down the stairs into a very romantic setting that even has a shaded couch area. The restaurant is definitely a great place to take a date because some of the chairs are large 2 person love seats with a table in front of them. To my left there was one that had about 15 pillows on it and a large cover over the top. The food was very good and I particularly like the fajitas. The nachos and tacos were also quite good. The great part is that the Havana Cafe is not exceptionally expensive (4,000-5,000 yen for 2) and they have a wide selection of summer and Mexican cocktails.