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Cafe Habana

4.3
4.3
382 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Cafe Habana is a Cuban/Mexican cafe in Malibu, CA that holds an approachable, community-driven environment. We serve innovated Latin cuisine with a menu drawing specifically on Mexican and Cuban flavors. Our restaurant serves a lunch and dinner menu. As well, we have a full bar with original signature drinks and many wines sourced from California producers.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 317-0300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Malibu

  • Cross street

    Pacific Coast Highway

  • Parking details

    Free self park in public lot. Occasional Free Valet.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 382 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. Stephluvsfood

    Los Angeles

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A go to restaurant in Malibu especially if you have shopping or hiking plans in the area
  2. RandyW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here fairly often and love it every time!! The food, atmosphere, service is all top notch!!!
  3. NormT

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food and always great service from Israel and Oscar.
  4. SyuzannaS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and fun ambiance!
  5. madison1223

    Nashville

    216 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant sadly isn’t the same anymore. No iced tea at a Cuban place in CA. Mildewed odor and poor servixe
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Terrible service
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great family dinner tonight. Drinks were awesome- skinny margs were the best we’ve had. Tacos, enchiladas, corn, queso and guacamole were all excellent- great dinner - ambiance was festive and inviting!! Can’t wait till next time
  8. Jessica

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Service was really poor. They sat us next to a drain which really stank a lot! And were mopping the floor as we were singing happy birthday - had to walk through a wet floor on the way out. Food was excellent.
  9. Nmskies

    New Mexico

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We made a reservation for 230 p on New Year’s day for party of 2 and arrived on time and were ask to wait at bar for table. Then while at bar many who arrived after us were seated before us. After 30-45 minutes I finally had to get manager involved to seat us. Food was good. Very, very crowded. Was it worth it? Maybe...
  10. Dave

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Service was great. Food is consistently very good
  11. kathleene

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was really mediocre - have always been a fan but corn was cold, steak over cooked, rice was greasy.
  12. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious, fresh and full of options.
  13. rosesRred

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everyone loved their food. Cocktails were yummy too!
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love that they are dog + kid friendly!
  15. Tmarian

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was average the best thing were the fried plantain.
  16. AlexisC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It’s a fun vibe, great location but looks rundown inside and sandwiches were dry
  17. WendyL

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! The service was great! I totally enjoyed every aspect of my visit. The noise level was low!
  18. JamesW

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique menu items! Great Atmosphere. Don't miss the Churro desert!
  19. Gourmet

    Los Angeles

    445 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    445 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely patio, great professional friendly service, consistently good food. Try the guacamole, corn on the cob and skirt steak tacos. All delicious
  20. GaryG

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Lettuce wrap fish tacos were good as was the brown rice bowl with steak. The bottled beer was not served cold and when I requested a cold glass the glass received was warm. Guacamole was very bland.
  21. Shannon22

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I fly to LA Cafe Habana is my first stop! I love the food and the atmosphere!
  22. Amber808

    Hawaii

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    There was a lot of confusion when it came to being seated. The staff was over whelmed when we arrived and the sat us in a table that was about 2 feet from other tables and right in the middle of servers so we were moved. Our water didn’t seem to be quite with it either. The food was good and the drinks were fantastic!
  23. AnthonyM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Restaurant hard to locate. Need of signage . Food was delicious.
  24. Elle

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Going to Malibu on a Sunday afternoon is always amazing but this restaurant needs to figure some things out. The screaming hot plates and the solidified beans would seem to indicate a microwave in use. The main course food had no flavor. Appetizers and desserts were the best part. Waitress was classic...like a satire of a spaced out beach girl; completely inattentive. The worst thing was watching the table of three next to us order more alcohol than could be reasonably consumed by a party of six and then see them walk to and get into their car to drive. This restaurant really needs to take some responsibility for the amount of alcohol consumption under their roof.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Greatly disappointed with service and food! Missed delivery of appetizers completely! Sent one dish back because it was rubbery. Even cafe leche was not good. Overall surprisingly disappointing and overpriced. Will not be back!
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as usual. We ordered the shrimp tacos, quesadilla, cubano sandwhich with fries and the chicken enchiladas. Everyone’s meal was served hot and was flavored well. Nothing was too spicy or bland. Flavors were on point as was the service. Ambiance was casual but upbeat. We will be back again!
  27. Glassy

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty Latin fare, always good and fresh with attentive staff and a restaurant that is consistently good.
  28. MattC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Horrible service; average food and extremely overpriced.
  29. Arlyb

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Our service was so below standard. I will be sending a private message to the restaurant... The food was good and I a girlfriends reunion so that is what made it so nice.
  30. Steven

    Yosemite

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    There is nothing Cuban about this restaurant. It is a Mexican restaurant. The overall feel was that it was dirty. We were seated right next to the kitchen even though we had a reservation and a walk-in was seated in the more cozy looking booth ahead of us. Full giant trays of food were whisked over my head on the hurried way out of the kitchen. A dirty broom was propped up against the wall outside the kitchen and in the kitchen which we could look right into, a filthy mop was visible. The music was very loud and did not contribute to the ambience of the themed restaurant. I think they were playing punk rock. The thought crossed our mind that perhaps our waiter was high on something. Forgotten drinks mediocre service. The bill was just plopped down on our table with no follow-up after dinner. I have to say the food was pretty good. I ordered steak tacos. Nothing special. Overpriced, but decent. The rice was tasty. Overall this place needs an overhaul. I will not go back.
  31. SARAF

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uno dei posti migliori in cui sono stata. Cibo ottimo e servizio impeccabile
  32. Michelle

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love this restaurant because of the combination of the ambiance, location, and prices! Although there is nothing Cuban about the food here (it's Mexican), the carne asada is AMAZING.
  33. nigelc

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and good service, great place for lunch or dinner
  34. PatrickS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The quality of food has gone down in quality since a visit from a year ago. Our tortilla chips were all crumbs, like somebody poured out the bottom of a tortilla bag. The salsa was just bland and awful. A Latin themed restaurant MUST have good chips, salsa and guacamole. The enchilada was under cooked, the tacos were average but the tortillas had the texture of rubber. Overall we were most definitely not satisfied with the food. The server was nice, but he seemed a bit overwhelmed with the Sunday crowd, we had to repeatably as him for better chips, refills,etc. The price of all this? Expensive, like Javier's expensive with a sub par El Torrito quality food. Would not recommend to anyone.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Food fair. Hostess was wearing cut offs, flip flops, bare midriff top and hoodie, not the first impression I expected. Restaurant was in need of maintenance. Seats in our booth were torn and taped together, window shades in need of repair. Last time I was here it was run better and food was better. Are they under new management? Very disappointing.
  36. Sofie

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The name Cafe Habana is sooo misleading. There is nothing Cuban about the restaurant except the name and the pictures on the wall.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Horrible they were allowing customers to use vapes
  38. MrTee

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Our waitress was very hard to find and when she finally arrived to take our order, she was very uninterested and seemed ore-occupied. We had to ask other staff members for additional service.
  39. Rimzak

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We’ve been twice at different times and both time busy or slow service is terrible. Order your bar drinks two at a time. Servers are never to be seen. We had ordered a marg right when our food came and didn’t get it WELL after we were done eating and that was after we reminded the server about it. I don’t know if the servers don’t want to sell drinks and only want to serve you one and done, but the service both times feels like that “island life” service you get on vacation where no one cares and is never in a rush for anything, including bringing you the check. You are sitting in front of a table full of finished plates waiting for your bar drink that would be your second drink and no one comes and busses the table even after you ask for the check. Food is good and that’s what we would come back for, maybe just Togo food because the service is so slow and lacking.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crear good justbas The venue i visited un NY 15 years ago.

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Cafe Habana is rated 4.3 stars by 382 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pacific Coast Highway

  • Neighborhood

    Malibu

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free self park in public lot. Occasional Free Valet.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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