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FRIOS
Ceviche de Pargo
Florida red snapper, citrus marinade, red onion, mango, avocado
USD 16
Salpicón de Mariscos
Seafood cocktail with shrimp, scallops, snapper, octopus, spicy tomato lime juice
USD 17
Ensalada de Aguacate y Berro
Avocado, watercress, red onion, mango vinaigrette
USD 15
Ensalada de Palmitos y Mandarinas
Field greens, hearts of palm, Mandarin slices, Marcona almonds, Manchego cheese, champagne vinaigrette
USD 14
Aguacate Relleno
Bacon, tomato, Manchego cheese stuffed avocado, tropical root chips
USD 12
Ensalada de Tomate y Sandía
Watermelon, heirloom tomato, avocado crema, crispy shallots, watermelon radish, goat cheese
USD 15
CALIENTES
1492 Aperitivo Cubano (Serves Two)
Assortment of classic Cuban appetizers
USD 30
Cuban Quesadilla
Baked handmade soft tortillas, creole shrimp, Manchego cheese
USD 13
Bartolito
Handmade sweet plantain croquettes, pork stuffing, black bean purée, goat cheese
USD 12
Croquetas Corral
Berkshire ham croquettes, Victor's tomato-cachucha pepper sauce
USD 10
Tortillas de Yucca con Lechón
Handmade soft yuca tortillas with roasted pork hash
USD 14
Harina con Camarones
Creamy corn grits, shrimp, enchilado sauce
USD 15
Sandwich Cubano
Traditional Cuban pressed sandwich, hand-carved lechón, ham, Swiss cheese, pickle & mustard
USD 20
Fritas Cubanas
Cuban-style beef, chorizo & pork sliders, matchstick fries
USD 10
Empanadas de Pollo
Baked savory puff pastry shell, braised Bell & Evans chicken, mango-habanero sauce
USD 10
Hamburguesa Cubana
Prime Black Angus beef burger, Manchego cheese, banana ketchup, field greens, banana chips
USD 17
VICTOR'S COCKTAILS
The Bomb Mojito
Bacardi Superior Rum (3.5 oz), fresh lime, mint leaves, simple syrup
USD 21
El Fuerte
Bacardi Gran Reserve Diez (3 oz), St. Germain, fresh lime, simple syrup, bitters
USD 21
Cuba Libre
Havana Club Añejo Clásico Rum, fresh lime, cola
USD 14
El Viejito
Atlantico Aged Rum Private Cask, fresh lime, mint leaves, simple syrup
USD 16
Mojito Clásico
Bacardi Superior, fresh lime, mint leaves, simple syrup
USD 14
Coconaty Mojito
Bacardi Coco, fresh lime, mint leaves, simple syrup
USD 14
Seasonal Mojito
Bacardi Superior, seasonal fruit, fresh lime, mint leaves, simple syrup
USD 14
Cubiche Flaco "Skinny Motito"
Tito's Vodka, fresh lime, Splenda, mint leaves
USD 14
Aperol Spritz
Aperol, Prosecco, Club Soda, Orange
USD 14
CUBA LOUNGE COCKTAIL CREATIONS
Havana Spice
Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum, lemon juice, fresh lime, sugar & spice cinnamon rim
USD 16
La Cubana
Atlantico Aged Rum, apricot liqueur, pineapple juice, fresh lime, simple syrup, garnished with pineapple slices
USD 18
Hemingway Daiquiri
Havana Club Añejo Blanco Rum, maraschino liqueur, fresh lime, simple syrup
USD 16
La Jefa
Grey Goose Vodka, St Germain elderflower liqueur, Boiro Blackberry purée
USD 16
WINES BY THE GLASS
SPARKLING
Moët & Chandon "Imperial" NV, Champagne, France, 187ml
USD 21
La Marca, Prosecco, DOC Veneto, Italy, 187ml
USD 16
WHITES
Selbach, Riesling, 2016, Mosel Saar Ruwer, Germany
USD 13
Tramin, Pinot Grigio, 2018, Alto Adige, Italy
USD 14
Licia, Albariño, 2018, Rias Baixas, Spain
USD 13
Talbott, Chardonnay, 2018, Monterey, California
USD 17
Tablelands, Sauvignon Blanc, 2019, East Coast, New Zealand
USD 16
ROSÉS
Le Caprice de Clementine, 2017, Cotes de Provence, France
USD 14
REDS
Heron, Pinot Noir, 2018, Sonoma County, California
USD 15
A to Z, Pinot Noir, 2016, Oregon
USD 18
Yalumba, Shiraz, 2017, South Australia
USD 13
Joseph Carr, Josh, Merlot, 2017, California
USD 14
Kaiken, Carbernet Sauvignon, 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
USD 14
Bodegas Huarpe, Taymente, Malbec, 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
USD 14
Marques De Caceres, Crianza Tempranillo, 2015, Rioja, Spain
USD 14
Louis M. Martini, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017, California
USD 14
SANGRIA
Sangria with a Cuban Twist - A Cuban twist on the Spanish standard. Our Sangria is made with quality wine triple sec, brandy, gin, pineapple, guava, oranges, and fresh squeezed juice
Red
Glass USD 14
1/2 Pitcher USD 32
Pitcher USD 45
White
Glass USD 14
1/2 Pitcher USD 32
Pitcher USD 45
Champagne
Glass USD 16
1/2 Pitcher USD 34
Pitcher USD 49
About
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
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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,...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...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,...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...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...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...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...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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ralph1230
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 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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