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Habana Cuba

238 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 998-2822
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Ranked #203 of 1,906 Restaurants in San Jose
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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  • English first
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
70 helpful votes 70 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
243 reviews 243 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
362 helpful votes 362 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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