Caliente Cab Mexican Cafe

4.7
277 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 & 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
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 277 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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SheilaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience3

They don’t make the taco tower anymore and we went there solely for the taco tower

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

It was a good experience but felt more like something quick as if we were sitting at a bar and getting quick appetizer to eat .. towards the end of us finishing up it felt as if they were rushing us to leave I don’t think that was the case but that’s definitely how it felt .. I would go again just for something quick not a actual dinner situation

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vipase1707
New York Area
468 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

My wife and I felt that there are other Mexican restaurants in the West Village that offer better Mexican cuisine. Most disappointing was the guacamole.

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Kathleens
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I got the carne asada tacos and a mojito. Both were great! I only wish the tacos were bigger for the price.

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TamaraE
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I'd been to the Caliente Cab Co Restaurant some 14,15 years ago with a friend and enjoyed myself, so I decided to go back to celebrate my birthday this year with family. I made a reservation so seating was quick and easy. While the food could have had more flavor to it, the drinks were everything we expected and more( looking at you mango margarita!) and the service was great. My highlight was them realizing my birthday was that evening and singing to me and bringing churros for a light dessert, without any prompting. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Family dinner and birthday celebration combined. Food was great! I had the chicken chimichanga.

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Erika
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went with some friends the food and service was amazing.

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LaShelleB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Date Night. We loved the ambiance. The food was very good. Service was good as well.

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cinthyabigail
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I went there to celebrate my birthday and we loved absolutely EVERYTHING. We’ll be back for sure. Excellent food and service.

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James
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food. It’s a great restaurant for brunch with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Went for my birthday - it was nice but the reviews and Insider article hyped this place up a lot. The food wasn’t authentic Mexican, it was more so reminiscent of On the Border (a Mexican themed restaurant chain). For the price, I was expecting more authentic Mexican food. The drinks were strong though, as they should be for upwards of $20. All in all, I’d probably only go there for the drinks after all of these COVID restrictions have passed because this place seems like it’d be better as a bar than an actual restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

Disappointed that I specifically said this was for a birthday and the staff did absolutely nothing

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time here! Great drinks and food. Would recommend them offering a medium margarita size instead of just a small and large, but overall loved it and will return!

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MichaelT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

This place is very good! I had the skirt steak quesadilla and loved it! will be back

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MassielD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to enjoy a few drinks with friends or even by yourself :)

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Erika
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a blast!! We are from CT, so we got there a little before our reservation time, and they were so nice to accommodate us right away. The food was excellent!! Our server, Jesus R, was the best, some of the girls in our group have allergies, and he was so friendly in helping us make sure the food didn't have any ingredients that they couldn't eat!! We already booked our next reservation! And we can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good atmosphere was cute!!!

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vipJohnK
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Loved sitting on the patio.
Thank you !

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Chealse
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the food and specially Their drinks are amazing

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GregM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and atmosphere is great. While the alcohol is not the cheapest (it is Manhattan) the wide selections of Tequila offers something for everyone. It's a nice place to meet someone for brunch, dinner, or that after work happy hour. If you prefer a less noisy atmosphere, opt for an outside table.

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Sunshine
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining out experience waiter was very attentive and nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Average tasting food, some items have small portions. Drinks are small and overpriced!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always a wonderful experience anytime I go, and I go often! Went yesterday for my birthday, everything was bomb.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to go and dine will do it again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Not bad can’t complain.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was so nice and professional. Our food was fantastic we could of eaten everything off the menu. They worked with us on a earlier arrival time. I do recommend you try this place or else you have my truly lived. The only disappointment was that we wanted the huge margarita for Ten people and they didn't have it anymore. The other drinks were absolutely amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed this restaurant for my birthday weekend. I found this as I was searching for places to go while in the city. This place did not disappoint at all!! I was well pleased with the food and the service. The ambiance was beautiful and the prices were very affordable. I would recommend to anyone I know.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Solid spot

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StevenL
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just love this place, and have been going for years. The people there are just great and make you feel completely at home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Caliente Cab is one of my favorite restaurants in the West Village! My family was in from out of town and wanted a delicious and fun meal so Caliente Cab was perfect. The food/drinks are amazing and the atmosphere is so fun and energetic! The servers are so attentive! I highly recommend Caliente Cab!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was amazing but service was very slow

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EugeniaC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, not too expensive, nice and cozy atmosphere. I totally recommend.

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JoannaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came here with my dad and family to celebrate Father's Day, and we had a great time. Our server Guillermo was fantastic, our food and drinks were delicious we will be returning.

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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
New England
2 reviews
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

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 4.7 stars by 277 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.