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Posted by erin on 03/12/2008
I called cafe habana at 11:50 to order lunch. they answered the phone but told me that they don't open for 10 min. i waited, called back at noon and placed my order for delivery. an hour later and my food had not come. i've worked in the food industry for a long time and i completely realize that during lunch things can get hectic,so i called them to check on my food. they said it was just being packed up and they were waiting for a delivery person, and it should be there in half an hour. that's a total of an hour and half wait for my food. i called back again after wating another 30 minutes and someone else told me since i ordered my food at noon it had left a long time ago. they were going to call the delivery person and call me back, but they never did. i called them AGAIN and cancelled my order. i left to pick up something else for my lunch and when i returned my food was delivered, 2 hours after i had ordered it and it was cold as ice. i received no apologies, was never told a wait time on my original order and was delivered ice cold food two hours late. i am sad that i never got to try their food but after this experience, i will never order from them again...
Posted by miki on 03/11/2008
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.
Posted by Nicola on 03/02/2008
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.
Posted by TheDeliInspector on 12/28/2007
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.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/26/2007
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...
Posted by PAPO on 11/08/2007
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.
Posted by Texas Jules on 11/06/2007
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!