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Habana Restaurant and Bar

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The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
714-556-0176
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent quality with unique flavors

Fresh & unique menu. Hip and casual new-urban environment (exposed concrete floors, surrounded by trees, shrubs outside. Nice patio area...try to get a seat next to the building. Somewhat pricey...entrees $20-$26 and wine in the $10-$14 range.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Joe P
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Fresh & unique menu. Hip and casual new-urban environment (exposed concrete floors, surrounded by trees, shrubs outside. Nice patio area...try to get a seat next to the building. Somewhat pricey...entrees $20-$26 and wine in the $10-$14 range.

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Habana is a delightful eatery. I enjoy coming here for lunch with co-workers as well as on a casual date night. The ambiance is nice come day or night.

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Long Beach, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ambiance, service and food is Fantastic!! My cousin and I meet up here as often as we can. I always order the pork belly and on this last visit I opted for something different. I wasn't as excited about this dish and our server noticed. He offered to switch out my choice for the pork belly and actually did it.... More 

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Long Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A spontaneous choice for a early Saturday evening appetizer and cocktails proved to be one of the best foody experiences in Orange County that I have had experienced in the past two years. The patio with heated seating was very pleasant. Decided to have the white Sangria, fruity and not too sweet. We decided to try the ceviche, empandas and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Arrived for lunch around noon and were delighted to be seating in the sunny courtyard for an afternoon lunch on this sunny So Cal day. The service was wonderful and our waitress took some time to explain the dishes, their contents, what are favorites, what were HER favorites etc. We started with drinks. A Mojito for my friend and a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very nice atmosphere - great for a date. The food was pricy and bland. I had the smoked Halibut and was expecting something flavorful - disappointed!

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California
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a great date restaurant. I love the food and sitting outside is so beautiful. The service is great, and the food is too. Ask the waiter for advice on what to try, they are honest and will treat you well.

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Stephens City, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I recently visited Habana with a small group of business associates. We ordered a number of appetizers and all of them were excellent and unique! The menu was so diverse that we ended up ordering a number of entrees and small plates so we could try as many things off the menu as possible! The staff was very helpful with... More 

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Geyserville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is the second time I've been here. The first time I had one of the most memorable meals I've had - the Skirt Steak with Chimichurri. This time was for brunch so that was a bit disappointing as the night time atmosphere with all the heaters and tiki's and drinks were really fun. Good thing is the had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Excellent. Will definitely be back. Ate outside. It was very atmosphere. It was chilly but they had plenty of heaters and pretty lights. Two of us had the skirt steak and one had pork belly. Everyone was very happy with their choices. Large portions and delicious. Yummy!

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Additional Information about Habana Restaurant and Bar

Address: The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
Phone Number: 714-556-0176
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
Cuisine: Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 714-556-0176

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?