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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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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I had such a wonderful visit to this gorgeous restaurant over the Labor Day weekend for brunch with a few friends. The weather was lovely, so we opted to dine in their courtyard area. The staff was very friendly, and attentive. Our server was Galvin....More

Thank jackiep183
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for a romantic sexy date. Very dim lighting, staff hardly ever come by to check on you, good music. Hard to find at first but it's at the back of the anti mall. Was seated quickly but took forever to get drinks. They...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 3 September 2016

My dining partner and I listened to other reviewers about the crazy parking situation so we made an early reservation on a weekday. Several reviewers indicated that there were many veggie options, but in actuality the menu is meat heavy with only two vegetarian dinner...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Five of us had a lovely meal here last weekend. Michelle took care of us very nicely and the patio ambience was great. Highlights included the skirt steak, the little empanada appetizer with jalapeno crema, the chocolate dessert....well, all of it really. Even our vegan...More

Thank groguet
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The comfortable ambiance made for easy conversation, and the service was very good. The server suggested a Tempranillo wine that was excellent (El Coto), and the appetizers were plentiful for sharing. I recommend the empanadas-- we had both the veggie and the chicken-- and the...More

Thank PJG66
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here last month and really enjoyed the service and atmosphere. The food was very grwat too although I was a bit limited in what I could eat as the gluten free options were quite limited. What I did have I really enjoyed. Would...More

Thank DEire
Reviewed 11 August 2016

As always, Habana excels! The spinach and shrimp salad was fantastic and the chocolate bread pudding was excellent. Everyone at the table enjoyed the food; I never have to worry about bringing folks here - never ceases to satisfy! Service was great.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Was visiting the area and looking for good Cuban restaurant. Was kinda disappointed that Habana was not a traditional Cuban restaurant. Dont get me wrong, I truly enjoyed my lunch - skirt steak. Perfectly done and really delicious but this place leans more towards fusion....More

Thank nestingdragons
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I have dined at Habana for the past ten years and experienced many lovely dinners. As of late (over the past year) I have noticed a declined in both the food and ambience that once made this restaurant fantastic. Sadly my last dining experience convinced...More

Thank Domenick F
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Always my go to when visiting Costa Mesa! Beautiful setting especially outside with gorgeous lighting. Delicious food and amazing cocktails!

Thank kim v
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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