Habana

LOCATED IN THE LAB, COSTA MESA
ADDITIONAL LOCATION COMING SOON
TO THE IRVINE SPECTRUM

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EXECUTIVE CHEF ALEX MORENO
DIRECTOR PETER JAISEL

 

Paella A La Habana | photo courtesy of Habana

Paella A La Habana | photo courtesy of Habana

ABOUT

Established in September of 1995, Habana proudly serves Cuban and Pan-Latin cuisine. This beloved Orange County eatery is known for its unique plates and cocktails, not to mention, the romantic candlelit atmosphere. An Orange County rarity, guests can enjoy Habana's full menu until midnight seven days a week, including a late night Happy Hour from 10pm-close. After over 20 years of providing Orange County with their outstanding Cuban fare, Habana will be opening a secondary location within The Irvine Spectrum come summer of 2017. 

Named "One of the 100 Best #AlFresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2016!" via OpenTable

More About: Chef Alex Moreno

Habana Costa Mesa's romantic 'al fresco' patio dining | photo courtesy of Habana

Habana Costa Mesa's romantic 'al fresco' patio dining | photo courtesy of Habana

MENU

Habana breaks the mold with their extensive menu of Cuban-inspired fare, ranging from seafood ceviche starters to a hamburguesa of epic proportions. Known for their Paella A La Habana, among other things, the kitchen continues to impress visitors year after year. Their newly appointed Executive Chef, Alex Moreno has brought his own flare and passion to the menu, including the return of Sunday brunch, offering a newly invigorated buffet menu. Grab a mojito, some pork croquetas, and treat yourself... Habana is the ideal place to indulge and stay a while.

Cuban spread at Habana | photo courtesy of Sarah King

Cuban spread at Habana | photo courtesy of Sarah King

CUBAN FARE

Chicken Empanadas: filled with chicken picadillo, served with mango slaw, jalapeno crema and banana habanero ketchup

Bocaditos: puff pastry stuffed with beef picadillo, capers, olives, tomato and raisins, served with slaw and jalapeno crema

Shrimp and Halibut Ceviche: poached gulf shrimp, marinated halibut in coconut lime mint broth served with tostones (Gluten Free)

Cuban Chopped Salad: romaine, radicchio, grilled corn, black beans, avocado, red bell peppers, cherry tomato, pineapple honey cumin vinaigrette

Habana's Caesar Salad: papaya seed caesar dressing, grilled romaine, spicy garlic crouton and parmesan crisps

Media Noche: slow roasted pork shoulder, jamon, swiss cheese, dill pickles, roasted garlic yellow mustard aioli in a pressed sweet roll

Hamburguesa A La Habana: grilled 8 oz beef patty, american and manchego cheeses, caramelized onion, crispy potato, dil pickle, lettuce, tomato and Habana secret sauce on brioche bun

Spice Crusted Seared Ahi: served with passion fruit beurre blanc, roasted corn sofrito and purple goat cheese mashed potatoes

Ropa Vieja: braised shredded beef stewed with bell peppers, onions and garlic, served with white rice, roasted plantain, sofrito black beans

Paella A La Habana: braised chicken legs, chorizo bilbao, peas, wild gulf shrimp, salmon, lechon, mussels and clams cooked in saffron bomba rice (Gluten Free)

All photos above courtesy of Habana


BRUNCH A LA HABANA

Habana’s brunch menu was reintroduced by Chef Alex Moreno in April of 2017. The buffet-style brunch affair takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM - 3PM. Habana’s Cuban brunch fare brings a 'flavorful breakfast' to the next level. Unique spices and sauces grace every plate and complement traditional Cuban proteins such as roasted pork, fresh mariscos and more. Of course, you can't skip the meduros or their selection of fresh baked goods and pastries. To put it briefly, this is a brunch experience for the books.

SHHHHHH....
Habana's Secret Brunch service runs from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
All offerings will be the same as traditional brunch service, and it's all 50% off!

Brunch a la Habana offerings | photos courtesy of Sarah King

LOCATIONS

The LAB
Habana
2930 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.556.0176

Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. 
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Full dinner menu is offered Sunday - Thursday until 12:00 a.m.
Full dinner menu is offered Friday - Saturday until 1:00 a.m.

Parking: Public lot located at The LAB shopping center

Seating: Indoor and Outdoor Seating Available + Bar
Service: Full Service
Square Footage & Capacity: TBD

The Irvine Spectrum
Habana Irvine
708 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
949-419-0100

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Parking: Public, multiple outdoor lots and structures within The Irvine Spectrum

Seating: Indoor and Outdoor Seating Available + Bar
Service: Full Service
Square Footage & Capacity: TBD

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Menu Pricing: $$ - $$$

Habana Irvine coming October, 2017 | photos above courtesy of Anne Watson

 

SAMPLE COVERAGE

OC REGISTER
OC Register lists Habana as one of their favorite leisurely lunches

DAVIDTHEFOODIE
@davidthefoodie highlights Habana's new brunch offerings on instagram and spreads the word to his 100k+ followers on social media

BRUNCHING FEAST! 🤗❤🦀🍝🍛🍜🍲🍤🍷🍸

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Additional sample coverage ...coming soon!

 


 

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714.673.8117

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