Habana- Irvine Spectrum

4.5
2129 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2129 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about my evening at Habana was perfect. From the host greeting to the seating in my preferred spot upon her asking, it was exquisite. My waiter was friendly and conversational, offering recommendations and keeping me comfortable with refills. The Cubano sandwich was the best I’ve had. The complimentary dipping sauce was a treat with it. But the very best part of Habana, of course, is the ambiance! ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my Daughters birthday! Everyone there was so nice and smiling. It is good to go out for an evening where everyone is smiling. I appreciate the Great customer service. The Restaurant had all the COVID safety precautions to be safe going out public places. The food was amazing we all enjoyed everything we had

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VictoriaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing! Our server Gio did a great job.

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JamesR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance...perfect for lunch,ask fir booth well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fun and great service

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TrungD
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good but service was poor. They kept getting the number of diners wrong with lack of place settings and drinks. Then they served appetizers and no plates were brought out until we asked for them. The food was good but was brought down by the service.

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ALSman
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance creates such a cool vibe. I am part Cuban and like it here very much.

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LordMars
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I had a delicious dinner with my family at Habana. The location is perfect and the decor is beautiful. I highly recommend the Lechon and ropa vieja. We also had some amazing mojitos! The service lacked a bit they forgot to bring out our appetizer and our drinks took a very long time. However, management was very professional and offered the app at no cost. Overall, the restaurant was beautiful the food was delicious and the drinks were just right. I'm looking forward to my next visit. Cheers!

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LeslieB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating Easter with the family. Patio is perfect for outdoor dining. Food and service was great. Bummed we weren’t able to get the plantain chips they usually serve. Was told due to staffing they weren’t providing them. Also did not realize they don’t have any options for the kiddos. Was able to find a plate the kids could share, but of course it was pricy and the kids didn’t really like it. Would be nice to have a kids menu. Overall, a favorite place we like to come for celebrations and date nights.

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RLee
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Set outside on the patio for a Sunday brunch with my wife. I loved the Cuban ambiance and food specialties. Servers were very pleasant and informative. It was a great experience.

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NormaJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We visited Habana at the Spectrum for Easter Brunch. Loved the experience. As you walk through the double doors you are instantly transported to another world. Its rich and luxurious ambiance yet so cozy and homely. We sat outside in the patio and the and there was plenty of shade provided via the tropical trees and retractable awnings. We enjoyed a Pa Centro Rum drink served in a real coconut and it was amazing. I had pancakes with a guava jelly and it blew my mind. Others in the party had lobster paella, ropa vieja and other delicious Cuban cuisine. I highly recommend this location for food and ambiance.

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OCmama
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food had good flavor but arrived room temperature. It was Easter so I figured they were busy and didn’t want to send it back and wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best Easter brunch ever. Every dish we ordered exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere was lively and made us feel like we were able to celebrate with family. Thank you Havana staff!

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MeganC
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The pork croquettes were delicious! We had a mojito and Paloma and both were well made and refreshing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. I will definitely be back.

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AlleyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! The service was very fast and attentive! We had a wonderful time! I suggest the pina colada! It was heavenly! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing! Food and drinks were so good, definitely will be back!

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LauraL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and outdoor ambience.

JA
JulieA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring salsa back eventually and bakery. We always love ❤️ coming to Habana! We miss the live music and bakery. Service is always on point and the waiters call my mom “Señorita” which she loves. The Cuban decor is done so well with a lot of thought.

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FabianL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Decor is great! Food is mediocre at best, unfortunately willl not visit this place again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was the most amazing experience my boyfriend and I had! definitely recommend the food was immaculate !!!

JG
JoeG
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Food was ok. Waiter was taking forever to see if we needed anything else!

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Anonymous
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The food was okay, but the horrible service made the taste of the food worse. Took a long time for our food and a long time to even get our check to leave. There were at least 7 other tables that didn't have any food even though they came around the same time we did...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience Amazing Food

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BethL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! complete home run. Service, ambiance, food, and presentation all amazing. Took clients to Habana for business meal. We had the best time. Luis was our server and extremely attentive without being intrusive. And the main attraction was the food. It was a party in my mouth. Had an assortment of appetizers and ordered several plates that we all shared. There was not one dish that wasn't amazing.

JG
JonathanG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family to an amazing dinner. Had great food drinks and an amazing time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Waiter was extremely nice and caring. Food was great.

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vipEdwardB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed ourselves at this location. spacing was nice. Service was top notch, and food was delicious. I have no idea how it compares to actual Cuban food (full disclosure) but what I did have was flavorful and different. Looking forward to going back.

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Brad
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great very personable and friendly. Our food was incredible as always the restaurant was clean and we had a great time. We will definitely return.

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Persiancat
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The quality of food has gone down here. The steak was tough and rubbery. The chimichuri sauce was watery as it was out of a jar. The grilled onions where not really grilled.
The food seemed mass produced and not cooked per order. There’s a lot of better places to waste money here for $32 steak that you can’t eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love their cocktail drinks and music

MR
MelodyR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the vibe at this restaurant! Definitely going again!

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Soph53
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are very accommodating and the food is delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here !!!!!!!!

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vipPOMvolunteers
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Tried the specialty mojito and appetizer, Both were really good. The server team was very friendly and helpful with explaining the menu. Good to be out again.

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HeatherA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our seating on the regular outdoor patio was perfect. Even though it was a chilly night, there were plenty of heat lamps to keep the temperature comfortable which made for a great experience.

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Jeremiah
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in right before the finish rush, was seated inside and while there was noise, it was part of the ambiance and overall not bad. Servers were really attentive and drinks were great.

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vipHenryG
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Sat at the bar. Food was good. I'd recommend

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vipDebster
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great but no coffee with dessert was a bummer

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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 4.5 stars by 2129 OpenTable diners.

Habana- Irvine Spectrum does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/habana-irvine-708-spectrum-center-dr/giftcards.

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.