3. Grilled Corn Mexican Style at Café Habana

The grilled, Mexican-style corn of Café Habana—a restaurant “inspired by a storied Mexico City lunch joint where legend has it Che and Fidel plotted the Cuban Revolution”—is perhaps our favorite dish on this list. Charred, smothered in cheese, and placed on a stick, it has all of the grit necessary of great street food. Served in the cramped storied location, one can either eat it with sit down service or grab the corn to go.

To quote chef and television host Tyler Florence of the Food Network: “It’s everything your mouth loves, it’s spicy sour salty and sweet”.