Habana- Irvine Spectrum

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$30 and under
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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.
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FF
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience for dinner, service is always great and food is delicious, but prices are too high to enjoy Habana often.

JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was overpriced and not top quality compared to what we paid. Would not go back.

MN
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy parking, great food, fun environment, what's not to like about Habana!

WE
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No need to fly to Cuba!!! Walk into Habana Irvine Spectrum and you are instantly transported to the island of Cuba. Great cocktails and delicious entrees. The place pulsates with rhythm.

l
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always loved the one in Costa Mesa, so thought we should try the Spectrum location. I do not like going to mall restaurants because it is difficult to park and get to. At Habana Irvine the parking is right in front of the restaurant entrance. We were not let down by anything. The service was great, the manager was very nice and the food was terrific. We had the SALMON A LA PARILLA and the ROPA VIEJA braised shredded beef and both were terrific. I have had almost all of their deserts before which are very hard to pass up, in fact you shouldn't. It was suggested the we try the CAFÉ CUBANO since we had not had it before and I now have a new favorite, it was delicious! Costa Mesa Habana has always been one of our favorite restaurants but since this is so much closer to our home I must say we will be back here for sure.

AK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a birthday lunch for a girlfriend. Great ambience on the colorful patio. Had the buffet lunch which was a great way to taste a lot of the menu. Service was friendly and attentive.

DS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think they cram too many tables together in some of their outside seating, it was hard to maneuver

EK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, awesome service, very unique ambiance and nice staff

JS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was delicious!

MS
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Incredible Gastronomic Experience
However service was not up to its usual level
Never the less when addressed to management
Immediate corrective action was taken
A most enjoyable evening
Can’t wait to return

JN
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

My girlfriend and I ate at Habana for her birthday. We eat at many similar restaurants throughout OC and were excited to eat at Habana. It took over 25 minutes to get our drinks and we finished our appetizer before they even arrived. I ordered the churrasco medium rare and it came out completely rare. When I sent it back they brought it out well done. I didnt send it back again because I wanted to eat my dinner, which for the price was a medicore piece of meat. My girlfriend then ordered another cocktail which then came out 30 minutes later after our desert was served. The server compted our dessert which still didnt feel adequate with the time and errors associated with our experience. For the prices Habana charges and the bad experience we had. I would rather eat at many other restaurants that offer a similar experience than Habana.

LE
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed their fall picnic lunch on Friday and absolutely loved the service, food and ambiance. Mariana, our server was warm, friendly and super! The manager was also friendly and made us feel welcome. I loved the butternut squash soup. We will be back.

NF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Habana is really great and so are the Mojitos! Loved the patio and music.. Great ambiance!! I am already meeting another friend next week there.

JF
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was awesome.
Samantha was great
Highly recommend the noon buffet

LM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the best table in the outdoor space. We were very fortunate, as the other outdoor tables AND the indoor space is very noisy and conversation is difficult. The appetizer chips and dips are phenomenal and the plantain crusted chicken breast is delicious. Took my friend for her first visit and she is happy to have discovered a new place for date nights.

IS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the ambiance and the traditional food, everything was great, i will be back.
loyal customer Idilio Sanchez

CF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, wine, atmosphere and service. Lovely setting and the music is a plus!

CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and drinks. Really loud in there suited for celebrations & big groups. Live music at night is awesome.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Waitress was slow and unresponsive and food was absolutely terrible. Ordered roasted cauliflower. Keyword “roasted.” It was boiled, not fully cooked, unseasoned and bland. $25 for bland, boiled cauliflower. What a joke.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really like it, unique and tasty."0

SW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great, fun and different atmosphere! The food, while a bit pricey, is always delicious. My favorite is the plantain encrusted chicken. Fun for this atmosphere is to have a pitcher of sangria for your group. I would come back again, but prefer the location on Bristol because it is smaller and looks like you walked in off the street in Habana!

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and a great ambiance

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere of this place! The decor is amazing. Our waitress was so kind and helpful. We can’t wait to go back!

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I gave an overall great for this place, food is good and ambiance is awesome! Service could be better, but not too bad. Plus point .. I had to change the number of people in my party at the last minute and they were very helpful with that.
Pricing is on the higher side.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time a Habana...amazing service and food!

OM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I set my reservation on OpenTable, although the seating wasn't what I was expecting, everything else made up for the "ok" seating. Our server Manuel made my wife's and mines 3-year marriage celebration awesome!

PS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

If you’re looking to go out with friends and catch up, this is not the place! The noise level is horrendous. Have to yell to have a conversation. Would not go back.

MJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun choice, authentic Cuban cuisine and something new to try for everyone.

RU
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good foods. Excellent customer srvc.,price,ok

SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Food was fantastic and with our reservation we were seated quickly and service was on point!

JU
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place a little hot but that's not the restaurants fault. Our servers was amazing he did a great job and made the experience for me and my fiances birthday even better. We even came back later for the live music and dancing

AP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was a great find. Fun, yummy and relaxed atmosphere. Lots of little rooms. We had the weekday lunch buffet, which was so good!

JD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, great music and fantastic service!

EM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Place was very busy, we were outside, so it was not too loud.

Food was good, service was slow, probably they were too busy

SP
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time to this restaurant, only second time eating Cuban food. Fabulous atmosphere, great for a special occasion such as entertaining international guests like us. Great service, quick to get meals- almost too quick, wanted to enjoy our time a bit linger but think they might be about getting people in and out. Food simple but tasty. Would go back.

LL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant has really gone down since opening. The food and service are not as good as when they first opened. Very disappointing.

M
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the decor SOO MUCH! Day and night compared to the Costa Mesa location. Then there was the food, AHHH!!! So delicious. Stellar experience.

s
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The weather is too hot and we were seating outside

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is absolutely delicious! The service is great, but they need to make to the place more cooler during the summer. We were seated inside and there was no air conditioner, just fans and it made the place so uncomfortable to dine in.

ML
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

we go to habana often and especially to celebrate special occasions. this last visit was not so great with service. the waitress ignored us when we first got seated. we had to ask someone to help us and then another waitress had to be assigned.
maybe they were short staffed, but at least some sort of geeeting from the waitress would have been nice.

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