17 Prince St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.722725 -73.994182
Neighborhoods: Downtown, NoLita
I'll never forget the moment my (foreign) dining companion said, "What are huevos rancheros?" My goodness! My favorites are at Cafe Habana, along with huevos many other ways, including my favorite way to make at home: divorciados. With green salsa on one side, red salsa on the other, you satisfy two different flavor cravings at once.
A perpetually crowded, popular and fashionable SoHo standard, Cafe Habana boasts some good grilled corn and a standout cuban sandwich.
Everyone will tell you to have the corn, and they are right. The lines her can be daunting because of it's limited space, but the atmosphere is such fun and the food is really tasty. If you are doing Nolita, make sure you stop and eat here!
My favorite place to go on weekends. They have great pork sandwiches, delicious grilled corn and a-mazing desserts. I always take my friends here when they visit NY and they all love it. Plenty of celebs frequent this place during the week. Great for lunch and people-watching!
Not Bad But Had Better – This place was ok, not the best Cuban food that I've had but not the worst. The wait was pretty long, service wasn't great and the food was average. I prob wont be going back anytime soon.
Never going back – I actually like this place and go there often. Tonight, my order was taken incorrectly. Even after I gave it to them again I received a different dish. Then when my order arrived it looked like it had been scrapped onto my plate from another plate made earlier. When I ate the food it was over cooked. Then they actually had the nerve to include gratuity on my bill. I'm never going back.
AMAZING grilled corn ! – There def. is a long wait when coming to this place but it's quite worth it - $12 for a whole platter of rice and beans and grilled skirt steak that tastes delicious !
Aside from the more than affordable pricing the scene is fun - while your waiting you can sip on a drink & people watch. The hostess with the close cropped hair is really nice and waiters are pleasant.
If your a very picky person you probably won't enjoy the very simple decor - it's very tightly packed and basic seating but sometimes you need the no frill's environment to just enjoy what's in front of you.
I've had better. – I'm sorry, I just didn't like anything about this place. I came here at night with a friend and we hate to wait a long time to sit down. I ordered the corn and some other dish and it was all just Okay. I think it was kind of plain and definitely overpriced. I wouldn't come back.
Best Cuban EVER! – The food is amazing and their drinks are the best. I highly reccommend the Mexican corn and the Cuban, but everything I have eaten there has been good. The wait staff runs a tight ship, which can been interpreted as rudeness, but they are ALWAYS busy and they do the best they can to accomodate every customer. But even so, getting it for take out is best.
Rude, rude rude! – Won't ever go here again. There are far too many great Cuban places to eat in this city with enjoyable, non-attitude laden servers. One waitress was so rude, we got up and left.
Get over yourselves.
In A Hurry? – me and a group of friends came here yesterday for brunch. it was super busy and they had a crowd waiting outside. they set the five of us up in a booth so that one of us had to sit on a chair at the end, in the way of everything. the waitresses had a hard time getting by. the girls working there were beautiful. the black hostess, though, looked so stressed out and was downright rude in her behavior. she looked like she was hungover. i would rather be greeted by someone sweet and calm instead of treated like cattle. they think they're doing a good job?
our waitress was nice, but was ready to get us out of there. other than the rushed service, our food was great. the corn and hot cocoas were the best.
i would come here again when they learn how to not be so aggressive, because it just sets the tone of my meal, which i would like to enjoy.
terrible – This place is TERRIBLE!! The yellow rice in the "vegetarian" burrito actually has chicken stock in it. When I tried substitute it with white rice I was give a serious attitude and informed that the chef would not allow it. So much for a "green" restaurant...
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