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US$6 - US$14
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Mexican, Fast food
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

We love this place for quick,delicious lunches. It is ,by far,the best taco-type place around.They have taken modern tacos to a whole new level,with introducing is to a mouth watering array of flavors. Our fave is the Burrito Bowls(less carbs) I like the pork and...hubby likes the chicken. It is like Subway,in that you walk along as they make it and tell them which toppings you want,which dressings,etc. Lots of variety! They are delicious and consistently so. Service is always fast and efficient at a great price. Highly recommended!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MikeandLynneSooke_BC, Marketing at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2020

Hello, and very sorry for not seeing your wonderful review sooner! Thank you so much your kind words. ~Mike

Reviewed December 12, 2019

My girlfriend and I were unimpressed about the quality of food and service at this habaneros. There was no flavour to the meat, the sour cream was running, and the staff were not friendly. Also we got the same thing we usually get and it...was more expensive by 11 dollars then the other habaneros in Dartmouth. Do not recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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MikeandLynneSooke_BC, Agency / Consultant at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2020

Hello Jonathan, we're terribly sorry about the disappointing experience. We'll look into your comments, and the cost difference, as our prices are the same across all our locations. ~Mike

Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

We have gotten take out here a number of times. The customer service has always been excess has the food. The only minor issue is that you get a very small amount of chicken/meat even for the large burritos. It would be nice with more...than a small scoop of meat.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Hello, and sorry for the late response to your review and feedback. Thank you very much for the wonderful comments about our employees and food, it's greatly appreciated. The protein portion size is 5 ounces for a large burrito or bowl, and you can purchase...More

Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

I was a regular at Burrito Jax until the first time I tried Habaneros. The bowl portions were bigger and not as expensive. Both places have exceptional customer service and are dirrerent in their own unique ways so I won’t compare food. However, this Sunday...past, March 3rd, we had our first bad experience. There was a person working I haven’t seen there before, my bowl was literally half the size it normally is. I ordered a large veggie bowl. I counted literally 10 beans. She was very skimpy with all the ingredients and then put way too much salsa and sour cream topping in for the small amount of food. It was so wet it was like soup. I literally threw it out. Waste of time and money. I will cautiously give it another chance, but I will make sure someone else prepares it. If this is a new employee, please retrain and give her help. It was getting busy and backed up so I don’t hold her accountable for being understaffed.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Hello Lisa, very sorry for not catching your review and feedback sooner! Thank you very much for your kind words, and our sincerest apologies for your disappointing experience. We're certain you'll find we made improvements since your last visit. Many thanks. ~Mike

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We went to Habaneros a few years ago, and it was good. Today we decided to drop in before leaving town, and quality has noticeably declined since we were last here. I’ve seen fresher veggies at Subway; the lettuce was so brown, it should have...been thrown out hours ago. Not a great portion for what you pay either. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hello Jennifer, we're very sorry to hear of your disappointing visit after so many years. We'll certainly look into our vegetable quality. Although we do have standard portion sizes for our proteins and cheese, it's always been the customers choice on how much included toppings...More

Reviewed February 4, 2018

I've been to this Habaneros twice with coworkers to get their burrito bowl. First time I had chicken, the second pulled pork. Although I did find it enjoyable, I will say that I find Burrito Jax substantially better. They have lots of choices of toppings...here; various rice flavors, sauces, veggies, etc. I personally like a more authentic style burrito bowl with basic ingredients and I find the number of flavors a bit overwhelming and processed feeling. Overall it is good and will likely come back once in a while if I am with a friend who is craving it.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you for your honest review and feedback. Nearly all our menu items, fillings and toppings are made fresh from scratch in house. Nothing is premade, it's all entirely build your own tacos, burrito, burrito bowl, quesadilla, or nachos. ~Mike

Reviewed January 22, 2018

If you like Tex-Mex style food, this is a good place to grab a quick meal to take out. I wouldn't call it a sit-down place. they give you lots for the money, and you get it as spciy as you want/or not.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you kindly Andrew, we appreciate your positive review! ~Mike

Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

It's the next day and I'm still thinking about those donair tacos and the burrito we ordered!! The ingredients were fresh, flavourful and left us feeling full but not in the usual gross fast food way. If you're looking for something delicious and a little...different, don't be afraid to give this place a try! It's got a subway style choose your own toppings layout, try the sriracha sour cream.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2018

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to leave an awesome & detailed review, it's greatly appreciated! ~Mike

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in and ordered a jumbo burrito and quesadilla for my wife and I. Both were very good and fresh, it's made in front of you and you decide what go into it so the flavour is up to. The server are friendly and funny...as they joke with you, will go back again.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Thank you Roy, we're delighted you enjoyed! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a great review after what appears to be your first visit. We look forward to seeing you both again. ~Mike

Reviewed February 2, 2017

My husband and I and 2 of our boys ate here end of December. We all got burritos. Two fajita chicken and two pulled pork and like subway, you pick out your toppings/sauces. Everything is made fresh, and it spotless and friendly. You can eat...at one of the little tables, or take out. Pricing is reasonable for the amount you get. Our burritos were enough to fill us (large looks deceiving...it will fill you). If you are in the mood for something different, and want it fast, but also healthy (and tasty of course), give this spot a try!More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2017

Thank you ever so much for your wonderful review. We're delighted that we exceeded your expectations, and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed and postive review of your experience. Thank you! ~Mike

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