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Victor's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019 (52nd St. between Broadway & 8th Ave)
+1 212-586-7714
Today
11:45 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:45 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 00:00
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended here for our Christmas dinner but had run out of turkey, we were offered an alternative and it was well presented and tasted as good as it looked! The service was great. They gave us chips to start with ( banana ) very nice and tasty. It's location was great and just across the street from the theatre... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is in an excellent location, very close to Times Square. I personally liked the Cuban music and the decor in general. The banana chips they serve as a snack are awesome. The food was very tasty, nicely presented, and the service was excellent. This is a great venue for business dinners, but also for couples.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with the husband for a meal before a show on Broadway. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and food was also good. Wasn't sure what Cuban food was so went for a mixed starter...some of the items were a little unusual tasting and probably wouldn't get that again. But would recommend as a romantic meal as decor was lovely.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this plc as soon as I walked in. The ambience was nice and service was great. I'll come back again just to hang out at the bar. If you go, have the sangria, it was delish. The rice and beans are also delish. The beans have a lot of flavor. The food in general was good but the... More 

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Woodstock, NY
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second visit and my second review. After a great dinner last August we chose brunch at Victor's to visit with friends. Every selection we made on the menu was deliciously prepared with one tiny exception, some asparagus in the Huevos Al La Horno was a bit woody, but I still finished every bite. Other tasty dishes included... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. Got the app sampler, then the Vaca combo. Both wonderful. Really great service. Plantain mash was a must try.

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Ottawa
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a good place to eat after a long trip. It was easy to reserve a table. We were welcomed with live music in the bar. The food was excellent and the service was good. The decor was nice. My son loved the salmon.

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Thank Marie Q
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The UK does not have many Cuban restaurants, so this was a new and novel experience! I was visiting with my mum (who is fussy and likes to stick to food she knows!) and after reading the TripAdvisor reviews, I decided I'd like to give Victor's Cafe a try, against her better judgement. Well I'm very happy that I did!... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started with a specialty drink in Victors Lounge as they do not open the restaurant for dinner unil 5pm on the dot. You can order light fare at the lounge. We moved to the restaurant for dinner and was like walking into another century. Decor beautiful. Food was delicious and fresh! A definite revisit! It is a little pricy... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always try our best to get to Victor's when we travel to NYC- this meal was the best one yet !! Service in bar and dining room were both outstanding. Started with the ceviche - mouthwatering! I ordered the branzino , as recommended by our server - it was the best fish dish I have ever eaten! Hubby loved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$65
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 23:00
Monday
11:45 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 23:00
Thursday
11:45 - 23:00
Friday
11:45 - 00:00
Saturday
11:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
    (52nd St. between Broadway & 8th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Stops E train to 7 Ave, #1 train to 50th Street, N R Q to 49th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-586-7714
Description
Since 1963, Victor’s Cafe, a family-run New York City landmark, continues to be a culinary voyage to Cuba offering an incomparable experience with its harmony of authentic cuisine, hospitality and stylish environment. Victor’s has the unique distinction of being both luxurious and casual, serene and high energy, family oriented and romantic, exotic yet familiar. The cuisine at Victor’s includes the most delicious, authentic dishes combined with the restaurant’s exclusive creations that represent the evolution of Cuban cuisine. Signature dishes include Victor’s famous black bean soup, shredded beef (“Ropa Vieja”), and roast suckling pig (“Lechon”). The restaurant itself is divided into three spacious dining rooms, accented with warm lighting, colorful Cuban art, tropical ceiling fans, and lofty sky-lit ceilings. The restaurant's Cuba Lounge is intimate and warm, featuring a tapas menu and a variety of traditional Cuban cocktails such as Mojitos and Sangria.

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