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Havana Alma de Cuba

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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94 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-4382 (btw. Bleecker & Bedford Sts.)
+1 212-242-3800
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant! An authentic experience with amazing food and excellent service. The Cuban cigars to go was a brilliant touch and we would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. Thank you!

Thank Clare_Diplock
Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Literally just left from having dinner here tonight and was very impressed with it. Family of 5 dined here and all loved theirs meals, from appetizers and drinks to dessert. I loved the tostones and the sauce served with them. I had the shrimp in garlic sauce with rice and beans..... Best meal I have had in NYC his week.... More 

Thank 0415_wanderlust
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My friend, Raul, is responsible for this recommendation. My friends and I had a girls' day brunch on 10/23/2016. The food was pretty good. Nice small location with a garden. This place is busy. I ate three courses and opted to include the bottomless brunch for an extra $13.95. Please be aware- the drinks are very strong. The chicken noodle... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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 7 August 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 23 July 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 

Thank LDN_2009
Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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 

Thank Juantoronto
Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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!

Thank DebKep

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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
US$30 - US$30
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-242-3800
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.

More Information: info@havananyc.com

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