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“Muy bueno!”
Review of Victor's Cafe

Victor's Cafe
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Ranked #157 of 13,633 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $65
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 52nd St. between Broadway & 8th Ave
Transit: Stops E train to 7 Ave, #1 train to 50th Street, N R Q to 49th Street
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Muy bueno!”
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Great Cuban food and great service. Very tasty. Really good sangria. Family friendly and warm staff.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A little taste of Cuba”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Excellent food and very friendly service! Sampler menu available. Everything was extremely tasty. We will go back.

Visited December 2013
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NJ
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“Always a good time at Victor's Cafe!”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

My wife and I and another couple went to Victor's Cafe this week. We have been there several times and the food and service has always been great. It is in the theater district so it always has a crowd before evening performances so if you are not going to a show, a reservation after 7 PM will always work. Show patrons should schedule to arrive around 5:30 pm. I had the pulled pork with yucca which was very good. My wife had the shrimp enchiladas which were also good. The place is noisy but adds to the atmosphere. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Always a good time at Victor's!

  • Visited December 2013
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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Good Cuban near Theater District”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Victor's Café is a very good Cuban restaurant located near the Theater District.
Try the house specialties - all good.
The service is good - but a little too "pushy" - focusing on the pre-theater crowd. We had plenty of time to get to our show, but felt a little rushed.

  • Visited December 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“good atmosphere and good location for shows”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

as the title says this was ideal for us to eat before the show of jersey boys, the atmosphere inside is very good and the service was good, the restaurant is set out nice and feels like a nice dining like it should. but the food was pretty average, the paella was very bland. ok if you just want to grab a meal but not fine dining

  • Visited December 2013
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