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Cafe Habana Malibu

3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu Lumber Yard, Malibu, CA 90265-4995
+1 310-317-0300
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“grilled corn” (6 reviews)
“lentil soup” (2 reviews)
“guac” (3 reviews)
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Latin, Mexican, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu Lumber Yard, Malibu, CA 90265-4995
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Gosh, I wanted more Cuban or Mexican in Cafe Habana Malibu. First, the parking was tricky. Being first timers, we circled the building looking for the restaurant, and then again to find parking. We ended up parking in the lot for a nearby shopping complex...More

1  Thank kindtraveler2016
Reviewed 21 December 2017

sat at the bar and had a quick meal of fish tacos on flour tortillas - excellent! I'd go back to try some other items. This place is tucked inside Malibu Country mart - so you have to work a bit to find it -...More

Thank Chris_helen90266
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Lest the name fool you, there is no Cuban food at Habana Cafe. There is someone confused with Mexico and Cuba. I detect the the hand of a Gringo Millennial who once ate at a real Mexican restaurant and then heard that there was a...More

1  Thank kboy00
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Aside from Weds nights, not sure why people come here except for the fact that we have pretty lousy Latin food here in the 'bu. This place is mediocre and not a good value, but we don't have much to pick from locally. Sit on...More

Thank kellyp400
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Sorry to say but there was nothing positive about our visit to this restaurant. Our waiter Brad was not interested in us at all, we had to wait way too long for the food while locals around us were served in a normal way. The...More

2  Thank DantehetGooi
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We ate lunch at Cafe Habana. It's a beautiful location somewhat hidden in Malibu. The decor is very tasteful. We dined outside and started off with the grilled corn appetizer. You must try! For my entree, I ordered the Habana Burrito with shrimp and very...More

Thank WanderlustSydney123
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Friends took us there as we were visiting. Sat outside and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon drinking and eating. We were four so we indulged in a pitcher and all of us enjoyed their excellent tacos. Large enough for the women to share. Service excellent. Only...More

Thank IraW_11
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Clearly a place for the locals and tourists are treated worse than the poodle sat on, yes ON, the table next to us being fed by the owner. Bland and tasteless for the main, and funnily enough even the dog turned its nose up at...More

1  Thank rae g
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Hey, it's Malibu and Café Habana hides in the back corner downstairs in the Malibu Lumber Yard. Be patient because even with a reservation you are going to wait, but it's well worth it. Start with Mexican Corn and go from there. Their tacos are...More

1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed 9 June 2017

First of all NOT Cuban food! Second, I had to walk out with my mother because no one attended our table. I observed other people getting served, while we sat there waiting for drinks. I told one of the waitresses, "Thank you for assisting us,"...More

2  Thank Amy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu Lumber Yard, Malibu, CA 90265-4995
    (Pacific Coast Hig)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-317-0300
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