After work on Friday, Nick and I went to Cafe Habana down in Soho. We went here primarily for the grilled Mexican-style corn – coated in creamy mayo, rolled in cojita cheese, and sprinkled with chili powder:
The corn met all of my expectations, and at $4.25 for two pieces, it’s a great cheap eat to share.
Since we saved on the appetizer, we splurged on some drinks. A Mojito for me and a Pacifico for Nick:
The brownish color of the Mojito is due to the face that they use brown sugar instead of white. So good I had two.
For dinner I had the Camarones al Ajillo with black beans and yellow rice:
And Nick had the gluten-filled Cuban sandwich and fries:
He says, “It was alright.” I wouldn’t know, but it doesn’t seem like I was missing much. One point for the non-gluten eaters of the world.
- Great people watching at this joint. Many mustache sightings.
- Fairly cheap dinner for two – if I wouldn’t have gotten two $8 Mojitos we probably could have gotten out of there for about $35.
- They also have a couple of other entrees and appetizers that appear to be gluten-free and vegetarian (Sopesitos and a masa boat stuffed with goat cheese, beans, and sun-dried tomatoes)
- Get here early if you don’t want to wait.
- My recommendation = get a Mojito and some corn and move on for dinner.
To visit Cafe Habana – 17 Prince Street, New York, NY. (RW to Prince Street or the 6 to Spring Street)