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Habana Restaurant and Bar

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The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has a nice vibe, and you weren't rushed into ordering. That's probably the best thing I can say about the restaurant. I ordered a sangria (supposedly a specialty of the house) but it wasn't anything special. We split the roasted red pepper salad with chicken topping--both of which were uninspired. The plantain side dish was OK. I had... More 

Thank Jaqueen2016
Level Contributor
50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my daughter to Habana for the second time and we still love this place. It's in a funky location called The Lab with several other shops like Urbanoutfitters and restaurants. It's worth it to arrive an hour earlier to walk around before the stores close. My go-to Cuban dish is ropa vieja and it is absolutely delicious at... More 

Thank Betty W
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ceviche platain crusted chix all the drinks you stick with that and you won't be disappointed. you go all the way to costa mesa for the vibe. they have maybe top 5 out door patio/bar areas around. plus the great food. plated speculator. everything at this place works. all the pricey side but then again it fits costa mesa

Thank Ttmac21
Surrey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place - go every time im in town. Nice outside patio to dine on. Food is excellent - whether you like meat / fish / veggie options there is something for you. The empanadas to start are well worth a look!

Thank Jon H
South Coast, NSW
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, slightly secluded, with great ambience. Menu was quite substantial with a good variety for most diets. Part of a large group which included vegetarian, non red meat eaters, fish and seafood only of which the menu ticked all boxes. Good variety of local and imported wines and beers. We all ordered mains only for as anticipated there was... More 

Thank Shudjan
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44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place on a nice location, The Lab. You can walk around after your meal and everything is beautiful and really nice for pictures. Very small parking but the valet is only 3 dollars and they validate with your receipt, so no problem there. The food was just ok, I can't say I disliked it but nothing I would rave... More 

Thank Kiararamirez
The Woodlands, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick bite. Lively place. Great location. The shrimp and ahi ceviche was fantastic. I had the Ropa Vieja. Oh so flavorful. I will be back next time I'm in So Cal.

Thank stevetsmith
Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I had such a wonderful visit to this gorgeous restaurant over the Labor Day weekend for brunch with a few friends. The weather was lovely, so we opted to dine in their courtyard area. The staff was very friendly, and attentive. Our server was Galvin. I was so impressed with his knowledge of the menu, and how passionate he was... More 

Thank jackiep183
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a romantic sexy date. Very dim lighting, staff hardly ever come by to check on you, good music. Hard to find at first but it's at the back of the anti mall. Was seated quickly but took forever to get drinks. They were not too busy but the bar was packed which apparently is in charge of... More 

Thank Jen C
Irvine, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

My dining partner and I listened to other reviewers about the crazy parking situation so we made an early reservation on a weekday. Several reviewers indicated that there were many veggie options, but in actuality the menu is meat heavy with only two vegetarian dinner options, and only one without cheese. My companion ordered a beef dish and I had... More 

Thank Louise B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $22
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 714-556-0176

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?