Habana - Costa Mesa

4.6
1266 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious aunthentic Cuban food. Must try! Ambience is delightful and great servers.

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Myeasha
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a fabulous time. Special thank you to Chris and his wonderful team for being so polite and thoughtful to my party needs. I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday at Habana- Costa Mesa

Thank you,
Myeasha Green

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Anne
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The amount of food you get was good and delicious but it was very pricey. Can you get delicious food elsewhere and not pay as much? Absolutely! The ambience was good but felt the tables were too close to each other. The restroom was separate from the restaurant, you had to go to another building. The service was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Food was amazing. Staff was polite and courteous!! The atmosphere was fantastic

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Domino
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance! Rustic/Spanish I guess you could say! Lol

Will return again!

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Matt
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Well I think it took way to long to get our drinks. We waited for over 15 min.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner. The Paella with Lobster tail was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was absolutely delicious! Pn the expensive side but a perfect place for special occasions

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MitchSig
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We ordered two different brunch plates and they were identical. When we asked our server, while she was very pleasant, was just as perplexed as we were. We asked for items on the menu and our server let us know that they didn’t serve those items. Bit odd since they were on a preprinted menu. We’ve been here here before and came back because we enjoyed the food, local and service. We will try again I’m sure before writing the restaurant off.

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PaulK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food great service
Nice setting
Tables a bit close together

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Pass
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Our server was not great but the manager made up for it

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vipKristi
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food at Habana was great. I got the skirt steak with chimichurri and it was delicious. The issues I had were with how packed the patio was and our service. Our server was very nice but he was pretty absent and only came over to us when we signaled him down. He never checked on us. The patio was packed and not distanced at all. They did have up partitions between the tables but the tables side to side were so close together. Where we sat, there was barely any room between our table and the table next to us. The servers had a hard time walking in between and we had to lean into our table every time someone walked by. I sat on the outer seat of the table and I was maybe 3 feet away from the guy sitting at the next table. I also had to send my water glass back twice because there was old food stuck to the glasses. I love this restaurant but the service wasn’t too good this time around and I didn’t feel comfortable with how packed it was.

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tadertot
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food and fun atmosphere, limited options for vegetarians and vegans.

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LarryL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Habana Costa Mesa for years. Our recent visit was exceptional all around as usual. We had a great lunch. Excellent food. Our server Emily was pleasant, accommodating and very attentive to our party of four. The food and service could not have been better. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sever was great , Nestor , great food descriptions and suggestions
Worked well with his team to ensure we had everything on time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cuban sammich aka Media Noche

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Najah
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The salmon is to die for. Customer service was great. Very cute location and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, perfect service

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Everything was superb. Music was wonderful, but too loud. Could barely hear our server. We still love Havana’s though.

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HulaGirl
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was really crowded considering we aren't in the yellow zone yet. The workers were doing all they could but service was slow. Food was ok. Parking was awful but it is a destination 'food hall' if you will. People try to jam their BIG CARS in a compact space.
I don't think I will return simply because of the parking and i don't want my car messed up.
Lots of good restaurants in OC to choose. Out of the dishes ordered, mine was the best, the chicken salad.

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GeoT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely enjoyed our experience at Habana. This was our first time. The only confusion I had at the beginning was when I searched yelp or google for rooftop bars/restaurant this place was listed so when I made reservations I didn't really investigate further and based on the pictures it looked like it was outdoors rooftop. But nonetheless it was great, food was great. I had the Pork Adobado plate, that was tasty but my friend had the Steak and Eggs, and that was even better, which I plan on getting next time. Overall we had a great time.

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korieb
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Seating is extremely close, to tight for comfort, food is average for most items.

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JeffR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Was a little disappointed that the pitcher of sangria comes in a carafe then the carafe size order just comes in a smaller carafe. Would have liked it to be an actual pitcher for the price. Other than that I loved it here and our group had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience

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vipLindseyM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing atmosphere, food, and service

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SharonM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great Food. Love the Tamal en cazuela.

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Nyki
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and ambience.
Would recommend to all events

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely cannot wait to come back! The ambiance was fabulous, and the music wasn't too loud.
Our waitress Gabriella was great. We ordered the Paloma and Blueberry Mojito. And for dinner, we started with the shrimp appetizer and a Churrasco steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service was fantastic!

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liketodine
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, drinks, and nice theme.

MO
MelO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great & our server, Oscar, was very attentive & kind!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience1

Loud disruptive table of four. Multiple complaints from various parties and nothing done.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got sat plus never served then they came after 35min to say kitchen closed .. thanks

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Mayra
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! Great food and drinks ! Good atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. Great food and cocktails fun location

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DaneJ
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super cool vibe and great drinks and food. Would for sure go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Perfect birthday celebration.

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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 1266 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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