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Cuba Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cubanyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 420-7878
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Mon-Fri 12pm -4pm Dinner: Sun - Thu 4pm - 11pm; Fri & Sat 4pm - 12am Brunch: Sat & Sun 12pm 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Mario Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We cater to large and small groups.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant offers a little terrace with the warmth of everyday life of Havana.  Downstairs is a lounge, excellent for private parties with an intimate atmosphere, good music and well stocked bar.
  • Entertainment: Cuba offers live Music from Thursday to Saturday featuring the Best in Cuban and Latin Music.
  • Special Events & Promotions: we have 3 different private rooms for up to 35 people for a sit down dinner or up to 50 for a cocktail reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bleecker
  • Public Transit: 6 to Bleecker, 1,9 to Christopher Street, A,,B,C,D,E,F to West 4th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public Lot
A word from Cuba
The romantic Milieu of Cuba effortlessly transports you from Manhattan to Havana. Cuba offers live music and a menu filled with delicious traditional cuisine. The restaurant offers a fascinating and charming escape to its own "Little Havana on Thompson Street".
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCuban
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband went for date night. Food, drinks & service were excellent but it was so noisy we couldn't hear each other. It was Saturday night- maybe another night would be better if you want more of an intimate experience"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Cuba had great food and atmosphere. The service was prompt and ready to jump at our every need. We sat in the downstairs room which had the energy of upstairs but was a little quieter and easy to talk to each other. We loved the free cigars at the end of the night as well!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed by the service, food, the excitement of being in Cuba. They made my sister 80th birthday an extra special one, and I want to Thank You all."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My husband and I chose Cuba for out anniversary dinner this year. The food was amazing and our waiter Tony was great! The sangria was good. Good was served in a timely manner. The only complaint is that it is a very small space. The staff moves the tables out and in for you to get out when needed and if busy you could be sitting I. Too Of another patron."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Cuba was a great restaurant. The food was excellent and the drinks to die for. Next time in NYC, I will return."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "When it comes to Cuban Food & Cuban Vibe, this is the place. Awesome food, fast service, fantastic drinks and the energy rocks!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went for my wife's birthday. Our favorate spot. Always treated like family."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent!! Everything on the menu taste great!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Sit upstairs - we were downstairs and the ambiance is not great. We have been there several times and the service has been slow each time. This time it was very slow until about 9pm when our food arrived. They mix other ethnic varieties in the menu which is interesting (like Mexican and Spanish dishes). But the food is decent and they have a guy rolling cigars in the window (cigars are not good). Sometimes they have a cuban band playing which is fun."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Exceptional authentic Cuban food and drinks. Great atmosphere and staff you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "3 visits later and I am still a satisfied diner. Food is classic Cuban and never disappointed with any selection."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We shared several of the appetizers and sides. Extremely pleased! Drinks were also delicious."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Seriously. The best. I've had much Cuban food in Miami, and this ranks as one of the best."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The music playing was very loud. It would have been more enjoyable if the musicians were located some where else in the restaurant, farther from the dining area. It was very difficult to have a conversation, especially since everyone was talking really loudly, given that the music was overwhelmingly loud."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "overall I really liked the restaurant. But the waitress never asked us if we wanted coffee and we did."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I took my fiance and his 3 brothers there this friday and the loved it. Great food , drinks and live music."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was one of the best Cuban restaurants where I have eaten. It 's pricy but but worth it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Sofrito sauce that they are now using on red snapper dish is terrible."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Don't miss out on this neighborhood gem. Amazing, reasonably priced Cuban cuisine with $14 fee for unlimited sangria, mimosas, bloody mary's, and mojitos. CAN'T beat that. Make sure to try the fried plantanes on the side."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Many people recommended this restaurant and it built up my expectations. It was a good restaurant - nothing exceptional. Perhaps we didn't order enough food to sample everything since there was just the 2 of us. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there since I am not near by but would return if I happen to be near by."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Good food and service, warm and friendly atmosphere at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The montadito the chorizo were awesome and the drinks too. I tried the frozen mojito and passion fruit mojito. For dinner I tried the pollo guajira and it was ok. I did not like the combination of the ingredients. However, everything was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Found Cuba while exploring NYC on vacation. The food was superb. Especially recommended the Cerviche! Winston, our waiter, made the experience extra special with his enthusiasm for the menu. His recommendations were great. I would return to NYC just to eat at Cuba again!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Arrrived early and got a friendly greeting-offered for us to go to bar for drinks which was our intention. Had mojitos which were very tasty-a little too sweet for my liking but good. Beautifully lit downstairs dining and small bar & great music. Staff was very nice. We were seated upstairs for our meal which is what I requested since I wanted to hear the live band. Only complaint was our table was inches from the people beside us but it really didn't matter.Noise level is pretty high/energetic with band and chatter so privacy wasn't really an issue. The food was delicious-we were too full for dessert but since I had let them know it was our 17 year anniversary they brought us each a shot of tequila! Great night. Delicious red sangria!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Fantastic menu choices! I absolutely love it!!!! Scallop sandwich was delicious and so was the ceviche."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "well portioned. steak was amazing. 1 drink will have you feeling great. their rum was great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I come here a lot. Love the food, love the ambiance, love the drinks and I've always had great service from every employee."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Tables way to close. Noise level made it difficult to talk or hear live music. Service too fast and plates grabbed while others eating. Food quality unimpressive, preparation unimpressive and presentation non exisitent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was our 10 year anniversary the service was excellent and the staff was amazing. We were seated promptly and immediately our waiter introduced himself. It was a great experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "as usual- predictably wonderful - the food, service and more... they never fail to please...."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Came here Saturday night before a concert w/ friends. We were a little late, so we called to let them know & they did not treat us badly b/c of it. They sat us in the basement floor..I would have liked to have been seated upstairs b/c it was a nice day out, but anywhere was ok.. The food is excellent. We ordered 2 orders of empanadas (beef and spinach!!) and then two entrees Ropa Vieja & Churrasco con chimichurri. We thought this would be enough food since none of us wanted to fill up too much. But the portions were tiny. We ordered another round of empanadas & the Churrasco. We also had a pitcher of red sangria which was refreshing. I ordered a mojito which was just ok. overall great time. Just for the price wish there was more food. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant a few blocks off Washington Square Park is consistently good. We have only been there for lunch."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Wonderful evening, wonderful food. No complaints other than the noice level"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Waiters were very pleasant however it took a while to delivery food to the table. The portions weer smaller than expected, food was good but it was not bursting with flavor. The restaurant was extremely loud for such a small place, I had to get used to shouting to my date from across the table. The pitcher of sangria was very good, and if you were looking for a local restaurant to dine in and didn't need to have serious conversations I would recommend. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I went here for my birthday celebration with friends and it was lovely! We ordered the calamari and sauteed garlic shrimp. Both were great! Definitely left you wanting more! For entrees, we ordered the pork, churrasco steak and salmon with coconut rice. We also ordered tostones and tamales for side dishes. All entrees were delicious! Everyone cleaned their plates! The mojitos are nice and strong and freshly made with plenty of mint leaves. Good drink for the price. They even brought out a complimentary piece of tres leches cake for my birthday! Wonderful experience and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Location is nice and the food was great. The place is small, but it's satisfying on all levels. I had the arroz con pollo and it doesn’t taste, nor is served as it typically is. However, it was fantastic! I went on a weekday early evening so it was pretty calm. I'm not sure how it would be on weekends or later in the evening, but my guess would be super energetic!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Went to Havana recently- although interesting- the food is pale by comparison to Cuba- sounds a bit like "who's on first"- we are regulars at Cuba and they just keep getting better."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This is the best Cuban food I've ever had. The "Rabo Encendido" is my fav all the time. Recommend 100%"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Cuba is one of those little spots in NYC that you walk by and may not notice. However, once you step inside the aroma of the food takes over your senses, the drinks to die for and the vibe is perfect. The food is so amazing I was taken back to CUBA and the 1950's! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Positives: great selection of food and definitely enjoyed mixing and matching brunch drinks. Negatives: price for unlimited drinks went up and the time limit went down, it seems. Not the most attentive service this time, but our server seemed to be working a large party on the lower level of the restaurant as well. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014