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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
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
FEATURES
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 April 13, 2020

We needed a place to eat before seeing "West Side Story." This was a great choice. We opted for the sampling of appetizers and they were all delicious and ample. The wine was lovely as well. The restaurant is attractive and quiet. Staff was friendly,...helpful and attentive. Highly recommend and will definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

We’ve chosen Victor’s for our pre-show dinner and what a great choice it turned out to be. We have booked in advance (easy and fast using their website) and were among the first guests that evening. The place started filling up really fast and we...realized advanced booking was the right thing to do. Since we wanted to try various Cuban dishes but were not in for a big meal we went for an assortment of appetizers, ceviche and vegetable paella. The appetizers’ platter features several items from their appetizers menu including shrimp quesadilla, chicken empanadas, ham croquettes etc. Everything in that assortment tasted great. Red snapper ceviche served with mango, red onions and avocado was also delightfully crisp & tasty. Vegetable paella with mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and asparagus, toppled with manchego cheese was very reach and full of flavor. All these paired well with Cuban versions of mixed drinks. It was an excellent start to our night out. The service was fast, courteous and attentive. We definitely would be back to taste other items from their menu.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

Third time I've been to Victor's and I haven't been disappointed. The food is always delicious and the service top notch.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

This is a pleasant evening out or for a pre-theater meal. I had a basket of plantains and salsa, their ceviche (the best I have ever had) , and the Lechon Asado, which is a delicious traditional Cuban dish of roast pig marinated 24 hours,...slowly roasted overnight in Cuban style mojo, and garlic mojo yucca. The service was friendly, efficient, and helpful. I enjoyed the live band, however, the noise level was a bit high for a quiet conversation.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Service at the bar extremely slow, bartender just throw the cocktail menu, and been waiting him to ask me if want a drink already past 15 minutes, just over heard people complaining about the service too... nice decor great place, but service 👎

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

My husband & I had a wonderful dining experience here on a Saturday evening with another couple. We waited for a table in the back section. There is a bar area towards the side in the front that had live music. The front dining area...seemed a bit more formal while the back had bright blue hues & murals which seemed more fun & chill. Either would be great. The waitstaff was very professional & attentive. The drinks & food were superb, authentic, upscale Cuban cuisine. We all had a lovely dining experience and I would HIGHLY recommend an evening here! I look forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

convenient location and the food and the service very good. Noise level was low so we could have a pleasant conversation

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

Very busy place to go for dinner but the ladies at the entrance know what they doing. They very respectful and very friendly. I was late for my reservation but after a while they got us a table....thank you for that. Food is delicious...drinks just...right....will have no problem going there again and again. Thank you Victor’s Cafe.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

It was our first time at Victor’s Cafe and we will definitely go back!! We went for brunch before a broadway show and the food, service and ambiance were just amazing!!! We ordered croquetas corral, tortillas de yucca con lechon, vaca frita with hash and...the amazing torrejas (French toast with guava and cheese). The mimosas and the bomb mojito were on point!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

We came for lunch during Restaurant Week and loved it. We had not heard of Victor's Cafe before going through the listings and decided to try it. Good decision. We each got the salad and rope vieja and were very happy with our choices. The...salad had tiny chunks of manchego,lardons, Marconi almond and a champagne vinaigrette which was outstanding. The Ropa Vieja was amazing. Just the right amount of sauce, seasoning, and perfectly tender and moist. Our server, Lucas was very good and attentive as were all of the people there. We will go back on our next visit and try dinner. We will come back next time for dinner.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ralph1230
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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 Olga H | 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Victor's Cafe

Yes, Victor's Cafe offers takeout services.

Yes, Victor's Cafe offers delivery services.

Victor's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5