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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Retirement Party

First off I'd like to say location which restaurant located is fabulous. Nice casual atmosphere sat on patio, which was covered with heaters perfect for a nice cool January lunch. It's my first time and not my last my girlfriends sisters gave her retirement luncheon. Food was very good started... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
LynS42
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off I'd like to say location which restaurant located is fabulous. Nice casual atmosphere sat on patio, which was covered with heaters perfect for a nice cool January lunch. It's my first time and not my last my girlfriends sisters gave her retirement luncheon. Food was very good started with a corn dish as an appetizer and I ordered... More 

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Thank LynS42
Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rating is generous if your marking off for a strange playlist of classic rock played a few ticks too loudly. The outdoor seating, however, is lovely and covered in vines and succulents. Tables are close enough to make friends with the folks at the next table if you'd like. Wait staff don't wear matching uniforms — or really any... More 

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1 Thank travelredcard
Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't eat though the food looked good that I saw. A little pricey, but worth the entertainment value you'll get. The Kareoke DJ is awesome, keeps peole hopping between singers with a great variety of music. Even got some star power as Owen Wilson was hanging out that night. Fun place, worth a stop for the entertainment.

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Thank Borrachito317
Dunedin, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

I had the Habana Burger with the Habana tea. I enjoyed both immensly. My friend got the Salmon with Zucchini 'zoodles', which was amazing. Atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant.

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Thank Sadie1110
Simi Valley, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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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Thank CesarG297
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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316 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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!

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Thank RichardB562
Thousand Oaks, California
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5 reviews
4 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.

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Thank Gary R
Athens, Georgia
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8 reviews
8 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.

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Thank Charles C
Malibu, California
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

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Thank Newsdoc
California
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180 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank deepchi

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