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"The art of leadership, Vic. Making people believe they had the idea all along."
Umberto Robina

Havana Good Time is a final mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories given to protagonist Victor Vance by Umberto Robina, leader of the Cubans, from his home in Little Havana, Vice City.


After the Cholos' attempt on his father's life, Umberto Robina wants revenge, and has Vic assist his men in robbing a warehouse used by the Cholos as an arms dump. After they clear the warehouse of Cholos, two vans enter the site to load the weapons, carrying a "gift" for the Cholos: a booby-trapped piñata of Umberto mockingly showing the middle finger. Vic protects the Cubans as they rob the Cholos' arms crates, and escapes with one of the vans back to Umberto's home.

Back at his place, Umberto celebrates his victory with Vic. Meanwhile, back at the warehouse, a Cholo unknowingly sets the Cubans' "gift" off with a baseball bat, destroying the warehouse in a massive explosion.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Kill the warehouse guards
  • Protect Umberto's guys
  • Take out that Cholo
  • Get in the van
  • Get the van back to Umberto's


The reward for completing this mission is $1,500. As well, the Cuban Style outfit is unlocked.

If the mission Money for Nothing has been completed, Victor receives a pager message unlocking the mission Caught in the Act.

Post-mission news story

Any radio song or program would be interrupted by a report of another gang war near a warehouse in Little Haiti, referring to the events of the mission. A "reliable source" close to the Cubans is stated to have declared that the war between them and the Cholos has ended in their victory.


  • The mission's title is an obvious pun on the phrase, "Having a good time."
  • The gift left behind in the warehouse bears a striking resemblance to Sackboy from the LittleBigPlanet series of video games.
  • Umberto said that all of the Cholos are wiped out in their neighborhood but after the mission, you can sometimes see their cars or even themselves at the junkyard or in Little Haiti.
  • After the final cutscene of the mission, the Cholo warehouse will be in ruins for the remainder of the game.
  • A weird glitch may occur on the PS2 regarding this location; if you drive a vehicle into the ruins, park it, and then walk on foot back to the adjacent shantytown, the vehicle you left in the ruins may relocate to one of the streets in the shantytown.


Video walkthrough

PS2 Version
GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 23 - Havana Good Time06:02

GTA Vice City Stories - Walkthrough - Mission 23 - Havana Good Time

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