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Café Habana

17 Prince St., New York, NY, 10012
at Elizabeth St.
212-625-2001

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6
Food: 7
Service: 5
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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Wonderful!

By preciousrain7 on 12/8/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My boyfriend and I just love this restaurant. We try to go once a month. The food is just great and they have the best sangrias. I have never been dissapointed with their food. Though the place gets crowded, it's definitely worth the wait

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395 out of 775 people found this review helpful.

Great service and fantastic corn

By Klumsee on 11/2/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

It is cramped and very busy but that is part of the atmosphere of this place. I go at off-peak times and so I am able to sit, take in the scenery and relax over my iced cappuccino. The service is great. It is nice to go to a place where the staff are enjoying the place as much as you are. Oh, and the corn is the best in the city.

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377 out of 745 people found this review helpful.

cramped, but that's the idea

By jmark on 10/25/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

this place thrives on being small and difficult, but that's kinda the point, isn't it? grilled corn was amazing. wait staff was polite, but hurried. definitely go for the mojitos. we showed up at 6 on a saturday and only waited 15 minutes.

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334 out of 656 people found this review helpful.

TERRIBLE WAITSTAFF & SERVICE

By toxygenius on 2/21/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Is being inexpensive for a restaurant is a good reason to have rude and high attitude staff? I don't think it is. I used to like this place more couple of years ago. But now this staff makes you really upset as they can't avoid their attitude and the meaningless looks you get very often. They have to change!

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272 out of 592 people found this review helpful.

"The Corn Supremacy"

By stylez on 8/8/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Habana's a cozy little eatery where you can comfortably enjoy a delectable meal and a glass of iced mango nectar. The fish of the day is usually an excellent choice. The rice and beans are spectacular and the corn is an absolute necessity. I've often found myself selfishly and jealously reluctant to share with anyone my wonderful experience. It's that damn good. After you've tasted a little of heaven your digestion is made enjoyable with a little SOHO shopping, thanks to it's convenient location on Prince and Elizabeth. Oh, and they do have a takeout counter but I couldn't possibly imagine teasing my tastebuds long enough to make it home without an empty bag.

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278 out of 595 people found this review helpful.

If you can wait...

By Gnewey on 7/14/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

This small restaurant is more like a casual dining place, but hardly worth the 40-minute wait for the nothing unusual food. I guess the hype or chic-factor is the main attraction. The grilled corn is excellent.

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