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National Cafe

East Village
Caribbean, Cuban
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210 1ST Ave, New York City, NY 10009-3718
(212) 473-9354
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7:00 am - 6:45 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:45 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 6:45 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 8:45 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:45 pm
Dining options: Delivery

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Very good food!

You should try the warm mushroom salad, It is amazing! Very nice, clean place with friendly atmosphere. You are going to love it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2012
Javier C
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

You should try the warm mushroom salad, It is amazing! Very nice, clean place with friendly atmosphere. You are going to love it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

This place is gorgeous! Have a breakfast meeting here and solve world peace. Have your very own silver pot of coffee at the bar and linger over a choice of daily newspapers. So civilized.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2008

Tiny, crowded, cheap and the best pork sandwich in New York.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 1ST Ave, New York City, NY 10009-3718
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 473-9354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban


Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:45 pm
7:00 am - 6:45 pm
7:00 am - 6:45 pm
7:00 am - 6:45 pm
7:00 am - 6:45 pm
7:00 am - 8:45 pm
7:00 am - 2:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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