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3940 S. Bristol St, #114, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7431
+1 714-545-5711
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Anaheim, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent. The volume was amazing for the price. You will have to take some home! Variety top notch. The service was perfection. We had water and delicious hot crusty bread immediately. Our food came up quickly and nice and hot. French fries were the best I ever had.

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Thank KAREN L
Reno, Nevada
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553 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was packed. But, the food came out quick and they were turning the tables at a rapid rate. All 3 of us had different variations of pork. Our favorite was the fried pork chunks. Their beans and rice came separate. When I've had Cuban food in Miami they were always mixed together. Their fried plantains were the best... More 

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Thank lew w
Laguna Niguel, California
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cuban food is good here but they should stick with the traditional menu. They had lomo saltado (a Peruvian dish) as a special dish and failed. They have tasty roasted chicken and platano maduros.

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Thank Cynthia G
Auckland, New Zealand
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99 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Big restaurant located just a few meters from Hilton and crown plaza Costa Mesa. Nice environment with good music. Nice stuff specially the lady at reception. With fast wifi, good prices at the menu.

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Thank manrehe
Costa Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Best Cuban food in Orange County as well as a lot of friendly waiters and waitresses who provide wonderful service. The food is awesome!!!

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Thank virnol
Santa Ana, California
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in a small food court section of Sunflower/Bristol shopping mall, across from South Coast Plaza. Their lunch specials 1:00-4:00pm are very well priced. I had the chicken sandwich for $8.95 and which was delicious. Also tried their homemade sangria for $5.95 and very good as well. My husband had the pulled pork sandwich that he is still... More 

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Thank Crystalfree
Spring Valley, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome lunch menu, from price, portion to quality... Sandwiches are big enough portion to share, and the service is fast.

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Thank Menzi T
Wellington, New Zealand
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

the menu has a big variety of Cuban homestyle typical dishes, nice terrace to sit outside in the summer and to have a peaceful meal as it gets very busy inside ,friendly staff, good selection of local beers if you want to try something different, Cuban draft beers! a lot of meat in the menu but also good quality of... More 

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Thank Maca O
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I enjoyed this restaurant very much. The atmosphere is casual and lively, moderately priced, the service very good (every body very attentive) and the food excellent. Large portions of very tasty meats with rice and beans. I had chicken and loved it. Didn't have room for deserts but I will be back for sure.

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Costa Mesa, CA
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224 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This restaurant can also be found under "Bella Cuba restaurant" - same address. The food is awesome. The first look is not that great - place looks like it could use a little upgrade or maybe that just adds to the authenticity. Service and food better than at Havana down the road.

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Thank FrankTibackx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3940 S. Bristol St, #114, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-545-5711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?