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Bella Cuba

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3930 South Bristol Street, #114, Santa Ana, CA 9270
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Costa Mesa, CA
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209 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This restaurant can also be found under "Bella Cuba restaurant" - same address. The food is awesome. The first look is not that great - place looks like it could use a little upgrade or maybe that just adds to the authenticity. Service and food better than at Havana down the road.

Thank FrankTibackx
Diamond Bar, California
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

My wife and I ate lunch yesterday for the first time at Bella Cuba. They offer a wide variety of Cuban dishes on their menu to try. They also have a special lunch menu in addition to their regular menu. Most items are served with white rice, black beans, and maduro plantains, plus garlic toast. I had the Lechon Asado... More 

Thank mike t
Santa Ana, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Just started this tripadvisor thing and had to be sure to include this wonderful place. Great food and always great service.

1 Thank Mel P
Santa Ana, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I come here for the same thing every time. Ox tail meal. It's has the perfect seasoning, cooked to perfection. I hope to come back to try out other entrees.

1 Thank DeeH0
Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

I like the idea a a Cuban restaurant in Orange County. The food is delicious, the service is what you'd expect from this type of establishment. My last visit was a date night and almost everything was flawless. Everything on the menu is well prepared with authentic flavors. The only negative is the size of the dinning room and how... More 

1 Thank Jose A
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Authentic Cuban cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with great service. We had a group of four eating before a show at SCR. The empanadas were fantastic, the tamales were good. I had calamari in garlic sauce and it was tender and tasty. Plenty of free parking and you can walk to the theater. We'll be back!

2 Thank ChrisBlank_FNS
Costa Mesa, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The food was fantastic, the waiters were quick and friendly. Great atmosphere. Have been several times and am never disappointed. We have recommended this to many of our friends and have taken them with us. Will definitely return again. Also they have the best Sangria!!!!!!!!!!!!. Not much more to say.

1 Thank Adree911
Costa Mesa, California
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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a good place to eat Cuban food. It is not too authentic, but they have good flavors. It is pricy and it is really ard to park in this area. Plan ahead.

1 Thank DorisV660
Burbank, California
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767 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The Service: EXCELLENT!! Very attentive and constantly checking on us & making sure we enjoy the food. The Food: Lunch special - very good price! The bread is buttery and just a little bit toasted outside. Super fresh bread! Love the black bean, very flavorful. Roasted Pork - Classic traditional Cuban roasted pork marinated in garlic sauce topped with onions.... More 

1 Thank travelercass
Brea, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My favorites are the Lechon Asado drowning in their delicious garlic mojo sauce, above average Ropa Vieja, A great Cuban tamale, THIS PLACE WILL NOT DISAPOINT.

1 Thank belmarduk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3930 South Bristol Street, #114, Santa Ana, CA 9270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 714-280-2534

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