Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe

4.3
16 reviews
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$30 and under
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Regional Mexican
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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.
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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Additional
Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch
Reviews from verified diners
16 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
60%
Very Good
17%
Good
14%
Fair
6%
Poor
2%
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LT
1 review
2.0Dined 5 days ago
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
5.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
2.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

There was no love in the food.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it food was good and service!!

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
81 reviews
2.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
4.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great outdoor seating

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LQ
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined 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
4 reviews
4.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Too loud but still fun

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