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Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe, New York, NY

Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe

4.5
4.5
310 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional Mexican

Caliente Cab Mexican Café is open for lunch, dinner and late-night meals. It also offers a weekend brunch featuring dishes like Mexican French toast and grilled eggs, as well as morning cocktails. Throughout the day, you can order from a list of traditional Mexican items such as fajitas, tacos and burritos. To complement your meal, add flavor to your dish with the freshly made salsa and guacamole.

Caliente Cab Mexican Café provides a casual, bar-like environment. Along with a festive décor, it offers an outdoor patio space for dining with family or enjoying drinks like margaritas, mojitos or sangria with friends.

We also do parties and catering for all occasions!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 1:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 243-8517 ext. 112

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Cross street

    Seventh ave. south and Bleecker st.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MTA: 1 train to Christopher St.A/B/C/D/E/F to West 4st.

  • Additional

    Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View

Menu

Para la Mesa

  • House Made Guacamole with Chips

    • For One$10.00
    • For Two$18.00
  • Nachos$12.00

    Layered tortilla chips, melted cheddar, guacamole, pinto beans, pico de gallo, jalapeñoand crema

    • Add Chicken, Chorizo or Steak$14.00
  • Flautitas$12.00

    Lightly fried corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken, oaxaca and cotija cheese and topped with avocado salsa and crema

    • Calamari$14.00

      Crunchy calamari served with spicy aioli and tomato coulis

      Tacos

      2 per order. Served with soft corn tortillas

      • Pollo Asado$12.00

        Grilled chicken, crumbled chicharrones, tomatillo salsa and cilantro

        • Al Pastor$13.00

          Flat-grilled pork shoulder with tangy pineapple salsa, white onions and cilantro

          • Carne Asada$14.00

            Mojo-marinated skirt steak garnished with crunchy onion straws, cilantro and tomatillo salsa

            • Cauliflower Panko$12.00

              Panko breaded cauliflower, cheddar jack cheese, pico de gallo, jalapeno, cilantro, chipotle crema with tomatillo salsa

              Quesadillas

              Made with flour tortillas and served with guacamole

              • El Dorado

                With pico de gallo and chihuahua cheese

                • Grilled Chicken Breast$13.00
                • Skirt Steak or Shrimp$14.00
              • Shredded Chicken Tinga$13.00

                Mexican-spiced chicken breast, chihuahua cheese, tinga salsa and caramelized onions

                • Grilled Vegetables$12.00

                  Grilled zucchini, cumin dusted peppers, carrots and melted chihuahua cheese in a whole wheat tortilla

                  Ensaladas

                  • Taco Salad$16.00

                    Mesculin lettuce with grilled chicken, avocado salsa, crema, pico de gallo, monterey jack cheese, black and pinto beans, served in a crunchy taco bowl with agave chipotle vinaigrette

                    • Ensalada de Avocado Bowl$17.00

                      Avocado, tomato, red onions, baby spinach, red quinoa, toppped with queso fresco and crunchy tortilla strips, served with lemon vinaigrette

                      Tortas y Hamburguesa

                      All served with spicy fries

                      • Arrachera$17.00

                        Adobo-marinated skirt steak, piloncillo tomato, avocado slices, crispy onion staws, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo, served on a toasted semolina roll

                        • Panko-Crusted Pollo con Queso$16.00

                          Breaded chicken cutlet served with melted oaxaca cheese, spicy black beans, pickled onions, avocado, jalapenos, cilantro and chipotle mayo, served on a semolina roll

                          • Chesseburger$16.00

                            1/2 lb of Angus ground beef, melted oaxaca cheese and spicy chipotle aioli on a toasted semolina bun

                            Sizzling Fajita

                            • Sizzling Fajita$28.00

                              A sizzling platter of grilled chicken, blackened shrimp or skirt steak (choose one) served with corn flour tortillas, guacamole pico de gallo, refried beans and Mexican rice

                              • Combo: Choose Any 2 Items for$28.00

                            Enchiladas y Burritos

                            Enchiladas served with Mexican rice and refried beans

                            • Enchiladas del Norte

                              Corn tortillas filled with spicy grilled chicken, steak or shrimp, in an enchilada salsa topped with melted chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo and crema

                              • Grilled Chicken$20.00
                              • Skirt Steak or Shrimp$24.00
                            • Tomatillo Enchiladas$20.00

                              Corn tortillas baked with shredded chicken breast in a green tomatillo salsa topped with melted monterey jack cheese

                              • Vegetables Enchiladas$19.00

                                Assorted grilled fresh veggies, melted chichijahija cheese baked in the corn tortilla in a chipotle tomato salsa

                                • Burrito del Norte

                                  Flour tortilla filled with spicy grilled chicken or steak, rice, melted chihuahua cheese, refried beans, crunchy onion straws, pico de gallo, guacamole, red enchilada salsa and crema

                                  • Grilled Chicken$20.00
                                  • Skirt Steak or Shrimp$24.00
                                • Burrito Tinga$20.00

                                  Flour tortilla filled with shredded chicken breast rice, melted chihuahua cheese, refried beans, crunchy onion straws, pico de gallo, guacamole, red enchilada salsa and crema

                                  • Chicken Chile Chimichanga$20.00

                                    Breast of chicken in a crispy flour tortilla filled with Spanish onions, refried beans, enchilada salsa and monterey jack cheese

                                    Extras

                                    $4.95 each

                                    • Mexican Street Corn

                                      Char-grilled sweet corn slathered in cotija cheese, chipotle mayo and Chile-lime salt

                                      • Spicy Fries

                                        • Rice and Beans

                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                          What 310 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                          4.5
                                          4.5 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.5Food
                                          • 4.3Service
                                          • 4.6Ambience
                                          • 4.3Value

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                                          1. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fajitas AMAZINGGGGGGG! The big $60 Margarita totally worth it! Amazing ambiance and the food overall was great! Definitely coming back again!

                                          2. LA

                                            LA412

                                            Pittsburgh

                                            19 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            19 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            If you’re craving real good Mexican food, this is your place. Besides very good food and plenty of choices, the service and staff were extremely attentive and friendly.

                                          3. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Birthday it was great

                                          4. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            La Esposa Loca Best Drink Ever.

                                          5. m

                                            mowgli1234

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall2food3service3ambience3

                                            On their website they say they have a brunch deal but they did not offer this there. There is no brunch.

                                          6. C

                                            Crysyy

                                            Washington DC

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great atmosphere with a nice drink selection. Would definitely recommend starting with the queso dip!

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall1food1service3ambience2

                                            The food was flavorless

                                          8. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New England

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Had an amazing time with girlfriends to just chill and catch up. Our waitress Amber was amazing and made the whole meal so fun and nice!

                                          9. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            So much fun!!

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            went for my friend’s 21st and it did not disappoint!

                                          11. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                            overall5food3service4ambience5

                                            Great Ambiance, food and drinks. Definitely worth a visit.

                                          12. v

                                            vanessav

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall2food2service1ambience2

                                            Service was not good- just not staffed properly. Took a while to get servers attention for food orders/bill. Took 15 mins just to get a server over when we first sat down. Food was good, but the taco tower is only sold mon-wed, which was the whole point in going and they didn’t have it

                                          13. T

                                            Tiffany

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                                            Making a reservation on OpenTable was the best thing I could’ve done to eat here, there was a line of about 30 people out front and we got there 10 min before our slot and was sat within that time. The Mezcalitas were banging , guacamole fresh and the blackened shrimp in the sizzling fajitas were slapping. Plus best Elote (Mexican Street Corn) I ever had in my life. I really want to go back. The only thing I will say is that it was pretty busy so they forgot our appetizer we ordered with our drinks but it was steady with our main meal after that. Go you won’t regret it!

                                          14. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            my friends and i loved my experience at Caliente Cab! the food was delicious and the drinks were perfect! i recommend the panko torta, guacamole and flautas! i also couldn’t get enough of the passion fruit frozen margarita! my friends and i will definitely be coming back soon!

                                          15. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            1.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                                            overall1food2service1ambience1

                                            Rat under the table

                                          16. SA

                                            StephanieA

                                            Atlantic City

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            My first large drink was delicious ; I don’t know what happened to the small version- tasted like pure juice. & the red salsa that comes with the chips use to be delicious!!! & this time it tasted the water. The location that closed was my favorite 🙃 but the server was amazing bc it was slow at 530pm on a Saturday so I guess that made up for it.

                                          17. F

                                            Fieryfingers14

                                            New York Area

                                            19 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            19 reviews

                                            Dined on February 24, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            One of our favorite places for lunch. Excellent shrimp and spinach soup, and the veggie quesadilla is delicious. Many thanks to Jesus, our waiter and the staff.

                                          18. F

                                            Fieryfingers14

                                            New York Area

                                            19 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            19 reviews

                                            Dined on February 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our favorite waiter, Jesus, always makes us feel welcome. Excellent food and drinks and so glad we are neighbors.

                                          19. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our favorite spot!

                                          20. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            My girl said that the service was good but the price is high

                                          21. B

                                            Birthdaygirl

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            The best Mexican I have ever put in my mouth. Everything was so flavorful!

                                          22. R

                                            Roman

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on January 21, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Great to be out. Food was good. Drinks were a bit pricey $12 for 2 tablespoons of Jack Daniels. Stick to beer if you go. Overall, good meal.

                                          23. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            free tequila shots on your birthday!!!

                                          24. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 24, 2021

                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                            We had a very good experience on Christmas Eve. The staff were very busy and not always very easy to reach but not to a fault. The food was good, everyone was so nice and we will hopefully be going there again soon 🤗

                                          25. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food and service

                                          26. EA

                                            ElizabethA

                                            New York Area

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on December 12, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was delicious. My cauliflower tacos were amazing!!

                                          27. I

                                            Insider

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on December 10, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Ambiance was perfect plenty of room Food very deliciousl

                                          28. L

                                            Lina

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                            overall5food5service3ambience3

                                            They need to work on their hospitality. I understand how serious it is to check people for their covid vaccination card but the two men at the entrance were very rude and yelled at me as if I could not hear them because I am wearing a mask ? Honestly, if it wasn’t for the fact I was meeting my friend for my bday dinner, I would’ve left and went to another place . They were extremely rude and when I finally showed my card and my I.D they kept asking me if I made a reservation when my friend was already seated in our table and checked in….. I will not be coming back unfortunately because of the service. As much as I love the food, the service at the entrance was just too much to deal with.

                                          29. m

                                            madisonp

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great for bday dinner :))) they gave a little gift bags for my birthday!! food was great

                                          30. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on November 7, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I felt welcomed, servers were nice and attentive. Food was top tier, the wait time for the food did not feel long, beautifully decorated venue. Would definitely return in the future.

                                          31. A

                                            Anna

                                            Philadelphia

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on November 6, 2021

                                            overall5food3service4ambience5

                                            Girls night out

                                          32. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on November 1, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful time! The staff was attentive and chill, great drinks! Great food! Just a wonderful place to enjoy your friends and good food!

                                          33. SG

                                            SheilaG

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on October 22, 2021

                                            overall2food3service5ambience3

                                            They don’t make the taco tower anymore and we went there solely for the taco tower

                                          34. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on October 20, 2021

                                            overall3food3service5ambience3

                                            It was a good experience but felt more like something quick as if we were sitting at a bar and getting quick appetizer to eat .. towards the end of us finishing up it felt as if they were rushing us to leave I don’t think that was the case but that’s definitely how it felt .. I would go again just for something quick not a actual dinner situation

                                          35. a

                                            ase1707

                                            New York Area

                                            497 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            497 reviews

                                            Dined on October 12, 2021

                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                            My wife and I felt that there are other Mexican restaurants in the West Village that offer better Mexican cuisine. Most disappointing was the guacamole.

                                          36. K

                                            Kathleens

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on October 12, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I got the carne asada tacos and a mojito. Both were great! I only wish the tacos were bigger for the price.

                                          37. TE

                                            TamaraE

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on October 1, 2021

                                            overall3food2service4ambience3

                                            I'd been to the Caliente Cab Co Restaurant some 14,15 years ago with a friend and enjoyed myself, so I decided to go back to celebrate my birthday this year with family. I made a reservation so seating was quick and easy. While the food could have had more flavor to it, the drinks were everything we expected and more( looking at you mango margarita!) and the service was great. My highlight was them realizing my birthday was that evening and singing to me and bringing churros for a light dessert, without any prompting. Thank you!

                                          38. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on September 26, 2021

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Family dinner and birthday celebration combined. Food was great! I had the chicken chimichanga.

                                          39. E

                                            Erika

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on September 25, 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We went with some friends the food and service was amazing.

                                          40. LS

                                            LaShelleB

                                            Atlantic City

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on September 23, 2021

                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                            Date Night. We loved the ambiance. The food was very good. Service was good as well.

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                          • Physical distancing

                                            • Limited number of seated diners
                                            • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                            • Extra space between tables
                                          • Protective equipment

                                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                                            • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                          • Screening

                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                          FAQs

                                          Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 243-8517 ext. 112.

                                          Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.

                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                          Google Map for Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe

                                          61 7th Ave S New York, NY 10014

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross street

                                            Seventh ave. south and Bleecker st.

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            West Village

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Daily 1:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Regional Mexican

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Dining

                                          • Dress code

                                            Business Casual

                                          • Parking details

                                            Street Parking

                                          • Public transit

                                            MTA: 1 train to Christopher St.A/B/C/D/E/F to West 4st.

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Additional

                                            Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View

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