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Habana Cuba

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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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238 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126-4824 (San Carlos & Park)
+1 408-998-2822
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Arlington, Texas
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in San Jose and this was one of the first restaurants that popped up when I googled "best restaurants in San Jose." Habana Cuba did not disappoint. We had mini empanadas as an appetizer. I had the lechon a la cubana and my husband had a traditional Cuban sandwich with a layer of ribeye steak added. The food... More 

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MA
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Food was authentic cuban food, but not much interesting vegetarian options, freshly squeezed pineapple juice was good, mango dessert was good, omellete was sweet so avoid it, mushroom was good, vegetable platter appetizer was good but entree was not good,

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Eugene, Oregon
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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.

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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 bubbles 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 

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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 bubbles 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 

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Thank JamillaCamel
Fenton, Michigan
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank sspeidel12
Modesto Ca
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Arnoldo S
La Jolla, California
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215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank InquisitiveTessa
Menlo Park CA
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173 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Gcruik
Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 408-998-2822

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