Habana- Irvine Spectrum
Guests will enjoy specialty cocktails and celebrated dishes will mix classic Latin favorites as well as Habana’s own take on specialties.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
It was closed
Great customer service.
Table next had a child a very noisy. :(
The food was amazing!! The service was great definitely going back soon
Arrived very early for reservation; hostess was able to get us a table and was very friendly. Server was less than attentive. Offered complimentary champagne that never came and later asked us if we wanted a refill. Was there for a birthday that was notated on the reservation and confirmed by a phone call we received. Never mentioned by anyone when we arrived.
Lovely restaurant! The outside patio was delightful, servers were nice and cordial, food was good; my plate the lechon was spectacular! Unfortunately the filet mignon that my husband ordered was a tad overcooked.
Amanda was AWESOME! Perfect customer service and very friendly!
Over-priced and got kicked out promptly at 10pm. I won't go back since they can't spectators the diner's experience let alone let them finish a glass of wine.
Delicious food and great service. Will be back for sure!
Delicious food (I had the rum pepper shrimp), good mojitos and red sangria, nice staff, pleasant outdoor seating
Love the complimentary sparkling wine. Food was excellent.
A beautiful Cuban restaurant with a touch of elegance! Love the food, beverages, ambiance and excellent customer service.
Celebrated my wedding at the courthouse at Habana. Truly memorable experience to make our special day even more special. The staff was so sweet congratulating us and giving us such a nice service. I really appreciate the extra care in handling safety precautions during this time. Super accommodating as well. Thank you for such a special lunch.
Fantastic atmosphere and great unique food! We loved every bit of it!
I've been here a few times. The food is always good and the service is great.
The food was delicious! Starting with the empanadas all the way to me Kobe beef burger it was a fantastic lunch. The gesture of welcoming us with champagne was just pure finesse. Most importantly my man Tony the OG is a class act and a wonderful wonderful part of our experience at Habana. He made our first experience memorable and fun. I highly recommend!
I’ve been at this location a few times before and always enjoyed it. Not this time. They had a special, three-course, prix-fix menu for Thanksgiving at $60/pp. While we knew going in that it wasn’t inexpensive, we decided to splurge based on previous experiences. We got there at 5pm for our reservation and the place was fairly empty. We were given our choice of table and were promptly seated. Right away they brought us the complimentary glass of sparkling rose. So far so good. We proceeded to order our appetizer, one of three choices. My companion and I chose the squash soup since it was the only one with a Thanksgiving flare. We were told they were out of it. Disappointed, we ordered the pork croquetas (me) and turkey empanadas (my companion). The croquetas were tasty and my companion seemed to enjoy the empanadas. We both ordered the turkey with mashed potatoes and stuffing as our entree. Since we wanted a bit more of the traditional feast, we ordered the creamed corn on the side (turned out nothing special). We asked if it was enough to share and we were told that the a la carte sides were individual size. So we also ordered the Brussels sprouts (very tasty). Both sides were large enough to share among 3 people. So we totally over ordered. That was disappointment number 2. Number 3 came with the turkey. Our entrees were cold. We asked for warmer entrees. Second time around they were barely luke warm. By then, the sides had gotten cold. Of the three desserts, I ordered the flan, which was the best part of my meal!!! My companion ordered the chocolate semifredo. The waiter came with a brownie with whipped cream and apologized that they were out of his choice. At least they could have asked him if he wanted to switch it for something else before they decided for him. And the brownie wasn’t even that fresh. I know we are in the middle of a pandemic. But this thanksgiving dinner at Habanas, a place I have enjoyed in many occasions, left us pretty disappointed. :(
Had a great time, Amazing food and the waitress was super nice!
Hostess at the front was very rude. Was sat 20 mins over reservation time. The lechon adobo was not worth the price for what it was. Lacked flavor. Lots of mosquitoes!!! Huge ones, too!! Got at least 3 bite marks. I discovered them after my feet started throbbing then spent the rest of the time trying not to get anymore bites and trying to not get my daughter bit. Server was nice, but overall a very terrible experience.
The restaurant is beautiful and the food is so yummy!
Very small food menu. No sure if it was due to the Civid 19. Took a while to get our waiter to place our order.
Everything was delicious! We felt safe from Covid-19, but it didn’t stop us from enjoying the patio ambience! The chicken was INCREDIBLE! We will be back for sure!
Probably go for a special occasion but not for a regular date night. It was still an awesome expirence and the mojitos were on point. The flan was amazing and I recommend the tops vieja.
Unbelievably tasty food and wonderful service. We ordered the pork croquettas and chimmichuri skirt steak. I did not get a pic of the steak.
Amazing food & service. Had the chimichurri filet & it was one of the better steaks I’ve ever had.
What a fabulous surprise. The outdoor seating is fantastic, the service was greatand the food was delightful.
After reading reviews on Yelp, I was nervous to bring my friend here for dinner. We had a 6:00 reservation, and was seated promptly. There is a huge outside patio and great vacation like music. The server provided us with complimentary champagne, and was helpful when we couldn’t decide on a dish (he combined the two). Great experience, definitely would recommend.
Great coming here again best Cuban restaurant
It was nice and laid back! We got to the restaurant a bit earlier than our reservation time and they sat us down anyway! Our server was super friendly and attentive the entire time. The food was great and made really well! I would definitely go back! We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and we had such a lovely experience!
Food was terrific and the service was even better. A really nice touch with a small champagne greeting for all guests upon seating.
Im Cuban and it was not authentic Cuban at all. The croquettes were in a tomato sauce? Never have I seen that. The roasted chicken had a weird taste to it. I will not be returning there.
Habana has always been amazing overall. The only thing I can recommend that needs to change is the option for standard or outdoor seating for reservations through open table. On my recent visit I specified on my open table reservation for standard seating, which means indoor since the other given option is outdoor. That's the whole point of making reservations, to reserve for a time and preference. When I checked in at Habana for my reservation, the hostess proceeded to direct me to an outdoor table. I mentioned this isn't what I specified on my reservation and she replied that all the reservations that come through to the restaurant don't indicate standard or outdoor on the reservation placed. If that truly is the case, that needs to change. I drove out to Orange County specifically to have a nice indoor dining experience with Husband. Thankfully, the hostess was nice and obliged to my reservation request but better options to select from in the future to make reservations through open table would be indoor, outdoor, or no preference.
had a 6PM reservation for 2, requested booth and was seated at a table at 6:30PM. Manager at the restaurant indicated that it was a result of Covid....hmmm
We made a reservation for 6 pm but weren’t seated til 6:40. It was clearly overbooked and understaffed. When we were seated it took about another 10 mins for our waitress to even get to us. Afterwards another 10 mins to order our food. If you’re coming before a show for dinner, beware of the wait times!
Handcrafted Mojitos need improvement
Ambience, Food, and Service are worth it
I went here for my sister’s birthday. The server wore mask, there was plastic plexiglass up due to the close proximity. The Habana platter was a great starter. I got the lechon asado. It was good. There were a nice amount of options. I would go again and try the bakery.
Pork croquettes were mediocre at best. I ordered the roasted pork dish. It came out like a pork chop, not shredded like I’m used to in other Cuban restaurants. It was tender but not what I was expecting. Cuban espresso was basic, not the strong coffee I was expecting. So everything was ok and tasted fine. Just not good enough to warrant a return. Definitely didn’t leave wanting to return soon.
Great food and service. Recommend making reservations
Great dining experience! Ropa vieja was so yummy ...highly recommended
Food was delicious, loved the atmosphere, will definitely do it again, customer service was excellent
The foods were delicious, we liked shrimps appetizer.
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Habana- Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.5 stars by 1966 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.