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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 176
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 6
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  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Cuban food in NY

First trip to cafe habana last night. Loved it. Fantastic atmosphere even though the tables are small and very close to each other. Fantastic corn with cheese, lime and spices and an excellent Cuba sandwich. Will go back again for sure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Dinesh_Tandon
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First trip to cafe habana last night. Loved it. Fantastic atmosphere even though the tables are small and very close to each other. Fantastic corn with cheese, lime and spices and an excellent Cuba sandwich. Will go back again for sure.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cafe Habana is one of my New York comfort foods. It's where I go when I feel sad or when friends come to town or if I'm just even anywhere near it. The Brooklyn Habana has the same food but very different atmosphere and I love them both equally. I really wish they would expend though. That hour wait is... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Was AMAZING! that's what I came here for cuz everyone is raving about it, I was not disappointed. Was cheesy and very yummy.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I taken my girlfriend to habana several times and now she's hooked The food is so good and great atmosphere. Plus the best part are their prices. Not expensive at all Compared to thee places in soho. A must try for any one visiting the soho area

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

One of the best meals I've ever had! My friend and I visited this restaurant/cafe on the back of advice from a family member. They described it as a 'must'. Upon arrival I was surprised to see so many people in such a small area. There were people sat very close to each other which usually I wouldn't be a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have been a patron of this place for many years when I lived in NYC and now with every visit back since moving to LA. The food is soooooo delicious (must order the corn on the cob) and the servers are always so friendly. It's a tiny space and sometimes the wait is long (no reservations) but it's well... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I've been here numerous times - they have the best corn and Cuban Sandwich in the entire world.... could come here everyday!

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Los Angeles, California
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43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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