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Cafe Habana

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Nolita
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17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
212.625.2001
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: It was also in the movie - Friends with Benefits...Phone number on receipt...
It was also in the movie - Friends with Benefits...Phone number on receipt is 212-625-2001
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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 37
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great, but long wait

4.5 stars. This review is only for the Torta de Queso Blanco y Aguacate. That tort is delicious. Vegetarian with white cheese, spiced avocado, chipotle mayo, black beans, red onions, lettuce, and tomatoes. Well toasted on torta bread with a side of fries. Side of fries is nothing to write home... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
theFussyFoodie
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

4.5 stars. This review is only for the Torta de Queso Blanco y Aguacate. That tort is delicious. Vegetarian with white cheese, spiced avocado, chipotle mayo, black beans, red onions, lettuce, and tomatoes. Well toasted on torta bread with a side of fries. Side of fries is nothing to write home about. The sandwich is amazing, though. The flavors don't... More 

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East Quogue, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food and atmosphere are authentic. It's always a wait no matter what time you go. We waited about 15 mins and sat at the bar. The mojitos and margaritas are good and strong. I ordered the Cubano which was delicious and the side of fries were very good. I would definitely eat here again!

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Solna, Sweden
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43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Crowded and more crowded but absolutely superfood and superstaff and you wont leave this place hungry and the drinks were awesome!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

No visit to New York can become complete without a visit to Cafe Habana. I visited about a year ago and had a great experience, so last weekend while in town with a group of friends I insisted we go out of our way and have the grilled corn and margarita. Everyone loved it. We sat at the bar and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you like Cuban food and don't mind a bit of a wait, check this place out. I was lucky enough to get a seat at the counter. The place was very busy, but the service was good and so was the food. The roasted corn is well worth the caloric intake and the Cuban sandwich is large enough for... More 

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Cuban sandwich was excellent and the service was fast. There were only 2 tables left, one right at the door and one in the back so we opted for the back, big mistake, it's literally in front of the bathroom, so every person had to go past me. When another table opened up, the waitress wouldn't let us have... More 

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Wirral
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

This was lovely, the food was great, get the corn for starters. Staff were good, all very fast paced, so you're in and out quickly if that's what you want. Only downside is they do cram you in but that's New York in general. Well worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Loved this place! Have the Cuban corn and don't share it, you will want your own! Great area to walk around too. Everything we are there was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First trip to cafe habana last night. Loved it. Fantastic atmosphere even though the tables are small and very close to each other. Fantastic corn with cheese, lime and spices and an excellent Cuba sandwich. Will go back again for sure.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cafe Habana is one of my New York comfort foods. It's where I go when I feel sad or when friends come to town or if I'm just even anywhere near it. The Brooklyn Habana has the same food but very different atmosphere and I love them both equally. I really wish they would expend though. That hour wait is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: 212.625.2001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

It was also in the movie - Friends with Benefits...Phone number on receipt is 212-625-2001
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighborhood Profile
Nolita
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighborhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighborhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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