Habana- Irvine Spectrum

4.5
2705 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Originally opened in 1995, Habana has become an Orange County staple, offering the coastal community a lush Cuban and Pan-Latin experience through its authentic cuisine and cocktail program. Spanning 20 years as a favorite culinary destination, Habana lends itself perfectly for date night, celebrations and simple moments that have created memories for many.

Guests will enjoy specialty cocktails and celebrated dishes will mix classic Latin favorites as well as Habana’s own take on specialties.

Support Habana- Irvine Spectrum during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

We are celebrating Thanksgiving at Habana. Our chefs have prepared a delicious Cuban inspired Thanksgiving menu for you and your family. Please join us by making reservations through OpenTable. Full menu available online at RestaurantHabana.com

What 2705 people are saying
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LarryB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome dinner! Service, quality, ambiance were all stellar!

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LeoC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty as always. Staff very helpful. Always a pleasure to eat at Habana. Feels very festive.

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ToriP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our food was amazing! The environment was very loud and difficult to converse across a circular table, but we still had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, really tasty food and super ambiance. Love the style and open air feel.

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FrankyC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience5

The ambiance and setting was quiet and enjoyable for dinner. The mojitos were overpriced and not flavorful for me. The Cuban sandwich/ medianoche was ok, but the star of the dinner was the steak. Served with flavorful rice, but bland black beans, the steak was cooked perfectly.

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DanielP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food, as usual, was very good the noise level not so much and it seemed our server had too many tables to take care of and impacted his ability to provide appropriate service. We had to ask for steak knives for our steaks!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. I

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PaulS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have an amazing time. The food was delicious and the staff amazing. In love with this place.

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PenelopeB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was running late to join my friend on our dinner reservations. As soon as I went to the host stand they made me feel very Welcomed and got me a drink right away. The waiter Blake was awesome and very tentative and the food was exquisite. The ambience was beyond perfect. Had a wonderful experience I will definitely come back.

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vipatg136
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sadly food was cold and pork was very dry

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vipJeffC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Beautiful and spacious restaurant, great drinks. Plantains were delicious.
Food came out almost alarmingly fast, yet meat from both our dishes tasted dry and overcooked.
Found out later they had key lime pie for dessert, which I would have loved to try, but we were never given a dessert menu or told there was a dessert option sadly.
Overpriced for what you get.
Probably not anything we’d come back to.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Nice looking Place 💫🇨🇺

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AnaA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great customer service . Would definitely come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was ok. Nothing too impressive or worth the price of the meal.

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vipJams
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely coming back! Had the Churrasco, Paella with lobster, Pork Croquettes, Key Lime Pie, Cocunut Rice Pudding, Mojito, and Rum Old Fashioned. DELICIOUS!!!!

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MASHfoodie4
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Second time to Habana-Irvine. First time was in Fall 2018. This latest experience was a complete disappointment. Here is why:
1. Menu selection is limited--There are only 2 desserts on available, so if you want to celebrate a special occasion--bring in your own like we did.
2. We were seated outside. The ambiance was nice--but it started to get cold. We asked 2x's to turn on overhead heaters. The heater directly above never came on the entire 1.25 hours we were seated.
3. Plenty of service staff--and they were all extremely friendly. However the service was spotty and inconsistent. With all the staff roaming around, no one offered to refill our water glasses, until I flagged someone down.
4. OVERPRICED for what you get. My kobe burger was good--but average for $22. The bun was soft and saturated with juices that it fell apart while I was eating, so I pulled it off. My husband's entrée was black beans/rice, plantains and stewed meat for $26.00 We asked for some bread to accompany his meal. Never received it, until we were paying our check the food runner came with bread. Too late--bread should come with this entrée automatically based upon the contents and price.
5. I got the sense that Habana could care less about satisfying customers with good food selection/prices. Maybe there just coasting on their location and endless flow of people in the Spectrum that filter in-wanting a meal but not necessary a great experience.
We would have been better off going to Lazy Dog, BJ's Brewery, Tender Greens.
But I wanted a special dining experience for our anniversary and was left with a
"Meh--NEVER Again" after taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance

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Kirby
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing. Food was delicious, drinks were great and server Pamela had all the best vibes. Great third date spot

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Alan
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Habana and it did not disappoint. Came here for lunch, so can’t speak on what the vibe is for dinner, but loved it. From the staff to the food everything was on point and amazing. Nothing like a great friendly staff who is on it and wants to make your meal memorable. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipHolly
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great ambiance. Service slow. Salad was brought warm. during the entire meal we were asked if everything was ok once.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinning

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vipAaron
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and drinks were great. The gambas al ajillo are a must try

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Lauryn
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Habana and I am already looking forward to going back!

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Chris
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was very slow and we felt that we were the forgotten party.

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ThaliaA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I come a lot and the last two times I’ve been there’s been issues at this restaurant. It took the kitchen almost an hour to get our food out and the waitress was MIA all night. We were brought champagne to make up for it and also comped our shots, but we did not eat any food as all of our food was cold when we got it to our table and when we sent it back it was never brought back. Just removed. Disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was cold and burnt.

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AdrianD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible evening. My server was great. We enjoyed his service. The ambience and atmosphere was beautiful. And the food was divine. That paella was one of the best dishes I’ve had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and settings!

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AmmarI
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Too expensive and the food was not that great. The bill was confusing also, I wouldn’t recommend it to any friend

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Jimo
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and atmosphere were all amazing, as usual.

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MarilynN
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my birthday dinner. I enjoyed the food/drinks and ambiance of this place, recommended to my besties for a dinner/night out. We made reservations for this Sat. 💃🏽

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luisp
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

worst cooked "pretend to be" cuban food..!!!! lack flavors ( authentic that is!)... Appetizers were edible...not bad there. The main courses, allegedly flag dishes ( lechon and churrasco!) were really pathetic! 50 years among cubans ( married to one!) ...Spaniard myself, I know decent cuban food...THIS...not even closed...!! What a waste of a beautiful setting and good service..!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Juan was our server and he was so great!! He was so helper and fast and literally went far and beyond with service. Would definitely go back. The ropa vieja is a great dish to try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Habana always seems like my go to for a quick night out always great service and good food

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TanyaS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very noisy overcrowded environment. Definitely not appropriated for kids or couples. Tasteless food and a very average service.

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DeborahT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time. Alexia was out server, and she was amazing!! She went above and beyond for us. The food was really good. And our overall experience was well worth every penny we spent. We will definitely be back!! Thank you Alexia for making our night fantastic.

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DanielleA
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great food and service, drinks were amazing as well!!! Will be back.

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LamisS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Patio was nice. Service was very friendly. Food was very good albeit it’s a bit pricey. Didn’t have the coconut drink but that concept plus really fun.

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vipYumm
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Matt is BEYOND!!
Service doesn’t get better than this…honestly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was amazing. The staff was so friendly with such beautiful smiles. Definitely coming back soon.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Habana- Irvine Spectrum using the Order Online button. Habana- Irvine Spectrum also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 419-0100.

Habana- Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.5 stars by 2705 OpenTable diners.

Habana- Irvine Spectrum does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/habana-irvine-708-spectrum-center-dr/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.