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

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  • 3
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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
Authentically Yours

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
canncan
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Menifee, CA
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Menifee, CA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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116 reviews 116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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354 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife is a wonderful Cuban cook. Because of that, we find most Cuban resturants in So Cal fall short. Havana Kitchen was a treat! The food was great and authentic. Combined with the ambience and superb service, This makes Havana K a place we look forward to return. "Ropa vieja" (Old clothes) was the best and we loved ending... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Visiting some friends out west and went to lunch one day at the Havana Kitchen. Had the Cubano sandwich and it was excellent! After lunch had a Coradito Cuban Coffee which was fantastic as well. Highly recommend if youre in the area you stop by for lunch.

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Richland, Washington
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179 reviews 179 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Four of us came here based on good reviews. Everyone got food except for me. I wanted soup. Waited and waited a long time. They said it was some error in their computer system. It wasn't busy so I don't understand how they could just forget me. We went to some wineries and we came back cuz I really wanted... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I had never tasted Cuban food before. By the number of patrons waiting to order we knew it was a local favorite. Anyone living here suggested it as well. I went back a second day to eat again. The staff was friendly, service was exceptional and the sal latte was to die for!

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The place is tucked away in a corner of this beautiful Old Town Temecula. We decided to try out the Havana Kitchen Restaurant. The restaurant itself is clean. Less than 20 tables and a small alcove for a teeny private party of maybe 6 people. The food is good but it needs a little bit more Cuban flare. Service was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Made a day trip to Temecula during a stay in Palm Springs. The food and coffee at this casual restaurant were excellent. Great place to stop for lunch if you are in the area.

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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
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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