We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Habana SoCo

2728 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6445
+1 512-443-4253
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (17 reviews)
“lechon asado” (12 reviews)
“plantains” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, South American, Central American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2728 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-6445
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (91)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were there with a large group, the waiter had no difficulty handling the crowd and separate checks. It was happy hour so the margaritas were $5 each, they went down easy mainly because there was a whole lot of ice. We ordered a variety...More

Thank Staubenf
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I have been to Habana a few times and I have never been disappointed. The food is always great and the service is at a nice leisurely pace. They do not try to rush you even if they are busy. This last time I had...More

Thank Stu1973
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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 13 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 18 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 21 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 9 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 5 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 7 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 25 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 28 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 27 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

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Torchy's Tacos - South
163 reviews
.58 km away
Lucy's Fried Chicken
235 reviews
.75 km away
Habanero Mexican Cafe
96 reviews
.74 km away
Winebelly
45 reviews
.77 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
2,180 reviews
1.16 km away
SoCo District
750 reviews
1.60 km away
Big Top Candy Shop
77 reviews
1.48 km away
St. Edward's University
23 reviews
.30 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Habana SoCo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
Description
Where Austin meets the Islands. Delicious Cuban & Caribbean food & drinks!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing