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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Is always a great time with the live music on Saturdays

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ToddW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice energetic atmosphere, diverse clientele, good food. We sent two dishes back; soup was cool, fish was not crispy. Both issues resolved pleasantly with no issues. Space is tight. Plus is free garage parking with validation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Didnt receive water. Not drinks.. waited for 50 minutes and left

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RaiR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!. Rest decor colorful modern and rich in culture. Very good customer service and overall fun ambience definitely coming back soon!. 👌😊

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for my sister birthday. Food was great. Charged us for her birthday dessert where many places will not. She said her tres leche cake was so-so. Would go again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They have a small food menu, but a big drinks menu. Food it's all right. Service it's kind of slow

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Brought my sister, friend, and girlfriend to dine at Doña Habana. It was a total disappointment, especially because my girlfriend insisted we go there. She recommended it deuxcent percent. The drinks from the bar were extremely watery and bad. They took 20 minutos to bring a drink. The food took way too long for regular appetizers (25+ minutes for a platter). The food was good. The drinks after several fixs were ok.
The only upside about this was my waitress, she was apologetic and sympathetic because of how long everything was taking and how the drinks were poorly made (taste, garnish, and time).
I didn’t want to tip at all, but thought about her and how it wasn’t her fault and therefore gave her 18% cash because it wasn’t her fault.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good but you could tell the appetizer was premade..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We felt a bit rushed to leave the restaurant. It started to get a little crowded and there was people waiting to be seated. The waitress kept coming towards our table every 5 minutes asking if everything was okay. We weren’t really done dining and the waitress offered us a box.

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AnaF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious left feeling full. Presentation means everything to me and they have the hands down. It was an overall great experience for my first time visit. I do recommend reserving a table prior to coming as they do get very busy during the dinner hour.

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CherryM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Fun, lively, a great value, delicious food.

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RobertB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great experience there celebrating my wife's birthday. The food was all excellent, and the staff was very attentive.

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Vgreer
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to dine. The food is authentic, the best cocktails that I’ve had in a very long time. It’s a great place for friends to meetup, enjoy and celebrate!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although I reserved 8 days before the date, the waitress made us wait for about 30 minutes. The main plate arrived before the entree. I took over 50 minutes to have our drinks. The food was taste less and cool. I wouldn’t return even if it’s free. At the end one of the waitress brought me a check the wasn’t our.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very disappointed in the food☹️. No plans on visiting any time soon and no plans on recommending this restaurant.

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SamandaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The ambiance was really nice, will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipPallas
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doña Habana was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday! The service was great, the food and drinks were outstanding and the live music was an amazing time to end the night. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Food unbelievably delicious. It was worth the money.

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ZeneidaR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good and place is awesome. Price is a bit pricey put recommend

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DamarisK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service; delicious food and outstanding drinks 🍹....
Highly recommended !!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great the food was mediocre we spent about 600 dollars for that money I would have expected better quality

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing ! The food & the music were great & they sang happy birthday to our mom. She had so much fun on her birthday. Our server Loren was very attentive & nice, thank you!

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Bertlandia
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great stop for dinner after picking up the in-laws from the airport. Easy access off the highway, and validated parking across the street. Obviously a favorite among the local community, there was a great buzz, lots of excitement. Service was relatively prompt, and very helpful and friendly. Great mix of flavors in food and drink, everyone was very happy with their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’m not from Boston, i’m from New York so I was looking for good authentic spanish food. The food was amazing, the empanadas were perfect and the drinks were fabulous! Would definitely go there again. The vibe of this place was also very Havana and made me feel so comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! Definitely will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to have some good Mojitos

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JoanneT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect location for our small office Christmas celebration. the food was delicious, fast and friendly service, amazing selection of mojitos, festive lighting and quiet enough for enjoyable conversation (it was early evening, so this may change as it gets busier at night). We have been there often for lunch, and we will definitely go back for dinner too!

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MaFaDs
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was good. The environment was very upbeat. I like how they accept walk ins. However, I made reservations and was about 15 min late, and I don't know if it was because I was late, but was proceeded to sit in a little corner table for 2. I was not content about sitting in the corner next to a big group of people, I figured it was due to my tardiness so I just brushed it off. I wish the place was a little more spacious, but other than that everything was great.

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vipSJShirer
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

First, I love the fact that there is validated parking at the garage across the street.

Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. They welcomed us like they were truly happy we were there.

The food was seasoned very well. My only issue is I feel they cook their meat too well. I ordered the Salmon de la Costa. My salmon was cooked well done. It could have been more moist & flaky. Yet my mixed vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) were ice cold. They corrected the vegetables by bringing me another bowl. But I didn't bother to send back my salmon.

The black beans and fried sweet plantains were delicious! My son loved his fried pork. My daughter had beef & pork empanadas and loved them. And my mom ordered the Arroz Imperial Con Maduros. She loved it. And said she would be looking forward to eating her leftovers.

For dessert, I ordered the Tres Leches, my mom had the Empanaditas de Guayaba y Queso Con Helado de Vainilla, and both of my kids had the Churros. They were all delicious!

I'd definitely go back. As a matter of fact, I'm looking forward to trying out some more items on the menu.

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RemiD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of out absolute favorite Boston restaurants! It NEVER disappoints. The food is spectacular, the service is friendly and fun and efficient and the atmosphere is electric! I love this place SO MUCH.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Beautiful place great staff! Meat was dry onions weren’t sautéed. And wOuld have been nice to have an option of having a sauce for the meat. Food was bland needs some flavor. Drink had too much ice and no liquor. Would be nice to have the first drink and be able to taste some liquor tasted like water was disappointed with drink and food. Being Latina knowing your flavors from Latin country food was bland. Food seems commercialized Americanized. Would love to taste flavor!

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PatrickM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Upon arriving, I let the hostess know that i had an 8:30 reservation, she took down my info and told me to give her five minutes. I stood near by as she helped the other guests that were arriving. 20 minutes go by, i approached the hostess again, she begins to ask me for my info again. I gave her my info and i was perplexed that this whole time there were tables available and she was just terrible at her job. So my wife and i just had dinner and left as soon as possible to go somewhere else to grab dinks and still have a good Saturday night.

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UrsulaH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fun and lively, the food was delicious and the service was prompt and helpful. We had a great time and will definitely try to make it part of our itinerary the next time we are in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food and overall service was great. My only issue is when making reservations there is no clear distinction between the Lounge and the Dinning Room. When I arrived I was told that my reservation was for the lounge although I did not chose that area. It was very frustrating to be told that when I made the reservation I should have put in the comments that I wanted to be seated in the Dinning area. How would anyone know that? It makes zero sense. There needs to be a clear option of which area you will be seated in BEFORE you arrive.

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angelajustine
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went to see Cuba at the IMAX theater at the Museum of Science and this was the perfect place to go afterward. The atmosphere is fun and the food is delicious. Our waitress was friendly but didn't offer to refill drinks or check on things after our meal was delivered. I was also disappointed that I wrote "Birthday" on the reservation but no one checked in with us about it. Especially once we heard the fun birthday song that the staff sang. Overall it was a good experience and I would recommend it as something fun and different to do.

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MariahG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Went to Doña Habana last Saturday night. Loved the cozy ambience. The food and the drinks were great. My favorite part was the band...those guys do an amazing job. The music was lovely. The service was a bit slow, (I hope they improve that) but will definitely recommend. Planning to return pretty soon.

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vipPatriciaF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I ate here on a visit to Boston. The food was excellent and the service was very good as well. I will come back when I visit Boston again.

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Yari
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. I arrive a bit early for my reservation but staff was able to accommodate me. Food was amazing. Waitress was really friendly . Overall experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere, music and food