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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
17 Prince Street @ Elizabeth, New York City, NY 10012
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was outstanding. On vacation in NYC with a family of 5, and hands down everyone enjoyed this quaint and authentic café. Make this a stop on your NYC tour. You must try the grilled corn -- it is great. And the Enchildas estilo...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We looked for nice place to eat something healthy (no pizza or burgers) in this area. Very much enjoyed the mijito, the enchilada, the Cuban sandwich, etc. Just not agreeing with the one dollar sign here....

Thank erik v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like to sit at the counter especially in NYC to watch all that is going on and chat. We got there about 10am and the place is busy but they turn tables quickly. So as we got there and 2 others had just left....More

Thank lreid46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I initially went to the cafe and waited for a table. A table for four was occupied by a couple, they left, the table was cleared yet we were still waiting and waiting for a table. Surely if that table was given...More

1  Thank Eva J
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 14 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
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
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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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