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Victor's Cafe

236 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5822
+1 212-586-7714
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
236 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5822
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very friendly and accommodating service. Good for lunch or a pre-theater dinner. Nice atmosphere. Food is not as authentic Cuban as I would have liked. Gets fairly crowded and a little pricey.

Thank MitchellW102
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very familiar with Cuban food...Service was good, food was not at all up to par. Ropa viejas meal was more the size of a sample and not typical. It lack any flavor. Ox tails were a poor choice also, I've had more meat on a...More

Thank Ziggy916
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a last minute reservation for four on a Friday evening. Having little experience with Cuban food, we literally put ourselves in the hands of our waiter and had a fabulous meal and a great experience. We shared an assortment of appetizers called the...More

Thank bkr01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been looking forward to this dinner. Despite advising making the reservation and our waiter, service was quite slow. We waited 10 minutes for our table, our first attention was 15 minutes after being seated and a drink order taken 5 minutes later. (It...More

Thank JPdigger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I received a gift card for Victor’s Cafe 2years ago. I didn’t know anyone who has gone there so I have put off using it. I finally had a chance to use it with a friend visiting NYC. What a great surprise- the food was...More

Thank Dukes52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Cuban foodie spot....since 1963......very popular.....I was there solo so ate in bar area. The sangria is fantastic as was my white fish.....excellent waitstaff. Not inexpensive but worth it. Bar jammed by 6pm.....dinner starts at 5 so convenient for pre theater meal. Live music all...More

Thank Tiburon09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the range of Cuban, Caribbean, Latin American food, certain dishes just shouldn't fail. Pork, however done (pulled, shredded, filet, knuckles), just can't be overcooked. Plantain has got to have the right consistency or it becomes inedible, or at least quickly unappetizing. Victor's really failed...More

Thank davebob123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food but the tables are so close together that you may as well be sitting at your nieghbours table with them. It was difficult to carry on a private conversation. The food, however, was excellent and for this reason we would recommend this place.

Thank Lucyznana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cuban restaurant. The food is of average quality with generous portions. I was there with my wife and daughter for a reunion and wanted a fun ethnic vibe. I had 2 appetizers: the ceviche and the mixed seafood cocktail. For dinner I...More

Thank isfdvm
Reviewed 1 week ago

My co-worker loves Victor's so after a business meeting three of us walked here for lunch. I was not expecting such a fine dining experience. To start, I ordered the coconutty mojito - YUM! If I didn't need to catch a train later that afternoon,...More

Thank Michele G
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kingsfull1
October 19, 2017|
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Response from Gohawgsgo | Reviewed this property |
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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kawh
April 2, 2017|
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Response from lisaann151 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see one when we were there
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Karen M
February 7, 2017|
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Response from odh2014 | Reviewed this property |
We've been to Victor's Cafe many times in the past twenty years. I've never seen quesadillas or anything similar on their menu. You do know this is a Cuban restaurant, right?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $65
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5822
    (52nd St. between Broadway & 8th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Stops E train to 7 Ave, #1 train to 50th Street, N R Q to 49th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-586-7714
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Description
Since 1963, Victor’s Cafe, 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 dining rooms, accented with warm lighting, colorful Cuban art, tropical ceiling fans, and lofty sky-lit ceilings. The restaurant's Cuba Lounge is intimate and warm, featuring a tapas menu and a variety of traditional Cuban cocktails such as Mojitos and Sangria.
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