Cuban, Café
$ $
185 Avenue C (btw 11th & 12th St)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 253-9966
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 12:00am
11:00am - 11:00pm



  • Named after the three milks it's soaked in (evaporated milk, condensed milk, cream), the "tres leches" sponge cake here is better than any I've had in NYC and as good as most I've had in Latin America
  • Best Cuban Sandwiches in NYC!! Also get the calamari, it comes with chorizo: Delish!
  • If you're willing to take the stroll deep into Alphabet City, Cafecito is definitely worth the footwork. Very cozy & casual. The adobo pork is a solid bet. Extremely satisfying & filling.
  • The masitas de puerco was surprisingly filling. Must try!
  • Order the bistec de pollo and substitute the yellow rice and pink beans for white rice and black beans. It's enough to feed two!
  • Veggie bocadillo! Veggie empanadas! I love you both like family!
  • I know Cuban food. This place has it. Ropa vieja has a deep tangy sweet flavor unlike most ropa viejas in town. Beans on point.
  • Try the Ropa Vieja and indulge in a mango margarita. Perfect birthday meal.
  • Great Cuban style food. Cubanas are delicious and hearty.
  • Love the bottomless brunch here! Glad to have a good Cuban place blocks from my apartment
  • The plantain chips with garlic dipping sauce are amazing as well as the Cuban sandwich and tres leches cake.
  • Sangria is great and the plantains and guac is amazing!
  • At cafecito...from miami with cuban spots everywhere, cafecito mmm. Im back home in nyc. Fried jumbo shrimp and garlic yuca, better than my moms. Tres leches to die for. New go to spot!
  • Awesome spot to chill and have yourself not only an amazing authentic Latino meal but a kick ass Cafecito con leche. Two thumbs up!
  • Show your server your social media love for @CafecitoNYC on Foursquare & get your 2nd Sangria free OR ... Show this print out or digital display to get 10% off your entire bill!
  • Order off the menu and get the braised lamb shank if they have it. Feeds 2, ridiculously cheap and the best thing on or off the menu.
  • Braised pork was unreal
  • Have been waiting for half hour, finally a seat opens up . Had our name down ahead .But some of mofo makes himself at home and takes OUR seats even when he came AFTER us.
  • The best Cuban Sandwich in New York City.
  • Not to mention... or I guess TO MENTION, the cutest waitstaff in town!

Nearby places

133 Avenue C (btwn E 8th & E 9th St)
157 Avenue C (btwn E 9th & 10th St)
700 E 9th St (at Avenue C)