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Habana Restaurant and Bar

The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-556-0176
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
$$ - $$$
The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
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Reviewed 24 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 13 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
Reviewed 3 March 2016

When I'm craving some Cuban food, I'm happy to go for lunch at Habana. I wish there were a bit more ambiance for a dinner visit. I am spoiled by Versailles in LA so I crave more of the traditional mojo sauce, but this will...More

Thank Courtney C
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Parking is a major problem! The service was excellent, very personable and helpful with suggestions. Food was "good but not great". We will give them another shot in a couple of months.

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I came here with a couple of friends for lunch. We sat outside on the patio which was quite nice. I had the blackened cod sandwich served with mango slaw and fries. Very tasty. One of my friends visited Cuba last year and said the...More

Thank SCalif
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Habana has pretty good food, and the ambiance of the restaurant is very romantic. I think that the only bummer is that they do not take reservations, so unless to arrive at 5:30PM to eat during Senior Citizen time be prepared to wait for 1-2...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 6 November 2015

My wife and I cam here for dinner and sat in the patio area. A little dark and butted up again the parking lot, so occasional headlights. Started with the cream cheese stuffed lump crab cakes. Highly recommend putting your crab cake on the roll...More

Thank Jeremiah G
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Love this place, great atmosphere great food. The bar area is small but quaint. You can sit inside but I prefer outside, especially by the fire pit. I honestly have enjoyed every meal I have had there. They are so full of flavor. They serve...More

Thank Janie B
Reviewed 3 November 2015

The food was delicious! I ordered the Stuffed Pork Croquetas and Calamari Fritters and both were extremely tasty and bursting with flavor. The texture of the calamari was perfect. I was dining with friends and one ordered the Flan. Best flan I've ever had. I...More

Thank Tania J
Reviewed 22 October 2015

My boss and I were meeting late and decided to head out from the hotel for something to eat. The concierge at the Hilton recommended this place. It's out of the way and has great ambiance and atmosphere with a great outdoor seating area. I...More

Thank Darrin B
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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