drinks and guac are the way to go
Caliente Cab has been around since I first moved to the city in 2000. In fact, I think it opened up about 30 years ago. It's become a regular spot for people on the prowl for warm-weather drinks and reasonably priced Mexican eats. I was invited in to take pics of some menu items for Instagram fodder. Take a look below:
Frozen "Miami Vice" (strawberry daiquiri mixed with pina colada):
Fresh corn tortillas for the table, nicely wrapped:
Guacamole (my favorite part of the meal, along with a trio of salsas):
Sampler combo platter, consisting of a short rib taco, a chicken burrito, a steak enchilada, rice and beans:
And a burger topped with pepper jack cheese and chipotle aioli:
The burger was dry due to being overcooked (well done instead of medium), with a semi-hard bun - let the jokes commence... But the guacamole was nice, as was the salsa trio (not pictured). The sampler combo platter was actually decent and nicely priced, though I did develop some heartburn afterwards. But the drinks are really where this place shines. They serve up some really nice flavored margaritas (salted watermelon, in particular, sounded very good). I'd definitely go back for those, along with a nice big bowl of guac and chips.
Started off #CincoDeMayo celebrations early with my girl carnivorr at calientecab who hooked us up with GREAT #Margaritas, #Guacamole, #Tacos, #Queso, #Fajitas, #Tequila and those legit Sombreros aka everything you need to today!
Taco bout #CincoDeMayo while I sink-o into these Mahi Mahi #Tacos Extra corny caption but I can't help it
And the #CincoDeMayo celebrations continue with #GUACAMOLE and I love calientecab's which they make fresh
Caliente Cab Co
Get your #CincoDeMayo on calientecab today with some bangin' and this beautiful - #Calamari, , mahi-mahi and amole. Marinated in lime juice with a hint of chile, and cilantro. Housemade and spicy watermelon !!! Fun preview event with hungryhippie_ last night and great to see everyone!
Happy #CincoDeMayo! Sizzling and calientecab. Yummy too! Super fun preview full of delicious #Mexican eats. Thanks hungryhippie_! food
You've GUAC to be kidding me I just had an amazing authentic #Mexican meal calientecab in the #WestVillage and I couldn't be happier. You guys have to make it over here and try their house #Guacamole and #Margaritas (especially their Honey Grapefruit one pictured here ) #TreatYoSelfTuesday
Had to post again from tonight's amazing dinner Seafood #Enchiladas with Molcajete Aztece (Sizzling Sampler Platter), Spicy #Watermelon Margarita, and #Coconut Lime #Margarita Thank you so much for having me tonight! #WestVillage #Mexican
Caliente Cab Co is a Mexican bar located in the West Village area of New York, NY at 61 7th Ave S. The overall rating is not great with an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5 from 378 reviewers. They open up every day at 12pm. They close at 1am on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Thursdays they close at 2am and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Many reviewers really enjoyed their margaritas especially the mixed berry. others loved the quesadilla and shrimp ensueno. Some thought the food was too bland. The prices are bit too high for the small portions. Expect to pay $11 to $30.
This place has a great ambiance which makes many feel like they are in Puerto Rico at a beach bar. It feels very cozy and warm. There is plenty of seats available inside and outside. The noise level is loud with some background music playing.
Most reviewers have said the service was not very good. The staff are usually friendly but a few didn't get much attention. They waiting time is not very accurate and can be long. They take reservations and offer delivery. Credit cards are accepted.