Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe

4.5
223 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 223 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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TaylorC
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
9 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
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
2 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
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JaiB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SERVICE, FOOD AND DRINKS. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Kristen
New York Area
2 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
1 review
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
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
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
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
3 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
81 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
1 review
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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cinth
New York Area
2 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very covid friendly! Good food and drinks.

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Lest
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night and organized in spite of restrictions

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

Had so much fun!

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WalterM
New York Area
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican food in New York! By far. Love the ambiance and 5 stars service.

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Coreys
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and vibes . Everything was 100 seating was nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day by going back to the same place we had our first day 15 years ago. We had a lovely time. The food and service was excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great Margs, food and staff!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to dinner for a birthday and it was a great experience! The food and service were wonderful. They even brought out a birthday dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Was freezing and they wouldnt change our table to one without the wind blowing. Horrible experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was SO GOOD!!!! First of all, the set up was absolutely adorable. You definitely have to layer up a bit if it’s extra cold the day you’re going, but the heat lamps definitely helped a bit. The food was on point. The guac... *french kiss* !!! You HAVE to get it. I also had one of the best quesadillas of my life. You can tell that the food is extremely authentic. The drinks were great too, they have a large selection of hot drinks. You HAVE to check out cab caliente!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was freeeeeezzzzzziinggggg. Those heaters did not feel like they were doing much. Food was good tho

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vipApjk11256
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We booked this under the impression that they were serving brunch (12:30pm on a Saturday) which they were not. The tacos were good but we were disappointed as we expected to be eating brunch. Opentable should ensure that this restaurant is not classified under “brunch category”.

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HectorC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Place to sit and eat. Food was excellent...The drinks were awesome. And the service outstanding. I give it five stars. Considering the circumstances it was very enjoyable experience.

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kevinh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I mean just don’t go to late, because my dinner was rushed. I had originally booked a dinner for 9:15 pm. I was called at 8:30 because the restaurant said my dinner was too late and they were going to close. So I agreed to try and make it by 8:45pm. We weren’t assigned a waiter and were rushed the entire dinner. Didn’t get any to go plates , or at least get to take our drinks(non alcoholic) home. It was rushed, but the food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the skirt steak so delicous and tender.

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RachelH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cool mexican restaurant! Really cool drinks and decent food. Very lively spot, perfect for a girls dinner or low key date night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ambience was fine and drinks were okay. Food was not that great but I wasn’t expecting much anyway.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was okay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Super friendly staff. Beautiful location

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 4.5 stars by 223 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.