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Habana Restaurant and Bar

The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
714-556-0176
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Ranked #31 of 433 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $22
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Costa Mesa, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love the environment in here! It's very romantic inside and out. The decor is edgy and unique. The food was also an eclectic portrayal of cuban. Some of the food was just ok, and other things were delicious... so it's hit and miss in that department. But this is a great location for a date or evening out.

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West Hollywood, California
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218 reviews 218 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband read lots of favorable reviews for this "authentic" Cuban restaurant. We eat out 5x a week so decided to try it. Reservations are recommended, especially on the weekend. After almost 25 years together we still like a restaurant with romance and this is packed with it; low lighting and candles lit everywhere (kids beware). Reminds us a bit... More 

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Santa Ynez, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Having traveled to Cuba, the food at Habana was just perfect. Bocaditos and Ropa Vieja hit the spot and the mojito was pretty potent! Check out the rest of "The Lab" shopping area when you visit Habana for some funky stores.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I loved habana! the bar area is warm and inviting and the food was AMAZING. I don't normally order fish dishes but I did and don't regret it ... as it was amazing!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We relocated from Florida to California last week, and was told about the Lab Mall. We visited and found Habana, and assumed it was an authentic Cuban restaurant. It was not. The menu had maybe 5 entree choices. To play it safe, I ordered the Roasted Half Chicken.... It was absolutely horrible. It tasted like baked chicken soaked in lime... More 

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Riverside
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was a beautiful summer weather evening so we sat outside, lots' of people but service was excellent and so was the wine they had available.

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Avon, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went with customers who are familiar with the area and had been to Habana a few times. It was very unique with an upscale flair yet casual. We were able to be seated immediately and the restaurant was quite empty. My customers were very surprised because they said there could be an hour and a half wait on the... More 

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Livermore,CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Habana has seating both inside and outside - our group of 6 was seated promptly at a table inside. The restaurant was fairly when we arrived but it filled up and got rather noisy. The menu is varied and offers a number of unusual selections. I had the vegetarian tamale pie - very flavorful and satisfying. Others in our group... More 

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Wellington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to The Lab - the alternative mall - it is alternative to the big mall nearby but it is not alternative in terms of quality - what a great place - it is small unlike a mall situation but much more fun - the restaurant is also outside under the vines - great place to sit to sip... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

First time in Costa Mesa, very impressed with service and atmosphere. Food pretty good. Will definately return on next trip

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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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