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Habana Cuba

Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, Central American
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238 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126-4824 (San Carlos & Park)
(408) 998-2822
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Eugene, Oregon
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't starving when I arrived so I only had a salad. I loved the pear, avocado, grilled chicken combo. The lettuce was iceburg so I didn't eat most of that. The service was decent. It was not too noisy. It didn't take too long to get seated.

Thank lisaandersonma
Long island, NY
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

This was a genuine Cuban restaurant. We were out for a family night and were delighted with the choices given. We were able to find something suitable for the younger children as well as the adults. There were so many delicious dishes, I would have enjoyed it if we could have ordered a few dishes and shared family style! Next... More 

Thank Esoterica10
San Jose, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My roomie's parents are first generation Guatemalan immigrants. They were visiting and I wanted to take them for some Latin food, but not a Mexican restaurant. Habana Cuba is in my neighborhood, so we made the 5 minute drive and parked on the street. Long story short, the food was delicious! All of of loved the flavors and textures. It's... More 

Thank JamillaCamel
Fenton, Michigan
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Our trainer recommended this little jewel. Delicious Cuban food and spirits served by a very friendly staff.

Thank sspeidel12
Modesto Ca
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We stopped here while we were waiting for our concert to start and we were not disappointed. The place was very lively for a Sunday afternoon but we didn't have to wait long for a table. We started off with the Bocaditos (Cuban sandwich appetizer) and it was very tasty. The starter soup wasn't bad either. I usually order the... More 

Thank ArnSoto
La Jolla, California
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213 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I will start by saying this is our favorite Cuban restaurant in the Bay Area. If you want traditional Cuban food, this is the place to go. We always make it a point to go here when we're in town and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is relaxed and colorful and the server and other staff seem genuinely happy... More 

Thank InquisitiveTessa
Menlo Park CA
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154 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have been to Cuba several times, but hidden on a side road in San Jose, California, is this restaurant with the best food I have been able to wrap my lips around. Fantastic is all that I can say. Start with a Cuba Libre. Order and eat t the Empanada and the Masta appetizers. Main course? Try the Lechon... More 

Thank Gcruik
Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We arrived around 8 on a holiday weekend without a reservation, so we had to wait 15 minutes for a table. The wait was with it! The atmosphere was vibrant and the food tasty. We had chicken soup, arroz con gandules, platanos, and a lamb dish. Apparently the original Cuban owners sold the place to a Colombian family a couple... More 

Thank Gringuilla
Eden, Utah
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Found this restaurant by accident and what a delight it was! Exceptional Cuban food that is completely authentic and flavorful. We enjoyed the pork with congri (rice & black beans) and the tostones were pure Cuban at its best. The meal was ample and we decided to leave, go visit a local rose garden and then return to the Habana... More 

Thank Michael J
San Jose, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Service was friendly and excellent. The plantain appetizer was very good, and went well with the Sangria. We got the seafood Paella for 2. It is not what you would expect with a Spanish Paella, No crusty bottom, or any veggies. It was saffron rice with a good amount seafood (fish, shrimp, crab and clams) all mixed in

Thank Geoff S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126-4824
    (San Carlos & Park)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 998-2822

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