We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Their bar make good drinks.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Habana Restaurant and Bar

Habana Restaurant and Bar
The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
714-556-0176
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #33 of 417 restaurants in Costa Mesa
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Cuban
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“Their bar make good drinks.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

Their bar make good drinks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

75 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
    29
    29
    10
    3
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor Member
“Delicious food and lovely atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2005

This restaurant is fabulous! Not only is the food excellent but the atmosphere, especially outside on the patio, is beautiful and romantic with huge candle trees and lights strung across the patio.

I had a party for my husband on the patio and everyone loved it. The staff was wonderful to work with in organizing the party and the service at the party was outstanding. Several of my friends have been back because the food was so delicious.

I highly recommend it for an evening out with someone special or as a great place for a party!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2005

I'm always trying to find new restaurants that somehow strike an interest in me, in today's world of chain restaurants this isn't always easy. Habana sets the standards higher. Upon entering the busy restaurant the candles were lit that lined the walls and it really set the mood of the restaurant. The bar was busy and their were numerous people waiting for a table, so it's probably a good idea to make a reservation in advance. The menu although simple, was amazing. If you know anything about Jeffrey's restaurants you understand that he doesn't cater to the people that go to an ethnic restaurant and decide to have American food. It's simple yet elegant. Habana has one of the nations top chefs, and the moment you take a bite of your entree you understand why. I reccomend this to anyone in the restaurant scene who can appreciate smaller businesses. This restaurant was a treat.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
“Waste of time and money.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2005

I do not recommend this restaurant at all. First of the menu selection is really small. Half of the food they do offer wouldnt be considered Cuban food. The service was lousy. The tables were filthy. The salads had no flavor. The fryer wasnt working but they failed to inform us until they brought the food to the table so, no fries with my sandwich, just more of that tasteless salad. Dont waste your time and money by eating here. It ----!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
So Calif
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Horrible Horrible!! Service Appalling!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2005

Absolutely the worst service I've ever had anywhere! I was truly appalled at how I was treated. They didn't take my reservation after I had called in the week before and even though i had the girls name, they denied it and made me feel like a low life!
They hire young girls who know nothing about customer service, the manager "Jeff" I believe, was non-responsive to my disappointment, he didn't seem to care one bit.

I will NEVER recommend this place or go back. I just feel that in this day & age, customer service or just basic manners should be in all areas of dealing with the public.

I"ll be going to Chat Noir or The Clubhouse (where we went after leaving Habana - and were treated to good at The Clubhouse)
I prefer to deal with places that want my business, not the other way around.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Habana Restaurant and Bar also viewed

Costa Mesa, Orange County
 
La Habra, Orange County
Costa Mesa, Orange County
 

Been to Habana Restaurant and Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Habana Restaurant and Bar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.