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Casual Habana Cafe

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Caribbean, Cuban
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125 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-880-9844
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious!

I had a variety of this delicious Cuban food at a lunch at work back in June and I was really impressed; the flavors were fantastic and everything was cooked really well. The pork was particularly amazing and I could have eaten a whole plate of that and that alone. I haven't had a chance to get to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Kevin B
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Summit, New Jersey
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Summit, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had a variety of this delicious Cuban food at a lunch at work back in June and I was really impressed; the flavors were fantastic and everything was cooked really well. The pork was particularly amazing and I could have eaten a whole plate of that and that alone. I haven't had a chance to get to the actually... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very Good food, The staff is pleasant and very friendly. Large menu to choose from. Pleasant atmosphere.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband insisted I join him for lunch at Casual Habana Cafe, because he wanted to share his new find with me. The restaurant itself is somewhat small and very casual with exposed brick walls that hold very impressive paintings, mostly in black & white. The buffet area is small but with sufficient entrees to choose from that included 5... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our family visited last Saturday evening for a family dinner and were allowed to be seated although we were 30 minutes early for our reservation. The restaurant is very small but is very nicely decorated. Really love the exposed brick walls. There is no restaurant parking lot and you have to park on the street and feed the meters. Parking... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I very much enjoyed the tamarind sauce with the fried calamari appetizer. The yuca frita were also very good. The masitas (crispy pork chunks) were OK - they could have used a sauce or some seasoning. The server was knowledgeable and attentive. I liked the atmosphere and the Cuban music.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Really good food, big portions and food tastes delicious. 100% recommend it.Good and quick staff. I went once and had to return again, you need to go.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had been here on several ocasssions prior to this review and was very impressed with the food. Habana serves large portions of delicious home-style Cuban food that will leave you coming back for more. Friendly and accommodating wait staff and managment make you feel at home. Love the yucca frita and empanadas made fresh! Prices are extremely reasonable too.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My friends and I decided to explore new restaurant and more importantly new cuisine. Reviews for Casual Havana Cafe were goods, menu has a lot of choices, prices seems right, +BYOB - so we went to Hackensack to try Cuban food! However, it was not so easy - for company of 14 they served only family style and instead of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Food here is amazing. Nice portions, amazing prices. Not 100% authentic, but so tasty, I can't wait to go here again. In the arroz con pollo, the chicken was a little dry, but the Rabo Encendido was amazing. The churros for dessert with café con leche made for an amazing ending to a great meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Casual Habana has only been in New Milford for a short time, but if our first visit was any indication, this place will be around a lot longer than some of the other restaurants who have been in this space in recent years. Everything we ordered was delicious. The tostones were wonderful. Crispy and delicious with a great dipping sauce.... More 

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Additional Information about Casual Habana Cafe

Address: 125 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone Number: 201-880-9844
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: 201-880-9844

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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