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Bella Cuba

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3940 S. Bristol St, #114, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7431
+1 714-545-5711
11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We usually gravitate to Cuban restaurants when vising cities and this trip was no exception. Bella Cuba has a very good menu selection and I would have to say the Arroz Con Pollo was definitely in my Top 5, chicken was moist and tasty, and the rice flavoring was genuine. The grilled chicken topped with onions held a nice flavor... More 

Thank Kenneth R
Anaheim, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Food was excellent. The volume was amazing for the price. You will have to take some home! Variety top notch. The service was perfection. We had water and delicious hot crusty bread immediately. Our food came up quickly and nice and hot. French fries were the best I ever had.

Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The place was packed. But, the food came out quick and they were turning the tables at a rapid rate. All 3 of us had different variations of pork. Our favorite was the fried pork chunks. Their beans and rice came separate. When I've had Cuban food in Miami they were always mixed together. Their fried plantains were the best... More 

Thank lew w
Laguna Niguel, California
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166 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The Cuban food is good here but they should stick with the traditional menu. They had lomo saltado (a Peruvian dish) as a special dish and failed. They have tasty roasted chicken and platano maduros.

Thank Cynthia G
Auckland, New Zealand
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105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Big restaurant located just a few meters from Hilton and crown plaza Costa Mesa. Nice environment with good music. Nice stuff specially the lady at reception. With fast wifi, good prices at the menu.

Thank manrehe
Costa Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Best Cuban food in Orange County as well as a lot of friendly waiters and waitresses who provide wonderful service. The food is awesome!!!

Thank virnol
Santa Ana, California
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in a small food court section of Sunflower/Bristol shopping mall, across from South Coast Plaza. Their lunch specials 1:00-4:00pm are very well priced. I had the chicken sandwich for $8.95 and which was delicious. Also tried their homemade sangria for $5.95 and very good as well. My husband had the pulled pork sandwich that he is still... More 

Thank Crystalfree
Spring Valley, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome lunch menu, from price, portion to quality... Sandwiches are big enough portion to share, and the service is fast.

Thank Menzi T
Wellington, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

the menu has a big variety of Cuban homestyle typical dishes, nice terrace to sit outside in the summer and to have a peaceful meal as it gets very busy inside ,friendly staff, good selection of local beers if you want to try something different, Cuban draft beers! a lot of meat in the menu but also good quality of... More 

Thank Maca O
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I enjoyed this restaurant very much. The atmosphere is casual and lively, moderately priced, the service very good (every body very attentive) and the food excellent. Large portions of very tasty meats with rice and beans. I had chicken and loved it. Didn't have room for deserts but I will be back for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3940 S. Bristol St, #114, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-545-5711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?