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Latin American Restaurant, Cuban Restaurant, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Costa Mesa
  • 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)
90 Tips and reviews
  • sangria
  • good for dates
  • bocadito
  • plantain crusted chicken
  • mojitos
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  • OC Weekly
    OC WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    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
  • Dëva H.
    Dëva HolikOctober 21, 2014
    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
  • Andy F.
    Andy FrancoSeptember 16
    Try their Chicken Empanadas served with their banana-jalapeño ketchup, delicious. Also for their cocktails the Templeton Manhattan and Buena Vista are great!!!
  • Arelys R.
    Arelys RamirezMarch 16, 2013
    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!
  • Superb
    SuperbJuly 17, 2012
    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.
  • Chad P.
    Chad PestelosDecember 12, 2011
    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.
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HigginsNovember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HuynhJanuary 29, 2014
    Recommend the sangria Blanca, seared ahi and the skirt steak! The flavors blew my mind
  • Tiffany N.
    Tiffany NJuly 24, 2011
    Plantain Crusted Chicken dish is to die for! Strawberry Lemondrop - sweet, tart, and delicious. and for dessert - Banana Fritters! perfect meal right there
  • Katy K.
    Katy KarasMarch 13
    When the sun ☀ is shining, great place for lunch. Great vibe. Food and drinks are creative and yummy, with steep prices!!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For great service at the Bar- go to Matt (handle bar mustache) - he is quick & efficient w/ great personality #Cheers
  • LauraMarie
    LauraMarieDecember 13, 2010
    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.
  • John H.
    John HsiangNovember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Very romantic. Excellent Mojitos and Sangria. Try their Ropa Vieja or El Puerco Primo.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FernandezAugust 2, 2013
    Great food and Great service! Definitely going back! Parking is the only issue. Very limited.
  • Josh M.
    Josh McBrideApril 29, 2012
    Get there before 12:30p on Thursdays for the Kobe burger special. Wash it down with an Arnold Palmer
  • Jenn
    JennJune 20, 2012
    Mojito and/or Sangria + Seafood Ceviche with Banana Chips + Lovely ambiance = great date spot Read more
  • Snape D.
    Snape DoggNovember 12, 2011
    If the Jumbo Shrimp Special is on the menu order it. One of the best things I've ever tasted.
  • Angel G.
    Angel GarciaJuly 8, 2011
    skirt steak is a savory entree that one cant pass up. Love it and the sides that it comes with. Read more
  • Eric W.
    Eric WeaverAugust 6, 2011
    Used to come here in the late 90s for the Ropa Vieja - had it today and it was still amazing.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillerJanuary 24, 2015
    Pork croquettas are amazing. Portions are lacking. Great atmosphere though.
  • Naima F.
    Naima FinnieJanuary 19, 2012
    Try the Mango Bbq Pulled Pork Sandwich - Not too sweet, great portion, soft bun...YUM!
  • Alexander C.
    The fish is amazing. Ambiance is good. Drinks a little pricey.
  • Boutiquing E.
    Boutiquing ErinOctober 26, 2010
    The Roasted Vegetable & Mixed Greens is the best salad ever + add plantain crusted chicken for extra yumminess!
  • Gina
    GinaJuly 6, 2011
    I have been coming here for years and always order the chicken empenadas. I love them!
  • Lily A.
    Lily AdamsNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    White sangria is a MUST! Then get the Ropa Viejo or El Puerco Primo
  • Priscilla @.
    Priscilla @shescookinSeptember 21, 2011
    It may not be as Cuban as other dishes, but the Spice Rubbed Seared Ahi is aahhmazing!
  • Inga T.
    Inga TantisalidchaiAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Wednesday night BBQs all summer long!! 2 tacos for $5 & $4 sangrias!! Starts at 9pm!!
  • Christan Casanova
    Christan CasanovaMarch 6, 2011
    Great food and great Mojitos. Reminds me of my trip to that Paradise Island. Rum in carton box "classic."
  • Ryan H.
    The food is great here, but the eggs benedict should be rethought
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KissingerJuly 11, 2011
    Start with the delicious Spanish Flatbread, then get the El Puerco Primo. Incredible!!
  • Paulina G.
    Paulina GuerraJune 14, 2015
    Cuban tamal and the best mojito ever!!
  • Keith B.
    Keith BrowningFebruary 25, 2015
    The Paella is fabulous. Best I have had so far.
  • Amara O.
    Amara OmoregieSeptember 8, 2013
    Tried the crab cakes... 👌. Love this place. It never fails. :)
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy SunNovember 21, 2013
    Deep fried avocado... Tuna tartar.... Pork croquets... Crab cakes! Y.U.M.
  • tara m.
    tara misiouxMarch 18, 2014
    My favorite restaurant in Costa Mesa, ropa vieja never let's me down
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMay 6, 2015
    Get their skirt steak! It's super tender!
  • Joseph C.
    Joseph ChiavattiJuly 13, 2010
    I have had full meals here but I go back for their Flan and good!
  • Ms Crystal J.
    Ms Crystal JewelOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all about the salmon dinner plate... OMG. If u want a good appetizer, do the bocaditos!
  • Patrick F.
    A really great place with yummy food!
  • Alba A.
    Alba ArroyoNovember 10, 2012
    Omg! They had chorizo Mac n cheese tonight!!!this should be illegal
  • Inga T.
    Inga TantisalidchaiAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Roasted pig & $4 sangria specials til 4pm every Sunday Funday brunch!
  • Marco A.
    Marco AlvaradoAugust 6, 2014
    Stuffed pork croquettas is definitely a must! ☝️
  • Rich D.
    Rich DNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The sangria has a kick that'll make you wanna slap yo momma - it's that good.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BitangaJune 17, 2010
    My First Time at a Cuban Restaurant .. I tried the Steak .. Was pretty good .. It comes with beans and rice and stuff ..
  • Rae G.
    Rae GrossSeptember 30, 2010
    Best Sangria around! Beautiful ambiance as well...
  • Justin M.
    Justin Moore-BrownMarch 23, 2010
    Go on Thursdays for lunch and get the Kobe Beef burger with fries and tropical salad.
  • Allie K.
    Allie KelleyJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Plantain. Crusted. Chicken. Just do it.
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KimFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    skirt steak churrasco is a must here!
  • Karli S.
    Karli ScottJuly 21, 2014
    Try the white wine sangria! It's the best!
  • Anne S.
    Anne StrangerSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sweetest friendliest bartender in oc.....heather holds it down
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