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Tina's

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23 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019
(212) 315-4313
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Delicious Cuban Cusine

This place was awesome. It's very small but don't like the size fool you. You can order, either, to go, or sit down table. They have daily specials that are scrumptious and filling. Portions are good size. I had the Cuban Sandwich which was so good. The side of "maduros" plantains was more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leasha50
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was awesome. It's very small but don't like the size fool you. You can order, either, to go, or sit down table. They have daily specials that are scrumptious and filling. Portions are good size. I had the Cuban Sandwich which was so good. The side of "maduros" plantains was more than enough for two people They have... More 

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Thank Leasha50
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Great "hole in the wall" restaurant near Trump Tower. A wide variety of Cuban dishes, where I stuck with the Cubano and lemonade.

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Thank GeorgiaDave
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Huge portions for quite cheap prices. Get the green sauce and empanadas (with whatever you choose for your main meal). So so good.

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Thank Gina L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The food is nice Cuban. We eat in Miami regularly. This is good authentic Cuban. The coffee culottes is good, not Miami, but good.

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Thank James T
Houston TX
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and we were pleased. I lived in Miami for a few years and know authentic Cuban food :) This place is the real deal. It was delicious.

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Thank GEMWorking
Scarsdale, New York
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had two meals at this Cuban kitchen and they were excellent. Ropa vieja and milanesa de pollo were amazing main dishes with plantains and yuca fritz delicious side dishes. The service is very efficient and the bill very reasonable. Oh, and the green spicy sauce is soooo good!

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Thank JBarker34
Oviedo
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

authentic cuban food, eat in or take out. Great prices. Also only open Mon - Sat, 10 am to 7pm. Friendly servers. great location

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Thank Yvonne B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great little place. It is a bit below diner atmosphere, more like a make shift bodega-gone-restaurant, but the food is authentic and excellent. I had the Ropa Vieja, which was spot-on! It came with traditional white rice, and I ordered a helping of Maduros (sweet plantains) which were perfection. My husband had the Picadillo - excellent! My daughters ordered the... More 

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Thank PhilaMomma P
New Jersey
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Cuban food for lunch, how can you go wrong. The restaurant is not fancy. Just good food. One can tell by the take out line when you walk in the place. Minimum 15 people in line waiting to place their orders. There is sitting area in the back. Usually parties of 2 get right in, we had a party of... More 

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Thank bahama_mama_NJ
grand rapids, mi
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Had a Cuban sandwich but it has no taste! had one here in west Michigan that taste it better. the guanabana batido was very good but the passion fruit one tasted very sugary and artificial. My daughter had chicken soup and it was good. I had the mature fried plantains and there were overcooked and saturated with fat. Waitress don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 315-4313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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