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Thu, 2/22
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Cafe Habana

249 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Cafe Habana is a Cuban/Mexican cafe in Malibu, CA that holds an approachable, community-driven environment. We serve innovated Latin cuisine with a menu drawing specifically on Mexican and Cuban flavors. Our restaurant serves a lunch and dinner menu. As well, we have a full bar with original signature drinks and many wines sourced from California producers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuban, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 317-0300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jamaal Taherzadeh
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Cross street
Pacific Coast Hig
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 249 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Such good food. We have only been for lunches but always leave happy. The grilled corn is great. I always order the Cuban sandwich and it's a serious contender.

kap1 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It’s a regular favorite. Food was great but lousy service from a waitress with a bad attitude.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food quality seems to be lacking since last visit 6 month's ago. Meat seems to be of lower quality and smaller portions of chicken enchiladas

LynnK (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Cafe Habana Malibu was easy to find but there aren't many parking spaces in front of the restaurant for customers. The Cubano sandwich was delicious although the Ultimate Margarita was just okay. (But that may be because I ordered it without any alcohol.) Great ambiance and good service too. I'd like to visit again to try a different menu and would recommend the place to my friends as well.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food & drinks are good-great(somewhat inconsistent). Fun vibe, great people watching. Service is poor-fair. You always kind of get the feeling your inconveniencing your server. Yes, it’s Malibu, but your still in the service industry. Get over yourselves. If you can bring your sense of humor with you about the service, you’ll be fine.

twcleary3 (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Although the food was good, the service was disappointing. We heard great things about their guacamole and ordered it but couldn’t eat it because they ran out of Corn chips. It took 40 minutes to get the chips. Very disappointing. The waitress neglected to notify us of the delay on the chips when we ordered the guacamole and didn’t come back to fill water or provide drink refills.

ladyDi (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

hostess was rude when we said we had an Open Table reservation and 'rolled her eyes' at us
However our food server was wonderful and he deserves 5 stars! The food was EXCELLENT on all levels

Joanie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I had fortunately made reservations at this popular spot in Malibu, so we were seated promptly. It was quite noisy and busy, but our servers were attentive. I was disappointed that the menu was primarily Mexican fare and would have liked a more Cuban experience, but everything we had was tasty, with generous portions.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The grilled corn is amazing!! The mojitos are very fresh and refreshing!

vipMarcostheCuban (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Well decorated. Popular. Perhaps we ordered the 7 worst things on the menu.

vipMamaYBambino (Miami)
2.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

The service is far from good, the restaurant feels run down and dirty. I hope they get it up and running again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

6 stars only because you don’t offer more. A must stop every time we pass through this area.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing service from Halu. Food was great.

Ashley (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

I love Cafe Habana - but this particular night i was really disappointed with the service. When I walked in it took 10 minutes for someone to help me, when it wasn’t busy at all and the staff was just sitting at the dining tables laughing. Our waitress wouldn’t give us the time of day and was very rude. She left before taking our whole order, didn’t even give one of us the chance to order.

I love Cafe Habana and their steak tacos are one of my favourite meals anywhere but this last experience really left a bad taste in my mouth.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Overpriced for wonderfully mediocre food.

vip1vipeater (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

One down side No Valet at least not in December when I went. Otherwise cool spot.

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food! Excellent service!! Terrific place to hang out and feel welcomed!!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Yummy food and great servers! We decided to go for the Elotes off the cob, as recommended by our server, for the appetizer. As well as splitting the taco soup. I opted for the mahi mahi Fish tacos for my main, and my guest got the Cubano sandwich. We left with full and happy bellies, and are already planning our trip back!!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Not what I would say is authentic Cuban food - more like SoCal Cuban mexican with a delicious overall quality. If I lived locally, this would be a go to place. We went on a sinday afternoon with on an OT reservation asking for outside. We were seated immediately. Drinks were pricey, but way delicious.

Shrimp tacos - yes. Cubano - yes. Grilled corn - yes. Shirt ceviche - eh (leave off the lettuce - then Yes.

Our 9 month old loved it all.

vipMJM1 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

I go to Cafe Habana pretty regularly, because of the food and usually great service. I have to say that Friday night's service was atrocious. Took an extraordinarily long time to get our drinks, we had to ask for more salsa and water refills three times before someone actually helped us out. Food was great, though!