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Cafe Habana

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17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012-3507
+1 212-625-2001
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“corn on the cob” (40 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (88 reviews)
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Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012-3507
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent breakfast place! Warm and helpful staff! The food is also very nice! Needs to open a bit early though! 9:00 am is too late for breakfast!

Thank saurabhvd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was awful! My dog wouldn't eat it. Dry, no flavor, small portions and expensive as far as fast food Mexican goes. Tables are tiny. Dining room is small and very noisy. Service is marginal, not rude but not friendly either. Save yourself a trip...More

Thank ChefCesarAraujo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the baja fish tacos from here. It never disappoints. I actually prefer eating at Habana To Go (next door) than their actual restaurant since the prices of the food are cheaper and you don’t have to tip since there is no table service....More

Thank CrazyPeanut1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cuban sandwich...amazing. Also had a cheeseburger here that was delicious. And the mexican corn was great. This is a great place. The servers and workers are all very nice. And big shoutout to owner Sean Meenan...great, great man. We dined in but they offer...More

Thank jdb825
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come to this trendy restaurant every time I visit NYC, but this time I was disappointed. I ordered a cheeseburger which dry and over cooked. The atmosphere is great as ever. I will give them another chance in the future.

Thank Shanij60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Teeny, tiny inside but same restaurant exists next door so check out either space. Fast and loud inside with upbeat music and staff. The Cuban sandwich and chicken diablo sandwiches were outstanding. They both came with ample, crispy fries. And the grilled corn will be...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This place is fantastic! The Cuban sandwich is the best around. Also tried the grilled Mexican corn that is covered with generous amounts of cotija cheese and a chiplotle mayo that supplies some heat. My son tried the Diablo chicken—also very tasty. The service is...More

Thank Larry D
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Not much to complain about - terrific Cuban Sanwich (WAAAY above average, actually) , perhaps the best Cheese Empanada Ive ever had.... Cool vibe - tiny sopt, so people are hanging out eating on the sidewalk. Would love to go back and try their entree...More

Thank DrGeis
Reviewed April 13, 2018

We had ticket for a performance nearby, but our drive in to the City put us downtown later than planned, and we had only about 45 to eat and get to Dixon Hall. There is a restaurant of the corner of Prince Street, but also...More

1  Thank snorkelingfan46
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We really like everything. Especially grilled corn is great. We were not in the mood for Cuban or Mexican food and decided to give burgers a chance. Their burgers are suprisingly good also.

Thank Alper E
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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,
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Questions & Answers
December 2, 2016|
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Response from Mitch M | Reviewed this property |
We shared one. It is an order at the counter place so we did not ask them to half it, we did that ourself at the table.
October 22, 2015|
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Response from Christine F | Reviewed this property |
The tortillas they serve made of corn and fillings are vegetable or meat so you're all set there. The famous grilled corn with Parmesan also Guten free. I found plenty of options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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 10012-3507
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-625-2001
It was also in the movie - Friends with Benefits...Phone number on receipt is 212-625-2001
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