Habana’s Cuban-inspired brunch menu makes you rethink buffets with its lavish spread of fresh seafood, succulent slow-roasted lechón, ropa vieja and classic paella Cubana (with seafood in every bite!). Strategically build your plate with made-to-order omelets, bocaditos, and tasty sides such as potato plantain gratin and Iberico chorizo. But leave room for an assortment of confections to balance out the savory; you can’t go wrong with plantain maduros and waffles.
2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, (714) 556-0176; www.habanacostamesa.com.
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