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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)

3.455
Food 3.8 Value 3.6
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 3.3

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 625-2002
voice
(212) 625-2001
Website:
www.cafehabana.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Daily: 9am-12am
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
People Watching, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:
10.00
Delivery Area:
4th St to Canal St 6th Ave to Essex St

User Reviews

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by miki on 03/11/2008

    great spot

    loved the food and the ambience. it's so cute inside like an old school diner. definitely try the grilled corn with cheese, spices and lime. It is to die for. It gets crowded so get there early.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Nicola on 03/02/2008

    Great Latin Vibe

    The moment you walk in, you can feel the latin vibe and you know this place is great with the long lines and people waiting patiently. Like other reviews, the corn is amazing and the cuban sandwich is huge. The value was the best. Be prepared to do take out instead of eat in on Elizabeth St. There are only 5-6 tables. I cleaned the table myself. This was definitely fun and I'll be checking out their main location too in Brooklyn. I saw their Bklyn loc on TV, it's very cool with a backyard and outdoor flea market. Plus the shop is eco friendly.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by TheDeliInspector on 12/28/2007

    highly recommended........

    I absolutely love this place and have been eating there for years. You know its a good spot if people will wait for hours to eat a Cuban sandwich. There is a perpetual line to sit down at the "eat-in" section of the restaurant. I always hit the take-out around the corner, which has a couple of tables and benches to eat at without the huge wait. I would highly recommend the steak sandwich with an ear of corn and a delicious Mexican imported Coca-Cola (it tastes much better than any Coke you buy in the states). The Cuban is also a big favorite. I also recommend this place for bunch as well.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/26/2007

    worth the wait

    Its tiny, its crowded, you have to wait for ages for a table but its totally worth it. Had the corn as per menupages recomendations and it was fantastic, the service was very friendly the food was fantastic and when the check came I though it was a mistake - so reasonable. The bar opposite (24 Prince) is a great place to have a drink while you wait an hour for a table...

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by PAPO on 11/08/2007

    Great Cuban & Corn

    Last night i decided to go to the famous Cafe Habana that everyone talks about, I ordered the Cuban Sandwich & Corn. I've tasted a lot of Cuban Sandwiches before but this has become my favorite. Their Cuban Sandwich is a thick and juicy sandwich, unusual from the regular light cubans I've tasted before. The Corn Is also a bad ass also. Got to come to this place.

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Texas Jules on 11/06/2007

    Yummy for lunch...Amazing Mexican corn..

    My sis and I came here for a weekend lunch and we were DEF thoroughly pleased. We got the chicken diablo...not like what chicken diablo w/ all the seasonings we got in Acapulco but still good and the yellow rice it comes with is SOOO good! :) The fried plantains were alright....the garlic dipping sauce it comes with is really really good. However, if you come here, DEF get the Mexican corn...it is SO yummy! Esp. when you drizzle the lime juice over it! I absolutely loved their cafe con leche too! Overall, VERY happy and pleased with this place...would DEF come back! :) PS: and it's a cheap eats!

  • Cafe Habana

    Posted by Go for the corn! on 10/29/2007

    Great brunch staple

    One of my, if not my #1, favorite brunch spots in the city. The grilled corn is to die for, and the rest of the meals are just as delicious. My personal favorites are the french toast with fresh fruit and molletes with chorizo. Expect a long wait on the weekend and slightly rushed service - both of which are worth dealing with.

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