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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

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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
Nice Cuban

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
James T
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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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Houston TX
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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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Scarsdale, New York
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58 helpful votes 58 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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Oviedo
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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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21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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New Jersey
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24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 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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grand rapids, mi
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

If you like Cuban Food, Tina's is the place to go in New York City. While the atmosphere is lacking (sort of a 50's style diner and quite busy), the crowd is there for the food, which is quite good and quite reasonably priced. Try to get the goat (not available daily), or fall back to the standby Cuban favorite... More 

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Southport, Connecticut
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My son and his family were visiting us for a few days and, as usual, we took the train to New York City for the day. There were eight of us, four kids and four adults, and we were looking for a reasonably hearty lunch which would sustain us through a long day's walk in the Park, and a few... More 

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New York City, New York
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Oh, Tina. How I had such great hopes for us. Why do you disappoint me so? I finally found a place that makes pan con bistec (Cuban steak sandwich) topped with a generous sprinkling of paptitas (fried potato sticks)—just the way I love it. The food itself is really really good. The bread is perfectly toasted, the meat is flavorful... 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: 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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