Feb 16, 2010

Habana: Yummy Cuban Food @ Costa Mesa

First I want to announce the winner to Valentine's Day freshwater pearl bracelet giveaway. Miss Anne of The World Needs A Little More Cupcakes & Sunshine please e-mail me your mailing information. Congrats!

I love finding new places to eat around Socal. It is amazing I don't weight a ton. Anyhoo, the other day, a pal and I decided to catch up at Habana, a Cuban restaurant located at Costa Mesa. Friendship is a two way street, it take maintenance to keep it strong and healthy too. I wanted to try this place for the longest time after hearing many good reviews. The atmosphere is very cozy inside. It was quite dark with lots of candles, definitely a good date place. For dinner, pal and I shared an appetizer of steam clams Cuban style. I will definitely try to make something similar at home. I adore clams.
We both ordered the special of the night. Pal ordered grilled Mahi Mahi with Mac and Cheese. It was very light and absolutely delicious.
I ordered New York grilled steak with Mac and Cheese. Considering I am not a meat person at all, I really enjoyed my dish. Prices are quite reasonable. Most appetizer dishes are less than $10 and main entree dishes around $20 to $25. This is a place I will visit again. But, most of all, I am really glad I get to catch up with a good friend. After all, it may be fun to possess lots of material things but a savvy lifestyle is about balance and having love ones around. Do you make an effort to catch up with friends from time to time?

22 comments:

  1. Are you going to join the Spring Capsule Wardrobe Challenge?

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  2. Seriously yummy..what could be better than Mahi Mahi mac n' cheese?!?

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  3. OMG this looks sooo yummy, esp. at 3:45am! :) Yes, I make an effort. I also live far away from my high school and college friends since I'm all the way across country. But I try to make an effort to keep in touch with them as well as my friends in LA! xo, Mel

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  4. All this food looks SO freaking delicious! I love Cuban food. I used to live in Tampa and it was quite abundant there. But now I live in Missouri...and yeah. Not so much. LOL!

    One of my favorite things to do is catch up with friends and go to interesting new restaurants. I really like Indian, Middle Eastern, and Ethiopian food the best. :)

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  5. drools...
    I love mahi-mahi!
    Must say it's getting harder to catch up with friends, especialy when they are now scattered all over the globe~ they are in my thoughts though...
    xo

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  6. cuban food! mmmmmmmmmm!!! thank you for the bday wish sg!!!!

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  7. I try to catch friends in every city I'm in - new and old - a meal is a great way to unwind, have great food, and review what's been going on in each other's lives.

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  8. Mmm New York strip steak. So good!

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  9. Mahi mahi mac and cheese? Wow- that sounds amazing and so unique!!

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  10. yummy!


    P.S.: ♥Please don't forget to join the Howbeadyful giveaway!♥

    Good luck!

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  11. I have never had Cuban food. It looks delicious!

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  12. wow, those cubans must like their mac & cheese! ;P it all looks great! i've never had cuban before but it'll definitely be on my list of foods to try!

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  13. I love Cuban food.. it looks delicious!

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  14. Totally yummy... I'm craving for the clams.

    I always have time to meet-up and catch-up with friends. It's fun and it's a great stress reliever.

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  15. That looks delicious! As someone who grew up in Miami surrounded by Cuban culture, I have to say that the thing I miss most about living there is the Cuban food!

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  16. i love trying out different restaurants too and this places looks really good! Thanks for the food post :)

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  17. Wow this food looks so fresh and delicious!! I don't even like clams and I want to eat that clam dish!

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  18. I hope this place is near SCP. I am meeting a friend there soon and this looks like an amazing place to lunch!!

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  19. Looks so yummy! I'm seriously craving mac and cheese now! xxoxoxo

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  20. Ooh, yum! The only time I've ever had true Cuban food was in LA, and it was delicious. You are definitely blessed with a great variety of good restaurants in the LA/SoCal area.

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