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Latin American Restaurant, Cuban Restaurant, and Cocktail Bar
2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Established in 1995, Habana proudly serves Cuban and Pan-Latin cuisine.


Based on 263 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Andrew K.
    "then get the El Puerco Primo."(4 Tips)
    Brandi C.
    "The white sangria is the best"(5 Tips)
    Arelys R.
    "Their bocadito and empanadas are delicious."(3 Tips)
    Tiffany N.
    "Plantain Crusted Chicken dish is to die for!"(3 Tips)
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  • sangria
  • good for dates
  • bocaditos
  • plantain crusted chicken
  • mojitos
  • el puerco primo
  • romantic
  • trendy
  • Cuban food
  • lively
  • authentic
  • empanadas
  • skirt steak
  • good for a late night
  • seared ahi tuna
  • cozy
  • pork
  • tamales
  • crab cakes
  • caipirinhas
  • OC Weekly

    This restaurant features your standard Cuban fare-everything from succulent mango pulled pork to plantain-crusted chicken sandwiches-and more gourmet offerings. Best is the drinks! Read more

    OC Weekly · August 4, 2014
  • Dëva H.

    Great little gem for dates and is very romantic. Get an outside table and sit by fireplace after dinner. Try the bourbon flight and you can't go wrong with any of the Cuban food or plantains

    Dëva Holik · October 21, 2014
  • Arelys R.

    The white sangria is MUST! Their bocadito and empanadas are delicious. For the main dish go with El Puerco Primo or the Plantain Crusted Chicken. As for dessert, the banana fritters are super yummy!

    Arelys Ramirez · March 16, 2013
  • Superb

    What a cute date spot! Love the mood created by all of the glowing candles. Try the ropa vieja or the spice-rubbed seared ahi, and pair it with a few glasses of sangria.

    Superb · July 17, 2012
  • Chad P.

    Bistecca de navarra - 8 oz grilled flat iron steak, topped with a Spanish red-wine reduction. Served with purple potatoe-goat cheese mashed and grilled artichoke = orgasm in mouth.

    Chad Pestelos · December 12, 2011
  • Tiffany N.

    Plantain Crusted Chicken dish is to die for! Strawberry Lemondrop - sweet, tart, and delicious. and for dessert - Banana Fritters! perfect meal right there

    Tiffany N · July 24, 2011
  • Jasmine M.

    The food is delicious! White and red sangria is great as well. You must try the avocado fries for the sauce.

    Jasmine Monroe · March 17, 2013
  • LauraMarie

    Try their signature cocktails... I recommend the Blackberry Mojito or the Strawberry Lemondrop. Oh, and I admire how the restaurant uses candles as their only source of light.

    LauraMarie · December 13, 2010
  • Alyssa H.

    This is a great spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great food and service. The patio is a nice spot for date night or a girls brunch.

    Alyssa Higgins · November 30, 2015
  • Katy K.

    When the sun ☀ is shining, great place for lunch. Great vibe. Food and drinks are creative and yummy, with steep prices!!

    Katy Karas · March 13
  • Michelle H.

    Recommend the sangria Blanca, seared ahi and the skirt steak! The flavors blew my mind

    Michelle Huynh · January 29, 2014
  • Boutiquing E.

    The Roasted Vegetable & Mixed Greens is the best salad ever + add plantain crusted chicken for extra yumminess!

    Boutiquing Erin · October 26, 2010
  • Stephanie

    For great service at the Bar- go to Matt (handle bar mustache) - he is quick & efficient w/ great personality #Cheers

    Stephanie · August 7, 2014
  • Josh M.

    Get there before 12:30p on Thursdays for the Kobe burger special. Wash it down with an Arnold Palmer

    Josh McBride · April 29, 2012
  • Eden T.

    Try the Shrimp and Tuna Ahi Ceviche - comes served in a coconut with plantain chips on the side.

    Eden Tsai · December 21, 2011
  • Angel G.

    skirt steak is a savory entree that one cant pass up. Love it and the sides that it comes with. Read more

    Angel Garcia · July 8, 2011
  • John H.

    Very romantic. Excellent Mojitos and Sangria. Try their Ropa Vieja or El Puerco Primo.

    John Hsiang · November 8, 2015
  • Jenn

    Mojito and/or Sangria + Seafood Ceviche with Banana Chips + Lovely ambiance = great date spot Read more

    Jenn · June 20, 2012
  • Snape D.

    If the Jumbo Shrimp Special is on the menu order it. One of the best things I've ever tasted.

    Snape Dogg · November 12, 2011
  • Scott F.

    Great food and Great service! Definitely going back! Parking is the only issue. Very limited.

    Scott Fernandez · August 2, 2013
  • Eric W.

    Used to come here in the late 90s for the Ropa Vieja - had it today and it was still amazing.

    Eric Weaver · August 6, 2011
  • Joseph C.

    I have had full meals here but I go back for their Flan and good!

    Joseph Chiavatti · July 13, 2010
  • Priscilla @.

    It may not be as Cuban as other dishes, but the Spice Rubbed Seared Ahi is aahhmazing!

    Priscilla @shescookin · September 21, 2011
  • Justin M.

    Go on Thursdays for lunch and get the Kobe Beef burger with fries and tropical salad.

    Justin Moore-Brown · March 23, 2010
  • Chris M.

    Pork croquettas are amazing. Portions are lacking. Great atmosphere though.

    Chris Miller · January 24, 2015
  • Naima F.

    Try the Mango Bbq Pulled Pork Sandwich - Not too sweet, great portion, soft bun...YUM!

    Naima Finnie · January 19, 2012
  • Ms Crystal J.

    It's all about the salmon dinner plate... OMG. If u want a good appetizer, do the bocaditos!

    Ms Crystal Jewel · October 19, 2010
  • Gina

    I have been coming here for years and always order the chicken empenadas. I love them!

    Gina · July 6, 2011
  • Akiko I.

    Terrible watery drinks. Sub per food. Terrible service. Avoid and save your $$ - you're welcome :p

    Akiko I · August 8, 2014
  • Larry G.

    This place is awful.. and bad/slow service. As a Cuban from Cuba.. save your money and go to Felix at the Orange Circle..

    Larry G · August 10, 2012
  • Inga T.

    Wednesday night BBQs all summer long!! 2 tacos for $5 & $4 sangrias!! Starts at 9pm!!

    Inga Tantisalidchai · August 2, 2011
  • Steve B.

    My First Time at a Cuban Restaurant .. I tried the Steak .. Was pretty good .. It comes with beans and rice and stuff ..

    Steve Bitanga · June 17, 2010
  • Christan Casanova

    Great food and great Mojitos. Reminds me of my trip to that Paradise Island. Rum in carton box "classic."

    Christan Casanova · March 6, 2011
  • Andrew K.

    Start with the delicious Spanish Flatbread, then get the El Puerco Primo. Incredible!!

    Andrew Kissinger · July 11, 2011
  • Rich D.

    The sangria has a kick that'll make you wanna slap yo momma - it's that good.

    Rich D · November 30, 2010
  • Lily A.

    White sangria is a MUST! Then get the Ropa Viejo or El Puerco Primo

    Lily Adams · November 29, 2011
  • Karinna Z.

    Disappointing! No ambiance, no Cuban Latin feel... Watered down sangria. LOL...

    Karinna Zarate · April 13, 2013
  • Rae G.

    Best Sangria around! Beautiful ambiance as well...

    Rae Gross · September 30, 2010
  • Keith B.

    The Paella is fabulous. Best I have had so far.

    Keith Browning · February 25, 2015
  • Eric G.

    Not the best Cuban I've had but definitely not the worst. I'll come back

    Eric Gomes · October 7, 2015
  • Felicia O.

    Was not impressed with their sangria, better go for the mojitos.

    Felicia Oland · July 5, 2011
  • Inga T.

    Roasted pig & $4 sangria specials til 4pm every Sunday Funday brunch!

    Inga Tantisalidchai · August 7, 2011
  • Cathy S.

    Deep fried avocado... Tuna tartar.... Pork croquets... Crab cakes! Y.U.M.

    Cathy Sun · November 21, 2013
  • Roger

    Get their skirt steak! It's super tender!

    Roger · May 6, 2015
  • Alba A.

    Omg! They had chorizo Mac n cheese tonight!!!this should be illegal

    Alba Arroyo · November 10, 2012
  • Paulina G.

    Cuban tamal and the best mojito ever!!

    Paulina Guerra · June 14, 2015
  • tara m.

    My favorite restaurant in Costa Mesa, ropa vieja never let's me down

    tara misioux · March 18, 2014
  • Amara O.

    Tried the crab cakes... 👌. Love this place. It never fails. :)

    Amara Omoregie · September 8, 2013
  • Daniel K.

    skirt steak churrasco is a must here!

    Daniel Kim · February 7, 2012
  • Anne S.

    Sweetest friendliest bartender in oc.....heather holds it down

    Anne Stranger · September 23, 2011

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