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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
Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Open now
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty with lots of Atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
DiannaC20
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Geyserville, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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MN
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Costa Mesa, California
Senior Reviewer
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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249 reviews 249 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?