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Habana Restaurant and Bar

The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-556-0176
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (20 reviews)
“plantains” (24 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the vibe here. I first came for restaurant week a few years ago. Last night I had the rum pepper shrimp and sangria. My friend had the salmon. They both had unique wonderful flavor. They also have a vegetarian tamale which is really...More

Thank Evelyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting in the area we went to Habana for dinner. The weather was moderate so we sat on the patio, which ended up being a very good thing. The ambience is terrific (better than inside). We had a great server, a drink a piece and...More

Thank mrliterature
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For more than 20 years, this restaurant has served consistently delicious Cuban food - I'm addicted to the hearty tamale pie! The best OC patio dining around with a long menu of favorites not to be found elsewhere.

Thank Lindamom
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Loud inside due to the cement walls but very trendy and interesting. I loved outdoors even though it was right next to the parking lot. Small but tasty menu. Average prices and good service. Would recommend!

Thank alimariew
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

My plantain encrusted chicken breast sandwich, my daughter’s Cuban take on a Philly Cheesesteak, and my son’s crusted ahi were all excellent. My wife’s ceviche appetizer was also exquisite, but since it arrived at a time more appropriate to desert than as an intended appetizer,...More

Thank abacusz
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We always swear to never go back to the Irvine Spectrum because of the confusing directions and parking issues. Still, we ended up being invited to Habana and enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Wife and I ordered the paella which is only available for...More

Thank CaliforniaLen
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Difficult to get in for Sunday brunch on a last minute before 1pm so I highly recommend making reservations and forget about trying out the one in irvine on a spur of the moment. Definitely worth all the hype. I really enjoyed their seafood bar...More

Thank kanicon
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Coming from the coast we decided to have lunch here today. We had no reservation, but we were thereat opening time. No problem to have a table for 3 persons in the sun. Location : cute and cozy ! Parking (free and valet) available but...More

Thank Jurgen V
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Cool for a last minute visit. Food was okay. Prices were a bit high. More of an American idea of Cuban culture.

Reviewed 6 April 2018

This place is truly a little slice of Cuba. The service and atmosphere were great. I had the Oso Buco pork and my wife had the plantain chicken. Both were flavorful, cooked to perfection and had great sauces. If you are not a big fan...More

Thank Krow13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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