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Habana Restaurant and Bar

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Cuban
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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
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Established Cuban Restaurant in the Anti-Mall Setting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
expectations2015
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Long Beach, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Long Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
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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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204 reviews 204 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 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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9 helpful votes 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I especially love sitting outside with all the cool lights. The food is very tasty though a bit pricey in my opinion.

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Costa Mesa, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

the food here is so delicious and very unique - i had never had cuban food, but it is GOOD! such a perfect atmosphere for a date night or evening out with friends. my husband and i keep coming back!

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?