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Cafe Habana

17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
212.625.2001
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Ranked #410 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Melbourne
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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is worth the wait just for the corn. Everything on the menu is delicious, its small and crowded but is also lots of fun.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city! I love their steak sandwiches (I wish they would serve them for dinner too!) and the Mexican corn is to die for! Their frozen margaritas are also delicious with just the right consistency of slush with no ice chunks. No blenders here!

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Minneapolis
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We "discovered" this place on a Foods of NY Food Tour and couldn't wait to go back. The tacos are great...but the corn dish is even better! The restaurant has a fun atmosphere with a VW Orange bus serving as a food station. We were there on a Sunday night and the restaurant was very busy, but we were still... More

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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This little cafe was recommended to us by nearly everyone who heard we were headed to New York city. It is in the sohonarea and did not disappoint. It's not a large cafe and fills up quickly however we were lucky to get a table. They are known for their corn on the cob which was amazing. Our meal was... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A friend of us recommended this place, we stopped by in the afternoon so it wasn't super busy. The restaurant is super cute inside the service was good. The grilled Mexican style corn was delicious!!! It's a good little pit stop while you walk the streets of NYC.

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Toronto
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319 reviews 319 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a small restaurant with a long line of diners waiting for a table. We waited over an hour. The food was well worth the wait. The chicken Enchiladas were excellent. So was the corn. The service was very good. The next day we returned but visited the takeout restaurant run by them next door. They had few tables... More

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Stockholm
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107 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Not much to word about, a popular cheap local hangout, Food wise you properly better of at any food truck serving mexican/cuban The guest sitting by me were turned off by the poor service. I guess I did not expect seamless service. Must tacos got a lot of flavor, Looks like the Cafe Habana got a big fan club so... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Busy little place but worth the wait if you can't get in straight away

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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a great little cafe but it's always really busy…if you go around the corner they have a mini branch cooking the same food with a small seating area inside and some benches outside. Everything is nice but if it's your first time and you like corn on the cob, get that, it's their speciality and is done 'Mexican... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One of my friend recommended Cafe Habana and I was there at my last night of my trip . Cafe Habana has an amazing atmosphere with a kind staff. We tried a Grilled Corn Mexican Style and a Sincronizada Toluca. Both of them were tasty and fresh. I will go back to Cafe Habana in my next trip.

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