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939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
+1 212-262-5354
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I returned here on our second trip to NYC. I can't say enough about the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. When our waiter was slow in bringing a beer, he comped us! We love the paintings and murals on the walls...More

Thank rpcvtraveler75
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the moment we entered the restaurant staff were really friendly, they come round during your meal topping up your water etc and are generally really nice and helpful. The food is lovely, we both ordered different Pork mains and the food was tasty and...More

Thank Rebecca O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The $15.95 prix-fixe lunch menu may be the best value in NYC. Delicious chicken soup with avocado, tilapia entree with rice was large and the flan was just right. Welcoming staff, friendly and attentive, tasteful decor....can't say enough positive things about this gem.

Thank KuhnsGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great sangria delicious food great staff live entertainment After 8 pm lively bar scene and all original Cuban food , very friendly staff 🚂

Thank loski1107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, generous jugs of mojitos, a buzzing family crowd, charming service, atmospheric music and reasonable prices for New York. Authenticity in Midtown (although our waiter was Brazilian rather than Cuban!).

Thank farnhamian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place , great band and great food .... 100% would recommend this place not your standard place. If your looking for non - tourist places go here 😃

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here without a reservation and we're seated quickly and given a choice of tables. Servers were great, really knowledgeable and friendly, made some great recommendations. Started with Croquetas de jamon (excellent) and shrimp in a shell (cassava?), which was something I've never tried...More

Thank tonitone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a group of 10! It took us a while to get seated despite a reservation, but the live music was great!

Thank Manisha11377
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The Cuban food is really good at Guantanamera as are the mojitos. Everything we ordered was good. My wife Cuban sandwich was the best I've ever had. The band was really good the night we were there. The owner is also a really nice guy....More

Thank Arkcal
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Guantanamera never disappoints. The chicken soup was extraordinary as was the ceviche (tho I only tasted the shrimp.) The sea bass with beans was delicious as was the skirt steak tho I found it a bit chewy. The Hot Lava cake dessert was yummy tho...More

Thank Joanne L
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Acevna | Reviewed this property |
Not far at all 10 min walk.
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21 March 2017|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-5354
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