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Havana Alma de Cuba

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$$ - $$$
West Village
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94 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-4382 (btw. Bleecker & Bedford Sts.)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Sunday and seated in the rear room which at first seemed a little quiet. However once the drinks and the food in the excellent set menu starting arriving the atmosphere picked up. Excellent quality to both the food and cocktails and the overall experience and value for money was 10 out of 10!

Thank anthonywilbs62
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we have been here. Ordered seared scallops, empanadas and black bean soup as appetizers and they were great. For the main courses, we ordered the black sea bass and suckling pig. The sea bass was excellent but we were a bit disappointed with the pig as the best part..i.e.the skin is missing. We were told... More 

Thank Justin W
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I visited with family. This was my third time here since I live in the neighborhood. Nice place especially if you can sit in their back patio but they need to work on improving their food. Cuban food is delicious but food is mediocre at best. The lechon was dry with no seasoning, the bistec palomilla was mediocre, the beans... More 

Thank Robert B
Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Miami for the past 30 years, I have had my fair share of Cuban food. We went there on Saturday afternoon and sat in the cozy terrace. We ordered a couple of Mojitos. They were ok. Not too sweet, which I like, but not very flavorful either. To accompany the drinks we ordered some Fried Yuca and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

I might be to blame for my disappointment in Havana Alma de Cuba. On our last trip to New York we visited a very well regarded Cuban restaurant for weekend brunch and had a fantastic meal and experience. I looked to replicate that this time and my research took me to Havana Alma de Cuba. On paper it looks like... More 

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Astoria, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This is restaurant is one of those rare findings of real Cuban cuisine in United States. This is the real thing. Killer mojitos. Ropa vieja (pulled beef) served in a plantains banana basket artistically made. Moros (black beans and rice) at the Cuban taste. Breaded steak for my companion, delicious. Pastelitos de guayaba y queso a reinvention of an old... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed- friendly, great service - very good food- enjoyed the alfresco dining... Happy hour cocktails a bit too sweet for my liking but overall an excellent find!

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Dined here last night with a friend. All the food - shrimp in garlic sauce, churrasco, pork chops, churros - was delicious. I ordered a $12 cocktail and swear it didn't have any alcohol in it...I wasn't the slightest bit buzzed plus no taste of alcohol. But the kicker for the evening was the rude, gruffy waiter who couldn't bother... More 

Thank Sailgirl22
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

The food is amazing, we keep going every we go to the village. The Ropa Vieja beside a great presentation the taste is 100% Cuban. We almost try all appetizer as tapas with the sangria that is excellent. Love the yuca frita with mojo and the tamales. I will recommend it for a good time in the afternoon because it... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Came here spontaneously with friends for dinner and sat in the garden which was very quiet and sometimes it took a while for the waiter to arrive but the food was nice. In fact, we had four different main dishes and the chuletas habaneras were the absolute winner. Also high on the list was the churrasco and the vaca frita.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-4382
    (btw. Bleecker & Bedford Sts.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-242-3800
Tucked in a cozy street corner in the heart of the West Village, Havana Alma de Cuba exudes the warmth and flavor of an authentic Cuban restaurant. The rhythmic palpitations of salsa and merengue, and the extraordinary scents of exotic dishes permeates the air.

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