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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Cuban Food

Love the atmosphere and the food. However expect to wait a long time if you go during lunch. This is the only bad part, so maybe go later?

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
maryw2013220
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Temecula, California
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Temecula, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love the atmosphere and the food. However expect to wait a long time if you go during lunch. This is the only bad part, so maybe go later?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had the best breakfast here. After a week in temecula eating at all the top places and finding them not so very good this place was a surprise. Fantastic food. Great personal, sweet tarts. Were sold.

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Ontario, CA
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We read the reviews on this place and with my husband being Cuban were excited to try it! First of all, it was VERY warm inside which made us rush to eat and get to our much cooler car. They brought my meal 5 minutes before they brought his and instead of bringing my salad first, it came with his... More 

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Murrieta, California
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place remains a favorite and the go-to place to bring out-of-town visitors. The shrimp mojo is just to die for, rice and beans dripping with buttery mojo sauce and grilled shrimp. Make sure your partner has plenty of garlic too, or you will regret it! The pulled pork is fabulous and the salted Caramel latte (Sal latte) is insane.... More 

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Temecula, California
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is wonderful! Casual dining. Dont blink or you will drive past it! A real Cubano sandwich with sauce options. Amazing to find it in Temecula. The Cuban style coffee will put a zip in your step, and the white sangria with fruit was a nice treat on a hot afternoon. My sons enjoyed the local craft brews on... More 

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Temecula, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Havana Kitchen has been one of our local favorites since they first opened.The ambiance is charming and the food is uniformly good. Havana Kitchen is a welcomed respite in a market filled with endless chain restaurants, and the menu is unique in that context. They use Cafe Bravo's excellent coffee and in fact bought out Bravo's espresso machine as they... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

You would think what can go wrong with a simple Avocado sandwich. Well, everything actually. The sandwich was greasy, paper drenched in butter. So I send it back. It was promised to use as little as butter as possible, but unfortunately it was identical of # 1. If a kitchen is not able to make the simplest of the simplest... More 

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Temecula, California
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73 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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