It may not have water views but you don’t really miss them thanks to the bougainvillea-filled courtyard and excellent mojitos and margaritas. This location, set amongst the luxe shops of Malibu Lumberyard, is a chilled version of the popular NY outpost that serves Mexican and Cuban-inspired fare. Try the gutsy Cubano, shrimp ceviche and delectable coconut flan. Malibu resident Jeff Berger, a DJ manager/music producer, says the place pumps on Wednesday night, aka karaoke night. "Get there by nine; the action starts at ten." Owned by Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford's husband, the place packs in locals and stars: "I’ve seen (surfers) Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, George Clooney, John McEnroe, Cuba Gooding Jr., LeAnn Rimes, Helen Hunt, Kid Rock, Jeremy Piven..."  


Malibu is best described as a state of mind. Largely defined by the 21-mile stretch of Pacific Ocean, life revolves around the beach. The surrounding hills are home to an affluent community.

Cafe Habana | 3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu | +1 310 317 0300

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