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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%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (19 reviews)
“plantains” (23 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In town for a corporate meeting, I took someone here who lives in the north section. She had not heard about this place...she loved it, as did I. My husband and I tried to go here the last time we were in town, but it...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible experience at the new Habana!! The ambiance, music, and service were exceptional. The Cuban club ambiance showed such attention to detail from the fabrics to the woodwork to the lighting and music. I wasn’t a fan of the drab server’s dresses.... they...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Everything we ate was great!!! The atmosphere is quaint. And the live music was excellent!! The outdoor patio is very pleasant. We found it by chance, and we’ll be back!!!

Thank monica f
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Its a really nice restaurant, really cool menu. Great price, friendly staff and very efficient. I like the location.

Thank manrehe
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The food is good however the service was terrible . Do not recommend if you are a large group and want to split the check . They acted as if we were invisible when we wanted to pay and would not split the check into...More

Thank kd1314
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Great vibe, great drinks. Had their version of a Caesar salad w Ahi and it was awesome. Great lunch or meet up spot. But: warning: parking is ridiculous. That’s the only reason not getting 5 stars.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We love Habana, the atmosphere, and the food. It's a fun evening. My go to dish is plantain crusted chicken with yucca mashed potatoes and mint mojito. Be warned, parking is crazy and may take you 15 minutes. They apparently have free valet parking in...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Love the atmosphere, a fun indoor/outdoor dining patio with a real Cuban flair. The plantain-crusted chicken salad was amazing, with a breaded semi-sweet crust over tender chicken on a bed of mixed greens with corn, guacamole, and other tasty surprises. Other dishes looked equally appetizing...More

Thank gwwyjjliu
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I've never eat here, and was surprised at how tasty the fare was. We met for a business lunch and ate outside. The weather was perfect and their were no bugs or distractions. I enjoyed the plantain crusted chicken with salad. The flavor was excellent....More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

A colleague made reservations here for a business lunch. When I first pulled into the parking lot I was confused at all of the eclectic buildings and airstream RVs. Not until I parked did I realize what a whimsical place. Habana has a great outdoor...More

Thank bballwey
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
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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