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Habana Restaurant and Bar

The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
714-556-0176
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Ranked #28 of 422 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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Costa Mesa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a great place to enjoy with friends on a Friday night.I recommend the Mojitos to complete the Cuban experience. Paella, and ropa vieja are my favorite dishes. But the fried bananas...omg! It has been a while since I visited but they also had Flamenco and guitar night. Definitely love it.

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Irvine, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Habana's has been my families favorite spot to go when no one can decide where to go, this is definitely not a bad thing, but a GOOD thing. I've been bringing my daughters here since they were 5 and 6, now they are both in college. Each time they come home, first place we all have to stop at, it's... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great open atmosphere (indoors and out) great service and beyond excellent Cuban-style cuisine. I had the lunch special striped white bass with a super fresh fruit mango relish with a slight jalapeño bite to it. This is a must stop for any frequent traveller looking for something that is NOT a chain restaurant.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This restaurant is an old time favorite of mine. I enjoyed the traditional spanish-cuban menu and the sangria.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I travelled to L.A.'s Costa Mesa with work and stayed at the nearby Hilton. Having dined in too many hotel lobbies in our time we decided to venture out to somewhere a bit more interesting. Not more than a few hundred metres from the hotel we came across Habana, and we're instantly attracted by it's beautifully lit outside area and... 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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