Dona Habana

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$30 and under
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Cuban
Doña Habana is a tropical paradise in Boston! From the moment you step inside Dona Habana you feel as if you've been transported to the Old Havana, Cuba. Beautiful murals and friendly staff creates an incredible ambiance that makes you forget that you are in Boston.

We offer 53 amazing mojitos among others delicious drinks to choose from. Our delicious Cuban cuisine is a fusion of native Taino, Spanish, African and Caribbean food.

Thursday to Saturday we have incredible live music in our lounge that will make you stand up and dance.

Shake up the weekend with our Sunday brunch and best with mimosas in Boston.

Free Parking at CrossTown Center Garage
2hr lunch | 3hrs dinner

Lunch - Dinner - Cocktails - Lounge - Live Music - Catering - Private Events - Private Room


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Juana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Make a reservation at 8 And got the table at 9:30 almost

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has improved so please keep up the good work

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice and happy place

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KimberlyL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Fun atmosphere! Perfect spot for my BFs birthday dinner. Cant wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I love this place but the hostess customer service wasn’t up to par mainly because they were extremely busy. Still enjoyed myself

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Octavia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Well it was my bday and my husband told them i lived that they did the whole bday music and came out with the dessert BUT the down fall was when we got the bill it was on the bill. We've been to great restaurants and NEVER had to pay for a bday dessert. Idk but that was just a surprise to us. But i will be back just jot for my bday again

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and mojitos never disappoints!

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MarioG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was great. I felt the quality of food has been better in the past. The Ropa Vieja was extremely salty & my wife’s salmon was mediocre. We were surprised to find out that entree’s only came w/one side instead of what use to more than just one.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The waiter was hospitable but the food was horrible , way to salty and keep in mind we ordered 4 different plates and all of them where way to salty . At the beginning they didn’t have the plates we were craving so be order paella’s ,marisco soup and carne asada then they didn’t have the drinks we wanted. It was my birthday and the food totally ruined my experience . thumbs Up to the waitress she was amazing .

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service. Definitely coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was me and my friends birthday. They put sparklers in the dessert and sang us happy birthday!

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vipCashmir
New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was great but service was very slow. Despite informing them in advance that I was there for a birthday dinner, that didn't really change the Service. At the end, 20 minutes after wrapping up dinner, desert came out and was delicious with a little celebration.

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LeeLee
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Nice vibrant looking Cuban cuisine. However service was horrible, Once my mother and I got seated it took them a while to ask if we would like beverages, The waitress was rude. I had given her my order and repeated myself 5xs so then she can then correct me in a rude manner, I only missed out on one word. She lied and told me they could not come to my table to sing hbday to my mother at the moment due to the fire alarm they had going on inside the venue. Just 2 mins later they are singing hbday inside at another table, she was part of. She did not check to see how everything was going. It was a party for 4 already reserved and we had to adk them for plates water utensils. We were not impressed at all. By far the worst service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be my favorite spot for date night. Best drinks around, and I'll let the food speak for itself.

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MMBoston
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Drinks and food took a long time to come out. Due to that all of our food was cold. Menu had a lot of options especially drinks. Will definitely give them another try.

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RafaelB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great The serviced social distance was really good we really enjoy that day I would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was cold, but tasted good.

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danniellej
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great but our experience was ruined by rats running around outside. I know the restaurant can not control rodents but it was unpleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good. There were two dishes that they ran out of I wanted to try but the waitress made up for it by surprising me with awesome drinks

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vipSoVeryTracey
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was good, but it wasn't anything extraordinary. I can get authentic latin dishes elsewhere. It was my first visit and I was hoping for a better experience. It was really visually pleasing, but the staff was less than interested to be working. The check in station staff barely spoke (not a language barrier issue) and our server treated us like an afterthought. The bus boy was the most attentive (and friendly) employee in the place. It wasn't horrible, but nothing about the visit made me anticipate returning. I was particularly annoyed when they brought us the wrong food...allowed us to eat it and then came a took it away after we had already eaten from the dish.

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HollyB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was amazing , food very delicious , staff friendly fast and efficient . Loved it so much will definitely come back ! Music was great as well! Thanks for making it amazing !

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YnnadO
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner at Doña Habana.

The waitress and staff were amazing! I was able to request them to play our wedding song and bring desert in a special way to the table. Just a perfect way to end the evening.

Great food, drinks, and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it great drinks

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LissetteB
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

as always good food, good service, awesome mojitos...but we felt there were too many people...there are plastic dividers between tables, but I did not feel like it was only 50% full, it felt like more people were there than that...

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VanessaJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

They didn’t abide by the reservations and had us waiting an additional 30 mins. The waiter completely forgot about us and had to wait 15 mins to be greeted. Along with that, we waited an hour for our meals and cocktails. I wouldn’t recommend unless you want to be waiting forever

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RaidenC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place 100 percent service very nice love the ambience

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RamonT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hermosa noche de aniversario pasamos mi esposo y Yo, gracias a la fantastica atención, de los chicos q atendian nuestra mesa, Wegner uno de los chicos nos coloco una hermosa canción y nos trajo un postre delicioso. Gracias muy bello recuerdo

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DianaE
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good drinks & enough social distance space..highly recommend..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time! We loved everything and will be back. Took reservation on time, seated had drinks and apps. Our meals were flavorful and hot and dessert was delicious! This is an amazing establishment.

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DianaC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was yummy and the customer service was great.

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DianaP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

This place is great! Food, drinks, ambiance is the best. The one thing that they NEED to work on is the service. I am not sure why, but the service is extremely slow. I came here on Friday reservation at 6:30p for 5 people. No wait to be seated, waitress came in within 5 minutes to take our drink order so far so good; 10 minutes passed by and she came back to take appetizer/dinner order. We placed our dinner order... 20 minutes later the drinks finally arrived, we only order 4 mojitos 2 of the same kind. It is unacceptable to have to wait 20 minutes to get your drinks, then food comes right in. Drinks should arrive to table no more than 10 minutes after you place the order, then food. We all wanted to get another round of drinks but because they take so long we decided to just get one. Please staff at Doña Habana, work on the service, you will get better tips and people will order more drinks. I am reconsidering if I want to go back, this was my second time and the first time it was the same issue. Gotta get those drinks asap!

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Tbrice
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The flight mojitos were really good. Fried fish appetizer was also good. I had gotten salmon with veggies with white rice and beans and it was subpar. The vegetables tasted old and bad with left a bad taste on the salmon.

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DengiC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Wish we could have sat outside but it was a little chilly so we decided to dine inside which was still great. My salmon was a little overcooked but no complaints otherwise. El capitolio (three milk cake topped with cuban style bread pudding) is a must have dessert!!! So delicious!!! That was the best part of my night

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KregH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here over the weekend. I would definitely go back. The food, drinks, and service was great. It was as nice reprieve from social distancing and quarantining and felt like we were somewhere else for once.

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XiomaraV
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great I loved the mini cubanitos. And my salmon was soooo yummy I’m Deff coming here again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It wasn’t sisters birthday. Loved the drinks and food. Going again this Sunday.

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Kaytrena
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love Dona Habana!! I always get the Fried Snapper. And I'm never, ever disappointed! The drinks were good, and not watered down with ice! The only problem I had, they took forever to bring our entree!! How does a party of 15 ( seated across from me), order and eat BEFORE ME?? And my reservation was before theirs??? I'm confused at that part. So we brought the issue up to the Manager, and he kindly paid for our drinks!! Excellent customer service, excellent food, wonderful atmosphere. I will be back!

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EviE
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Drinks were ok. The 3rd one wasn't as strong as the 1st one. :( Food could've been better for the price i paid. :( Churrasco was bland needed seasoning. Maybe i'll try something different next time. Will go again just for apps and maybe shots. The ambience and waiters were very very nice.

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DianneB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I was disappointed in our experience. I have been here before and did not receive the same level of attention. I asked for a high top and for some reason even though that’s what I had reserved I didn’t get it. They said someone was sitting at my table. First strike. Then our waitress was trying to rush us. Asking us to order all our food at once. I was not having that. Strike two. Then the food came - which usually is delicious and the rice and black beans didn’t taste like anything. My husband had the bistec which tasted good but like I said the rice and beans were bland. I had the fufu with shrimp - it was ok but not delicious. Strike 3. I I had been here before Covid and had the ropa vieja and the fried snapper and they were both delicious. Then the table next to us left and they only wiped down the table not the chairs. Not good! So we left.

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Dona Habana does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Dona Habana is rated 4.4 stars by 719 OpenTable diners.

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.