New Cuban Restaurant Opens Near South Coast Plaza

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Edwin Goei

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the quick demise and subsequent sale of the faltering Sabores Mexican Grill across from South Coast Plaza. The restaurant and just about everything that was in it was sold lock, stock and barrel to Bella Cuba, a Cuban eatery. The new entity is already up and running, and the kitchen's transition from doing Mexican to Cuban dishes seemed to happen as effortlessly as the changing of the soundtrack to Beny Moré.

The word around town is that the chef and manager of this new restaurant are defectors from the much-beloved Cuban-food institution of Versailles in Los Angeles. I have not tried any food or chatted up anyone at the restaurant to confirm this, but I did get a chance to pick up the menu.

Since the restaurant does not have a website as of this writing, I've taken the liberty of scanning the pages for easy viewing. Use the handy-dandy "+" button to zoom in and survey the choices.


Bella Cuba, 3940 S. Bristol St., Ste. 114, Santa Ana, (714) 545-5711.

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