Located in chic NoLIta, Cafe Habana is a see-and-be-seen joint that delivers both Latin flavor and style at down-to-earth prices. Their signature dishes include Cuban sandwiches, fish tacos and, especially, their grilled corn on the cob that comes slathered in cotijo cheese, chili powder and lime. It’s a must for even the Tom Ford models who are known to frequent this joint and emerge with a few kernels still lingering in their teeth. While ideally suited for anyone in need of a midday Latin lunch, it’s also perfect for the after hours with Habana’s hangover inducing, yet ever-drinkable cocktails. With a second location in Brooklyn and even a third in Malibu, California, this insider’s tip is quickly becoming an institution.
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