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“Great night in NYC” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Victor's Cafe

Victor's Cafe
236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212-586-7714
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Ranked #174 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
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
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.
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Great night in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Spent the night out with my mom and it was spectacular! We had an amazing pre-theatre dinner experience at Victor's Cafe. The food and drinks were incredible and our server Gabe was great. He answered all our questions about the menu and he was not overbearing at all, he took great care of us. I really hope to go back before our trip ends. I will be recommending Victor's to all my friends who visit NYC!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
“Good Cuban Food Reminiscent of Old Havana”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Standard Cuban food choices, well prepared. Adequate service. Pleasant surroundings. Recommend the booths along the wall. Cuban coffee somewhat inferior. Good background music.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great location, delicious meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We were seeing a show and wanted to find a restaurant close by. We were shocked when we arrived to find that Victor's was directly next door to the theater, talk about convenient. Their staff was friendly and prompt and our meal was fantastic. Not to mention, they had an excellent wine list.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“wonderful food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Had a great meal here last night with some coworkers. Great steak, plantains and good wine. Can't wait to come back

Visited January 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Mmmmmm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Best chicken I've ever tasted!! Lovely restaurant. Just make sure you book beforehand as it's really popular

Visited December 2013
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