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C$8 - C$12
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Mexican, Fast food
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Downtown Halifax
0.1 km from Halifax Public Gardens
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Reviewed November 15, 2019

I don't usually get food here because I don't like the fact that they press the burritos on the grill AFTER they are wrapped... So usually I go to Burrito Jax. But I was in a rush and it was near, so I got a...vegetarian burrito bowl. It was fine, but the black beans were hard. Not cooked all the way through. I didn't finish it because I thought uncooked beans wouldn't be too safe to eat. Hopefully the uncooked beans was just a one time mistake. The real problem was the bathroom - the toilet was so disgusting I actually laughed out loud. Bits of hair all over and caked-on, dark urine. And it looked like it had been there for days. It was really disgusting. There were three employees behind the counter, chatting and not doing much of anything. Again, maybe just a one time mistake. But I think I'll stick with Burrito Jax.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

one of our favorite quick-serve food places. We also have to have a visit to Habaneros every time we return to Halifax.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Hi Brianne, thank you ever so much for your wonderful review! We know there are many great local eateries to choose from in Halifax, and we truly appreciate you choosing us to dine with when you visit. Safe travels. ~Mike

Reviewed December 12, 2018

Great choices and the people were very helpful in explaining how things worked. There is actually two places in one Habenaros and curds. Curds fries are amazing and the habanero burgers and burritos are huge

Date of visit: November 2018
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Hello Leona, thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a wonderful review! It's truly appreciated, and we're delighted knowing you enjoyed your experience. ~Mike

Reviewed August 8, 2018

For your quick Mexican food fix this certainly is the place to stop. My first time here and I was really impressed. Food was prepared quickly and was extremely tasty. Will definitely be back. If you like Mexican you should stop here.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks a bunch Jim, much appreciated. We're delighted you enjoyed! ~Mike

Reviewed June 9, 2017

This is the quick pick up, fresh produce, excellent flavours, taste extravaganza that I long for en route. And, great value as well!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Thank you very much, we're delighted you enjoyed. ~Mike

Reviewed April 10, 2017

The place is bright and cheery when you walk in. The staff are extremely polite, friendly and helpful. The food, however, was pretty bland. The veggies were not that fresh, and the flavors just weren't there. It wasn't horrible, but it was nothing you couldn't...make yourself at home. I probably won't go back.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Thank you for your compliments and feedback, we'll use it to improve in the areas you mentioned. ~Mike

Reviewed January 23, 2017

Great place for lunch if you are looking for Mexican food. The portions are generous (lots of napkins at the tables!) and you certainly won't go hungry. The food is very tasty and a good value.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review, we're delighted you enjoyed. Safe travels. ~Mike

Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Great flavors! If you are looking for fresh, this is the place. Tacos are great, staff is friendly. Only bad thing I must say: the guacamole... it need serious improvement.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

Thank you very much Elizabeth, we appreciate you taking the time to review your experience. We're at a loss about your guacamole comments? It's made fresh in house daily, and very popular. Maybe we had an off day? ~Mike

Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

I like the food at Habaneros but I was ignored today. I know they were busy after a busy lunch but no one apologized for letting me stand there 10 minutes while they restocked. As well, I am tired of the manager always having a...scowl on his face. I think if you are in enough you would get a warmer welcome than he presents. The owner at Taco Del Mar never had anything but a smile on his face. I will eat where I am welcomed - Taco Del Mar.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2016

Our sincerest apologies for the lack of service we provided. Thank you for your feedback. ~Mike

Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The chicken burrito bowls here are really good. I love their pickled onions especially, and the other great assortment of fresh ingredients to put on them. They recently changed their cheese, and it isn't as good as the previous cheese they used to use. It...seems cheaper or something. Their guacamole was brown, and not very good the one time I tried it. I prefer Chipotle's burrito bowls, due to their chicken being better, as well as their awesome, fresh guacamole, but Habaneros is a good alternative since there are no Chipotles anywhere near here.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2016

Thank you very much John, we appreciate your review and feedback. ~Mike

Reviewed September 14, 2016

I hadn't seen any Mexican restaurants the entire time we had been in NS so we were surprised when we walked by this place. As a Mexican-America I'm always curious to try Mexican cuisine in different areas. So glad we did! I had the 3...tacos, 2 chicken and 1 steak and my husband got the nachos. You can choose what toppings to add and several options for condiments. The meat was so flavorful and adding the salsas and toppings just made it that much better! This is definite must eat!! wish we had one of these in the states!!More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016

Hey Daniel, thanks so much! Your comments are much appreciated. We're delighted that you enjoyed and were impressed with our style of modern Mexican with a twist. We'd also like to thank you both for visiting our beautiful province, we hope it was a wonderful...More

Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

My current favourite food joint in the city! This place is always fresh and packed full of flavour. Portion sizes are large and filling. My favourite order is the duo taco!

Date of visit: August 2016
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2016

Thank you very much Jasmine! We're humbled by your wonderful comments and making us your favourite. ~Mike

Reviewed August 12, 2016

I have become a regular at this restaurant, because the burrito bowl is the best. Fresh, delicious, and lots of choices for toppings.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2016

Thank you kindly Darlene, we truly appreciate your loyalty, longtime business and awesome review! ~Mike

Reviewed August 11, 2016

A burrito place like most others - Habaneros doesn't aim to redefine the quick-service pseudo-mexican experience by offering anything that others don't... It's the same counter-service with the same menu offered up by everyone else. Food was decent enough, a variety of meats and sauces...to create a burrito as thick as your fist. While not the best I've had of the genre (I had chicken and Chipotle still stands as the golden standard for these sorts of places) it was certainly decent. The nacho chips don't come with a side for dipping and are essentially broken up taco shells instead of real chips, but still made for a nice side. I was disappointed by their hot sauces - Nothing to make you breathe fire here. All in all a place to go if you're in the neighbourhood and looking for something quick and filling, but don't drive across the city to search it outMore

Date of visit: August 2016
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2016

Thank you for you your very detailed and honest review. Sorry to hear that our made in house Habaneros Heat hot sauce didn't cut it for you, but not many folks can take much more than it. Thank you also for taking the time to...More

Reviewed August 6, 2016

Had a huge, flavorful, and super filling burrito for less than C$10. Lots of other great selections in the menu. My order required a bit of customization so some patience would have been nice from the otherwise rude female staff. Which is why I'm only...giving it 3 stars. Would be great too if there was a little flyer with information on the selections of filling and ingredients that go with my order.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Michael G, Public Relations Manager at Habaneros Modern Taco Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2016

Hi Gomar, we received your review on Google+ also. Thank you for taking the time to do so. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal, and appreciate your feedback on our customer service. We pride ourselves in providing top notch service, and when we receive complaints...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4