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Victor's Cafe

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236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019 (52nd St. between Broadway & 8th Ave)
+1 212-586-7714
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11:45 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:45 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 00:00
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We planned our late lunch based on the proximity of the show we were seeing. In hindsight it should have been the other way around. The elegance of the dining room, the efficiency of the staff, the phenomenal food and fun cocktails are hard to find in all one place. Victor's Cafe has it all and I'm sure much more.... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I got in late this past Saturday night and decided to go to Victors Cafe. We started with the White Sangria and Classic Mojito, which were excellent. For our appetizers we ordered: Croquetas, Harina con Camerones, Empanadas de Pollo & Tostones con Masitas de Puerco. These were the best. One better than the next. Since it was... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there to get spanish paella - they served us nice mexican paella. Otherwise nice surrounding and We might bedre back

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my daughter and I's favourite meal on our trip to NYC, and I would definitely return next time in the city. Lovely dining space, excellent service and the food is WOW! We sometimes struggle for good food in the US as it can be over facing, mass produced normally. Here was exceptional though. Light, delicate with great flavours.... More 

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cape coral florida
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98 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been married to my Cuban wife for 46 years we often eat at Cuban restaurants because children and grandchildren enjoy the traditional recipes. Over all these years I have never taken the time to review a Cuban restaurant. Today is the first. From the civiche de pargo (snapper, mango,avocado,red onion), to the Bartolito ( sweet plantain with pork stuffing,... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend took me here and it had some great cuban food. We went with a large group of people. The service was really great and the servers were friendly, talkative and attentive. We all shared many dishes and they were all good. i highly recommend this place if you want some cuban food, great service and nice atmosphere.

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Toulouse, France
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

finest food. Mojitos are great and also their speciality in food. Staff are welcoming. Our best dinner in NY

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Bayside, New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in Victor's Cafe' Thursday evening on a whim with no reservations. There was quite a buzz; bar and bar area full, as well as dining room, full and lively. Several customers were waiting in the ample and comfortable waiting space at the entrance. We approached the hostess mentioning we had no reservation, wondering if a table for two was... More 

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Queens, New York
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219 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the atmosphere was very good as well as the drinks, we did not feel that the food and service was anything special. We were having our dinner at a normal pace (in and out in an hour for a 3 course meal) and they were pushing us out the door so to speak. As I was going for a... More 

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Redding, Connecticut, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff - authentic Cubain cuisine - and best Mojitos. Prices are reasonable for New York City - the decor is warm and colorful! We had a great time. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$65
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 23:00
Monday
11:45 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 23:00
Thursday
11:45 - 23:00
Friday
11:45 - 00:00
Saturday
11:45 - 00:00
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
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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