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Havana - Alma de Cuba
Havana - Alma de Cuba

Havana - Alma de Cuba Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.havananyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 242-3800
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Gerardo Tlapa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: The Havana Room, available for parties up to 65 guests, is ideal for birthdays, rehearsal dinners, christening and anniversaries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: btw. Bleecker & Bedford Sts.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: on West 10th St.
A word from Havana - Alma de Cuba
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.comContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCuban
Diner Reviews
  • "It seemed rushed. Waiter asked for drink order literally 5 seconds after giving us the drink menu to look at. He just rushed to get order...place was busy but there weas no need to rush on a weekday night."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Very nice little find with a relaxing garden, good food, and great drinks!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We were seated at the second dining toom - I think it is their party room - the waiter was bordering fresh - thin line between friendly service and being fresh ... and the noise level gave us a headache ... sad - the place has a lot of potential - will try again but make sure next time we don't get the rude waiter and not get seated in the party room ..."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Good service, good atmo, good portions, good drinks, good value."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Now that the nice weather has finally arrived, was looking for a place in the neighborhood with outdoor space. We had a lovely dinner here > interesting cocktails, several appealing specials and very good seafood paella. The service was attentive. Looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Drinks strong and unlimited Food was great! Will come back for the brunch"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food and drinks were excellent. Great find in "The Village". Sit out back, much cozier."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Sat in the outside area in the back. It was very nice and comfortable. Would eat here again!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was excellent. Found it walking around the village in Manhattan.I would go there again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place is great, this would be about the 5th time Ive been here and I always say afterward, why did it take so long to come back? The food is great, I had ropa vieja and she had bistec palomilla. Their specialty cocktail menu is excellent as well. Try the Passion de Cuba. But seriously, dont skip this place. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Good food and good service. Comfortable and nice atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Food and Service was top notch. Will for sure hit this place up again."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Great garden patio Nice menu 2 hour unlimited drinks were great! Service was a bit slow for brunch, but it was expected as it was busy. I would go back and would recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food tasted almost as good as my mom used to make (and that's saying a lot), and the service is always warm, impeccable and friendly. My first visit we sat inside and were treated to live music, guitar and bongo. Second visit was delightful on the patio -- just wish we could have heard the music outside! I get to NYC at least once a year and always make it a point to try to eat here. Just love it."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Vaca frita was very good, as were the empanadas. The wife and i also ordered a pitcher of sangria - delicious. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the village. We highly reccomend it, but make sure to make reservations, as it gets busy quickly. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My only criticism is don't eat here too late. We ate here at 9:15pm and some of the food was dry and/or had burned edges. The roasted pig was fabulous (and a huge portion) ... the pork chop great. The rice/beans were dry as a bone and the tamal had a very burned edge. But the food was good otherwise."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The last time I eat here the service was great. This time was the opposite. The entrees took a hour to arrive. The server seemed upset all night. He never smiled. He never thanked us for eating there."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This place has excellent Cuban food. We tried the Ropa Vieja, Sea Bass, roasted corn and yucca fries which were all delicious. And we loved imbibing on many Blueberry Caipirinhas."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Havana was a great find! The server was very attentive and energetic, there was live music (guitar and singer), lively atmosphere and delicious food. I never had cuban food before and was not disappointed. Their appetizers were a great start for our group and then we shared some main dishes. Definitely recommend for a lively dinner out!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place was nice, but the prices were quite high."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Small place in a nice Greenwich Village location. Went out with friends, looking for someplace where we could talk (on St. Patrick's Day) and this place was perfect. Good food, good service, reasonably priced. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Great menu. Limited # of specials but delicious ones. Great atmosphere for romantic dinner in room by garden. Loved it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Cuban food at it's best in one of the liveliest neighborhoods in town. We've had just about everything on their menu and have never been disappointed. The service is attentive and the drinks are terrific. It's a small intimate place with a lovely outdoor terrace. A must if you're in the mood for great Latin food!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went here the other night with a coupon deal. We were more than pleasantly surprised. The food was very tasty and Sangria very good. This place is better than similar type restaurants nearby. The service was friendly and accommodating. There even was live music that added to the atmosphere. Even without the coupon, it is very reasonable. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Small, quiet, Cuban resto with excellent food, good drinks, good service and reasonable prices. Would not cross country to go here, but nice place in Village. Pleasant, friendly style, with lots of good food."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed the restaurant's menu, location and ambience. Will try again when in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Sangria is great, lots of food options (veg, fish, meat), delicious ceviche. Very close to 1,9 subway stop. Food has a lot of flavor and not salty. Paella is my favorite."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We dined tapas style and were not disappointed. The ceviche was especially stellar."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Had Valentine's Day dinner with my husband and we had a wonderful experience. The prixe fix menu for the occasion was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I stumbled upon this restaurant from reviews on OpenTable, Yelp, and TripAdvisor. It's a small restaurant so large parties are no bueno; it's perfect for small groups + date nights. The owners came around and welcomed us in person; it was very warm and charming. Everything on the menu looked delicious; we decided on empanadas and fried plantains which were perfect for a cold winter night. We got a chicken, beef, and pork dish to share; it ended up being a man vs. food challenge; very generous portions. A latin station was filming the restaurant which didn't surprise us since the restaurant was truly a gem in the west side. Next time we'll take cabs there so we can try their extensive cocktail and wine list."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Great accommodations, cozy and small spot, not much room though. The host and waiter were very nice. Bought out a special dessert because I let them know ahead of time it was my anniversary and they honored my requests. Love it!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Three of us with differing tastes selected this restaurant for dining prior to a show at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. We were not disappointed. The reception when we arrived was very welcoming, and the wait staff were all willing to please. We were given a choice of sitting in the front room with music, or dining in the more private back room which was more conducive to conversation. The only problem we had was the low level of lighting, which made it hard to read a menu or see the food. However, the selections of appetizers and entrees was varied and we were satisfied with the quality of preparation of our dishes. Try this restaurant for appealing Cuban food. Look for it carefully on Christopher Street as it is easy to miss."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Their brunch was great. I really enjoyed the different drinks they include in the brunch special. The food was awesome too great portions and very tasty"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times and have never failed to enjoy myself- the attentive wait-staff adds to the overall experience.."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "It was New Year's Eve and we took out 5 year old Daughter out for an early dinner .The restaurant was empty They sat us by a cold window So that we would be away from the others . I get the whole Child bothersome thing . But it was cold . They ignored us in the corner . We drank a few mojitos that actually were good . In Any case my husband and my daughter are Cuban so it reAlly looked bad I argued not to give such a great tip but being a Holiday he did because that's who we are . And it Was a holiday . Bill was $175 and we left $ 230 I would expect at least a free desert for my daughter"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My friend and I so enjoyed our little trip to Havanna - Alma de Cuba. It was a warm escape from a cold New York night. The food was wonderful and authentic but it's the atmosphere and service that makes you feel like you're truly in Cuba."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The food was delicious and the service was attentive. There was live music when we dined (a Friday night). Even with the performer singing, my friend and I could hear each other when we conversed. This restaurant is a winner! I will be back!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Great food and drinks. Tables are a little tight but that is normal for the village."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The cafe con leche was excellente, but the food on the plate was sparse to say the least, bland, we all had to add salt to our teeny tiny omelettes. The potatoes on the side were bland as well and not much there either. We left hungry. Not worth the price."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Having passed this restaurant innumerable times en route to the Lortel, we finally decided to give it a try. Granted, we weren't able to sample widely, but what we ordered came out boring and bland -- especially inexcusable in the case of the shrimp al ajillo, the sauce of which appeared to have been thickened with cornstarch and tasted more like gravy. Based on what we ate, I would never return."
    Dined on 11/14/2013