Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe

4.5
40 reviews
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$30 and under
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Regional Mexican
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Wednesday 12 PM – 1 AM Thursday 12 PM – 2 AM Friday & Saturday 12 PM – 3 AM
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Phone number
(212) 243-8517 ext. 112
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Seventh ave. south and Bleecker st.
Additional
Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch

Specials

Gigante Tuesday's

Our signature Gigante 55oz. Margarita is half off! Comes in all flavors frozen or on the rocks! Only $27.50 for Gigante Tuesday's!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 30, 2018

Ends: October 31, 2117

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-11:30PM

Bloody Maria Gigante Brunch!

Gigante Margarita or Bloody Maria Brunch for 4 with any four brunch entrees.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 9, 2018

Ends: October 10, 2117

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-3:00PM
Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Baby it's cold outside but it's always hot at Caliente Cab! Customize your menu to fit your party's appetite and enjoy our seasonal cocktails including our world famous Gigante Margarita! Contact us today for all your holiday party needs!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Countdown to a new year, new you, same delicious food and margaritas synonyms with world famous Caliente Cab! Book your NYE party with us and get ready to 3..2..1.. CHEERS!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 40 People Are Saying
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So in love with the guacamole! This is a great place overall. Service, food, drinks...no complaints.

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DK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had took my partner there for our two year anniversary & it was such a refreshing pleasant new experience. The waitress was amazing and attentive. She gave us some good recommendations since it was our first time. Food and drinks were amazing! Quality and service was outstanding & the time wait for food was pretty fast! I left a $30 tip and I’m definitely making it one of my regular spots to grab a margarita :).?

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best margaritas in new york city. Good options for brunch. And a great taco fiesta platter of 6 tacos of your choice..delicious!

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WR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! From the minute we walked in to the minute we walked out. The drinks were delicious the food was phenomenal!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday had very nice time the food was delicious and the service was great

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S
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Steak tacos were soft but way too much gristle. (Literally every bite I had to spit it out). Great drinks and friendly waiters

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outdoor seating was pleasant, service was quick and the noise level was low (that may not be true inside). Party of four -- two adults and two teenagers -- and everyone enjoyed their meals very much.

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BE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mis amigas disfrutaron mucho el restaurante,celebramos el cumpleanos de una de Ella's y Pedro el que nos atendio fue muy amable,paciente y cortes con nosotras...Gracias por todo

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MH
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great margaritas ! There was a big choice and the blood orange one was delicious. The food was good and the staff were friendly. The noise level was fine and there was outside seating if preferred. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Mexican food.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Had to wait 20 minutes for my food and when it came out it was cold. The server seemed annoyed and the old guy at the door checking ID had a nasty attitude. There are too many restaurants in the city for me to come back here or even recommend it to anyone

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LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Caliente is awesome, great food and even better Margarita’s. Serving staff is wonderful!

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SG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome find on Bleeker St. We will be back! Great drinks, food, and fun!

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VJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This spot is what's happening. Love love love the drinks, they are on point....had three of them 😜

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d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

it was so loud in the restaurant, we were shouting at each other...and we were in the back. the service was good and attentive, but my 3 fellow diners all disliked their food. i was happy with mine.

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c
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great but the MARGARITAS were the BEST!!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 2ambience 4

It was a good experience. The drinks were amazing!!!! I had a frozen pina colada and I just couldn't stop drinking it! And the lighting, music, and decor of the place was very much Mexican Culture. Very laid back so it's a good place for a night out with friends or jusy to hang out too.

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s
New England
149 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch-good price and delicious food!

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Bachelorette

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall food is delicious. Service is good. Its a nice spot to begin the night in the city. 😎

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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Caliente Cab was delicious! My friend and I had a reservation and we were seated promptly upon arrival. The restaurant is a little crowded and warm at peak hours, but the ambience and energy fit perfectly with the decor. Our food and drinks came out surprisingly fast and everything was delicious. Their speciality drinks are fantastic and everything is fairly priced for the area the restaurant is in. Overall, we had a fun time on a beautiful night and look forward to being back again soon!

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SW
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Drinks sat empty most of the night. Salsa trio is enough for one person for $7. When we asked about the portion the manager actually rolled his eyes at us! The cheese in my enchilada was still in cubes (never melted) Overall the food was decent but the service and attitudes of the staff made it a place I wouldn’t recommend.

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was bland, cheap and not worth the money. The drinks were the best part of the whole visit

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AB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

What you see is what you get here. I’d rate the food one step up from any sit-down chain establishment. Good, consistent but not a wow. Drinks weren’t very balanced. They rush you through the meal - it’s about quick table turnover -so be prepared for that. Had the fajitas, not sure why they charge extra for peppers and cheese. Can’t figure out what’s actually on the plate if you don’t get that? Just meat and onions? Skip the rice and beans. Of all the food it had the least flavor. If you have picky eaters or if you like chain restaurants you’ll probably love this place.

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GW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The food was okay. I was a but disappointed my medium stark was well done and the steak was served cold. Such a waste of a skirt steak. The staff was nice and very accommmodating and sat us down even though we didn’t have our full party yet.

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LT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Poor service overall. The food was dry and salty. The food didn’t taste fresh or have that authentic Mexican taste. The guacamole was really good along with the chips. I ordered the chicken panko crusted chicken with rice and black beans. The chicken was fried to hard and was salty. The rice and beans was bland.. didn’t have a great experience at all..

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Phenomenal drinks, Miami Vice is the way to go!

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The drinks were NOT good. I have never been to a Mexican restaurant that makes bad drinks. No alcohol in them; we were drinking virgin margaritas. The food was good, but there are plenty of Mexican restaurants in NY that serve good food AND drinks, so I will not be going back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Drinks were good, food was alright. Just would’ve appreciated if the waiter told me I would be charged additional $2 for extra sauce before I took it.

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j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

There was no love in the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it food was good and service!!

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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tacos and a giant margarita are all you need to live! Just do it...

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were very good. The drinks were good and they had a large variety of Margaritas at a reasonable price compared to other NYC restaurants.
I will definitely go back. We enjoyed our time there and they didn’t rush us out so they could reoccupy the table.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was overall good taco tower was overcooked the queso fondo was great the drinks was not what i expected when you here the name of the place but overall had a good time

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HO
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Average Mex-American or Tex-Mex taco / burrito hole. NOT authentic Mexican food but the outdoor space is nice.

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RW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It's a little bit excessively pricey, and the food is good but not amazing, however, this can be expected for the neighborhood. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the restaurant was close to where we needed to go after (comedy club), and able to get us in and out quickly, which is why we chose it.

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great outdoor seating

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LQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for Mother’s Day, and had another great experience. I have been going to Caliente Cab Company for the last 20 years, and they have never disappointed me. Well, maybe on this past Cinco De Mayo when the line to get in was literally a block long so we had to go somewhere else. Always great food, great friendly service and festive atmosphere.

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SR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was better than I expected...the cocktails were really fun and delicious, and the value is phenomenal. We had a very sweet waiter named Isaac who took good care of us and made great suggestions. I will go again.

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KC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good outdoor seating on a warm day. My friend ordered a margarita and didn't know there were different sizes but the waitress decided for her and gave her the gigantic, pricier one. And on the receipt was an aggressive reminder tip was not included, which is probably because of tourists. Overall just seems like the service was concerned about themselves more than customers. Food was fine.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Too loud but still fun

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