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Review of Cafe Habana

Cafe Habana
Ranked #104 of 14,122 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: South American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Nolita
Description: It was also in the movie - Friends with Benefits...Phone number on receipt is 212-625-2001
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Cafe Habana is a small, unassuming restaurant in SOHO. When we arrived, we were told that it was going to be an hour wait. After seeing the food being served, we realized it was worth it! The food is OUTSTANDING, the service is fast, the restaurant is completely unpretentious and the neighborhood is fun to walk around in. A terrific, out of the way, fabulous restaurant!

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I went to Café Habana for dinner in October and it has been a very positive experience!!

The place is quite small and very popular, hence get ready to queue for a bit before being able to get a table! But in the meanwhile you can enjoy their great mojitos!

Food quality is very high and portions are very big, all this for a very small price!

Absolutely a place where to go while staying in NY!

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1  Thank venvit
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Ok, first thing - DO wait in line, it so worth it. Secondly, its cramped but again, so worth it. Get the corn! You get two cobs in one serving so you can share - it is delicious. Fresh lime juice fantastic. Wonderful atmosphere, great food, lovely service, busy, buzzing and so recommended. We cancelled our booking at a hard-to-book swanky restaurant because we liked the look of this place more- we were so right. Go there, you won't regret it

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Thank MrsRavi
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Inexpensive, tasty and innovative Cuban food with a difference...fantastic service and atmosphere... This place has soul. Well worth the wait and definitely for the young and young at heart...

Thank Delamer57e
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

It's still as tasty and as economical as ever. We always schedule a visit to this hole in the wall, be prepared to wait diner, for the past 10 years! The corn never disappoints with its mayo-butter chili powder dusting and the other items, bbq chicken salad, cuban sandwiches and fish tacos are also delish! Cocktails are good and fun to watch being made in the tiny bar but be prepared to wait to be seated as there always seems to be a line to get in at any hour. Hint, keep away from being seated between 4-4:30 when they change cooks and wait staff. Be prepared for claustrophobia if you need to use their bathrooms.

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Thank VagabondVic
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