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Bella Cuba

3930 South Bristol Street, #114, Santa Ana, CA 9270
714-280-2534
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Ranked #17 of 589 restaurants in Santa Ana
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A group of us went here for dinner when the Red Robin had too long of a wait. Boy were we ever lucky. Most of the Cuban food I have eaten is in South Florida, and it has been very good, but not nearly as good as Bella Cuba. The food, the service, I wish I could go every week!

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Santa Ana, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have hosted several group lunches and dinners at this place. Everyone comes out happy. Many of the people that I have brought here had never been before, and say they will come back. The Rabo Encendido is my favorite and everything is reasonably priced. Large tasty portions!

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Buena Park, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have been to this restaurant twice now. Each time we were greeted nicely, seated right away, and served fantastic Cuban food. We ordered rabo encendido (oxtail), pollo asado (garlic chicken), ropa vieja (shredded beef), vaca frita (flank steak), chilindron de cordero (sauteed lamb) and shared all entrees family style. I thought all the entrees were full of flavors and... More

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Excellent Cuban restaurant. Not sure about how "authentic" it really is but nonetheless as a restaurant is very very bueno!!. Try the Ropa Vieja and instead of sweet plantains ask for the "tostones" (green fried plantains). Awesome dish. Flavorful and messy the way it should be.

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Mission Viejo, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We have been to Bella Cuba 2 or 3 times and always want it to be better than it is. The garlic sauce on the Garlic Chicken lacks a strong garlic flavor. The Arroz Con Pollo was OK but was also pretty bland with a disappointingly meager portion of Chicken. Our server was inexperienced and did not remember our order... More

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Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Never had Cuban food at a restaurant so this place was a nice change. I ordered the Bistec Sandwich which comes with a side of fries and the portion is huge! There was nothing too crazy about the sandwich..meat and bread. To tell you, it was kinda salty, the fries are nothing crazy...fries you know. All in all, the place... More

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

I went with a very good friend and colleague and his girlfriend. We really enjoyed the food. The main dishes are excellent. We tried the liver, chicken, mahi-mahi. And they were all extremely tasty and well prepared. I rate the atmosphere as average, since there's TVs on the walls, and that's not my type of restaurant atmosphere. Desertsare not very... More

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Fountain Valley
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I took a friend here for lunch and it was just so, so. Nothing jumped out as being great. There are other better places to eat in this same center. I felt the lunch was a little too much for what I got. Service was just so, so, too.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Go for the garlic chicken, the shredded strip steak and the oxtail.. start off with the empanadas with sangria... finish off with the flan and the 3 milk cake (translated).... siesta called for thereafter

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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I come here every month as I live around the corner. Staff is ever so welcoming and nice. They always have the best recommendations. The Food is excellent every time. You have gained a loyal customer :)

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