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Cafecito

185 Ave. C, New York, NY, 10009
nr. 11th St.
212-253-9966

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

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40% would go back.

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Great food, good drinks, cozy and authentic

By BenjaminPack on 11/23/2011

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

The food is always good, and the people re nice. They DO take credit cards. The review is out of date.

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36 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

Holy tostones Batman!

By fender1 on 1/7/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have to admit I love pretty much anything fried, so its hard to decide between the tostones and the bollos here... The food in general is great though - if they have the sea bass on special, jump on it. My friends had the churrasco and loved every bite. I am not Cuban so I have to rely on what I have heard when people say its the most authentic Cuban food they have had outside of Miami. The only drawback - its a small place so it gets CRAZY some nights. They do a lot of take out business so I guess things can be hectic in the kitchen when its especially busy. I have been back a dozen times or so; my advice is go early, go often & bring cash (you dont need much - its also a fantastic bargain!)

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161 out of 298 people found this review helpful.

Terrible service

By uno on 2/17/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

The service was terrible and the waitresses rather inconsiderate and rude.

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88 out of 177 people found this review helpful.

Management values table space more than customer loyalty

By rsen on 3/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Due to the cramped space and crowds, they barely let you finish and ask you to leave the table! Incredible. Everything about it was average, but tolerable, but the worst were the house rules. They have wierd rules: you can make reservations only for 6 or more, and they expect everyone to arrive together. If some members of the party arrive earlier than rest, they do not allow to seat at the table, unless all arrive!! Stay away on busy weekend nights or be prepared to eat slow-cooked food at fast-food pace! We went this Saturday night, and faced the brunt of all those rules. Will not go back again in a hurry.

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