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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • 218
    Excellent
  • 197
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Delicious

Absolutely delicious Cuban food here. I had chicken tacos which were amazing and even the rice was extra tasty. I will definitely be going back when I'm next in NYC.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Hayley_Fairburn
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Russell, New Zealand
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Russell, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely delicious Cuban food here. I had chicken tacos which were amazing and even the rice was extra tasty. I will definitely be going back when I'm next in NYC.

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

legendary place. great cuban food. Magical corn on a cub. place is super small so it gets crowded quite fast which can be a bit frustrating. But the food is worth it. Prices are user friendly.

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Thank Ori M
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I'm in New York I try to go to the cafe habana. I'm addicted to their famous corn! The place its self isn't that big it's even kind of small/tiny and you really have to squeeze in and sit relatively close to the neighbor next to you, the service is ok, didn't really enjoy their margaritas.. But the... More 

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Thank Nohar H
Ithaca, New York
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After just two visits, it's becoming our favorite must-go-to spot for breakfast when we're visiting the city. The Huevos Rancheros and Huevos con Chorizo are simply wonderful. I like that I can change the sides to my liking. Based on other reviews, I'm looking forward to trying lunch!

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Thank jct2k11
Nicosia, Cyprus
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Excellent steak salad, venue is intimate and with a great atmosphere and decent service. Food was quick and delicious!

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Thank TatiJohnson
Lörrach, Deutschland
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This was one of our best experiences we made in New York. The sandwiches in this restaurant are fantastic. An explosion of flavors burst out in your mouth and you will come back again and again. We never had a better sandwich before to be honest and we have no clue how they do it. Even this restaurant is one... More 

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Thank Pallabus
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A friend of ours who lives in NYC recommended this place for great Cuban food. He said the corn was a must and he was right! It was very crowded but the service was fast and friendly and the food delicious. We got seats at the bench and really enjoyed every bit of it. Try the corn!

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Thank Saya T
State of Sao Paulo
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The line can be sometimes big, so try to arrive early. The corn and food is amazing. The waitress was really sweet.

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Thank marinat111
Canberra
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Had a Saturday night dinner of delicious enchiladas at Cafe Habana on Prince Street. It's a great place. Fun vibe, reasonable prices, good food!

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this place when looking for a quick bite on a Monday evening. It was about 7pm and was already pretty busy, which we took to be a good sign. We weren't wrong. The place itself is an old diner and is pretty cosy. The staff are friendly and the bar well stocked. The star is the food.... 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, Caribbean, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Cuban, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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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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