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Habana SoCo

2728 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-443-4253
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Ranked #428 of 3,133 Restaurants in Austin
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Latin
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Where Austin meets the Islands. Delicious Cuban & Caribbean food & drinks!
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had a quick dinner under time pressure, and the service was prompt - thank you. The food was tasty, abundant and authentic. The prices were reasonable for Austin. I recommend the place, and intend to return when I'm back in town. So if you're not Cuban, ignore the nitpicks that follow, and just enjoy. About the "mofongo con camarones" (which... More

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Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time, Juan! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. I appreciate your input on our mofongo and vaca frita, as well. We're often updating our menu to ensure authenticity, so this is good to hear. Hope to see you on your next visit to ATX! Cheers, Erik Driskel, General Manager More

Winchester, Oregon
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Huge portions! My friend and I each ordered the Lechon Asado which was served with black beans, yellow rice and yuca. Delicious and we were both very happy there was enough to take home and enjoy again :). Loved the music and atmosphere inside as well as the friendly and attentive service. Cute palapas and tables outside, too!

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Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed! The Lechon Asado is a favorite of ours; I'm glad you got to try it. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Feel free to stop by anytime! Best, Erik Driskel, General Manager More

Mansfield, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've had authentic Cuban food before and I'm so happy to find a spot in Texas. The ambiance is nice. I ate on the patio and they had a continuous stream of great music. I left there stuffed and very happy. The food could of used a little more seasoning, but it was cooked to prefection. I'm really glad I... More

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Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

Glad you're a fan! It means a lot coming from an authentic Cuban aficionado like yourself. Always happy to serve you anytime you're in town. Thanks for the review. Best, Erik Driskel, General Manager More

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Best Cuban sandwich I've had outside of Miami. Great atmosphere and service. Be sure to try the tre leches cake as it's very , very good. Can't wait to come back and try the empenadas!

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Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the kind words! Proud to be called the best, and hope we'll see you again soon. Sincerely, Erik Driskel, General Manager More

Rochester, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Tasty food, yummy mojitos, attentive wait staff. Outside 'cabana'-style seating is very neat...(but hot in summer).

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Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

Glad you're a fan! Thanks so much for the kind words, and hope to see you again the next time you're in town. Best, Erik Driskel, General Manager More

Austin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A great taste of Cuba in Austin. I have traveled tropical locations all of my life enjoying my favorite tropical cocktail, the "Mojito". I was pleasantly surprised to find the best I have ever had at Habana located on South Congress here in Austin. They also have insane Tres Leches cake!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My Fiance and I went to Habana's because we love Cuban food. when we arrived there was no one at the hostess station. We asked to be seated outside and were warned that the mosquitos were bad but we took the risk. their specialty drink is a mojito so we ordered 2. It took what seemed like a long time... More

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Houston
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Whenever I get to Austin, I demand that we have supper at Habana SoCo, which has some of the best Cuban food I've found in the U.S. (and yes, I've had Cuban in Miami). On my most recent trip, I had the carne con papa with white rice, which was excellent and filling, while my friend had the lechon asado,... More

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Cleburne, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our first time at this restaurant; my cousin picked it as the spot to meet with her after 20 years. Parking was a little limited but found a spot, there are nice little 'hut' style dinning area on the outside. Inside the decoration is simple yet makes you feel in Latin America. There was a bit of noise due to... More

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Billings, MT
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I'm always in search of the perfect cuban sandwich and/or mojito. Well let me tell you...this is the place for both. Add a cool cabana to sit in and we didn't want to leave! Great service, food, drinks and atmosphere!

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Additional Information about Habana SoCo

Address: 2728 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: +1 512-443-4253
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, Latin

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