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0.3 miles from Times Square
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Since 1963, Victor’s, 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
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$30 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed August 14, 2022

Folks were very nice and attentive. It's a cool vibe venue. The guacamole appetizer was delicious. The pitcher of sangria (red) was wonderful. However, my vegetable paella was very salty. I was unable to finish it! So was a bit disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022 via mobile

Great service. Sunday brunch menu… all dishes were excellent. Wonderful time with my daughter, nephew, and brother. I highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022

The service and atmosphere at Victors's was great! We were killing time before a show (the restaurant is right next to the Neil Simon theater where MJ is playing) and we walked in without a reservation. We were seated in the bar area and received...EXCELLENT service. If you like Cuban cuisine, I am sure you will love the food, decor and attentive service.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

We went here for dinner before a 7pm show. The service was excellent, our waiter Diego was very nice. Food was awesome. We ordered the empanadas, croquets, ropa vieja (a classic dish) and salmon. The plantanos were amazing. We also got the tres leches and...churros for dissert. We love it here and we can’t wait to come back!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022 via mobile

We had been to Victors for a quick meal before a show in summer of 2019. We were so impressed and couldn’t wait to go back for a leisurely dinner. We are from Texas, so this was a rather big deal. Then the pandemic happened....We braved the high transmission rate in NYC and returned tonight with website assurances of outdoor dining. Turns out it no longer exists. If this is important to you, know it is no longer available. We had a lovely dinner at a restaurant with outdoor seating overlooking Bryant Park.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022

Saturday evening in New York. Don't come to this place. This "place" came highly recommended and so we chose to bring our family, who was visiting the United States of America from the Dominican Republic, for the first time, as a start to a lovely...evening in Times Square, New York, the city that never sleeps. Well, first they greeted us with our table being dirty so that was pleasant. Then, I had to keep getting SOMEONE'S (any one's) attention so that we may be properly serviced as we were repeatedly kept waiting or forgotten which made our dinner DRAG ON. The little amount and taste of the food and their ambiance and the service doesn't not merit to charge for the little amount of service in all aspects, including tiny bathrooms where your knees hit the wall, so that was quite comfortable. If you are going to charge and put up a front, at least do a better job. Highly do not recommend this place. We left embarrassed, having to apologize to our family member and reassure, that America is better than this representation of what it has to offer its patrons.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022

Go! Run! Enjoy!! It is just simply fabulous and you will not be disappointed! We go every time we are in NYC. The food is just amazing. The service is fantastic! The atmosphere is wonderful! I promise you, you will love it!!!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022

We had a pre-show dinner and it was SO good! The service was very good. The decor is great - we were in the in door "patio". We had excellent sangria, the 1492 Aperitivo Cubano was the best appetizer sampler plate I have ever had...- there were so many delicious things included. We also feasted on Ropa Vieja which was great. And can't forget my favorite boiled Yucca with garlic mojo. They got us in and out with plenty of time to make our show. Stress free and delicious.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022 via mobile

Everything was wonderful! Favorite find in NYC… great food, atmosphere AND service! Definitely a gem. Great job to the team running this restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022

Went to Victor's for a Sunday lunch before a show. Great ambiance and service. Enjoyed chicken empanadas, ceviche, salads and coffee.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022 via mobile

On my first night in New York I enjoyed dinner at Victor’s with my husband. Restaurant had a lovely relaxed atmosphere and all the staff were welcoming and so friendly. We enjoyed a selection of appetisers and then both opted for Ropa Vieja. All of...it was delicious! We also enjoyed a few Cuba Libre’s. Wonderful evening spent here. Would return next time we are in N.YMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

Went here twice before two different shows. Location and food is great, prices a little high :) Service excellent. Would definitely come again and recommend to others.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

We went here as a large group for dinner before a Broadway show. +: The food was really delicious. +: The portions were hearty. +: Our food came out with enough time to eat before curtain, but not quick relative to when we put in...our order. -: We waited a long time between ordering and getting any of our appetizers or main courses. We thought we had been forgotten and got pretty nervous about getting our food in time. -: Our group was smushed into a set of tables that was too small for us.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

We visited Victor’s Café before heading to a showing of Wicked, as it was a few moments away from the theatre. As soon as you walk through the door the place was buzzing, full of music and people enjoying themselves. We first enjoyed the appetiser...selection Aperitivo Cubano which had an assortment of Cuban dishes to taste. These were fantastic and really took us by surprise, as the flavours were so bold and exciting. We don’t have many Cuban restaurants in the UK, but I think we need to change that! For Entrees we then enjoyed their Ponle Ropa a la Vaca, which included medium sized portions of thei Ropa Vieja and Vaca Frita. This was well worth doing as you get a delicious taste of two of their signature dishes. They’re both flavoursome and utterly delicious, with the highlight being the juicy slow cooked beef of the Ropa Vieja. The restaurant had a great buzz, and although we didn’t stay for dessert, we caught a glimpse of a few and they looked amazing. Considering it was so close to Times Square I was a little nervous it would be a tourist trap, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! It was certainly a highlight of our NYC visit, and you should give it a go if you’re looking for a tasty dinner or lunch near Times Square.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022

Victors Cafe is located at 256 W. 53d St in the heart of the theater district. Victors hits all the right notes: excellent Cuban food, prompt and courteous staff, and lovely ambiance. We first order a half pitcher of white sangria. For an appetizer we...ordered the guacamole and banana chips. Just delicious. I had the seafood paella, with a generous portion of squid, shrimp, mussels, and clams over saffron. My dinner date had the dopa views, pulled beef with onions and spices. Both were excellent. The wait staff was very attentive and helped with our menu selections. Definitely a great place to eat before your show.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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I have never had the paella. The Ropa Vieja and sangria are fantastic! Victor's is amazing, though and you will love it. A little pricey....perhaps, but you are in NYC & I say it's worth every penny!
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Victor's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5