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Habana Cuba

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238 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126 (San Carlos & Park)
(408) 998-2822
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Paella not what you would expect

Service was friendly and excellent. The plantain appetizer was very good, and went well with the Sangria. We got the seafood Paella for 2. It is not what you would expect with a Spanish Paella, No crusty bottom, or any veggies. It was saffron rice with a good amount seafood (fish, shrimp, crab... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Geoff S
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San Jose, United States
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Eden, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Found this restaurant by accident and what a delight it was! Exceptional Cuban food that is completely authentic and flavorful. We enjoyed the pork with congri (rice & black beans) and the tostones were pure Cuban at its best. The meal was ample and we decided to leave, go visit a local rose garden and then return to the Habana... More 

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San Jose, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Service was friendly and excellent. The plantain appetizer was very good, and went well with the Sangria. We got the seafood Paella for 2. It is not what you would expect with a Spanish Paella, No crusty bottom, or any veggies. It was saffron rice with a good amount seafood (fish, shrimp, crab and clams) all mixed in

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Fremont, California
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2,500 reviews 2,500 reviews
782 restaurant reviews
1,468 helpful votes 1,468 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a nice dinner out at Habana Cuba. We were seated on the 2nd floor, which meant that our wonderful server, had to walk up and down the stairs to take our order and deliver our dinner. She did it all with a smile and was very nice so she deserves excellent rating in terms of service. My husband... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The white rice, beans, and fried plantains are always good. Pollo en fricase, ropa vieja, fish, and shrimps are good choices. I don't care for their arroz con gandules, pork, or tamales. The yuca frita is pretty good.

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los gatos, ca
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My hubby and I ate here awhile back and after reading the reviews, decided on the Lechon a la Cubana, the slow roasted pork dish that comes with black beans, plantains, and choice of chicken soup or salad. We loved it. This time though, since I no longer eat pork, decided on the Camarones Al Ajillo, prawns sauteed in garlic... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I went for dessert after having dinner somewhere local with some coworkers. We didn't call in a reservation since we didn't plan on going for dinner and had to wait quite a bit to get seated. After getting seated we narrowed in on the restaurants dessert list and saw the Tres Leches, but to our dissapointment they were out. We... More 

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La Jolla, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 238 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126
    (San Carlos & Park)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 998-2822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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