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Cafe Habana Malibu

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Caribbean, Cuban
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3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu Lumber Yard, Malibu, CA 90265-4995 (Pacific Coast Hig)
310-317-0300
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Took the bus from Santa Monica to Malibu and ate here as my wife is Cuban. Place was clean and waiter/service very friendly. The guy who I think was the owner seemed to take pride in his business and was correcting things at every opportunity. Food was lovely, I had a Cubano Sandwich which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
mitchandsheyla
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Midlands
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San Diego, California
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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~

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Malibu, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The absolute best food in Malibu! Large menu to choose from. Owned by a local celebrity couple in Malibu. Also has music on certain nights. A great place with terrific food to eat. We like the pork chops and the mexican corn cob. Delicious!

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I ate at Cafe Habana in Malibu with my wife and daughter. My first experience with Cafe Habana was In NYC. The Malibu location is much larger. I had the Cuban sandwich and their signature corn on the cob. Both were delicious. The corn was much larger than in New York and very, very tasty.

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Miami
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Went hoping to have black beans ,white rice fried , plantains , yuca , ropa vieja Moros , tamales , patacones , vaca Frita anything Cuban ....and the menu had tacos guacamole etc etc.... This is not a Cuban restaurant shame on who ever labeled this as a Cuban restaurant call it what it is Mexican

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Midlands
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Took the bus from Santa Monica to Malibu and ate here as my wife is Cuban. Place was clean and waiter/service very friendly. The guy who I think was the owner seemed to take pride in his business and was correcting things at every opportunity. Food was lovely, I had a Cubano Sandwich which was nice and the pulled pork... More 

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Castaic, California
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I expected to see cuban food on the menu but only saw one item the Cubano sandwich and it wasn't the way they are usually made. I am Cuban, so I know a little about cuban food. The food wasn't bad, it was mainly mexican food.

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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

By the name, you would expect Cuban food..not so. It's just kind of bland Mexican. I always start rating a restaurant by it's soup & bread. Their Toriilla Soup was OK and not inspiring. I did not see any cubano dishes on the menu. I may go there again to see if their other dishes are better,,,

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Oakland, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

After doing a little research at nearby Zuma Beach we came across the menu for Cafe Habana. The menu looked great and being that I had a pocket full of Opentable dollars this would be our venue of choice. Cafe Habana IS on Opentable after all. We arrived and were barely greeted by a hostess who was staring off into... More 

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Todos Santos
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228 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Every time I've been to Cafe Habana, I've had an entirely different experience. The food has not been consistent, unfortunately, but I keep going back to give them another chance. This last time the Cuban style chicken I ordered was not cooked enough and had very little flavor....nothing like the authentic Cuban lemon chicken of the Versailles...which is the best.... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This place is really letting its self down by the fact it looks dirty, we sat down and the seats had food stains all over them , the floor was really dirty and the place smelt of sick. we were with friends and as they had booked it and are Locals we would just go with it. The food was... More 

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?