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Habana Restaurant and Bar

The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-556-0176
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (18 reviews)
“plantains” (22 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
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51 - 60 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 15 June 2016

Paella A La Habana is my all time favorite, even my husband who is not a big fish/rice fan loves it! Love the patio.

Thank Benterboys
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Talk about ambiance. .. this place has it down !! The food is amazingly yummy ! I always get the salmon .. my favorite salmon anywhere !! I have also tasted the delicious Ropa Viejas and many other items on menu since this is only...More

Thank merlesgirl2
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We had this place recommended to us and it did not disappoint. The cocktails were excellent, you can taste the alcohol and they were refreshing - especially the mojito. We shared three starters and a salad, this was almost too much for two people. The...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 3 May 2016

No, I'm not Cuban, but their dishes have such a nice, home made comfort to them. I loved the Ropa Vieja. I almost cried when I saw they had it on the menu. So yummy, it made me happy.

Thank Lilia W
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Parking is tough on a busy Friday night, but valet is available and reasonably priced at $3. Reservations highly recommended. There are a few seats by the fire on the patio to lounge about while waiting for drinks but don't expect timely service. It's not...More

Thank Peanut4Life
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant Habana serving Cuban cuisine twice during our visit to Newport Beach. Yep it's that good. In a hipster area called "The Lab" the whole area has a great vibe. Both red and white sangrias were tasty. We had empanadas and bocatidos...More

Thank ardis5
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This is a cozy fun place with delicious food. It's noisy and festive,and also has an outside patio. I loved the crab cakes and my son loved his dish as well. The banana fritters with ice cream was so good. Save room!

1  Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 26 March 2016

One word, delicioso! Man, Habana from start to finish... service and food were excellent. Our waiter for dinner (came here twice one for brunch) knew his menu and read us by the book. He recommend since I love kale, order their El Puerco Primo, a...More

Thank Edwin R
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This was the second time I have been here for dinner, and honestly, I came back because it was one of the best meals that I've ever had, and everyone in our party felt the same way. Absolutely delicious!

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I first found Habana several years ago while visiting my fiancee in Anaheim CA. When I recently had to visit So Cal for work, there was no doubt where I was going for dinner. Shrimp and Ahi Tuna Ce vice for appetizer was perfect. Fir...More

Thank peeadra
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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