Habana - Costa Mesa

4.6
1408 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Habana was established in 1995. We serve Nuevo Latino cuisine which includes some Cuban and Spanish classics. We are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Habana is one of the few places in the area serving our full menu until midnight everyday including a late night happy hour served from 10pm-close. We have both indoor and outdoor seating. There is a fun and romantic atmosphere with candle light throughout the entire restaurant. We have a lot of special event celebrations so there is always something new and exciting for our guests to experience.

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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love! Pablo was great server and every dish did not disappoint. Continues to be one of my favorite OC restaurants.

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Peter
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great Cuban style food that was well prepared. Lunch options were somewhat limited however with no green salads available. Service could have been more attentive.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere...parking is a real problem however.

RT
vipRTT42
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Have loved this place over the years but sadly the food today was definately well below acceptable. The Medianoche (cubano) was dry and tasteless. Hopefully it was a one-off

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great , the noise level was very loud to have a conversation outdoors.

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Sarai
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to service was outstanding. The only thing that I didnt like where the chairs, they werent that comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ To start we had the taste of habana (the empanadas were so good). For entrees, we had the Lecheon asado (my fav) and Kobe Burger. We had the Caribbean tres leches for dessert and it was perfect. The ambiance was equally amazing and we had amazing service. Thank you so much and we will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Took at least 15 minutes before I finally had to ask for a server to even get us water / drinks at least and then we ended up with one that wasn’t even assigned to our table so she could just help us after waiting so long without even being acknowledged but she turned out to be so nice so I’m glad we had her and the food and drinks were so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Always on point, got seated right away… server was great as well, ambiance is always great! 10 out of 10

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

While the food there is amazing and why I continue to come back, I was disappointed in the service. Our server disappeared for 30 minutes after taking our drink and appetizer order. When the appetizers came out we were not given silverware or plates. This was fine as it was finger foods and my friend and I did not mind.
However, another 30-40 minutes goes by before we finally placed our entree order, when those came out we had to ask a different server for silverware so we could eat.
Plates started to pile up and our waters were never refilled. Our of the 2 hours we were there we saw our server 3 times and had to ask other servers to clear our table, for water, more drinks, and the check.

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DrAnt
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for great music, food and ambience. We go there often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s overall excellent ambiance can be on louder side but fun and lively. Food excellent!

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Tammybarth
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and food were all awesome. We had the shredded beef and pork entrees that were both delicious (the beef was slightly more flavorful and sooooo tender, 10/10). We also split the chicken papaya salad before hand and it was the best chicken salad I’ve eaten and the papaya paired well with it. Great atmosphere and outdoor seating area. Not sure why it took us so long to try, but we will certainly be back.

MJ
vipMissJocelyb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to eat. But last night I received excellent service from Trevor. It’s nice when you get recognized by staff and they are friendly and acknowledge you. I go into Havana both locations more than anywhere else. The food is always consistently good the rum selection is delicious and the service is top notch.

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vipScott
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting the Habana. Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend

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MichB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing flavors, great ambience & truly one of a kind experience.

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AnthonyP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! The service was great. Cool area with lots of fun spots for photos.

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OccasionalFoodie
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Habana truly transports you to another place. The food was amazing and the national treasure was delicious. Loud!! Energetic is correct. Takes you away from the city. Can't wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner. Food tasted great as always. Super friendly staff pleasant atmosphere. Look forward to coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! The atmosphere was perfect. Definitely going back.

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JaninaJ
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the energy here! Drinks and appetizer were delicious! Paella Was worth the money! Pricey for what you get on the appetizers and other entrees. Nice for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly. The food was great but the noise level was a little too loud for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great ambiance. Love the little bar next store with the funky decor. Will definitely be back for more fantastic Cuban food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Was not impressed with the food . There was nothing authentic of Cuban food . The croquettas were not croquettas . They put their own twist to it but for those who know , know .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is outstanding 10/10! Waitress was nice! Drinks came out after the food was the only hiccup we had !

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Brittanyj
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Wine is as delicious. Service was great. Would definitely come back.

MB
MichaelB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun night, awesome food and great staff. Going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my brother and his wife here for their very first time, they loved everything about Habana. The only thing that’s missing is a vegan dish, with so many rich ingredients and flavor it’s too bad they don’t have a vegan dish for my vegan friends.

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Patti
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, perfectly cooked and so flavorful. I’ll be dreaming of the shrimp until my next visit. Service was very attentive and we were seated outside, which I prefer to indoors. Prices are a little on the high side, but given what the industry had to suffer through last year, I’m more inclined to overlook when service and food is spot on.

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vipJarrodN
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio which was stunning. The service and food were spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cuba vibes! Great food!

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Lainey
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails are always excellent. We were seated sort of near the patio exit so a few times people had a hard time squeezing past us to get out. Little bit annoying but really enjoy the restaurant and atmosphere. Its an amazing place

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the drinks, shrimp and empanadas

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MarilynV
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great BUT they no longer serve bread as a free appetizer!!! My favorite drink was on their menu but did not have the ingredients to make it. Then why not scratch it off the menu? Food was good but it is very overpriced.

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Ellen
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paella is a must to try! It's definitely a unique dish to try. Come here for their specialty!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Took a while, steak not cooked right .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Opentable gave me the suggestion to go there so we tried it for lunch. Plenty of free parking, we were greeted and sat quickly. Drinks were great, pricey and strong. Food was delicious. Regret not ordering the sampler appetizer. Portions were great and overall we had a great time. Ate al fresco. Only negative was that bathroom is in an entirely different building.

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JimD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I grew up in a large Cuban community in central FL. The food and experience at Habana is the closest to the food "back home" that I've found in the LA/OC area. I will definitely be going back.

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Mannkmm
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great server. Little loud but to be expected. Very very sad that the pork belly in no longer on the menu. Meal was good but just not quite the same as the last time that I visited.

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You can order delivery directly from Habana - Costa Mesa using the Order Online button. Habana - Costa Mesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 556-0176.

Habana - Costa Mesa is rated 4.6 stars by 1408 OpenTable diners.

Habana - Costa Mesa does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/habana-cm-2930-bristol-st/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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