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3930 South Bristol Street, #114, Santa Ana, CA 9270
714-280-2534
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Never Disappoints

I love the Lechon asado of pork item #1. It is marinated chunks of pork in some type of lemon/lime garlic sauce. Served with sliced onions, white rice, black beans and fried plantains (similar to sweet bananas). Always a basket of toasted garlic bread on the table. Complete delicious meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Priscilla G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I love the Lechon asado of pork item #1. It is marinated chunks of pork in some type of lemon/lime garlic sauce. Served with sliced onions, white rice, black beans and fried plantains (similar to sweet bananas). Always a basket of toasted garlic bread on the table. Complete delicious meal under $15. Cuban music and waiters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I'm a creature of habit and almost always order #6 - Garlic Chicken. I like my onions grilled and rice / beans mixed. Everyone at Bella Cuba is so friendly, helpful and prompt. The Garlic Chicken is my favorite dish although many of my friends and family members rave about so many other dishes. The homemade Sangria is wonderful.

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cozad nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We met with friends on a warm evening and found a lovely outside table. We had two waiters taking care of us and they were very good. The food was wonderful and everyone gets the rice and black beans which is a meal in itself. Will go back if we get the chance!

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Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I haven't eaten much Cuban before. All my friends seem to really like this place though. It was cooked well and we had good service but to me it just seemed in the middle of the road. Menu was also a little limited.

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have no idea if it was authentic, but it was great. The service was way above average and the food was plentiful and great. Will be back next time we are in town.

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Santa Barbara, California
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Bella Cuba

Address: 3930 South Bristol Street, #114, Santa Ana, CA 9270
Phone Number: 714-280-2534
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3930 South Bristol Street, #114, Santa Ana, CA 9270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 714-280-2534

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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