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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us on November 28th from 11am to 9pm for a delicious Cuban inspired Thanksgiving Buffet. Our buffet specials will include: Caribbean Spice Roasted Turkey Breast, Smoked Pork Loin, Pineapple Ham, Sweet Potato Casserole, Yucca Mashed Potatoes, Apple Pie, Coconut Cream Pie and Much More. $65 pp

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1488 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever Gavin? I think that was his name was great

TL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time I have been there, and it was fantastic! I’ll definitely be coming back for the brunch!

C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. Terrific ambiance!! Next time I need to be inside so I can hear the music!! 👍

RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great vibe - will definitely be back! Thank you for having us!

G
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I don’t think I can recommend this restaurant because of the music blaring. Couldn’t visit with my friend, was looking forward to a nice long visit with her. We asked a few people to turn it down and then someone else would turn it up. We couldn’t wait to get out!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great service and amazing food!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, it can be very loud if you sit inside and are very accommodating. Service was great too.

JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience4

place was great ,food not so great, if you don't know what the food is suppose to taste like and you are not Cuban its fine for you,if you are Cuban you know that you are not in Miami,food is rated at 50% at best,you can get away with this in Los angeles or southern California because people just don't know

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, and brunch experience. The restaurant has a nice ambiance. The outdoor patio felt crowded with shade umbrellas that you had to navigate or step over in order to get to and from your table. Sun sails might be a better solution.

LA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our drink order got screwed up but they did comp the drink. There was too much noise inside. We got seated outside to avoid it but the tables are very close to each other and the group next to us was really loud. The food was good.

NP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The best part was our server Eduardo who tried to make up for the filet that was cooked once rare and the other time two chewy when the cooking tep for us was Med well. The other food items were good but the meat was not really a filet as it was so chewy. Also we got cornered at the very back for a group of 8. That spot is so cornered in that should not be used for seating at all or at least for a smaller group. Otherwise the service by Eduardo was excellent,

D
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Love the Cuban music and all the food flavors. We all loved the meals we ordered and the desert was out of this world! It was a teacup made of chocolate with a cafe mocha mousse inside. It was stunning! We will be back!

V
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant good drinks good food and music Salsa perfect,
Everything in one place.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They asked if we were there for a special occasion, I said yes, it’s my wife’s birthday. After dinner the waitress showed up with a desert and candle, nice surprise. The biggest surprise was a $10 charge on the bill for desert!!!!!!! Um..... ok.

l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had lunch to celebrate my bday. Very nice ambience manager was nice and took a special desert thank you Mr. Rey definitely will recommend it

BC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went for lunch buffet middle of the week. It was great. Service was nice and food was a good selection. Great way to sample many things on the menu. I thought the desserts were just okay, but the mains and salads were tasty. Loved the salmon. Ambiance lovely expecially the patio.

GC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was our first time dinning at this location. Service upon arriving was not good. In comparison to the Costa Mesa location it was a fail. We entered through the bakery and it was not clear on where we needed to check in. The manager and other staff were standing around and did not even take initiative to have the upmost hospitality/customer service. I had to ask several times where we needed to check in. When we finally got to the check in counter, the staff still had us wait for about 5mins or so even though we had reservations and there was many available tables.

After being seated and assigned our server things were better. Josh was excellent and helped make the occasion special for our friends celebrating their birthdays.

I am disappointed with the manager and other staff when we appeared lost that they did not take care of the situation. The restaurant was not busy nor looked chaotic.

IA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This brunch is a must do. The food is wonderful. It is the cutest set up. A lot of appetizer and dessert choices, as well. My favorite was the brisket and the lechon. Also, the ceviche. Great food and the staff is very nice, as well. Nice place for a family brunch or a brunch date with the girls or a significant other.

j
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

H
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate our anniversary and our server prepare free drinks and dessert for us which is a definite surprise and adds extra enlightenment to our dining experience!! Would certainly consider coming back for special occasions

P
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From host to server to buffet, staff is attentive and welcoming. We all opted for the buffet and particularly enjoyed the oxtail and tri tip with a nice selection of sides and dessert. Would like to come back for happy hour and have a drink with a Cubano sandwich on the patio.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch. A touch pricey but it’s worth it for the quality of food.

LL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast buffet is worth every dime. Good food, good music and good ambiance. Would recommend you reserve your spot as this place does get busy.

D
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brunch is noisy, chaotic, and uneven in quality. And very pricey.

TO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Way over priced for the Sunday brunch. Snow crab legs were low quality and no drawn butter. When we asked the waiter, he was surprised we asked but eventually brought them. The food was mediocre but a hefty price of $50/person.

P
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the experience. The atmosphere, the service, right down to the food, was great.

OC
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Extremely overpriced! $50 does NOT include even the basic coffee & tea! They require us to call back even AFTER reservation's made @OpenTable. What's the point in that? Also even w reservation, you're still asked to wait outride the restaurant along w all the walk-ins even though we were there earlier than reserved time! Horrible system!

KG
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I love the food here. The brunch was ok I was a little disappointed because some of the food was cold. Service was excellent

OC
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great meal in a great location. Cuban inspired food that leaves you hanging in every bite.

D
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Corkage fee is too high tho, sometimes you want to bring your own bottle.
Very noisy inside tho

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Sam was amazing. Very friendly and gave great recommendations. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice. It’s a cute restaurant. Definitely would go again.

LA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service. Went on a Saturday, so no brunch or buffet was happening, so it was fairly quiet. Loved their ceviche tropical, lechon, and paella. Stopped by at the bakery for some chocolate cookies too which are amazing!

LK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food selection is interesting and everything that I have tried I really, really like. The atmosphere can be a little noisy, but adds to the Habana experience, gives it a bit of authenticity. Our waiter, David was exceptional. He was very friendly and took great care of us. I really enjoy this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good - originally was told we couldn’t sit outside, but saw another hostess seat people there so were able to move. It was a bit annoying but very thing else was great.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and drinks. Service was top notch. Girlfriends first time and she can’t wait to go back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing ambiance. The live music makes for a truly unique dining experience. It really is a dining experience, you will be there for at least two hours.

M
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my husband’s birthday. We’ve been here before and always have a good time. Always great. Server was great. The only thing was that once the server left for his shift, nobody else checked up on us.

CJ
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service!

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Could be a great place to visit for live music and dancing but definitely not the place to go to have conversations. We couldn’t hear each other over the loud music. Service was great! Although I had to remind our server of the birthday mentioned in the reservation. The food was average but we were pretty disappointed by the paella. The seafood was definitely not fresh. The fishy smell was very strong and we had multiple clams and mussels that did not open.

A
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, however our service was slow. And Food took a while to come out.