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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Good Cuban Food - Good Mojitos - Good Service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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Fremont, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Fremont, California
Top Contributor
2,091 reviews 2,091 reviews
648 restaurant reviews
1,219 helpful votes 1,219 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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
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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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Los Gatos, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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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?