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Cafe Habana

17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
212.625.2001
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Ranked #322 of 11,405 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: It was also in the movie - Friends with Benefits...Phone number on receipt is 212-625-2001
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This very tiny eatery offered a good selection of cuban and mexican dishes. We waited almost 40 minutes to be seated, but once in, they were very efficient. The food was good but I don't know if I would make a return visit.

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Cuban cuisine american style. Waited 10 min for a table. Loud. We had the corn, the cuban sandwich and the frozen margarita. There's a reason why they're popular.

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Los Angeles
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is an extremely small restaurant, but if you time it right you can get a table without a wait. The grilled corn was excellent, as was the pork platter. Prices are very reasonable and the portions are generous.

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Huntington Beach, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great ethnic food. Crowded. A definite must when visiting New York. The sandwiches are especially succulent. Good prices.

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Rotterdam
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant 4 times over 2 years, and enjoyed their take out as well...the quality is consistent and impressive. A wide range of Cuban dishes at honest prices are on offer, served by a super cool bunch of waitresses. Can strongly recommend anything with pulled pork! Top spot, amazing food!

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Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Authentic food! Really delicious. Cool place, small and homey with great Cuban vibe. Loved the recommended corns and also the rest of the dishes we picked! It is great value for money! Real enjoyable.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Tasty food. Get the corn-a must! You get the hipster place with tattooed servers, funky and stylish types go for the chow. Be prepared to wait as the place is tiny. Also, be prepared to sit in small chairs and rub elbows with your fellow diners as the word cozy here translated to cramped. All in all, great food in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This was recommended by a friend because can't get this style of food in Australia. Loved it. Great casual food and atmosphere, good service and reasonably priced. Corn and chicken enchilada yum. Then went to Comedy Cellar awesome night out!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was a really fun little restaurant. We had the corns and cuban sandwhich and despite being cramped into a tiny table rubbing shoulders with other patrons I really enjoyed myself. The service was good despite being overcrowded and under pressure and the food was amazing. It hit the spot as something affordable and a little bit different to American... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is my favorite food place by far!! Excellent corns and amazing Cuban Sandwich... Could eat there everyday. It could get too crowded though and small place.

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