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Habana SoCo

#414 of 3,095 Restaurants in Austin}
€€ - €€€Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
2728 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6445
+1 512-443-4253
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“cuban sandwich” (12 reviews)
“lechon asado” (11 reviews)
“plantains” (7 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, South American, Central American
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2728 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6445
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently, a co-worker suggested Habana SoCo for lunch while we were in Austin for business. As an transplant from Florida, I eagerly agreed to her choice hoping for a decent selection of Cuban food. Habana SoCo is located on a wooded property that I had...More

Thank FloridaShannon
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This restaurant is right across (west) South Congress from St. Edwards University. We were looking for a family lunch in South Austin for which we did not have to wait in line for 1 hour, which is the usual for this popular dining hour. The...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon this Cuban restaurant when we were traveling through Austin and we were so happy we did. The food was delicious and the restaurant itself was very cute. I would highly recommend this place.More

Thank Dawn H
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

So happy that you stumbled upon us, Dawn -- we know that we can be a little hidden and tucked away. I'm even more pleased that everything was to your liking and you enjoyed our vibe. I hope next time you're in Austin you will...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

I stopped by while I was in Austin for work. I had the Cuban Sandwich and it was AMAZING and huge! It was so good, I stopped by on my way out of town the next day and got one to bring home. The staff...More

Thank Vanessa G
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

So glad that you were able to make a quick stop to see us while in Austin, Vanessa -- there's nothing we love to hear more than you getting one to take with you home. I hope that next time you're in town you will...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Tasty restaurant offering a slice of Cuba. Indoor and outdoor seating. Roast pork is great here and plentiful. Will be back for more.More

Thank DougGleaner
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

So happy that we are able to give you a taste of Cuba, Doug. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your roast pork and had more than enough of it. I already can't wait to welcome you back in for more! -Erik Driskel, General...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the vegetarian plate which had a savory yuca and sweet plantain option which provided nice balance. Spinach empanadas were quite good as well. Good portion size. And the only Cuban restaurant I've been to in Austin - not sure there are others. My...More

Thank Ashley L
Ron F, Owner at Habana SoCo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Glad you were able to grab a bite to eat with us, Ashley. We know that we can be a bit challenging to find, but thanks for taking the time to do so. I'm delighted that you and your friend enjoyed your meals -- wear...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 27 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 26 January 2017

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 18 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 reviewResponded 20 December 2016

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 8 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 reviewResponded 10 November 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
Where Austin meets the Islands. Delicious Cuban & Caribbean food & drinks!
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