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Habana Blues

148 East Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150
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Ranked #8 of 110 Restaurants in New Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $5 - $10
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Market and Bank
Description: small plates/tapas
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English first
Hampton, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The current location is rather run down and there is an “off” smell when you walk in but there were signs stating that they were moving in the fall 2014. The food and drinks were delicious. We are not used to ordering tapas style foods but our waitress was very accommodating and attentive. We felt the food came out in... More

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New Albany, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Habana has high quality Cuban food as well as the best Mojitos in town. I would highly recommend eating there.

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New Albany, Indiana, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Any dish I've had here is delicious. It is a little pricey, and servings are modest, but the food and presentation is well-worth the cost. You can get half-size orders which makes it more affordable, and they have tasty and refreshing drinks. They offer outdoor seating as well.

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New Albany, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been here several times - great traditional Cuban food! Service is prompt and polite and they won't hesitate to recommend dishes according to your tastes. (Cuban food is NOT spicy.) The only issues we have had here is with the rude local people, no manners, demanding - just very poor public behavior. When coming to a CUBAN restaurant,... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very different way to eat. Lots of fun with good food. You will need your Adventurer hat and do not forget your wallet. it is not cheap but worthwhile! Most items are a-la-cart. we passed everything around the table. this was about 2 years ago so that would be 2012 or 2011

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Clarksville, Indiana
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My wife & I recently visited Habana Blues for our wedding anniversary & thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious, as was our view eating in the courtyard (we enjoyed live music & the soothing sound of the fountain as we ate). What made the visit was the unbelievable service. With our permission, our waiter made suggestions to/modified our... More

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louisville, ky
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, I expected much more. I was extremely disappointed in the food, the service, and the cleanliness of Habana Blues. A friend and I went there for lunch and sat in the courtyard, which did have a charming atmosphere other than the odd mix of Latin music and Hip-Hop blaring through the speaker. I ordered... More

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New Albany, Indiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We recently tried Habana Blues because we are fans of Cuban cuisine and were happy to see a restaurant in our area. The building is in serious need of an upgrade but that can be overlooked and the courtyard looked very nice. The service left a lot to be desired. Our waitress was not at all personable and we waited... More

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Mobile, AL
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As someone who lived in Miami for five years and has twice traveled to Cuba, I consider myself something of a Cuban food connoisseur. To find very good Cuban food in Southern Indiana is akin to finding good Cajun in California; it's possible, just not expected. The menu contains many of the expected dishes: Ropa Vieja, Cuban sandwiches, fried plantains... More

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Salem, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife had been here with some friends last year and they all thought it was great. She and I have been here twice and loved it. We decided to bring our 7 year old daughter and my parents. I had bragged about the datiles rellenos. Although my wife is not a fan of them, my parents really liked them.... More

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