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Cafe Habana

17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
+1 212-625-2001
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is worth a long trip and worth a wait for a table to try the delicious Cuban food cooked here. The grilled corn with cheese and paprika is a must as are the fish tacos. Everything is actually pretty delicious. It is also a...More

Thank goodideas123
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Every time I'm in NY, we have to come here. Just a lot of flavor and mix of latin dishes. The corn on the cob is a must have. My boy likes el cubano sandwich. Also, yummy plantains. Great fun people watching.

Thank travelnom27
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I was walking about looking for breakfast and discovered Cafe Habana just a couple of blocks from my hotel in Nolita. It was about 10 am on a weekday and very quiet. I was greeted warmly by the servers. I sat at the bar and...More

Thank DeniseWakeman
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We have been to this small NoLita cafe a number of times and never been disappointed. Cuban/Mexican food, very casual with excellent servers. Servers and bartender are personable, friendly and informative. Food comes quickly so is always hot. The menu is outstanding with many great...More

Thank AirSchis
Reviewed 7 June 2017

You have to try the corn! The plate comes with two ears of corn. It is so delicious! And they even include toothpicks when they bring them out! You'll need them! We also ordered the tostones, which came with guacamole and mayonnaise. Really good too....More

Thank dasmr5
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Nice atmosphere in this restaurant, opened on the street, very nice service. I was not fully convinced by the food though. The cuban sandwich is filled with very good pulled pork, but also with a slice of cheap ham. It would probably be better without...More

Thank Pierre-Yves A
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

After a long walk we stopped for a late lunch and drinks.The frozen margaritas were great , I had the guava margarita which I loved, following their famous corn on the cob SO good we also had the cuban sandwich which again did not dissapoint....More

Thank simdiz
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I went with my girlfriend and we loved the sandwiches a lot! And we ate corn too. The restaurant has a good location, near the SoHo. There are two places. We went to the little bar. I recommend to visit and enjoy these sandwiches!

Thank Alejandro G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It was a long walk from the nearest subway station but it was worth it. The Cuban sandwich a hit! The elote was also very good.

Thank aoaltamirano
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I love this place, it is a staple in NYC. My standard order is the corn and the Cuban sandwich. The homemade limeade is good to wash everything down with. All the food is consistently well done and tasty. I feel it can get a...More

Thank ckwokers
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita
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 neighbourhood 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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2 December 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.
22 October 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
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Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
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09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: 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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