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“Lovely lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Habana Malibu

Cafe Habana Malibu
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Ranked #37 of 91 Restaurants in Malibu
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pacific Coast Hig
scotland uk
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in here for a spot of lunch , really nice place , good food , good wine . Nice service , heated patio , sit and let the world go by.

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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cafe what?”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Interesting that the name of the place would make you believe that it served Cuban food, well it does have a few items from the island but the bulk is average Mexican and burgers, Come on you can do netter than that. Nice outside patio and a strange bar that is seldom occupied.

  • Visited November 2012
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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“a mixed bag”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We were looking for a place to have dinner before a 8:00 p.m. show at nearby Pepperdine and settled on Cafe Habana because of location and menu. Food was a mixed bag; some excellent, some [fries] poor. Ordered the $24 striped sea bass platter; fish was excellent, as was the accompanying sauteed chopped zuchini and spinach. Realized afterwards that they didn't serve the accompanying corn puree that was listed on the menu, and the serving of fish was adequate but it wasn't a lot of food. We also ordered the $13 Cubano sandwich,which was tasty but spicier than any Cubano we've had in the past, though the menu gave no hint of that [pulled pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, and half sour pickles], so this version presumably arrived via Mexico. The accompanying French fries were not very good and by far the weakest item we sampled; they reminded me of old fashioned frozen French fries from the supermarket that were heated in the oven and served when they were lukewarm. Service was attentive and well done, contrary to other comments, maybe because it was early and the place was only half full when we were being served our food. Bottles of Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA were $7. Atmosphere is pleasant enough for a cafe-pub; we decided against sitting on the more pleasant patio because of a noisy table with kids there. It's located within the very nice "Lumberyard" retail complex that also holds trendy upscale retail stores, which combined with being in Malibu explains the prices.

  • Visited February 2013
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Marana, Arizona
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A little bit of Mexico in Malibu !”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Tucked away in a wonderful Malibu shopping mall, CH has great ambience, menu and prices. Covered outdoor eating area particularly enjoyable. Was disappointed when my burrito was not hot .. requested it be heated and waiter brought new one totally hot and delicious -- with apologies!
Would go back --menu has many interesting Mexican selections as well as other choices!

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Malibu, California
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Pricey, but good food. The corn on the cob is yummy, as is the vegetable salad. The wait staff is always slow and preoccupied--hard to get refills on water and tea. It is a cute place, great ambiance.

Visited March 2012
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