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236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212-586-7714
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Ranked #147 of 11,750 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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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
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
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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Parlin, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I have gone to this restaurant for 25 years never experience what I did last Sunday December 14, 2014 the service was horrible they forgot our appetizers and then our plantains that were suppose to come out with our meal. Everyone around us was getting there appetizers even there entrée and we were there first. The food was cold and... More 

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birmingham. AL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I took the whole family to victors after seeing Motown and it was virtually empty. We were worried at first since great places are usually busy. However, it was right before closing so that may have been the issue and yet we received incredible attention form well informed and helpful waiters and the meal was out of this world excellent.... More 

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nj
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176 reviews 176 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Hubby and I were going to the Neil Simon Theater to see "The Last Ship", decided we wanted to eat before show time. Victor's was a few doors down, pretty crowded, but luckily we secured the last table in the bar and ordered. Great food--shrimp dish, chicken and rice dish, and an amazing shared flan for the finale. Would definately... More 

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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

What a hidden gem. Incredible Havana ambiance with awesome food. Live music available. Three distinct rooms - music area, quiet dining and bar - all separate. We will be back!!!!

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Took my husband out for his B-Day, wanted something close by had tickets to wicked which was great... went around 5:00 p.m. which is perfect time. By the time we left which was around 7:00 p.m. place was packed!! Service was great, good food, price depends on what u order... I would go there again... really nice.. out in NY

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Rockaway Park, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had tickets to "The Last Ship" and was looking for a close by restaurant, Our friends suggested Victor's. We hadn't been there in many, many years. It was a pleasant surprise . The food was excellent and the service very good. I would skip the "Taste of Cuba" meal. Not much food and at $49 a little pricey. The... More 

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Colorado
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163 reviews 163 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We liked Victor's a lot. Two of us had a pre-theatre dinner there and the food and staff were very good. Our waiter suggested a ceviche appetizer, which I'm glad we ordered. Our meals (one special, one the regular roast pork) were very tasty. A nice bottle of wine at a reasonable rate finished out meal. The staff we attentive... More 

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Connecticut
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135 reviews 135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

There is a bar with dancing next to the dining room and the dining room had a pretty loud noise level too. We had an appetizer sampler which had very good yucca chips. They were out of ox tail so I had braised beef with boring rice and beans. My daughter had paella which was just average. The service was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We all had a delicious Cuban meal with excellent service and atmosphere. I wish we didn't need to leave for a show because the live music was excellent. We will be back to spend an evening taking in the music and food!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We gave this restaurant a second opportunity and we made an excellent choice. Our experience was great with delicious cuban meal. Excellent service. Best mojitos and nice atmosphere. Staff made the most to go beyond our expectations and they accomplished it. Thanks!!

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Additional Information about Victor's Cafe

Address: 236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212-586-7714
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Cuban

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