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“Combine good food with great music” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guantanamera

Guantanamera
939 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212 262-5354
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Ranked #466 of 11,597 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Cuban
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Restaurant details
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Combine good food with great music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

A perfect place for cuban music lovers - if you want to combine it with best coctails and good fish food, it is strongly recommented to book in advance, especially for weekends and holidays.
The restaurant is usually crowded but that's adding value to its atmosphere - for cigar lovers, do not forget to try their homemade cigars - be ready to dance!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and great music!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

A cuban friend told me about this restaurant because of the food and music. He was correct on both counts. The mojitos were great and very reasonably priced. The food selection is varied and the items we had were all delicious. However, better than the food and drink is the music. The sound system could use some improvement, although it seems to depend on where you are sitting, but regardless, if you enjoy Cuban food with live music, this is a great venue and makes for a wonderful, casual evening in NYC.

Visited September 2013
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Boston, MA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Best Paella”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our dinner last night was delicious. Both Paella Marinara and Seafood Casserole were very good as well as appetizers. Service was not bad as well.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Musical Feast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The concierge at our hotel booked this place for us an we were not disappointed . We started with pitcher of sangria which was much spicier than usual Spanish sangria. We had the chicken in coconut sauce with rice and bean accompaniments. This was beautifully presented and delicious. The band started to play at this point which added to the buzzing atmosphere of the place. We had tres leche for dessert which was tasty too. Good value.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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vernon NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, unique food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Hadn't had much exposure to Cuban food before, but it was delicious. The restaurant is a bit noisy and that was before the live music started. But the atmosphere was upbeat, the wine and drink selections plentiful and the food was cooked with great spices. Would go back again

Visited August 2013
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