Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cubanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124207878
  • 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: Latin American, Cuban
  • 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: 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
Cuba reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)fit for foodies (49)good for groups (35)hot spot (33)special occasion (30)romantic (28)vibrant bar scene (17)great for brunch (16)great for lunch (16)late-night find (12)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Excellent Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had a great dinner at Cuba. We sat downstairs and our waiter was attentive and helpful. It was our first time eating Cuban, and his recommendations were great. It's a small cozy restaurant and we were happy to be downstairs. The noise-level upstairs was pretty high. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new go-to spot
    RockShrimpBoyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    They won me over from my old Washington Square spot. Hostest was nice and accommodating, no problem with my rezzie, small but sufficient two-top (tables way too close together, though), good service overall (though spotty and switch-hitting servers to start), very solid drinks, awesome menu (some dishes I wanted more of the next morning!), good prices (for the area), and, most importantly, they honored the flavors and roots of traditional Cuban cuisine while very successfully elevating them to meet modern culinary standards. Unpretentious, relaxed, and welcoming, though still classy and refined. Winner winner, Cuban dinner!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great buzz and fantastic steak
    RSUWS
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Chose Cuba as we were looking for decent food and a great atmosphere with a small group. Delighted with our choice - wonderful mojitos and the starters and mains hit the spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was well seasoned and tasty. This is my new hot spot. I tried the salmon and pork both. No wait time. Drinks are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Ordered their mojitos and skirt steak, and was very happy with my choices! Great ambiance, service and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food but noisy
    Noisy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIRST TIME BUT WILL RETURN
    SHARPKNIFEVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Cuba was a great restaurant. The food was excellent and the drinks to die for. Next time in NYC, I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Cuban Cuisine
    CubanPrince
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When it comes to Cuban Food & Cuban Vibe, this is the place. Awesome food, fast service, fantastic drinks and the energy rocks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best
    Donniej53VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went for my wife's birthday. Our favorate spot. Always treated like family.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was excellent!! Everything on the menu taste great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Neighborhood Gathering Placec
    gyghmboVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cuba in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Exceptional authentic Cuban food and drinks. Great atmosphere and staff you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Lovecuba2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We shared several of the appetizers and sides. Extremely pleased! Drinks were also delicious.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best vaca frita in the city
    doninnyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Seriously. The best. I've had much Cuban food in Miami, and this ranks as one of the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nyceats222
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • coffee
    A1dine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    overall I really liked the restaurant. But the waitress never asked us if we wanted coffee and we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nite out with the fellas
    maddy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I took my fiance and his 3 brothers there this friday and the loved it. Great food , drinks and live music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect match
    Ferchu
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was one of the best Cuban restaurants where I have eaten. It 's pricy but but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    MattVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Sofrito sauce that they are now using on red snapper dish is terrible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Village Brunch Spot!
    ElleRdyVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant in the village
    cherluiVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KLMCFPVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Good food and service, warm and friendly atmosphere at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    tvander
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Perfect
    FastJohn44VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and drink
    StephE
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    IrishacoVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Fantastic menu choices! I absolutely love it!!!! Scallop sandwich was delicious and so was the ceviche.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    HungryJO
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    well portioned. steak was amazing. 1 drink will have you feeling great. their rum was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • peachyss16VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I come here a lot. Love the food, love the ambiance, love the drinks and I've always had great service from every employee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary Dinner
    AnniversaryDinner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnifico
    cubaforrealVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    as usual- predictably wonderful - the food, service and more... they never fail to please....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    RetiredGourmetVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This restaurant a few blocks off Washington Square Park is consistently good. We have only been there for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Wonderful evening, wonderful food. No complaints other than the noice level
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but Cozy
    Eatclean87
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 944 reviews are from the Cuba reviews archive.
  • Delicious and Fun!
    LadySocrates2
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic