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Victor's Cafe

236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-586-7714
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (189 reviews)
“plantains” (76 reviews)
“flan” (62 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cuban food and drink were excellent. However, our server seemed more interested in the larger tables, which understandably require more time. (We were a party of 2). Nevertheless, after completing our dessert (and considering another drink), no one cleared our table. So, we asked...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I first visited this restaurant 20 years ago with Cuban friends. My wife and I were in town to see Plays and remembered this place. Very friendly and helpful wait staff willing to explain Cuban dishes. I had the marinated pig and my wife had...More

Thank PIDSDoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on the recommendation of a native NY’er for a quick lunch. A quick lunch it was not. While the food was good, the atmosphere beautiful, the service was extremely slow and lunch took us over an hour. We ordered a mixed appetizer...More

Thank Windsor999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute pleasure from start to finish. Close to broadway and Times Sq but as far removed from the tourist track as you can find. Fantastic authentic Cuban food with a range for kids and adults to enjoy topped off with attentive and friendly service....More

Thank Jabbaaca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just like most other hotels in this area, victors it’s great for getting you out if you want to see a show in the area. We had made a reservation we were seated right away which is great. They did have very nice live music...More

Thank Brenna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food in a good setting. Staff very helpful and friendly. Recommended if you are looking for something a little different

Thank ScottG1967
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Touted as a loud cuban experience, we had a pretty quiet christmas lunch wanting so much more. The food was very good and the service polite and good but expecting a band we were told it was evening only so were a bit disappointed. We...More

Thank Julian E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Planned a visit based on reviews, very busy the night we visited fortunately we booked and were seated immediately.the cafe is quite noisy,the staff were very attentive but the food was just o.k and quite pricey

Thank aldcroftLancs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Victor’s is a Manhattan institution at same level as the Rockets . As a born and raises Latin, this is the only latin restaurant I will ever consider visiting while at NYC. Superb!! Go for the 1492 Appetizer!!! And the Flan at the end. Great...More

Thank travelauditor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entering this restaurant kinda felt like entering the set of Scarface or one movie of that kind. The service was top notch and the food, truly unique (at least front the point of view of someone who had never been to a Cuban restaurant before)....More

Thank Arctic_Lyon
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kingsfull1
20 October 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
2 April 2017|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
I did not see one when we were there
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Karen M
8 February 2017|
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Response from odh2014 | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$65
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
    (52nd St. between Broadway & 8th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Stops E train to 7 Ave, #1 train to 50th Street, N R Q to 49th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-586-7714
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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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