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“Great taste of Cuba” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Guantanamera

Guantanamera
939 8th Avenue, (Between West 55th and West 56th Streets), New York City, NY 10019 (Midtown)
212 262-5354
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Ranked #679 of 11,180 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Sandwiches, Dessert, Vegetarian, Cuban
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
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
1 review
“Great taste of Cuba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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English first
Lafayette, California, United States
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Decent Food, Good Prices”
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 steak; add a mojito and a beer or two and our total bill was $100 ($120 with tip). Not bad for NYC.

We'd return.

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Pontivy, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“One of the best expérience during our visit !!”
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 !!!!

Visited February 2014
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Arlington, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A late night find!”
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!

Visited March 2014
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Pittsburgh
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Have been back a number of times”
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.

Visited March 2014
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