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Cafe Habana

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Mexican, Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, South American, Central American
As featured in Manhattan to Remember
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17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best Grilled Mexican Street Corn ever and a Cuban Sandwich like you've never had! If you haven't made a stop at Cafe Habana when in NY then put it on your list for your next visit. You won't be disappointed. If you can find a place to sit inside then you lucked out but there are lots of places... More 

Thank AndreaCinToronto
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always try to go by Cafe Habana when we are in NYC and this place never lets us down. Best Corn I have tasted in the US and the Cuban Sandwiches are great. Fish tacos are also nice.

Thank Andorff
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally recommend! The place is very charming, good service, reasonable price and the food of course is amazing that I even went twice there. I tried both sandwiches and is very good. If you are not too hungry you could share it as there is fries as side.

Thank Alexandra K
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and the highly recommended (on here) Corn on the cob is now very highly recommended by myself and my girlfriend 👍

Thank Kevin D
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

So many of our friends had recommended this place that we had to try it! Luckily it wasn't so busy when we arrived but the place is some and cosy so I would imagine one would usually wait for a table. The food was delicious. My friend really enjoyed her famous Cuban Sandwich of pulled pork. I don't really east... More 

Thank Debbie H
Orono, Maine
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I wish I had liked the food more. Had vegetarian tacos and they were OK but nothing to come back for. Corn on the cob probably the best item on the menu. Others at the table had fish tacos and Cuban sandwiches, all just OK. But it's a likable place, on a corner in a busy area, very nice staff,... More 

Thank Oronian
Chichester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Wonderfully tasty Cuban influenced food. Really recommend the corn on the cob. The cafe interior is very small and you will have to wait to get a table - but it's worth it!

Thank Wavegazer55
Madrid, Spain
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The restaurant is little but confortable and hospitable. We eaten both mexican and american food. The ambient is great we have spent a great moment there.

Thank afioravanti
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My favorite meal in NYC! Our friend who teaches at NYU recommended it and we loved everything he ordered for the table-- my kids loved it too! I remember thinking the mojito was perfection and I would definitely go back!

Thank cantrellja
Pretoria, South Africa
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We discovered this gem purely by accident. Was in the mood for Mexican food, and googled and this was the nearest to our holiday apartment. The service was friendly, the food was excellent. We had the grilled corn (everybody is right to recommend this) and the Enchiladas. Also had our first taste of Shirley Temple's and it was delicious. Highly... More 

Thank hendrik111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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
It was also in the movie - Friends with Benefits...Phone number on receipt is 212-625-2001

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighborhood Profile
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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