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Victor's Cafe

236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #153 of 11,626 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 52nd St. between Broadway & 8th Ave
Transit: Stops E train to 7 Ave, #1 train to 50th Street, N R Q to 49th Street
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

With so many touristy joints in the theatre district with lousy food, it's great to have a worthwhile restaurant there.

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New York City, New York
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28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The staff at Victor's is awesome, very professional, friendly, perfect service. The food is excellent, everything is delicious. Yes, it's expensive, but you're paying for service and ambiance. White linen tablecloths, wine list. They have an excellent live trio on weekends, playing latin music. What a wonderful time to have a great meal, listen to live cuban music, and have... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Slightly over priced for portion size. Food was delicious but small portions. $40 pitcher of sangria was weak.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We walked over after we saw Wicked. Food was very good. They had some live music which also livened up the atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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Neptune, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went to Victor's Cafe for dinner. As always stopped at bar first for first class cocktails from friendly competent bartenders and as usual some Cuban music. Ate in back room that was crowded as usual and very noisy, however the service and food made up for the ambiance. Roasted suckling pig was excellent, as was a chicken dish that the... More

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215 reviews 215 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went with friends after a matinee .excellent meal with good service and friendly staff. Sat at the bar before dinning and the waiter there was knowledgeable about Rums. Eve let me sample a couple.Nice to talk to someone about that very American drink -- Rum. Which is also under appreciated . Apps were great ,but do not get the sampler... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Short wait at the bar, great mojito. Food on the waiters recommendation (good recommendation). Not cheap but probably the best coffee in NY

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Miami, Florida
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66 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went for lunch. Ordered the classic Mojito, god but a bit too sweet...Switched to white wine. Sliced fried plantains were offered in place of bread, it was good and came with a good red sauce. Ordered the Salpicon de Mariscos (very good) at $16.00, then the Churrasco with Chimichurri (at $29.00). Leonel and the Chef were attentive, cordial and paid... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had a wonderful meal with friends from Hoboken the end of May. The atmosphere was lively the music exciting and the food was terrific!

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Canton, Ohio
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49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Victor's, on 52nd Street in the theatre district, is a great Cuban restaurant that we try to visit every time we are in NYC. The food is so flavorful and the drinks are great. We always sit at the bar and have fun chatting with the bartenders. This trip we were happy to be able to squeeze in lunch at... More

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