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Habana- Irvine Spectrum

4.5
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1883 Reviews
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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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Special menus

  • 3 - Course Thanksgiving Dinner

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     $77.40 per person 
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     Prepaid
    Nov 26, 2020 only
    Habana will be offering a Cuban Inspired 3 course Prix-Fixe Menu on Thanksgiving. For more information please visit our website for the full menu. $60 per guest plus tax and gratuity for the 3 course menu. Beverages and additional items will be charged separately during your dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1883 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor and the spicy salmon (with extra sauce) lol soooooo bomb

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vipmattb
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was really good . Staff is so kind .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I reserved outdoor seating because of the pandemic but it seemed like they overcommitted and instead had to seat us inside. The place was pretty packed, even inside, so if you are reluctant to be in close proximity to others, I wouldn't recommend coming here. That said, the food, drinks, and rest of the service was fantastic.

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to have a productive business lunch with a potential employee. Thank you.

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Cm1969
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not seen a few close friends since Covid lockdown (8 months ) and we were seated and greeted so friendly and on time. Our server was super attentive and allowed us plenty of time to catch up before having to order food.

The quality and quantity of the food and drinks were outstanding.


Love this location and all the people.

Will definitely be back

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Nanfromcruz
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ambiance ever - took me to another country! Such a pleasant evening and the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We waited 30 minutes after our reservation time to be sat. We waited another 15 minutes to be greeted. Then after ordering , our food took 42 minutes to come out. We finally said something because the two tables next to us arrived after we ordered our entrees , and they received their entrees before us. I don’t know if It was because we are a younger couple and the waitress wanted to pay more attention to people she believed would tip better. But I’m part of the service industry and this was absolutely ridiculous. We still tipped well because karma obviously but It was one of the worst service experiences I have had in a long time. The food was AMAZING. But service was absolutely horrible. We each would have ordered more to drink if our server paid attention to us. Unfortunately for your establishment your service hindered the amount of of revenue to be received.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was one of the worst experiences we’ve had at a restaurant. We were seated 15 minutes after we arrived, then sat at the table for 30 minutes with menus and water. No one came to the table. At 20 minutes we asked where our server was and they said one would be right over. 10 minutes later, when no one came over, we left. They should have at least taken our drink order and brought us chips. Needless to say, we are very disappointed and will not be returning.

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WendyT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They were extra busy and were taking quite some time to take orders. The food took a while to come out as well. When we first arrived it took 20 minutes to even get water. To leave we also had to wait to get our check.

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Sofia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our server was the best. Front of house is rude and can’t manage a proper way to seat people. There’s a 2hour limit no matter what. Manager was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Habana. Only mishap was we made the reservation for 8:15 but we were not seated until 8:45pm. They really need to improve on that. We make reservations so we don’t have to wait.
Food was excellent and our server Sean was awesome. Social distancing and plexiglass separating each table. It was very crowded but I felt very safe.
I was sad that they no longer serve the complimentary plantain chips with sauces. Please bring those back. We were so hungry especially having to wait half an hour to get seated that it would’ve been nice to have something to snack on until our food got there.

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GabrielaG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for outdoor seating at 8pm. Got seated at 8:45pm indoors. I understand it was a busy but night but when I asked about the outdoor seating which I made a reservation for, I was told I would have to wait 20-25 more minutes for it. Not a big deal, nonetheless annoying. Other than that, food was amazing, service was incredible which is what really matters. I would come back and recommend to friends and family.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had to wait for an hour to be seated, even with a reservation. Very uncomfortable waiting area and too long to wait with a reservation. Probably won't be back because the food did not make up for the wait.

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MariaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waited 40 minutes to be seated despite having reservation

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Zuniflow
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and the drinks were good too! The portions were large. The only thing that needed improvement was managing the reservations line. We waited 30 minutes after our reservation time before being seated.

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SarahC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a great time here. We really enjoyed the food, especially the pork croquettas and the mojitos! The service was a little slow, but they were busy, and it's understandable. My only real complaint is that my chair was super uncomfortable. Overall we liked it and will probably be back.

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RobertI
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Orange County. My family and I had a great experience and the staff was also very good.

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crownedking
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! They went out of their way to make sure my friend and I had a fun night out! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Had reservations for 8:15 but wasn’t seated until 8:55. Reserved indoor reservation, host took us to outdoor and said no seats were available inside. Immediately after seeing several people seated inside we asked someone else and the gave us a two top inside.

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Theresaj
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I reserved a table in plenty of time and requested outside.
When we arrived we were seated at a table in the walkway outside the restaurant, the whole purpose to go to this restaurant was for the ambiance, and we basically stated at people waiting in line all night. Then the price for dinner being $250, I sat and had no experience, it could have been in the parking lot. The service was extremely slow. When seated told it was an hour and a half dining experience, but it took the waiter 20 minutes just to bring our water. I do understand the pandemic is going on, and there are restrictions, but the food was not good enough to be stuck sitting at outside table in the sidewalk staring bushes and the backside of Barnes and Noble. So sad it cost me $250

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vipJohnN
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food was very mediocre for the price. Drinks very expensive and not generous.

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ElsaO
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The place was great! The food and drinks were so good and I love the whole feel of the place! The waitress did wait a long periods of time to come to our table and sometimes that was annoying, especially if we wanted another drink.

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TimothyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Made reservations for outdoor table but was seated inside. Service was very slow to take order and check back in. Very loud.

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Atoosa
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not enough proper social distancing outside on patio. Tables seated too close. The plastic barriers set out aren't between all tables and are just a plexi on the top portion - doesn't provide real protection - just an illusion. One fell over onto a guest while seated as they're trip hazards since tables are so close. It was removed and never fixed and put back. Would recommend spacing tables out further. Great to see KN95 masks and face shields for all servers to keep them safe. Menu is limited. Would like to see a a few more options.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Dramatic difference in service and atmosphere. It’s so very different than past experiences, it’s almost like there is new ownership or management. The brand and experience seem to have been lost.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously good food and wonderful waiters! Great date night stop, and special occasion eatery!

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Mina
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

We waited for about hour after our reservation for a table because they overbooked. It seems to be quite common on weekends, but what’s the point of taking a reservation? If you planning taking advantage and trying to stuff as many customers in your restaurant by overbooking, don’t take reservations because you can’t honor them. Also, they were severely understaffed. I understand this is probably due to Covid and the weekend, however, don’t fill up the restaurant and expect your customers to be happy when they are waiting 30 minutes just to be served water. I loved this place the first time I went there, but was completely disappointed this time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Jlog
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I’d give a better review if our reservation wasn’t 45 minutes behind and not for the area we requested. Our server was awesome, but the food was super expensive, I asked for bread and got 3 small slices for $4. Just ok overall sorry to say.

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YolandaG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks! Waiters are very nice. Second time visiting and can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Don’t go here. They don’t care about customer.

I waited a long time even though I made a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Made reservation for 2 on Friday evening through OpenTable. Took almost an hour after our reservation time to be seated. I trust this is uncommon occurrence. Besides this, great restaurant experience and very delicious food

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JWLZ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great staff, food, and ambiance ! Brought my mom for the first time on a Friday night and it was busy! We had a reservation for 8:30 and we were being told that we were next but they kept letting other people in before us. We were hungry and didn't want to wait more to be seated inside.They have tables set outside of the venue along the Spectrums walk way. Have to come back to be seated indoor. Not complaining but would appreciate an honest response.

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JillianR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The experience was good. We got at 753, 745 was our reservation, and we got there early at 630 before our reservation due to a change in prior arrangements. We were initially offered to sit in the bar when the host told us our table would be ready soon, we had already been sitting in the bar. The service was good and the Food was decent. My tamal was a bit cool and the sauce hot. But otherwise all the other items were good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is a great place to eat with friends or just get together great stuff wonder service and pretty good food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This place is not something special. Some of the outdoor tables and chairs are rusty and worn out.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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GDNobody
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and server was very helpful and accommodating. The place and décor provided a pleasant experience. I have already recommended Habana to my neighbors. Looking forward to trying more of their menu.

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foodluvr
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Habana. The service and quality is unsurpassed. This is one of my favorite restaurants in OC.

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Habana- Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.5 stars by 1883 OpenTable diners.

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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.