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Habana Cuba

€€ - €€€Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
387 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2811
+1 408-998-2822
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“plantains” (8 reviews)
“lechon” (13 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (5 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
€€ - €€€
387 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2811
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is inside SoFA Market, a designer food court. You order, pay, and when your food is ready you find an open table for eating. The Pechuga de Pollo (chicken breast) was very good with a generous portion of rice, beans and chicken. Served...More

Thank OBD2142
Reviewed 20 August 2018

If you want real Cuban food in a nice venue, this is your place. It's been here for awhile and they know how to make great Cuban food. Drinks are good as well in nice indoor seating for small/large parties.

Thank RhettL905
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Loved when they were a full on restaurant on Race Street so I was so happy to find them in SoFa Market. The food is still delicious although the waiter/waitress interaction is gone but I guess that is a sign of the times. I ordered...More

Thank MommaAmp
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Habana Cuba is beside a number of other Restaurants in the same location on South First Street. First time for Cuban food for me and chose Lechon - Cuban marinated Pork, which came on a plastic tray with the Pork in one quarter, rice in...More

Thank Mo_DaW171
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Came here for the first time for lunch. I had an orange soda and the lechon sandwich with grilled onions. The sandwich tasted good, but was a bit on the dry side.

Thank LisaandRod93013
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is closing this month, but the food is still the best for Cuban around this area. The Lechon is better then anything we had in Florida. Stop by in the next few days if you have a chance. They are opening a stand...More

Thank Larryv501
Reviewed 19 January 2018

I just went there last night with my wife and a friend. He had the steak, which looked pretty good, I had the ceviche con tostones. The ceviche was ok. The tostones were great and plentiful. My wife had ropa vieja which is always good.

Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Had dinner here last night and really enjoyed it. My husband had the lechon a la cubana (slow roasted pork) and I had the tamal cubano con ropa viejo. Both were delicious and served with perfect rice and plantains. The atmosphere was great for us...relaxed...More

Thank 635kathyd
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Me ( Cuban born, lived in Cuba until 2010) and my husband, British visited this lovely restaurant today. Whoever says that this restaurant doesn't offer genuine Cuban food is lying. The food is genuine and very fresh, I am a very picky person and travel...More

1  Thank Visitor G
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My party of 4 people shared the appetizer combination platter and the meat combination platter for 3 people. Lots of delicious food was enjoyed by all at dinner and then leftovers for the next day. Mojitos were reasonably priced. I'd recommend making reservations for a...More

Thank Travelingpat2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2811
    (San Carlos & Park)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-998-2822
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