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Cafe Habana

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$$$
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Nolita
Mexican, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Cuban, South American
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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, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
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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  • 38
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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
Corn on Boutique Street

A couple of blocks over from Soho you'll find this great lunch/brunch spot that's reasonably priced and among many high end boutique shops, including Tory Burch, where you'll need those extra Benjamin's. The adjacent carry out window shop is perfect for those who wish to get something quick to nosh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Christine F
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A couple of blocks over from Soho you'll find this great lunch/brunch spot that's reasonably priced and among many high end boutique shops, including Tory Burch, where you'll need those extra Benjamin's. The adjacent carry out window shop is perfect for those who wish to get something quick to nosh on, sit in the little window for people watching or... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Every time we are in NYC we seek out new places to eat . This was our first time here, and we will surely be back as we ususally stay in Soho. The place announces itself by a throng of tourists and locals crouching outside just off Prince street, sitting on the ledge and on some benches, all downing obviously... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you have not been here before then you are missing out on probably the best corn on the cob you will ever have! I have also tried the Cuban sandwich which is delightful... and the mojitos ... I couldn't drink more than one The place is small.. cozy and the staff is friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Whenever I go to New York I have to eat at Café Habana! Make sure you get there early, because you will have to wait. Just grab a drink, and you'll be fine. I always get the Mexican Corn and The Cuban. I always think I'm going to try something else, but I don't. This is a place that I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Looking every bit the little hole in the wall, Cafe Habana would be easy to walk past. We're so glad we stopped. We had grilled corn, a Cubano sandwich, a fish sandwich, a pork taco, and wonderful Cafe' con Leche, all for $35. It was more than we could eat, and the very friendly front woman was happy to wrap... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Cuban, 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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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