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Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe

4.4
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186 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 186 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 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 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was okay

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Super friendly staff. Beautiful location

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great food and good service. Plenty of outdoor seating. My only gripe is how small the plastic cups are they use for drinks.

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DiahannM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and the food was delicious I would recommend

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

First they sat us in the sun and didn’t want to accommodate us until We said we can’t do this! Felt rush for the table... server accidentally gave us guac n chips when we didn’t order so the waiter said she’ll have to take it back or charge us, which is nonsense because in other restaurants they let u keep it. But the food wasn’t even hot wayyyy to over priced for Mexican food. The drinks were really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outside dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The reservation made was not honored. The food was good, but we had to remind them to give us eating utensils. One thing I did like was the fact that they weren’t using reusable dish ware.

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WilRamos113
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing drinks, Natalia was great and welcoming from start to finish.

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biancad
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I only put 4 stars because they sat us under an air conditioner with dripping water. The host moved us when I said something. Everything else was great I loved the outside dining,food, and great drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I didn’t enjoy the plastic/paper plates, cups and utensils. Everything else was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was wonderful . We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and brought our own cake and they stored it and cut it for us after dinner. Food is amazing ...drinks are amazing ...price is amazing ...service is incredible...thank you

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mikaelaC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

False propaganda about brunch specials. The food however was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Only thing I really didn't like was when you order the chips and guac they really skimp on the guac. Especially adding chips in the guac bowl to you get even less guac. Other than that the food was pretty good and the area is nice

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vipmikiblu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We used to go to Caliente Cab once or twice a year for the frozen drinks, excellent guac, and great outdoor seating. The food was always so-so. They have definitely stepped up their game food-wise. Highly recommend the place now for a casual dining experience.

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GregoriaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. It was our second time back. We will be back.

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amreetj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food is very simple and bland. This place is better for drinks with a student crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quit and food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! The employees were very kind and attentive. The food and drinks were soo good.

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FatalF25
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Much more limited menu but drinks remained the same. Great experience all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Did not honor our reservation (or anyone else’s). Couldn’t write a negative enough review.

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vipLaneB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Under current Phase 2 restrictions reservations didn’t seem to matter. When I spoke with the hostess we were instructed to get into the long line with everyone else, including walk ups. Not quite the experience I was expecting to have but overall ok. They should really get rid of reservations if that’s the process they’re choosing to use.

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Dale
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Maybe worth dining if there is no wait, but ignore reserving a table on this app because the reservation will be, in my experience, worthless. We had a reservation but the host barely made eye contact with us enough to acknowledge it. He told us to get in a line in front of the restaurant, which he said was for those with reservations. He was very dismissive and rude. And it quickly became clear that he was not telling the truth: the line was for walk-ups and those with reservations. We were finally seated almost an hour after our reservation time. While the location is good, the food was mediocre at best, and the drinks were far too expensive ($19 for a frozen margarita?). You are better off making a reservation elsewhere.

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LINDSAYG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had reservations at 6,and after our waitress asked if we wanted another round of drinks, a hostess came over and told us we had to leave because she needed the table. It was only 8,& we informed her we had just ordered more drinks and we’re also still eating dinner. She was very nasty and rude and said basically too bad we had to move to the crowded bar. I got up and found a manager and he said that someone should have informed us they needed the table by 8 but to ignore the hostess and he would make other plans for the party they needed our table for. I’ve never heard of a time limit for a dinner and also the food was not that good and it’s a very noisy place. I will not be going back. Worse experience ever!

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Matt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco tower was delcious, wait staff was attentive and quick

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Everything was fine. The noise level was awful. It get’s very loud at times. WE had forgotten about that on busy nights, so we finished dinner and quickly left.

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ElizabethJ
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food needed seasoning, the skirt steak did not taste like anything at all. If the steak had seasoning or some type of sauce it wouldve been delicious.

Desert was delicious had the churros.
Drinks were very good, Definitely would recommend for drinks.

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KatieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very fun place! They are always kind with us with two kids in tow. The food is fun. Recommend sharing many plates! It’s like a club where you can dine with friends or your kids!

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tablec
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the service and food. The atmosphere was great and the value for the brunch was so good for NYC. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will continue to come back. My friend and I both ordered Breakfast Bowls and frozen margaritas. Everything was delicious!

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FrankK
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We got seated n an area that was so loud that I literally had to scream to the person I was with in order to be heard. Also, a server never showed up so basically I had to get up and go see if anyone was going to wait on us. Finally, the person who showed us to our table ended up taking our order. It was a good price for what you got but I probably wouldn't visit again for a while. I couldn't wait to get outta there so I could return to the streets of New York....where it was quieter!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good but significantly overpriced for the value compared to competitors

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff at the restaurant were all friendly the food was better than generic Mexican. We enjoyed our CB meal there very much!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Mexican food I’ve ever had!!!! Went here for Valentine’s Day and received a red rose on the way out. Super cute! Would go back everyday if I could.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing brunch deal! The home fries are sweet potatoes which is a fun and funky touch. Drinks yummy. Next time I am in town best believe I’ll be getting brunch again!!

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EbonyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Caliente Cab, the drinks and food is good. The service is very good and the staff is extremely friendly.

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vipMarcR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and margaritas at reasonable prices! We’ll definitely be back

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vipAlexa
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday and it was perfect! The margaritas are incredible, 24 oz ones are an amazing price. It has a fun vibe & is a great place to come with a group!

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LolaZ
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great birthday celebration but we had one issue with the restaurant. They brought out two brownie sundaes for my sister and I (as a surprise). We thought this was super fun and nice!

However - we did not ask for the sundaes and yet we were charged for them.

Honestly not okay with that AT ALL! Next time they should’ve informed us beforehand.

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SC1206
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great restaurant to dine in. Our server was super nice and helpful. The drinks are amazing and our food was delicious. The guac and chips are super good and the chips are endless. You can't go wrong here. I'll definitely will be back !

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe using the Order Online button. Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 243-8517 ext. 112.

Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 186 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 bookings at the moment.