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Guantanamera

939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
+1 212-262-5354
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We booked using a Groupon voucher - the service was excellent, as was the food - fresh calamari with garlic and skirt steak with black beans and rice - the owner threw in a free cocktail as it was our first time in New York...More

Thank Tony B
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2016

Thanks for joining us! We're happy to hear that you had such a great time during your visit and hope there will be many more visits to come! Cheers, Guantanamera Management

Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The food here is good and the mojitos are the best I have ever had. But the music is so extremely loud that it is very difficult to speak to anyone sitting at the table or to speak to the waiter. It is also so...More

Thank GeorgeG1947
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our ambiance and assure you that dining with us is not always so loud and dark. During the evening we have live music every night and we do lower the lights...More

Reviewed October 7, 2016

I'm so glad I finally made it to this little gem. I've been looking for real Cuban music in NYC for a long time and finally found it! We sat at the bar and ordered the Cuban Sandwich which was delicious! I'm Canadian and have...More

Thank adorocuba
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2016

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to share you feedback with us too. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to serving you again during your future visits to NYC. Cheers, Guantanamera Management

Reviewed October 4, 2016

We had had lunch a couple of times at this storefront delicious Cuban restaurant on the West Side. Last night we had a late light dinner here after attending the theater. There was (loud) live music and the place was hopping, even though it was...More

1  Thank LWL3333
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2016

Thanks so much for stopping by after the theater. We are always happy to hear back from our guests and are even happier when they decide to visit us again and again. We look forward to serving you both during your next trip to NYC....More

Reviewed September 30, 2016

We had a team night out in New York. Table for 16. Guantanamera is an excellent choice, good choice of drinks including authentic cocktails like caiprinha. Started at the bar and we sat down when we wanted to all very relaxed. Barman and waiters were...More

Thank Colin C
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

Thanks for joining us and taking the time to share your feedback with us too. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to serving you again! Cheers, Guantanamera Management

Reviewed September 29, 2016

The best places in New York are the ones you find completely by random chance - and that's what happened to us here. We were walking by, looking for a place for lunch, and voila! Look what we found! It was the price fixe lunch...More

Thank Scott G
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

Thanks for joining us and sharing your feedback with the Trip Advisor community. We are so glad that you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to serving you again during your next trip to NYC! Cheers, Guantanamera Management

Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years. Used to be called Azucar and now Guantanamera. Great mojitos and Cuban food at a good price. Live music makes this place very special for sure.

Thank izzymadsternyc
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Thank you for joining us! We hope to serve you again very soon! Cheers, Guantanamera Management

Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Never had Cuban?? Don't be afraid, do yourself a favour and hit Guantanamera! The ENSALADA LA PALMA REAL the healthy salad appetizer was a winner, followed by the FILETILLO SALTEADO EL CHINITO, slices of prime beef cooked in a special sauce etc. Brilliant! All washed...More

Thank townsendcalling
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with the TripAdvisor Community. We are pleased to hear that you had an overall enjoyable experience and hope that you will join us again to sample more of our menu. We look forward to...More

Reviewed September 15, 2016

If you're looking for an authentic Cuban experience in NYC, Guantanamera has it all. The food is delicious. Come for dinner or for drinks and tasty small dishes to share. Watch out for the mojitos! They are very delicious but strong. The sangria is great....More

1  Thank MamaLuzNYC
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing these kind words with us and the TripAdvisor community. We couldn't be more please to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Guantanamera Management

Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had so much fun at Guantanamera! There was one table outside with high stools, and we grabbed it! Loved people watching while each of us had a different flavor mojito- lime, mango and pineapple. Delicious! We ordered platano maduro and ceviche. The waiter was...More

Thank MagicChicago
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Guantanamera. We are very pleased to hear you had such a wonderful dining experience. We sincerely look forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers, Guantanamera Management

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Response from JRN58 | Reviewed this property |
The staff is very accommodating (my wife special orders everything). They have some great salad choices, plus a multitude of veggies, rices, beans, etc., so they are probably better able to please your palate than... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
    (Between 55th and 56th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: A,C,B,D,1 at 59th St/Columbus Circle, N,R,Q,W at 57th St
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-5354
  • E-mail
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