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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food amazing atmosphere food takes some time but it’s worth it service is awesome too

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible!!! Service was great, highly recommend.

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vipDonP
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 7 of my family. All loved the food, service was prompt. Quite loud in the restaurant though.

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Spree23
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it definitely lives up to all the good reviews! Came for the brunch and it was one of the best brunch buffets I have ever seen. The meat carving station was incredible, plus salmon and lots of vegetables and salads, an omelet and breakfast station, bread, pastries, and desserts. Even though it was quite busy, the service was excellent and friendly. It is pricey at $49 per person for the brunch, and the drinks are good but pricey as well, but all worth it for a unique, fun, and delicious brunch experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s was nice. We all appreciated the ambience of the restaurant. Celebrated my Moms Birthday.

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LindseyL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, friendly staff, beautiful restaurant! It was a bit crowded and loud but that’s to be expected at a good brunch. I would definitely return here for special occasions! My three favorite items where the steak (with chimichurri sauce), the arugula corn salad, and the flan! Oh and their fresh coconut is so delicious. We definitely took the coconuts home and ate the pulp inside haha. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Value for food selection did not seem to be there. Service was great.

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AngelaO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cousin date. We sat on the patio. Our server was very attentive. The oxtails and french toast were our favs.

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vipYayi
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family went for dinner to Habana to celebrate my son's birthday. Our server Manuel was very attentive and friendly. We were happy to know that they had not run out of paella! Manuel brought a small flan with a candle, which was very nice. Overall, we loved the food -as always!- and had a great time. We'll be back!

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Joyce
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I much prefer the original Habana in Costa Mesa. The Irvine Spectrum site is extremely noisy. It was incredibly noisy last time I was there but I thought it was because it was
overcrowded and holiday during the holidays. Food was not as good and service was
lacking. I would only recommend CM site.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday Brunch was delicious.

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jjaceface
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Met with friends for Sunday brunch. Most of the seating is outside on the patio and the staff was really great about finding us a table away from the rain. The food and drinks were great, and the service was friendly.

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ScottS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food but small portions for the price. Drinks and ambiance are great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was great but service was very bad. It took us 30 mins to just get water and to be greeted at our table. We asked about being moved to a booth because the patio was really noisy and the hostess were very rude and short with us. The service was very very slow. We’ve been here one time prior and we were very impressed with everything so this time around it was very disappointing. The music towards the end of the night got very loud which wasn’t ideal when you’re with a group of people and you are wanting to have conversation.

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brittnieC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great service, great food! I will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Great service and ambience. Mediocre food.

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KathleenK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, our waiter Josh was awesome!
I forsure will go back!!

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LoriH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal but the music was too loud to enjoy a conversation inside so we were moved outside and the sun was so hot that it was uncomfortable. We were there for a business lunch. I think the music needs to be turned down.

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DomC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the meal selection has a great balance without being overwhelming. They took care of a large party of 10 with no hassle. I will be back again.

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Enjoi
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely nothing, everything from walking in to getting seated was seamless with no long waits like most restaurants.

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vipTedW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I my family and I have visited this location for Sunday brunch a few times the past few years. The food is delicious and the service is great. However, I must admit it can be come a bit pricey at $50 per person. A party of four just cost me $300 with drinks and tip.

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vipYayi
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and some friends went to Habana last Saturday. They had our table ready in 15 min after we checked in, which is not bad. Food was sooo good! All of us (yes, all of us) ordered the Ropa vieja, it was delicious! Portions were perfect and we all cleaned our plates. For desert I ordered the Cafe Cubano: a chocolate cake with coffee mouse in a eatable chocolate cup. It was also delicious! The band started almost 30 minutes late, almost at 10PM. That was the only sad note... everything else was excellent! We’ll be back!

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TeriS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The staff were very friendly and professional and knew the menu items. The food was delicious and nice portions. The noise level was a little much for me but most seemed to enjoy it.

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erinvern
Los Angeles
3 reviews