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Habana Cuban Restaurant

110 Featherbed Ln

Winchester, VA

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Winchester Restaurant History

The following restaurants have previously occupied or currently occupy this location.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

My husband and I tried Habana Cuban Restaurant with our 9 year old son. The Tamal Pollo appetizer was enormous and delicious. The red snapper entree with "black rice" and plantains was wonderfully delicious. The roast chicken was mediocre. Black bean soup was delicious too. The owners are a husband and wife-the husband cooks and the wife takes orders and serves. She was very gracious in explaining menu items to us. We will be back to try the Cuban Sandwich too next time. — Anonymous Reviewer

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Went here for the first time (it won't be my last) this past Sunday. I had the Cuban sandwich and it was great. My wife had the pork chop with rice and tostone and everything tasted authentic (the way my mom used to make them). The restaurant is located behind a set of buildings right beside the Blue Ridge Hospice. — Anonymous Reviewer

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Service was great and the portions were big. I tried the snapper and it was perfect. If your looking for something a little different give this place a shot. — Anonymous Reviewer

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I ordered the pork with black rice and crunchy plantaines. The portions were healthy and taste was pretty good. I would eat there again. Presentation was the only lackluster thing about the food. The waitress was very pleasant but took a while to fill drinks. I would reccomend this place for a good tasty meal. — Anonymous Reviewer

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tried this place for lunch with my co-workers. Food was really great - tried red snapper and a chicken dish. No problems with the service. — Anonymous Reviewer

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wow. Where to begin here? First of all, I hope this seemingly cursed location doesn't have this potential sleeper circling the drain like the last two places in this spot. They're not visible from the road, so let's wish them well. Two things I'll touch on here, which were alarming contrasts-the service and the food. The service...let me start by saying that the waitress, (the only one in the place) was very courteous. She smiled and was as helpful as she could be...that's were it ended. The service would have to improve to be dysfuntional. Took us 17 minutes to get drinks. There was only one other table occupied in the place. The kid's soft drinks trickled out, then several minutes later the iced tea. The kid's meals came out. Then, about 15 minutes later, mine. My wife's entree trailed mine by about another 20 minutes. The owner was standing at the register, seemingly oblivious. I hope these service issues work themselves out. Now...the food. Almost nothing here won't bring a smile. Two types of plantains are served, green plantains, and their more ripened brother, sweet plantains. Both were perfectly cooked, the green smashed and greaseless and the sweets hot and devine. Two types of rice, white and "black", which is infused with black beans did not disappoint. The Palomilla steak, a sirlion seasoned with tangy adobo spice and pan seared in oil in a ultra-hot pan, was simplicity in action-tender in the middle and charred on the edges, to produce a delightful crunch with the whole salty, tangy and tender things marrying perfectly. Then a dish called Masitas de Puerco, pork shoulder cut into chunks and marinated then deep fried, was nicely cooked and seasoned with just the right amount of fat. (what's not to like about pork fat?) But, the dish seemed strangely dry. What's wrong here? I wondered. Again, the dysfunctional service issues. Then I noted that the menu said it was served with an onion vinegrette. This is just what was needed, I thought. I asked the waitress if this was served with onion vinegrette, and she resopnded in limited English, "Aye...no." But it's on the menu, I pointed out> "You want?", asked the waitress. "Um, it's on the menu", I replied. She left. About 15 minutes later she returned with a small bowl of the vinegrette. I'm glad she did. Nothing's from a can or bottle here. The vinegrette was citrusy and infused with fresh onion and garlic, garlic, garlic...don't kiss your co-workers the next day, and married delighfully with the crusty pork morsels. The few and slight imperfections in the food are workable, but PLEASE, I implore the owner lady, get more proactive with your front of the house issues. Anyone tried the Cuban sandwich yet? Can't wait to try it! — Anonymous Reviewer

Friday, May 18, 2012

This was my first experience with Cuban food and it could not have been better. The food is excellent at Habana. We tried the carne asada and one of the chicken dishes, both which were seasoned to perfection. The black beans and plantains were delicious as well. You cannot see the restaurant from the main road, so it takes a little searching, but is most definitely worth it. Also very reasonably priced. — Anonymous Reviewer