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Son Cubano

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544 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, New York City, NY 10001-5537
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I had mixed feelings going into NYC for restaurant week since I am gluten free. Usually restaurants have an up charge for being GF or they just assume you will be happy with a carrot. I am happy to say this was not the case at Son Cubano in NYC. The best tasting meal is when the chef does not... More 

Thank Jerusalyn
Sondrio, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

My experience with friends for a good dishes but overall for very good music and dance in afterhours.

Thank WildAmbree
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went for happy hour appetizers to reduce cost before we went to a show at the McKittrick Hotel. we had several items like a stuffed potato, roasted pork and a plantain dish. absolutely delicious. dinner was pricey. but this place seemed right out of a Havana wet dream. It all seemed to work though. Wait staff was very efficient... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Had dinner this past Friday night here at Son Cubano have been there before years back at a previous location. This location is much larger and comfortable. We arrived for dinner at 7PM and the restaurant was nearly empty with a few people at the bar. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive and took care of us very nicely.... More 

1 Thank dolfan1321
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was probably one of the best meals that we had while in the NYC. The waitstaff was wonderful and the food was exquisite. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Valerie W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Make sure you book ahead to get a table as you don't want to miss the food here. I wasn't sure what to expect from a Cuban restaurant but I must say that the food was delicious and it's worth being adventurous and trying something new. For starters we ordered the fresh guacamole which was the best I've had, it... More 

Thank Nikki M
Bayside, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The food is fairly authentic. The atmosphere was inviting and the staff welcoming. A bit over priced but, what do you expect when in NYC.

Thank georgeny01
Astoria, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A Cuban-themed restaurant/bar in the heart of Chelsea in NYC, Son Cubano gives an ambiance reminiscent of that of the 50’s and 60’s supper clubs. Upon entry into the premises, one is quickly brought back to the era with its classic dining arrangement and décor. Rather appropriate as I met up with some old college friends whom I have not... More 

Thank Ronald R
New York City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Beautifully plated, delicious Cuban classics, with a twist. For example, the Baby Pernil, is a slow braised Pork Shank, instead of Pork Shoulder, and excellent. The Serrano-wrapped Plantains were also a hit, as was the Octopus appetizer. All of the seafood and fish dishes we had were delicious. The service on July 4th was abominable. Plan on long waits for... More 

Thank PeterJNewYorkCity
Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I celebrated my birthday here with nine other people. The menu was pre-fixe, so we were limited with choices, but what we had was very tasty. For appetizers, we had Empanadas with Spinach, Croquettes with crabmeat, and Stir-fried Pork with lemon and garlic. Our entree choices were equally delicious. I ordered the Churrasco (skirt steak with yucca fritters). I highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, South American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, New York City, NY 10001-5537
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 212-366-1640
Upscale supper club

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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