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939 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212 262-5354
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Ranked #361 of 11,362 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 55th and 56th Streets
Transit: A,C,B,D,1 at 59th St/Columbus Circle, N,R,Q,W at 57th St
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86% Recommend
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I always make it to this great restaurant at least once when I visit NYC. If great, typical Cuban cuisine isn't enough, try the Coconut Mojito! Rousing Cuban music rounds out a fun, terrific cultural experience.

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Lafayette, California, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This will confirm the other reviews of Guantánamera: it's a warm cozy little Latin restaurant/nightclub in a good Hells Kitchen location, with decent food and fair prices, and throw in a very good Cuban band and no cover charge, and how can you go wrong? My wife and I split a couple of appetizers, the artichoke salad, and the Churrasco... More

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Pontivy, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Great food and a wonderful atmosphere : the music was performed by very talented guys . We were à party of six and everyone was delighted We had a fantastic evening ,singing along and enjoying our food ! We highly recommend this restaurant !!!!

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Arlington, VA
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were about ready to turn in but had an appetite for "something," so ducked in here as it was on the way back to our hotel. Had a nice window seat to watch the late-night passers-by, a friendly waiter, and excellent food (we did the shared multiple-appetizer thing (beer and mojitos). We plan to return next time we visit!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

and the food and service is just excellent. Everyone had something different so we could taste from each other. Although small, it felt intimate and not crowded. Noise level reasonable.

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Galena, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Absolutely zero negatives. Will eat here when ever in the area. One of our best ever restaurant experiences.

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Old bridge
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Went here on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. The pineapple mojito was awesome!! The food was good too. Not spectacular but very good. The service was great. They were fast and courteous.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

went early on a Friday evening, the service was attentive and engaging, menu is diverse, the mojitos are excellent - especially by the pitcher, we had two different pork dishes and two different fish dishes, all were excellent - deliciously seasoned and served hot and fresh, the tres leches cake was quite good, we sat near the bar so a... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I first ate here a couple of years ago and came back. They did not disappoint. Service is efficient. The seafood Paella is highly recommended.

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Galena, IL.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Wait staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Food was very authentic, fresh and delicious. The manager came over to see how our meals were and bought us an after dinner drink and invited us to stay for the music.

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