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Habana Restaurant and Bar

The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-556-0176
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (18 reviews)
“plantains” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
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51 - 60 of 190 reviews

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick bite. Lively place. Great location. The shrimp and ahi ceviche was fantastic. I had the Ropa Vieja. Oh so flavorful. I will be back next time I'm in So Cal.

Thank stevetsmith
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I will start by saying I am Cuban and know Cuban food. This is in no way a place to come for Cuban comfort food. It's a very Fufu place with a just a hint of cuban flare. Pros: presentation of the food and located...More

Thank Clary7625
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The food is decent but can be a bit pricey especially when it's not always consistent. Sometimes it's great, other times it's meh. However, they make up for it with the ambiance and their MOJITOS!!! Hands down, they win when it comes to these delicious...More

Thank ALMEDIA
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is an interesting place. Their food is very good in general. I like the way they prepare beef. I have tried different dishes and they are all very nice. It is usually crowded and loud.

Thank DorisV660
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Paella A La Habana is my all time favorite, even my husband who is not a big fish/rice fan loves it! Love the patio.

Thank Benterboys
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Talk about ambiance. .. this place has it down !! The food is amazingly yummy ! I always get the salmon .. my favorite salmon anywhere !! I have also tasted the delicious Ropa Viejas and many other items on menu since this is only...More

Thank merlesgirl2
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We had this place recommended to us and it did not disappoint. The cocktails were excellent, you can taste the alcohol and they were refreshing - especially the mojito. We shared three starters and a salad, this was almost too much for two people. The...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 3 May 2016

No, I'm not Cuban, but their dishes have such a nice, home made comfort to them. I loved the Ropa Vieja. I almost cried when I saw they had it on the menu. So yummy, it made me happy.

Thank Lilia W
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Parking is tough on a busy Friday night, but valet is available and reasonably priced at $3. Reservations highly recommended. There are a few seats by the fire on the patio to lounge about while waiting for drinks but don't expect timely service. It's not...More

Thank Peanut4Life
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant Habana serving Cuban cuisine twice during our visit to Newport Beach. Yep it's that good. In a hipster area called "The Lab" the whole area has a great vibe. Both red and white sangrias were tasty. We had empanadas and bocatidos...More

Thank ardis5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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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