Habana- Irvine Spectrum

4.5
2062 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2062 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ManuelG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Proportion was a little underwhelming for the price.

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FrankS
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This restaurant is a hit or miss on service, I have had some good waiters/waitresses and then I have received some bad ones.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it brought my husband for his bday we were greeted with small wine sample simply amazing and host was great!

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Deez
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything would’ve been perfect but the price we paid for our entree was not worth it. They were overpriced for the portion they served and the steak was like what they serve at Denny’s. My nephew ordered the same I did (steak), and they were both so thin that we couldn’t tell which was cooked medium rare. It was the cheapest cut of meat ever! i must say that the appetizer we ordered was delicious and our waitress was excellent. But overall, we would not go back again. i totally understand that with the pandemic, the restaurant gotta cut back on things but also understand that we work hard for our money.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always! Love me some Habana!

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GiselS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

When I first got here, I really wanted to love this place, but due unforeseen circumstances I gave it a 2/5 stars. The food was overall good, but I think there could be room for improvement in some dishes therefore I gave it a 4/5 stars. We asked the waitress multiple times to please assist us with turning on the heaters since it was 55 degrees outside and they only turned it on for the people sitting across from us and behind us. They only did turn it on as soon as we got our check. I had also ordered the half chicken, but they failed to provide proper utensils to eat it with so I sat there for a good 20 minutes waiting for a knife, while my food got cold (lol). The drinks were great, and I wish there was a rating for drinks because I could give that a 5/5! Overall, I don’t think I will be coming back or will recommend this place but I hope someone else gets a better experience than I did.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Never had a dish I didn’t like there!

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ArielleH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place!! The atmosphere, food, drinks were amazing!! Would go again

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Schmeal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was friendly and they were quick. Additionally they were clean and made the dining experience feel safe and welcoming.

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TatianaS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Customer service stellar , ambiance great , felt safe to enjoy a very special occasion with close family . Until it came to the food . Sadly food quality went Seriously downhill . Not sure if they are cutting cost or hired new chefs that are not up to par. Our party had 4 steak plates and all uneatable! Really expected more , we left hungry. Curtis to the servers very friendly and sweet. Not sure what is going on in the kitchen. Ruined a post wedding luncheon

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Anna
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! The food was delicious! We didn’t wait that long for the food to be brought to the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from our server Mario

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Lovely
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our dinner. Love how they are taking all precautions.

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CarolynM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We loved the ambience because it made you feel like you were in Cuba. The staff and customer service was top notch! Our host and waitresses were sweet and fantastic. The drinks were delicious, even a simple whiskey on the rocks with Coke was made well with perfect proportions. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because the meals were a bit small for the price, and the food was okay. Empanada dough was very dry and powdery. We would come back and one day when things are normal, would love to sit at the bar with live music (when it returns).

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vipHilaryK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was pouring rain and we had to follow COVID protocols, but Habana was very nice and accommodating. The food was fantastic and the ambiance was very Cuban. I will definitely go back in better circumstances.

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AngelicaN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious! Loved that they took COVID-19 precautions seriously with their plexiglass between each table.

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James
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My visit to Habana was disappointing, our first waitress left without notice after taking our order, she was replaced with another equally inattentive waitress, who at the end of our meal upon delivering our check began to make excuses as to why the service was poor. The music was too loud and sounded more like a club than a restaurant.

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vipMichelleA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and loved it!
Service and food was amazing

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KieranW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The menu has changed and no more plantain encrusted chicken or paella. I wouldn’t go to this one any more maybe the original one in Costa Mesa only.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Delicious food and great cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Food was amazing!

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food and ambience was awesome !! The service was just ok... they never took our plates after we were done and we had to keep calling over the waiter for things... if they tightened up on the service it would been perfect!!

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vipJDS3
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our dining experience at Habana was very enjoyable. The staff was welcoming and engaging, the setting was festive and comfortable and the food was excellent! Nice job!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Portion size smaller than usual. Food quality was not as great as I recall. The service was excellent but the food wasn’t.

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LilyB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. I would highly recommend.

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BlueLagoon
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was beautiful and elegant, but the food was just OK. The food that we got was not worth the price we paid. Also, the music was very loud and could hardly talk to the people we were with. We might try coming back again, but not for a while.

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RicardoS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Food was delicious. Overall the environment is great!

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RobH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and I brought guests from out of town who have been to Cuba many times and we all loved the food, the ambiance and the service.

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SalJ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend a different families really great spurious great service staff is a stunning the chefs are really good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es un lugar increíble y delicioso, el ambiente es relajado.

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Reservations
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Habana did not seem to honor reservations. When you get there you just wait in line with everyone else which was about 20 minutes. Otherwise, it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was a bit slow and had to ask where my drink was. Slow to bring out the dessert too. Food great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff was amazing and working as one to ensure guest satisfaction

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IvetteA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Service was no existent. Waitress took our order. Was never to be seen again. Asked for the manager ( 50 mins after being seated ) and he too, never appeared. Our entire order from our drinks , to our appetizers to our Main Courses were all brought out together _ at the same time_ DRINKS, APPS, ENTREES- ALL AT ONCE -BUT ONLY ....after we reached out to the gentleman clearing the newly departed table in front of us- to kindly assist us with our meal. He took the reigns. Transported all to our table SIMULATANEOUSLY! Unfortunately, everything had been sitting in the kitchen too long and it went cold long before it made it's way to us. No Return Visits...PERIOD.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Sunday’s brunch

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LillianD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place, loved it! I would definitely recommend it to my friends and will be back soon!

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Monica
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely come back to visit! 🥳 perfect service! I loved the food!

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JennyK
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant! The food was soooooo good! Music ambience, everything was so nice. Can’t wai5 to go back and sit inside.

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vipHoss
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place - good food, drinks, and atmosphere. Recommend to anyone looking to enjoy a happy hour meal and drinks with a friend

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We reserved at 8:15 and waited till 8:45 to be seated. What’s the point of using open table app for reservations.

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Habana- Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.5 stars by 2062 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.