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Habana SoCo

2728 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6445
+1 512-443-4253
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lechon asado” (12 reviews)
“plantains” (8 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, South American, Central American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
2728 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6445
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place! Have been there a few times and food never disappoints. Great mojitos, sangria, and Cuba Libres. On this last visit, we had the sweet plantains appetizer - lightly friend and not at all greasy! I love the picadillo and get it all...More

Thank dkm57
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

Always a pleasure having you -- glad to hear the food never disappoints! It sounds like you've had a great taste of everything that we have to offer from the mojitos to the appetizers and entrees -- great that it's all been delicious. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 25 January 2017

We went in mid-afternoon, so it was off-hours. We were served by a guy who was probably normally a host, and he did not seem entirely comfortable as a waiter...but, once again, it was off hours, and the service was still fine. I went with...More

Thank bookerken
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, and you can definitely count on better service next time. Best, Erik Driskel, General Manager

Reviewed 19 December 2016

If this was Cuban cuisine it was nasty street Cuban cuisine of some sort. No culinary expertise whatsoever. The food was dull like cans of things just thrown together.More

Thank CharlotteAmalie
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

We actually use really authentic methods and ingredients in all our dishes here. If your meal wasn't up to par, we would have liked to have known about it in the moment so we could have made things right. I know we can do better,...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

Our son recently moved to AUS and this was referred to him by a coworker. Started with mojito and sangria - both good. Loved the food...so many choices! Excellent pork dished and beans. Loved the plantains! We sat outside in one of the 'cabanas'; there...More

Thank dkm57
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

I'm glad you were sent to our place for a delicious meal! Anytime you're in town visiting your son, we'd love to see you again soon. Best, Erik Driskel, General Manager

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Went only for a order to go and ended staying here for an hour, amazing Pan con Lechon and a really nice atmosphere. The restaurant is so well stayed that looks like you are in Cuba. We were talking whit the owner a cuban girl...More

Thank abelcuba
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

Thanks for hanging out and enjoying the space with us! I really appreciate the kind words, and I hope you'll come visit next time you're in Austin. Best, Erik Driskel, General Manager

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant for authentic Cuban food, we went in our trip to Austin and was a very nice surprise

Thank Marimer R
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

Marimer, thank you for the solid review! Austin's full of amazing food, so it's awesome you chose to check out our place. Hope to see you next time you're in town! Take care, Erik Driskel, General Manager

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Habana was actually my first taste of Cuban food years ago before the had a now fabled fire. The food can be that hot. Not really, but its always incredibly tasty. And the Mojitos and Martinis are great, too. Do not leave without plantains. Seriously.

Thank guitarspeak
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

I'm honored your first taste of Cuban food was with us! Here's to many more years of mojitos and plantains together. Thanks, Erik Driskel, General Manager

Reviewed 13 October 2016

We love Cuban food & decided try try a different place since we had a less than desirable experience at their competition. They both serve these 2 signature Cuban dishes, but I must say the flavor was so much better here. The prices are a...More

Thank MPH200
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

Thanks for comin' by and checking out our two best dishes! It's awesome to hear they both hit the mark for you. Looking forward to next time, Erik Driskel, General Manager

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Three of us just had lunch at Habana SoCo. I had their lunch portion of roasted pork, with a side serving of 'congri', a mixture of black beans and rice. The pork was outstanding! Moist, succulent and very flavorful, the lunch portion was quite ample....More

Thank dwgibbs
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

So glad to hear you thought of our place to bring the crew for lunch! It sounds like everyone made some great choices, and I hope y'all will be back in the near future. Thanks, Erik Driskel, General Manager

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Habana always delivers solid Cuban and Latin American food so authentically and deliciously! Surprisingly, outside of Tampa or SoFlo, this type of amazing cuisine isn't easy to find. My kids are always begging for empanadas and tostones every time we cross the Travis County line,...More

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this review

This really made me smile today. I'm honored you think to come to our place anytime you find yourself in Austin. Hopefully we'll have plenty of paella left for you on your next visit! You're always welcome to take a piece of tres leches home...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2728 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6445
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-443-4253
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Description
Where Austin meets the Islands. Delicious Cuban & Caribbean food & drinks!