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Cafe Habana Malibu

Caribbean, Cuban
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3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu Lumber Yard, Malibu, CA 90265-4995 (Pacific Coast Hig)
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Pricey but very good Caribbean/Cuban cuisine

The Mexican corn appetizer is one of my secret addictions. Great place to go after working a late night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Malibu, California
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Simi Valley, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, I have nothing against Mexican food, I like it a lot but if a restaurant is called Habana it should offer Cuban or Puerto Rican food. Cuban food is not tacos, chips and quesadilla. The only Cuban dish in the menu was a Cuban sandwich, but it was not a real Cuban sandwich. Terrible. Cuban food is never spicy... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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288 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our recent experience here was exceptional. We received a warm reception, the service throughout the evening was extremely good. The cocktails, appetizers, entrees and dessert were flavorful -- and memorable! Our commendations!

Thank RichardB562
Thousand Oaks, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Nice outside vibe and very friendly service. Very friendly atmosphere. Very good Cuban/Mexican food. Vegan options.

Thank Gary R
Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visiting from out of town, my friends that live and work locally suggested this as it was a short walk from an event we were attending. Great service and excellent taste and volume of food for a very appropriate price point.

Thank Charles C
Malibu, California
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The Mexican corn appetizer is one of my secret addictions. Great place to go after working a late night.

Thank Newsdoc
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163 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

How could a restaurant this bad stay open in Malibu. The food is just not good. The salsa was awful. The tacos were awful. The prices high. Give me a break Malibu.

Thank deepchi
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have eaten here a few times with friends that live in Malibu. I always feel the same way. It's just not good tasting food. Can't put my finger on it. The service is always spotty because they seat you outside on a covered patio that dead ends. You end up being served and then forgotten. I want to like... More 

Thank ToastyJ
Switzerland, Fla.
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193 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We have eaten at Café Habana two times on previous visits to Calif. from Florida. It certainly has a "bar atmosphere", with indoor and small outdoor seating. It is not air conditioned. It was extremely hot, and the fans were barely moving the hot air. On this visit, it seemed worn out, dated, and in need of an overhaul. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The menu is varied and something for everyone. Well priced and portions a huge. I had the burger and it was one of the best during my visit. Two adults and two older children and we were all comfortable. Staff are relaxed but still attentive. Lovely indoor/ourdoor environment.

Thank LisaKGC
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a delicious stop made after a tour of Pepperdine University. The brown rice bowl was incredibly delicious, as were the burger and the salad other family members chose. We even saw an Oscar winning actor coming in as we were leaving for the full Malibu experience~

Thank Linda D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu Lumber Yard, Malibu, CA 90265-4995
    (Pacific Coast Hig)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: 310-317-0300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining


Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?