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Havana Kitchen Cafe

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Caribbean, Cuban
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41955 Fifth Street, Suite 101, Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 699-7300
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice, unique and fun

The staff is outstanding. The prices are ok but on the higher end for what you get. Simple options, but tasty. Coffee and desserts are a great option as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Temecula, California
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The staff is outstanding. The prices are ok but on the higher end for what you get. Simple options, but tasty. Coffee and desserts are a great option as well.

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Encinitas, California
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My rating is based on the fact that we were thinking this would be a more upscale establishment. The food was good enough but I would say not terribly special. May be a great place to meet friends for cheap eats. They have sangria, draft beer, and wine. Very casual.

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had the cuban sandwich. Expansion doubled the size of this restaurant, but it's still loud inside. I guess because it's so good. This was easily solved by sitting outside. Nice place down a side street after walking Front Street in Old Town Temecula.

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Temecula, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I went here a few years ago and we were not impressed, the service was terrible, and we were not given the food we ordered. This time my daughter and I went for lunch and we were incredibly surprised. The potato balls were amazing (I could have eaten about 10 more!) My daughter had the cubacon sandwich... More 

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Los Angeles
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We can't speak for the food, but the espressos were some of the best we've ever had (we are very picky about our espressos.. :) ). We actually ordered 2 rounds they tasted so amazing.

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Temecula, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The best Cuban food ever - the owner and his family prepare all the food and it is so delicious! I love the Picadillo, Ropa Vieja, Empanadas, Havana Chicken, Rice and Beans, Tostones and the flan is to die for. Love, love, love this place and recommend it highly. GO!

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Menifee, CA
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Havana Kitchen started as a small catering business run by Nancy, an 82 year-old Cuban immigrant, and her son. Due to its popularity, it has now grown into a charming restaurant. I recently went there with a neighbor who had just returned from a trip to Cuba. She swore to the authenticity, and while I cannot do that, I can... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I haven't had a Cubano sandwich in years, and this place has several varieties. I got the classic and it was delicious. Their extensive menu makes you want to come back and try different dishes. There seems to be a lot of locals here, which speaks well for the restaurant. Plus, they serve wine!

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

just had coffee lattes and chai tea - all were outstanding. they have a latte sal - which is latte with salt - different but very tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed the quality of the cuppa and the service. First class all the way.

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Lake Elsinore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My Cubano sandwich was very good! Whoever is cooking in the kitchen loves what they are doing. Sandwich was perfectly crisp on the outside, soft in the inside, ingredients were perfectly cut, flavor was wonderful. Was not disappointed with the Empanada either. Will be going back. Atmosphere and ambience had a contemporary/urban feel.

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Additional Information about Havana Kitchen Cafe

Address: 41955 Fifth Street, Suite 101, Temecula, CA 92590
Phone Number: (951) 699-7300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41955 Fifth Street, Suite 101, Temecula, CA 92590
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: (951) 699-7300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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