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Cafe Habana

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  • Mexican, Latin American, Cuban
  • 17 Prince St, New York NY10012 40.722933 -73.994193
  • (At Elizabeth St)
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  • (212) 625-2002
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User Ratings (Based on 96 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 3.6
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 3.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 625-2002
(212) 625-2001
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc Brunch Hours Sat-Sun: 9am-4:30pm
Daily: 9am-12am
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
People Watching, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
4th St to Canal St 6th Ave to Essex St

User Reviews

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by J&A on 09/15/2005

    New York at its best

    We love this place. Margaritas are awesome and the food is great. Always crowded, so stay away if you are not from the neighborhood. We don't want you here.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Queen Helene on 09/13/2005

    Great Food For Delivery Amazing

    We have ordered their food for photoshoots & they are consistantly great! Never been in there dining room - I love their food tasty & fresh!

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Elycee on 08/07/2005

    Our favourite no more

    We used to make our pilgrimage to Cafe Habana on each of our weekend trips to NYC, sometimes coming every day of the trip!! But alas, the heavenly corn is no more - last time we were there, the corn had shrunken and the flavour disappeared. The food no longer makes up for the unbelievably poor service. We are on the lookout for a new favourite.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Mehh on 07/05/2005

    If you don't want to wait...

    ...just get the stuff to go. Everyone says this little diner"esk" place is small and always crowded. Well, maybe it is but it wasn't when I went there (don't even ask what the time was I have NO clue). The corn is a must have..even if you don't like corn. My boyfriend is usually not a fan but I made him try mine. He loved them so much that he insisted we making similar ones for our BBQ this weekend. I thought the Cuban Sandwich was tasty and filling but the Gazpacho was too overpowered with Cilantro (a common mistake). If you're in the neighborhood with minimal cash flow...try it and worse comes to worse eat your food in a near by park..

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by TN on 06/08/2005


    I have been at Cafe Habana on several occasions and never been disappointed. The wait is exhausting, but it is very definitely worth it. The food is fantastic and the place is busy and cool.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Kelita on 05/09/2005

    Muy sabroso

    For those who might not know this is a sister restaurant to one in D.F. Mexico City also called Cafe Habana. Both are great - although the one in Mexico has a lot more space and a very different menu. I love the food at both - especially the Tlacoyo dish. It's always a treat. I've always found the waitresses to be fine - it's busy and crowded in there - and they have to put up with all of those annoying customers. I find it's best to go right at 5 or 5:30 when they start serving dinner to avoid the houge throngs of people and to enjoy a quieter atmosphere. The bartenders are nice and friendly as well and do a very good job.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Mott Street on 04/19/2005

    Corn is heaven

    This spot offers an amazing grilled corn with lime and white cheese - do not miss it! The steak as well as the sliced steak sandwich are both great too. I agree with the others, though, very difficult to get seated, and the tables are on top of each other (don't expect a private nor romantic setting). Service is just plain rude. They have a Habana-to-go next door that is much easier, but with a slightly more limited menu (but does have the corn!). I'd suggest going there instead to avoid the crowds and hassle.

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