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Habana Cuba

238 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 998-2822
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Ranked #160 of 1,906 restaurants in San Jose
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Price range: $21 - $30
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: San Carlos & Park
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39 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
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La Jolla, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is traditional Cuban food…no frills or flare, just good tasting food. We've been here a lot…it's our favorite Cuban restaurant in the area. Everything we've ever had has been very tasty…whether it's an appetizer, a traditional Cuban Sandwich, pork, chicken or beef dish. The portions are ample and it's all easy to share if you want to try more... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I can't understand how anyone could trash this great restaurant. The food is completely authentic (I know!), delicious, plentiful and at prices that are a gift. I recently took a friend who travels frequently to Cuba. He was skeptical, but when the meal came he said, "I can't believe I'm saying this, but this food is better than in Havana."... More

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San Jose, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I dont know how this restaurant is even running. This restaurant has very weird timings. The restaurant is closed on sunday afternoon and evening and they will be even closed on lunch on friday. The food is horrible. We took a expired groupon there and I was told that the groupon cannot be used while ordering sea food. Since the... More

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San Jose, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Love, Love, Love this place! Favorite dish is the Pachuga but everything here is Amazing!!!! I could eat here every day.

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Los Gatos, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Over the last few years I've visited Habana Cuba multiple times. The food is always delicious and the ambience simple bu friendly - at lunchtime it is a great place for a quiet business meal and in the evening a fun place for a group to meet up. I have tended to stick to dishes like the slow-cooked pork with... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A friend I wanted to take to lunch said she was eager for some Latin food, so this is where we came. Each of us ordered a drink beforehand -- a mojito for her and a rum with fresh mango juice for me. We both were glad we went! Habana Cuba is darn cheap for a lot of yummy food:... More

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Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We have been to this restaurant several times, and overall we like it. In general, the food, service, atmosphere, and prices are all good. Sometimes the service can be rather slow. On our last visit, it seemed to take forever to get our soup, which surprised me. I'm sure the soup is already made, so I don't understand how it... More

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San Jose, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This was my first visit to Cabana Cuba and I plan to visit them again. It's located just outside of the downtown area of San Jose. Parking is limited but you can find a space on the street. Be sure to make a reservation otherwise you will have to wait at least a short while. The food is tasty and... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We've been here a couple of times, most recently we just turned up on Friday night and they found us a table even though we had no reservations, we had Lechon a la Cubana (preceded by Masitas de Puerco because, you know, you can never have enough pork) and Rabo Encendido (ox tail) followed by Arroz con Leche (because there... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Business meeting. Food was pre-selected. Service was good nad environment was very good. Will try again based on experience.

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