Habana - Costa Mesa

4.6
1169 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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DevinD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The water cups were super dirty. I had to ask our server to replenish them and when he came back, they were still in poor standard...food was fantastic! ambience was great! service was great!

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CharlieTuna
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at Habana and sat in the outside "Covid patio" and it was a nice experience. It was clean and the waiter came over to open an umbrella for us, which made things comfy. All three of us ordered roja viejas, which was excellent. Nice portions, not salty and the beef, rice, and plantains were cooked perfectly. Our waiter was attentive and given the current Covid environment, Habana did a great job of providing us with a terrific dining experience. Parking can be tough, but it's not the restaurant's fault. This place earned five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food here! Shared a few appetizers and the salmon entree, as well as a nice bottle of Tempranillo. Highly recommend!

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MarcoO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and presented nicely. The half roasted chicken and the churassco were amazing. Hoping they bring back the paella! Yum

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RussellA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Habana is my favorite place to dine in the OC. Haven't been there for awhile due to the pandemic and it did not disappoint

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JenK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went here for brunch and had an absolutely amazing experience! Between the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff to the amazing food it was an incredible afternoon! Can’t wait to go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscar the waiter was great. Loved the atmosphere, beautiful day, great company. Food was delicious. Lechon was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood paella was amazing. We also enjoyed the salmon a la parrilla and the desserts.

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tara
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went here for Easter brunch and the reason I can’t give it 5 stars is because everyone was waiting outside when they were supposed to be open, while the staff was still putting up umbrellas and setting up. After we were eventually seated though, the drinks were great and the food was amazing! I will say, the brunch menu is too small, get more breakfast food on there, please!

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Kad333
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Ordered the Habana sampler for appetizers and was so good. Main dish was the roasted half chicken. Yummy! Customer service was excellent

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Jess
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

It was our 17th wedding anniversary and we love(d) Habana. However, we were so rushed and had very poor service. Lipstick on a dirty water glass. Spilled water and no napkins to clean up. The server stood at our table while we were eating our appetizer to take our entree order. He dropped our check within one hour. We still tipped 20% and didn’t want to complain but it was pretty bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and they serve you a good amount for the price about $30 a plate and we got to drinks and an appetizer and we only spent about $100 not bad for two people.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!!!

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vipVictoria
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Habana. Wonderful service, great food + cocktails, and one of the loveliest patios around. They never disappoint!

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GinaQ
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place, food amazing, my only issue was my drink tastes like another type of alcohol. But it was ok

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MeganF
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Oscar was the best and offered amazing suggestions! We will definitely be back. Such a romantic and fun feel to the restaurant with delicious Cuban cuisine.

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perrinv
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went with the waiter's recommendation for the entree's and they were spot on - the El Churrasco and Run Pepper Shrimp will not dissapoint. We had the sampler plate for a starter - it had a mix of empanadas and crab cakes, and was a great way to start. And of course we had to have a Mojito - it was one of the best I've ever had.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is really good and seasoned perfectly. Drinks are made strong...no skimping on the alcohol.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance in the evening!

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JoannaR
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the salmon plate

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Terrible service unorganized - we weren’t asked for a drink order till after being sat down for 20 minutes. Tons of waiters and bar backs walking around not attending to any tables. Our waiter was nice and comped my dessert but the food was not that great

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ShaunaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and drinks! Food is good as well, just a little pricey for what it is.

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vipMacTavi
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but surprised by the cost. Because of the cost I won't go as often as I planned.

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Reydawg
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, ambiance and service were amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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JonathanD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was great, but service left a lot to be desired. She was scarce throughout the entire meal, and we waited over 30 mins to pay. She overcharged us, and overall seemed very distracted at her job. We wanted more drinks, but were never asked or offered refills.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very busy at noon but our server Uriel manages to make the experience personal and very welcoming. Thank you for the great service and salsa recommendations. The food was every bit as wonderful as I would have imagined. Thank you for a wonderful meal.

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ConnieM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very nice place to hang out with family and friends

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and better ambiance!

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WilliamO
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Over price, food was ok. The service was good, place is nice, but very overprice.

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Francis
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The outdoor dining is a little misleading. I was expecting to dine where the Yelp pictures were showing but it was made up spot in parking lot with shaky chairs that felt like it was picked up from goodwill. It was so shaky I couldn’t lean on it the whole time I was eating for the fear of charing breaking.

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vipJDCorey
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was FANTASTIC. The Cubano/Medianoche was on point. All sauces were delicious. Do yourself a favor and try the cole slaw... Perfection. And the staff was awesome.

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vipAndrea
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious food and great service. I love the extended outside seating!!!

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Kris
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

It was a slower Monday night. Yet we had waited a while before our waitress came over to our table. In that time, they had seated another couple and taken their order. We almost left, but decided to stay patient. We really wanted to enjoy the dinner. But, little by little, it was clear the wait staff was checked out. Really small things we were able to mostly ignore, like a wet table, not giving sharing plates or straws with their drinks, and not being around to ask for a refill on water (she had only checked in once towards the end of the dinner). But on top of everything, when we were finally able to ask for a refill, spilled water on my lap, used my napkin to clean it up but did not bring any new napkins, despite saying they would. Still left a tip but so disappointed.

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vipGreatmeal
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy. Pork croquette was delicious.

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MelanieT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so cute! I felt transported out of OC/ CA. We went for brunch. Although their brunch menu is not extensive it was enjoyable - the ambience and the food.

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MiriamM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything, atmosphere, food, service!!! We will be back for sure!

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MasonN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Our waiter Gavin was attentive to our needs and made some great food recommendations that we truly enjoyed. The parking was a bit challenging, so give yourself enough time. Wonderful experience overall.

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Missfoodaddict
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite having a limited menu, we enjoyed the half chicken and skirt steak with Mojito! Can’t wait until their brunch comes back!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I were in a car accident on our way to Habana’s. Though car-less, we still went to celebrate our birthdays. We told the waiter our story and he made it a great day for all of us!

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vipDianeW
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 year anniversary

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Habana - Costa Mesa is rated 4.6 stars by 1169 OpenTable diners.

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