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Casual Habana Cafe

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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Great Cuban Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
mythreesuns
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NJ
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NJ
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I just happened to be in Hackensack after and event at the local YMCA. Had no idea about the restaurants there. We came to trip advisor and saw the comments about this place. We happened to get there at 5:30, just before the rush of people. We were lucky to get a seat!! It was during the... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited this place based upon the other reviews and we were not disappointed at all. We actually had to roll out of the Restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. Very tasty, well seasoned, and decent portions. The atmosphere was very light and casual. Service was top notched. We didn't get a side and within minutes it was corrected and... More 

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Glen Rock
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Ten of us had an incredible meal last night at Casual Habana Cafe. We all left stuffed from all the great food we were served. We chose to eat family style and share the multiple appetizers and entrees to get the maximum experience of the food. There was so much food we had no room on the table. We brought... More 

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Place was cool, felt as if the portions were smaller than Expected. waited 5 minutes before I was even acknowledged at the door where there was no one else waiting. Once at our seats 3 different people approached us, very unorganized. Got rushed to order- didn't even give us hot bread as everyone around us did. Had to ask for... More 

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This restaurant was open a few years ago by a man named Benny,the prices were lower then but still you will get a good meal for your money, the service has improved a lot since its initial opening day.the food is well made Cuban with a little of something else which I can't pin point. There is no liquor license... More 

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NJ
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123 reviews 123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great place! Bring your own wine or beer and enjoy a lovely dinner! So many choices! I had a skirt steak that was really tasty. It is a charming place with street parking and nice atmosphere. Even if you want salad, there are many choices. The 2 sides that come with your meal are a nice touch. I bet dessert... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I got delivery so far at least 6 times I love the all the seafood with mango and two side dish amazing if they can reduce the onion then it will be great.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

At first, I thought I had just lucked out because the food here was so good. Last week was my fourth trip to this place; three dinners and one lunch. I have not been disappointed yet. They have a great selection of appetizers. I am particularly fond of the ceviche, coconut shrimp and the beef/chorizo sliders are sublime. There are... More 

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River Vale, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a Friday night with a bottle of wine and had a great time. Started off with the ceviche and then had the lechon which was outstanding. My fiancé had the ox tail which was also wonderful. Finished off with the tres leche and left completely happy. Don't miss this place!!

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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
  • Cuisine: 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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