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Habana Restaurant and Bar

The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-556-0176
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (21 reviews)
“plantains” (27 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in California with my husband celebrating our one year anniversary and after reading the many wonderful reviews I decided to dine in there. The décor blew my mind inside and outside, we opted for the patio scenery which was so romantic with the...More

Thank yorlenys461
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight’s Dining Adventure was the fo-shizzle! From the chorizo and garbanzo bean soup special to the pork croquettes, rope vieja, sweet fried plantains and the flan... omg, the flan was rich, creamy and ignighted my inner flame like few dishes can. Wow!

Thank BuyfromPaul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hungry after a concert at the Pacific Amphitheater and searched Google maps for something open nearby. We decided to try something different and Habana did not disappoint! Not only was it open late-night, but they had a great Cuban band playing! We sat...More

Thank Sssparkle
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We've never been to the Lab and enjoyed the vibe there so decided to eat at Habana. We had to wait until 5PM to put our names in for a table the same night so we waited in the bar. This restaurant was worth the...More

Thank LadyDiButterfli
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This was our 1st after arriving from FL. The location was a bit confusing because we were not exactly sure where the restaurant was. There was also limited parking when we finally found it. The food was good and the atmosphere was great.

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Well, I was at Costa Mesa, never been there before, it was lunchtime. I search for restaurants near me, I been eating Cuban food for 20 years, I found the Habana restaurant and decide to eat Cuban food. Asked for tostones, fried plantains and then...More

Thank OlgaA1399
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Peach cobbler, bacon n maple, marionberry donuts. Our favorites Friend brought these by this morning with coffee.

Thank MichaelChavez
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Very interesting and a nice change from the ordinary menu faire. Lovely staff. Outdoor seating as well as indoor. Welcoming and comfortable atmosphere throughout. I had a great Cuban pork shoulder sandwich for lunch. I'd go back anytime!

Thank Pat P
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We hadn't been to Habana in years (maybe a decade). I'm not sure why we stopped coming as we really enjoyed our recent visit. The menu had a variety of options and the food we selected good tastes. The flat bread we started with was...More

Thank too_few_trips_1
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Love the patio .... the candles and outdoor feels are perfect ... partnered with a great cocktail and appetizer or a romantic dinner for two. Always recommend to my clients when they come to south Coast Plaza and want something different

Thank michelespies
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-556-0176
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