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Habana Restaurant and Bar

The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
714-556-0176
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Ranked #22 of 424 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Avon, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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19 reviews 19 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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Norwell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Terrific food and atmosphere. We enjoyed the Tuna Tartare as an appetizer and both the Skirt Steak and Bistecca Navarra were excellent. Parking can be tough - we went on a Thursday night and had difficulty getting parked and got the last valet space. I would go back in a heartbeat, though.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Left SoCal 2 years ago and this place was very good. Went for dinner on a lay over and had the worst Sangria in my life. $28.00 for a carafe was ridiculous. It was watered down, bland and just plain no good. The food and service were good.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

What a treat this place was. Everything we tasted was off- the-charts good, and pretty authentic. We had the little empanadas and the shrimp ceviche for appetizers, then the plantains/chicken and the skirt steak. Just extremely tasty, all of it. Service was just as good. The outdoor seating was pleasant. Can't wait to do this again.

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Orange County, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Charming place and good food, excellent service. We prefer the outside seating during the summer, the inside ais a little louder when you want to talk.

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Charlotte
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94 reviews 94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was with a group who loved the place and had chosen to introduce me to it. They did have a nice patio, as we had to wait for table for 5... so also nicely crowded. Everyone liked their food, and I think I'd do a better job of choosing if I go again... because I'd choose what they had.... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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171 reviews 171 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I joined a friend at Habana for dinner this week. As reported, there was no parking available. Get there early. We started with Mojitos. Nice if not expensive. The food was lousy though. I used to do business in South Florida where there is a large population of Cubano diaspora and have enjoyed fabulous food from their homeland. Not here... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
Cuisine: Cuban

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