Enjoy this restaurant wheneverEnjoy this restaurant whenever have had opportunity. Nice menu and you can't beat the prix fixe meal.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLively music and wonderful sangriaI ate here with a group of four on a Wednesday night. It was PACKED! I don't say that to be discouraging, but to show that you definitely need a reservation as it's a popular place to go. The food was still quick and delicious, and the waitstaff was attentive and kind. We split a pitcher of red sangria which I highly recommend! The live music started about twenty minutes into our meal which was really cool. It did make it hard to hear each other because of our close proximity to the band, but unlike other reviewers we thought it was fun and not a downside to our meal! If you need a quiet place to talk, then don't go when live music is playing. However, I had a blast and a lot of people were dancing. I'll be back soon!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy BirthdayWe went to celebrate a birthday and had a great time, the food was good, the service impeccable and it was a very hospitable atmosphere, especially on a rainy night. The band was great too. We will be back.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCuban Flavor at it's bestMusic is so vibrant you will easily be tempted to move as you eat. I love the intimate environment. Also love the liberty given to diners to dance5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. My boyfriendFood was very good. My boyfriend who is Puerto Rican and very particular about Puerto Rican and Cuban food loved it. We went for lunch so it wasnt packed which is a plus (no waiting for a table). It looks like groups can be accomodated very easily and on the weekend evenings they have live music. We will definitely be back when there's live music going on.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood even without the music.I had been to Guantanamera once before later in the night when the the orchestra was playing, and had a wonderful time.
This time I went for an early dinner. Needless to say, it was much quieter!. The food was good (not great - even though I ordered camarones enchilados - which are supposed to be spicy, it wasn't. Had to add lots of tabasco). The service was good and friendly. The mojito was okay. And the maduros were very good. Prices high, but not outrageous.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great atmosphere!Great food and great atmosphere! Definitely going back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day dinnerWent there several times before. Excellent food, friendly service. Sometimes a little noisy but this time we had a more quiet corner table. Fried calamares are recommended so is the sangria.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat energy, delicious foodThe bar was packed, the place was hopping. Our food choices satisfied the foodie, the picky eater and everyone in between. We did feel a little rushed; I think they wanted to turn the table over in time for the music to start at 8 PM. I would definitely go there again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood paellaThe paella marinera was incredible and definitely worth the value. The seafood is better than the carne dishes. It's a small spot so definitely have reservations if you're coming in a big group, and even with reservations you might need to wait 10-15 minutes. Noise level is loud, so may not be a good place for an intimate date but the scene is energetic and the place lively. Live music after 9pm.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe asked to be seated awayWe asked to be seated away from live mucis and they handled this smoothy. Very good Cuban menu. Very attentive wiat staff. We will retune when in New York.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Cuban food! And now,I love Cuban food! And now, I love Guantanamera. Our menu choices were delicious, as was the pitcher (!) of sangria that magically kept appearing in our glasses. Our waitress was absolutely superb, as were her suggestions of the grilled calamari in garlic and the lechon main course. Did I mention the sangria - it was some of the best I have ever had. We were there early for dinner, so unfortunately we missed the live music, which sounded great as we were leaving. Next time we will go later and enjoy the entertainment.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Cuban Restaurant in NYCExcellent Cuban food. Live music. Is clearly a place favor by local Cuban Americans.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was excellent,The service was excellent, and the food was great. A comfortable atmosphere. I'll likely go there again.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. We lovedGreat experience. We loved the food and the ambience.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a pleasant surprise.What a pleasant surprise. We were in NYC for the weekend and decided to try something new. Excellant spanish dishes at reasonable prices. Didn't have a Groupon for this visit but many people did. Be sure to tell them you have one when you arrive.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good and the serversFood was good and the servers were very attentive. Had read other reviews and we were a bit iffy on the place but we were pleasantly satisfied with the service and the food was great. The mojitos with sugar cane in them were some of the best we've had. They are not new pan-Latin cuisine that many Latin restaurants are serving up. They are the old school NY Latino cuisine that is still some of the best the city has to offer. Not pretentious, just good food. Only feedback would be that they maybe should had the live music start earlier on a holiday weekend. We were there on Easter and we probably would have stayed longer and had more mojitos if the band had been playing.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was absolutely deliciousFood was absolutely delicious and the music fantastic.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a nice surprise in theWhat a nice surprise in the middle of Midtown! The mojitos were right on point, the appetizer, while small, was delicious, and the entrees were mouth-watering. Expect normal Manhattan prices but definitely a place I will go back to!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI went here for dinner withI went here for dinner with a few friends. The food was delicious and the live music was a lot of fun. Definitely a lively place which was exactly what we were looking for. We found a groupon for this restaurant which made the night even better, although the prices are definitely very resonable for nyc. Make sure you have a reservation because the place was packed.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat! (If a bit too salty)While we enjoyed our server and the ambiance, my food was a bit too salty. My husband loved his dish and the ambiance is wonderful. They should put more vegetarian options on the menu.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time. Food portionsHad a great time. Food portions were just right. I had the Pernil with Moro and Yuca which was very tasty and shredded.
The music was just right and awesome band playing my parents classic type of music and they had everyone into it . I was offered the downstairs dining room but opted to wait for a table upstairs which was a good idea because my wife a Cuban also could see the band play. Overall we had a great experience and will be back with friends.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat expectations deliveredAlways great food, service and ambiance. A great place to celebrate an occasion or just life itself. Everyone wants to please you. The hot food is rushed to your table and the consistent delicious food keeps us coming back. Great band on the weekends too. The patrons bring out their hot outfits and dancing all over the dining room. Steak, pork, fish and seafood prepared to delight!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM