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Havana Alma de Cuba

#2,056 of 11,213 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
West Village
Cuban
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94 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-4382 (btw. Bleecker & Bedford Sts.)
212-242-3800
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Tucked in a cozy street corner in the heart of the West Village, Havana...
Tucked in a cozy street corner in the heart of the West Village, Havana Alma de Cuba exudes the warmth and flavor of an authentic Cuban restaurant. The rhythmic palpitations of salsa and merengue, and the extraordinary scents of exotic dishes permeates the air. More Information: info@havananyc.com
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional Cuban Cuisine, Average Service

I usually visit Havana Alma de Cuba once a month for their traditional comfort food and pleasant ambiance, including their cute back yard. Though not the most inventive, their dishes are well executed and served, including staples such as their tasty guacamole and yucca chips. One cannot go wrong... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
romeboy
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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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216 reviews 216 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend, we stopped in with the family when visiting the City. We were not disappointed. All food was delicious and well presented. The shared cerviche and garlic shrimp appetizers hit the spot. The camarones al ajillo was especially delicious as were the paellas at the table. Mixing in the black beans they served the table added additional... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I usually visit Havana Alma de Cuba once a month for their traditional comfort food and pleasant ambiance, including their cute back yard. Though not the most inventive, their dishes are well executed and served, including staples such as their tasty guacamole and yucca chips. One cannot go wrong with their meat dishes, including ropas and palomilla. Less so the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The atmosphere was better than the food. Steak and eggs were average. The yuca was soggy, not crisp. Also had saffron rice chicken dish. It needed a little more chicken and less rice. It should have had more olives / pickled roasted pepper on it to bring more of the ethnic flavor. I felt like I was no where special.... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had lunch at Havana Alma de Cuba with my son on a recent trip to New York. I had the Cuban sandwich and it was amazing. My son had a pork chop dish which he said was one of the best things he's ever eaten. A definite stop for Cuban food in NYC.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had late lunch with two close friends and enjoyed the atmosphere and ethnic food . The roasted pork was excellent as well as the rice with sea food .The wine list had good value interesting selections .Service was very friendly and we enjoyed our seats by the front window . All in an excellent lunch at a very fair price... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went for a group get-together on a Saturday night and everyone loved it. The food was so, so delicious! Every single serving from appetizers to dessert was very tasty. You felt very warm and cozy inside the place, like you were enjoying Cuban comfort food with family and friends. The drinks did not disappoint either, with mojitos, sangria, and various... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Teetering on 2.5 stars but since it's the holiday season, I'm feeling generous so I'll bump it up to a 3. Two friends and I came in on a Saturday at noon with a reservation. Turns out, the reservation was completely unnecessary because the place was pretty much empty except for a table or two. It was probably still a... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went here on a recommendation from friends who know Cuban food and I have to say that the recommendation was an excellent one. Our server was such a personalble guy who took interest in our opinion of the food and restaurant. The food came out in a timely manner and the appetizer and main meal were nicely spaced apart.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Cozy restaurant in the West Village, with soft live music, fine wine list and a delicious variety of Cuban food, full of mouth watering flavors, great value for your money! Strongly Recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This might be from now one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The food was awesome... The tostones, the arroz con pollo, the moros, the Pork, every single thing!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-4382
    (btw. Bleecker & Bedford Sts.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-242-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Tucked in a cozy street corner in the heart of the West Village, Havana Alma de Cuba exudes the warmth and flavor of an authentic Cuban restaurant. The rhythmic palpitations of salsa and merengue, and the extraordinary scents of exotic dishes permeates the air. More Information: info@havananyc.com
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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