We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices


Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
23 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3928
(212) 315-4313
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 23: English reviews
New Jersey
Level Contributor
35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

This is not a fancy place at all even though it has a dining room in back. It's the equivalent of an Italian Focacceria where there are several hot buffet style foods and also a Cuban sandwich station. Great service and food. A hidden gem

Thank NJ_Travelerz
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

This place was awesome. It's very small but don't like the size fool you. You can order, either, to go, or sit down table. They have daily specials that are scrumptious and filling. Portions are good size. I had the Cuban Sandwich which was so good. The side of "maduros" plantains was more than enough for two people They have... More 

Thank Leasha50
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Great "hole in the wall" restaurant near Trump Tower. A wide variety of Cuban dishes, where I stuck with the Cubano and lemonade.

Thank GeorgiaDave
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Huge portions for quite cheap prices. Get the green sauce and empanadas (with whatever you choose for your main meal). So so good.

Thank Gina L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The food is nice Cuban. We eat in Miami regularly. This is good authentic Cuban. The coffee culottes is good, not Miami, but good.

Thank James T
Houston TX
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and we were pleased. I lived in Miami for a few years and know authentic Cuban food :) This place is the real deal. It was delicious.

Thank GEMWorking
Scarsdale, New York
Level Contributor
189 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had two meals at this Cuban kitchen and they were excellent. Ropa vieja and milanesa de pollo were amazing main dishes with plantains and yuca fritz delicious side dishes. The service is very efficient and the bill very reasonable. Oh, and the green spicy sauce is soooo good!

Thank JBarker34
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

authentic cuban food, eat in or take out. Great prices. Also only open Mon - Sat, 10 am to 7pm. Friendly servers. great location

Thank Yvonne B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great little place. It is a bit below diner atmosphere, more like a make shift bodega-gone-restaurant, but the food is authentic and excellent. I had the Ropa Vieja, which was spot-on! It came with traditional white rice, and I ordered a helping of Maduros (sweet plantains) which were perfection. My husband had the Picadillo - excellent! My daughters ordered the... More 

Thank PhilaMomma P
Old Bridge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Cuban food for lunch, how can you go wrong. The restaurant is not fancy. Just good food. One can tell by the take out line when you walk in the place. Minimum 15 people in line waiting to place their orders. There is sitting area in the back. Usually parties of 2 get right in, we had a party of... More 

Thank r8humiston

Travelers who viewed Tina's also viewed


Been to Tina's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3928
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 315-4313

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tina's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood