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Cafe La Habana

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Calle Isabel la Catolica 146 | Esquina Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, Mexico City 06080, Mexico
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 01:00 - 07:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 01:00 - 10:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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229 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This restaurant was across the street from the Hotel CostAzul, so we tried it for breakfast in a hurry. The coffee was stronger than the typical Cafe Americano served in most Mexican restaurants we tried. But the food was just average. The "house bread" is slices of typical US whte bread toasted. By the way, the hours currently listed on... More 

Thank An0nyMs
Cordoba, Mexico
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The real name of this place is: Cafe La Habana. However, the coffee is hardly drinkable unless you like lots of sugar. They have an extensive menu so there is something for everyone. However, expect mediocre. The only cool thing about this place is that you feel like you have gone into a time warp to a place a few... More 

Thank johnleeward
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good food. Nice historic feel, shame about the modern renovations done cheaply, e.g. lino tiles over the original ceramic.

Thank Alex M
Toluca, Mexico
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325 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This weekend, after hearing of Fidel's passing, I visited the Cafe where he planned his revolution in the mid 1950s. Not much has changed here since, and while not much cuban food is on the menu, the Mexican staples are all good (enchiladas, chilaquiles, etc). The 99 pesos lunch or dinner special is a particularly good deal. Have a cup... More 

Thank johntpt
Perth, Australia
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99 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

It's an OK place to stop by for a coffee or a light meal. However, I noticed a tendency that the waiter takes the whole change for a tip... Maybe it was just us or whatever, just let you know.

1 Thank Monica H
Casper, Wyoming
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

It is said that Castro planned the revolution at this place and there are some nods to Cuban cuisine, but this place is mostly Mexican. It is very popular with local families and journalists who work in the neighborhood. Monday thru Saturday there are breakfast "paquetes" including coffee, fresh fruit or freshly squeezed orange juice for around 110 pesos. My... More 

1 Thank scottwyo
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A friend and I visited for breakfast recently...I felt a bit disappointed as we went way out of my way to get there. While the food was decent the coffee con leche was mostly milk with a smidgen of coffee. The Spanish style egg dish was decent but the waitstaff was inattentive at best.

Thank hammoncm
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Imagine my surprise when I wandered in for lunch, looking for congri...There might be pictures of Havana on the walls, but nothing Havana-ish on the menu.

Thank EydneW
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

You would think that Cafe La Habana, after all these years, would have good quick service, but no. And the food, in this case two orders of huevos rancheros, would at least be as good as at a diner. It was okay. The lunches- comidas, are less so. Get their good strong coffee in bags to go and you'll be... More 

Thank Remoulade
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This is were i went late night for a coffee or a night cap, the food was also delicious, its not cheap but its not expensive either, there are various combinations to try, i had like 8-10 different drinks and they were all delicious, if you are really hungry be sure to check the "tortas" outside they are delicious!

Thank Adrian R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cafe, Caribbean, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
01:00 - 07:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
01:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Isabel la Catolica 146 | Esquina Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, Mexico City 06080, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?