Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe

4.7
242 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 242 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GabbyS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here!!!! Definitely will come back. Great food great drinks really great service

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ParrisJ
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night with my friend to celebrate her big move from NYC to FL! The menu had a great verity especially for vegetarians. I’ll be back! We sat outside and we never got wet from the down pour rain. Thank you!

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cynthiak
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to this restaurant since the early 2000’s and I’ve always had a great experience.. I just miss the yellow taxi cab in the front

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ChristyR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was my first time coming here. i found everything on the menu was reasonably priced. i also enjoyed one of their large drinks that i shared with my partner. the drink was amazing and i felt a little buzzed when we finished it. the food was really good. i loved the ambiance, Over all i would definitely come back here and recommend to friends.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here every time I'm in New York City. The food is just great! It leaves you incredibly satisfied! And the margaritas... And the patio seating... I love this spot!

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Ricco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. The food and drinks delicious with good portions. The staff was welcoming and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we made reservations, got there at 4:30 and they asked if we wanted to sit outside or inside, we sat outside. our waitress was nice too. we got our food in like 10 mins, the food was great. I took my 8 year old son and he loved the food and the virgin drinks ! Everything was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible service and cold food - the waitress brought out several dishes that we had to send back because they were either cold or incorrect. It would have been understandable if the restaurant was packed with people and understaffed, but it wasn’t. Our waitress neglected our table and rather than being apologetic about our poor experience, the waitress circled the “suggested tip amount,” which we found to be unsettling. We were excited to try a new place, but it was a poor experience and we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The street corn i 100% recommend

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Jeniffer
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad that they took the taco tower off the menu . Definitely was my favorite but the other options on the menu are great as well.

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jaygon29
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always great and the food is so good. Never disappoints and their margaritas are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing we each had our own fajita plate the food came out sizzling and cooked to perfection.
I had the steak fajita with peppers and Monterey Jack cheese, medium well. The steak was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The guacamole is to die for. The entire menu is very much reminiscent of a traditional Mexican dinner.

Our server Jessica was very hospitable and attentive, she made sure our food was cooked exactly how we asked and was super polite and urgent when we requested an alteration to a plate.

I would definitely recommend going here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time great food great drinks

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Fatima
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the best fresh guacamole! 7 of us - we had appetizers, full entrees and drinks and the bill was still reasonable. Very lively environment and great for a fun night out with family or friends.

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daworldbosss
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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Giovanna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, atmosphere & staff. I always come here and the food is always fresh. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the place was really nice and the manager was extremely outstanding he understood that me and my cousins had horrible allergies and got us a table inside within a matter of seconds even tho it was a busy Friday afternoon

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, get ambiance

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TaylorC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! I highly recommend the 22oz margaritas and the taco tower! Yum! Will def return asap :)

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vipfoodie4life
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was okay. I ordered a simple shredded chicken burrito and it was filled with rice and beans and very little chicken. It was disappointing.

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Ashley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the taco tower- lots of food for 2. If you go with at least 4 I recommend the taco tower. It was amazing!

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Ashley
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I ordered the taco tower. I expressed that I do not eat tomatoes or sour cream or lettuce. That I only wanted meat and cheese. When my taco tower came out it had everything on it, tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole. I am allergic to tomatoes so it was extremely upsetting. They redid my order but it was so much of a longer wait and we had already waited like 45 minutes for the first one. It was delicious when they finally got the order right but them not getting it right the first time was upsetting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love this place ive been coming for over 15 years since my early twenties and it never disappoints the mood im in Always makes my day drinks are always good . And hands down the best guacamole! The tacos & quesadillas are my fav ! We miss the door guy whos been there for years outside always greeting everyone shout out to him in hopes hes doing well ! Dont knock it till you try it and try it twice then decide !

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Orjrishudjfjcocijfjeuhe
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a classic! This spot rocks, for locals and tourists alike!

JB
JaiB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SERVICE, FOOD AND DRINKS. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Kristen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good (a little pricy) and social distancing was definitely in effect - I felt safe eating there. Otherwise, I was charged full price for a drink that accidentally fell to the floor, and there wasn’t any alcohol in said drink after I order another one. Not my go-to place anymore, unfortunately.

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Jeniffer
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, drinks were awesome . Blonde host was very friendly and kind . And waiter was attentive 🙂

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMBER and the host are amazing !!! Type of service you need these days. Will be returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole environment and ambiance was great with amazing people, and food I would definitely recommend this place.

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MariaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took My brother here for his bday and I’m soooo glad I did, good food, good drinks, good ambiance. Can’t wait to go back! Shoutout to our waiter Jesus for being so awesome

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LanaK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. However, the staff who were in charge of reservations and front of the restaurants were rude. Overall our experience was ok, but I probably won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food is really bad!!! Drinks are great. The server we had was amazing! I forgot my picture on the table and he ran down the street to give it back! So thankful! I wish I remembered his name

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vipDMSNYC
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place to bring friends for good food and good drinks. Very nice staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are absolutely delicious, this is a place where you go when you want Real Authentic Mexican food soo yummy. Ambiance & customer service is awesome.

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vipcinth
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible and everyone was so friendly and fun. Great vibe and decor, too!

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vipSarah
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very covid friendly! Good food and drinks.

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Lest
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night and organized in spite of restrictions

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had so much fun!

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WalterM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Caliente Cab Co. The drinks were great, the food is great for the price, and the taco tower appetizer we ordered was perfect for our party of five.

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KaitlynM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious authentic Mexican cuisine. I had the cauliflower tacos - they were lovely. Wonderful server as well. We weren’t rushed. All in all 10/10 experience.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe using the Order Online button. 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 4.7 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.