HABANA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
WITH WEEK-LONG WAYBACK SPECIALS SEPT 15-20
Turning 25 is a big deal in the restaurant business, and this month, Habana, a first-rate OC Cuban restaurant with locations in Costa Mesa at The LAB and in Irvine at Irvine Spectrum, is celebrating its silver anniversary by rolling back its lunchtime prices and offering $5 sangrias and mojitos all day. The weeklong celebration will take place September 15 – 20 from 11:30am to 3pm.
For nearly 25 years, Habana has been the perfect dining destination for contemporary Cuban cuisine in Costa Mesa, located in The Lab, a former night vision goggle factory that remains one of the coolest shopping and dining enclaves in the OC. The restaurant is reminiscent of pre-Castro (and post-Castro) Cuba, offering award-winning dining on a heated outdoor patio.
A few miles further down the road, Habana Irvine opened in the Irvine Spectrum Center in 2017. Suited to its expansive location, Habana Irvine sprawls from a massive central plaza, massive chandelier and bar where Hemingway might have been quite at home, serving its sister restaurant’s selection of Cuban dishes.
Habana’s festive menu will feature 1995 pricing for the following dishes: Vegetable and Chicken Empanadas (both at $4.95); the Cuban flagship shredded beef dish Ropa Vieja ($7.95): Medianoche, the legendary pressed and jamón “Cuban Sandwich” ($7.95); Lechon Asado: slow roasted pork, garlic mojo, pickled white onions, sofrito black beans, buttered white rice, and maduros ($8.95).
Featured cocktails include red and white Sangria, made with red (and white) wine, rum, dark spirits, and marinated fruit. The Mojito a La Habana features Bacardí Superior rum, lime, mint, cane sugar, soda—offered at $5 each all day long.
Habana is located at The LAB in Costa Mesa and at Irvine Spectrum. The weeklong celebration will take place September 15-20 from 11:30am to 3pm daily.
Photography Courtesy Of: Habana