Habana- Irvine Spectrum

4.6
2954 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2954 people are saying
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Chrisf
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service most definitely recommend !

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BradW
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great vibe Well constructed cocktails; food was visually appealing but needed more depth and contrast in flavors; also half chicken and pork lechon dishes were a bit tough/overcooked. I would definitely go back for cocktails but not sure for dinner.

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AngelR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good! They were attentive and always asking if we needed anything else. The food is very good and well worth what you are paying and the drinks are always good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Cuban spot in OC!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

January 22nd was my first visit to habana in Irvine. Although the restaurant was difficult to locate as the sign was small, our group had an outstanding dining experience . The restaurant decor and outside patio seating area was beautiful. Our waitress Iya, was sweet, attentive, and provided excellent service to our party of seven. Our group ordered cafe con leche & other coffee drinks but it was luke warm. In spite of the coffee the food tasted excellent from the appetizer to entree to dessert! We highly recommend this restaurant as the food, servers, and restaurant decor was excellent. We are already planning to eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The food was impeccable and full of flavor. Our server was so attentive and fun to talk to! Loved the ambience and lighting in the place and the drinks were so good!

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AndyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, amazing food, and excellent customer service experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we found this cute little place. Loved the vibe and we will definitely be back for another date night!

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Chia
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Habana's and loved it. The atmosphere was energetic, the spirits were delightful, the food was delicious, and our server, Matthew was extremely attentive, simpatico, and made excellent suggestions. I will definitely return.

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MandyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun place for a girls night out! Great food and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience. However, I wasn’t aware that all dining was all outdoors only.

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AlexE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside at Habana Irvine Spectrum and it was wonderful! Habana does a very good job of bringing the experience to you no matter where you sit - inside or out. From our table we could still hear the music, it wasn't too loud by any means, and the ambiance was really nice. Our server was awesome! We were greeted with a little toasting glass of rose champagne. He gave us enough time to look over the menu for drinks, appetizers and our meal and answered questions that we had. He was very lovely. Everything tasted amazing! It was a great experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, & staff! definitely will be recommending/ coming back!!

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vipSunny
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A real fun place. You feel like you’re transported to a tropical paradise.
Such a different and fun vibe.

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TondaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, will return in March, loved the music!

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Brenda
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here was a charm but based on my last two visits the service could be a little more attentive but other than that the restaurant itself is nice (I love the bathrooms) and the food and drinks are tasty. I recommend the pork croquetas and el churrasco.

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JasmineS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time in the last month. We love this place. Lovely experience and great food-excellent value.

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MosesY
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Habana's is fantastic. I love the food, the drinks, the atmosphere. It's always a good experience going there.

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Jaszmine
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service even better!

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vipTTMa918
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor service due to short staff and renovation. Takes 15 mins to only get water and another 15 mins to order drinks. Does not read notes requested on Open table. Texted restaurant separately and still disregard request of party to check in.

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ErickF
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Bad service! Los meseros tardan mucho en atender.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Drinks were really good, too! Great spot to take a date on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food was ok, it started raining outside and there was no umbrella. After requesting an umbrella we finally revived one. The only good thing was the Rosè. I am Cuban and I wasn’t impressed with the food or menu. Would I come back or recommend? Most likely not.

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corona3971
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great ambiance and drinks. Friendly staff and good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We didn’t get seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time and my steak was completely burnt. It tasted disgusting.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful- atmosphere, crowd, great food and drinks but most of all awesome service. I can’t remember my waiters name but he was super nice and attentive. Large outdoor space available which is great during these times. Highly recommend Habana!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for a quick lunch with friends

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vipMarkD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great spot for a Birthday celebration - superb in every way - Food, service, ambiance and vibe - Juan was a great server - attentive, helpful, efficient and really looked after us. We were given a lovely free desert to share at the end of the evening and even got a birthday song. Mojitos were perfect.

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HernanP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food and good service, wonderful ambiance for any occasion

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EloiseG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was so good - the music level could be just a little lower.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food but probably don't go during a busy Saturday night.

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JUSTINA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The dining room was closed and no live music. Booked way too many tables for the amount of staff.

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meganh11
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated outside by the walkway. I put on my reservation that it was a birthday dinner, so I would have liked to sit inside; the hostess didn't ask me if I preferred indoor or outdoor when I arrived, but there were heat lamps so it was fine. Our waiter was friendly and checked with the chef on dietary requests that I and my sister had (gluten and peanuts). However, it took a long time for the drinks and food to come out. Aside from that, I had a great experience. Everything was super delicious! My favorite was the ropa vieja and piña colada. It is a bit pricey, but it was for a special occasion.

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vipgoblue7
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good food but noisy and very busy. Worth the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food

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JonathanC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Paella taste was way below expectation. Customer service was not good, took forever to take our orders, not friendly. Will not visit Any Habana again for Cuban food.

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FoodieT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Overall the menu was a bit smaller than we expected but the food was good and the drinks were great. The ambiance was nice with nice music playing. The staff looked great in their uniforms and really helped the feel of the restaurant. What Habana lacked was the service. We were greeted once after about 10 minutes and had our order taken. Our drinks were brought by a different staff member and our food arrived by yet a different staff member about 20 minutes later. The person that took our order came back after we finished our food (35 minutes later) and dropped off our check. We were never checked on, offered refills or if we were good. We probably won’t go back but at least he food didn’t disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We come here all the time but I was surprised by the service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was celebrating my friend's birthday and we had a great time! Best to go early for dinner as the music level rises and it's hard to talk. All the food and service is great! Matt our server was stellar!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Habana- Irvine Spectrum using the Order Online button. Habana- Irvine Spectrum also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 419-0100.

Habana- Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.6 stars by 2954 OpenTable diners.

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.