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Habana Restaurant and Bar

) #14 of 429 Restaurants in Costa Mesa ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
+1 714-556-0176
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA
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Reviews (182)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been going to Habana for years prior to moving out of state, so after several years had concerns that it wouldn't be "the same". We were pleasantly surprised that the menu had changed slightly, but the quality of both the food and beverages...More

Thank Wolverine325
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting from out of town, and our nephew, who works in the area, recommended we meet him for dinner at Habana Restaurant. What a great time we had! The food was delicious and the menu varied with different takes on foods that we've...More

Thank RosemaryGalette
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great food with a Cuban flair...steaks are always good. They have a unique menu with unique ingredients. Quaint tree covered patio makes for an intimate date setting or fun to bring a small group for a business dinner. Cocktails are second to none - great...More

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Very lively spot near South Coast Plaza and Performing Arts Center. Both the food and presentation are excellent and innovative. We prefer the patio seating which is away from the bar scene and a bit more quiet. Parking is abit of a challenge but with...More

Thank sheila h
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

we incidently came across this place as we did not know the way very well and we looked on google maps for a place to have a drink. This was not on it. The terrace is great, the cocktail and white wines we enjoyed were...More

Thank Leopold M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My parents and I came here for lunch. We really liked the ambience of the restaurant, however the staff could do a better job of dusting the seats in the booths. My parents ordered the Mango BBQ Pork Sandwich and Ropa Vieja, while I ordered...More

Thank jkanguhroo
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Never would have known this great restaurant was here if not for my son doing a search for restaurants in the area. What a great place with a great atmosphere, service and food. My first experience with Cuban food, but certainly it won't be my...More

Thank FuzzyKat
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I ate here for the second time recently and it was just as good second time around. I had the chorizo sofrito steamers to start, they were just divine. For my main I had the rum pepper shrimp, this was another top class dish, bursting...More

Thank phiggs97
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Love the setting and layout of the lab. It's surprising the scene and retreat behind the more industrial walls. Food at this place was amazing - especially the deep friend avocado. Service was also exceptional.

Thank helenblee
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This place is super cute. The food was great. The service was great. Totally would go back! Parking is the only trouble

Thank Samantha H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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