Malibu >Cafe Habana
Casual, Cool, bring the kids and enjoy..
Been there a few times now and have had consistant experiences. Food is well prepared served hot by waitstaff that knows what they are doing. The corn seems to be the standout signature item. I could begin to tell you how it was made but it is AMAZING and is priced at $3-4. Patio outside where the kids can be kids (within reason) with bar/restaurant inside. The little ones like the freshly made chicken fingers or mini cheeseburgers.
I don't know how "traditionally Cuban" the faire is but then again I don't care. I've eaten a restaurant called "The Hat" that didn't serve headwear and "The Boat" that wasn't seafood.
I would recomend Cafe Haban as a much better alternitive to Marmalade or Coogies when in Malibu.
South of the border. not much Cuban. but good mexican food.
Is there a Habana in Mexico???.
Cafe Habana??? I was very excited to try this new restaurant. I am Cuban decent so I was raised in a Cuban household. Therefore, I know a little bit about Cuban Food... I sat down at the table and the first thing they brought us was chips and salsa???? I said humm Chips and Salsa in a Cuban Restaurant?? seems strange... then I looked at the menu Chicken burritos, Steak Burritos, Guacamole, Quesadillas, huevos Rancheros, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, ????? .......there are only 3 Cuban things on the entire menu 1 Cuban Sandwich, 2 Black beans, and 3 Sweet Plantains. I asked the waitress why were there not more Cuban items on the menu and she said "jokingly well the menu was printed on Cuban Paper"
I can understand that Cuban food does not have to be the traditional Miami Cuban food however if you have a restaurant Called Habana Cafe the food should have some Cuban influence even a little????
The food was not bad it was just ok however, if you are looking for Cuban food go some where else and if you want ok Mexican food go to Habana Cafe!!!! They should rename this restaurant Guadalajara Cafe, or something like that not Habana Cafe!!!! I think this restaurant owner is confused....They truly need to pick what they are they going to be Cuban, or Mexican, or American!!!!
Its a nice looking restaurant in a good location I wish them the best of luck. Owners please re-think the menu or change the name. I truly wish them the best of luck I hope they do something quick before they go out of business!!!
Citysearch Editorial Review. This casual indoor/outdoor cafe at the Malibu Lumber Yard is where locals, shopaholics and the odd beach bum stop by for a taste of Mexico by way of Cuba. Inside, flat screens keep the crowd glued to the game while outside, big potted palms and lush foliage outside serve double-duty as a tropical backdrop and as a shield for the occasional celebrity--yes, George Clooney has been spotted here. Expect languid service (goes with the beachside territory, perhaps) and a selection of dishes ranging from a Sloppy Jose pulled pork sandwich (lots of bread, not a whole lot of meat), quesadillas, burgers, tacos and breakfast, as well as frozen margaritas, mojitos and ice-cold Coronas.
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