Habana

LOCATED IN THE LAB, COSTA MESA
& 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. After over 20 years of providing Orange County with their outstanding Cuban fare, Habana has opened a secondary location within The Irvine Spectrum as of November 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 weekend 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 Sundays from 10AM - 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.

Brunch service is offered at both locations on Sundays from 10AM - 3PM, Adults $38 (drinks not included), Kids 10 and under are $19.

Brunch a la Habana offerings | photos courtesy of Sarah King

 

BAKERY HABANA

Bakery Habana at The Irvine Spectrum Center offers an array of authentic housemadeCuban pastries. Habana’s talented Pastry Chef Katherine Russ provides outstanding bites to be enjoyed in-house or to-go. With its own entrance, Habana Irvine’s cafecita will be exceptionally accessible, and will offer its own inviting ambiance. Guests can also indulge in exclusive, aromatic and rich coffee blends. These roasts can be sipped at the bakery, or taken home to be brewed at one’s leisure, but can only be found at Habana Irvine. Whether you’re there for the coffee, treats, or both, a visit to the new Bakery Habana is sure to transport you to a warm morning in Cuba.

Bakery Habana offerings | photos courtesy of Rob Stark

 

LOCATIONS

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

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. 
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Live music Friday - Saturday, 10:30 p.m. -1:30 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: 3,800 Sq Ft, 180 seats

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

Bakery Habana
708B Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
bakeryhabana.com

Hours of Operation: 

BAKERY (DAILY) 7AM to 10PM
BREAKFAST (DAILY) 7AM to 11AM
LUNCH (DAILY) 11AM to 4PM
HORA SOCIAL (MON - FRI) 4PM to 6PM AT THE PATIO BAR
HAPPY HOUR (FRI - SAT) 10PM to 12AM
DINNER (DAILY) 4PM to 12AM
LATE NIGHT (WED to SAT) 12AM to 1AM
BAR (SUN to WED) 11AM to 12AM
BAR (THU to SAT) 11AM to 2AM
BRUNCH (SUN) 10AM to 3PM

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

Seating: Indoor and Outdoor Seating Available + Bar
Service: Full Service
Square Footage & Capacity: 9,800 Sq Ft, 300 seats

 Restaurant Habana's dining room at The Irvine Spectrum Center | photo courtesy of Rob Stark

Restaurant Habana's dining room at The Irvine Spectrum Center | photo courtesy of Rob Stark

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Menu Pricing: $$ - $$$

 

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

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