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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 10:03:16 AM »
Awesome! I love the original Habana location and look forward to checking this one out! It's great that they added the 'to go' bakery and café!

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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 11:02:45 AM »
The food at the original Habana is great; looking forward to trying the new Irvine Habana this week!
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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 12:48:36 PM »
Bella Cuba is still better (at least for the price).

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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 06:54:46 PM »
Bella Cuba is better in general

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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 11:04:56 AM »
Habanas dark candle lit decor is romantic and draws people to the place.   
They don't have to up their food game cause mediocre food is already packing the house.

Perhaps one should think of it more as a lounge then a restaurant.

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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 11:27:46 AM »
Just go to Taco Bell and buy the $5 combo deal.

I’m cheap and I know it!  ;)

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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 11:40:21 AM »
Just go to Taco Bell and buy the $5 combo deal.

I’m cheap and I know it!  ;)

Taco Bell isn't even Mexican food, much less Cuban.

A Cuban fast food place would be called Mojo Bell or Del Empanadas.
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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 11:42:38 AM »
Habanas dark candle lit decor is romantic and draws people to the place.   
They don't have to up their food game cause mediocre food is already packing the house.

Perhaps one should think of it more as a lounge then a restaurant.

Agreed. Went for date night after our first two choices at the spectrum had long waits. Mediocre at best.

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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2017, 12:46:06 PM »
https://www.google.com/amp/abc7.com/amp/food/socals-first-alcohol-serving-taco-bell-opens-in-newport-beach/2796274/

The Taco Bell that serves alcohol sounds more appealing to me. But that’s just me.

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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 10:33:24 AM »
Paging IHO... $10 off buffet


Habana launches brunch

The buffet is similar to the one served at Costa Mesa with a few more options at each station, Executive Chef Alex Moreno said during a preview last week.

The buffet spread, which cost $38 per person, includes seafood, charcuterie, carving stations (including lechon, or roasted piglet) and pastries. The assortment of fresh-baked goods is from the restaurant’s cafe, a mini Cuban bakery inspired by famed Los Angeles bakery Porto’s.

The weekly buffet is held Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For a limited time, Habana is offering $10 off the buffet.

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Re: Irvine Habana restaurant offers the best of Cuba at the Spectrum
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 12:23:47 PM »
Paging IHO... $10 off buffet

You said the magic word.

Now I will check this place out. Funny, I've eaten at the Costa Mesa one and didn't know they had a Sunday brunch buffet.
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