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17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
212.625.2001
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Ranked #279 of 11,750 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
Neighborhood:
Nolita
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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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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

whenever I'm in NYC cafe Habana is a MUST - great food - super service and great prices ... I like it

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had the roasted Mexican corn, Cuban sandwich & the drink was lime juice, hot sauce & Corona!! Wow!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It was worth the 45 minutes for a table, but we were so manically starved that it was hard to truly savor the meal. Lesson learned, so if you go for dinner Friday through Sunday, don't go on a entirely empty stomach. Crowded, neighborhood feel. Very vibrant. We had to remind the waitress three times for our drink order. Oh... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Habana

Address: 17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
Phone Number: 212.625.2001
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: South American

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