Habana Cabana - Closed

18552 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


  • $$
  • Business Dining, Takeout
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Habana Cafe is the second restaurant of owner Martin Espinosa, who has operated a Cuban bakery in Downey for more than a decade. Espinosa bases recipes on his mami's cookbook, so in addition to Cuban standards such as the tart shredded-beef stew ropa vieja and a complimentary side of moros y cristianos (Moors and Christians, the deliciously un-P.C. name Cubans give to black beans mixed with white rice), Habana Cabana also cooks up specialties rarely found outside Miami: crab croquettes, a spicy oxtail stew with the bizarre name rabo encindido ("flaming tail") and veggie omelets that Cubans call tortillas.

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