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Habana Restaurant and Bar

The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
714-556-0176
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Ranked #24 of 419 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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English first
Leawood, Kansas
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157 reviews 157 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Aliso Viejo, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visit them at nigh. Very beautiful mall and restaurant. But food was okay. With that price, I expect better quantity. Check their photos and other reviews, you will have good idea about it.

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Vista
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Lets start with the good...1. Atmosphere. The restaurant is inviting, has a great patio and is located in a wonderful and unique hidden gem of a shopping area and very cool old trailers made into shops 2. The help is very welcoming and makes you feel at home...3. The food is served in or on blue tin plates and pots... More

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Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Food is very good, excellent value and the staff and extremely knowledgeable and always there to help.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Had dinner here January 28 with business friends. The patio area was great, especially to people coming from the cold, snow-covered Midwest. We appreciated the heaters set up around the tables and the many candle displays. We all ordered different dinners--salmon, chicken and the house specialty beef dish. There was something good on each plate, but no one thought their... More

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