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Cafe Habana

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17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
212.625.2001
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Today
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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  • 172
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  • 152
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a delight!

One of the best meals I've ever had! My friend and I visited this restaurant/cafe on the back of advice from a family member. They described it as a 'must'. Upon arrival I was surprised to see so many people in such a small area. There were people sat very close to each other which usually I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Halo246
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals I've ever had! My friend and I visited this restaurant/cafe on the back of advice from a family member. They described it as a 'must'. Upon arrival I was surprised to see so many people in such a small area. There were people sat very close to each other which usually I wouldn't be a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I have been a patron of this place for many years when I lived in NYC and now with every visit back since moving to LA. The food is soooooo delicious (must order the corn on the cob) and the servers are always so friendly. It's a tiny space and sometimes the wait is long (no reservations) but it's well... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I've been here numerous times - they have the best corn and Cuban Sandwich in the entire world.... could come here everyday!

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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

we came here for one thing and one thing only. the grilled mexican corn. our thoughts: it was bomb. cojita cheese, spicy powder, lime… ugh so good. i could have one all to myself (it’s only 3 bucks). but since we were on a major eating adventure, we only ordered one to share. #pros since we were looking to get... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Every time I visit nyc I have to have the corn in Cafe Habana. It's so simple but yet so very yummy !! The melted cheese with some paprika atop the slightly charred corn is to die for!

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visiting from San Diego, California. I know Mexican food pretty darn well. I admit restaurant Mexican food in SD isn't always authentic but I do know some REALLY good eateries in So Cal from Hole in the Wall to family owned. Although my aunt's Mexican food is thee best and quite authentic. Needless to say, I KNOW really good Mexican... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

fantastic and quick meal, and its Cuban. Strolled by chan ce in this place in Soho, NYC.the place was buzzing with Latino music and the bustling atmosphere, the corn was superb , the tacos were perfect, throughly enjoyed the lunch....keep it up guys, will be back soon

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Berkshires
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great food, great waitress Claire. My first time there was wonderful, have the corn have the Cuban, have the flan.

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Melbourne
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We needed to eat early and happily didn't have to wait for a table at this bustling, fabulous local eatery! VERY strong margaritas set us up for a great night, the corn was amazing and our mains (fish tacos and beef enchiladas were great too! Just be aware this is a diner style place with a crowded bustling atmosphere -... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On a recent trip to NYC we stumbled across this tongue-tastic establishment. The thing which caught my eye 1. It was packed out 2. Everyone seemed to be eating corn on the cob If corn on the cob was the only thing I was allowed to eat until death - okay no problem. But as we had all had our... 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
  • 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?