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Victor's Café
Victor's Café

Victor's Café Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.victorscafe.com
  • Phone: (212) 586-7714
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday ~ Thursday 11:45am - 11:00pm
    Thursday (Cuba Lounge) 11:45am - 12:00 am
    Friday ~ Saturday 11:45am - 12:00am
    Friday ~ Saturday (Cuba Lounge) 11:45 - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please e-mail Pablo@victorscafe.com or Diana@victorscafe.com to get information.
  • Entertainment: Live music on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in our Cuba Lounge and Bar. Live music on Saturday and Sunday in the dining room during our jazzy Brunch.
    Free Wi-Fi
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please e-mail Pablo@victorscafe.com or Diana@victorscafe.com to get information. We will be able to help you have your special event very special.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 52nd St. between Broadway & 8th Ave
  • Public Transit: Stops E train to 7 Ave, #1 train to 50th Street, N R Q to 49th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot across the street from the restaurant, Central Parking, located at 888 8th Ave New York, NY 10019. Victor's Cafe validates for 20% off parking.
A word from Victor's Café
Since 1963, Victor’s Cafe, a family-run New York City landmark, continues to be a culinary voyage to Cuba offering an incomparable experience with its harmony of authentic cuisine, hospitality and stylish environment. Victor’s has the unique distinction of being both luxurious and casual, serene and high energy, family oriented and romantic, exotic yet familiar.

The cuisine at Victor’s includes the most delicious, authentic dishes combined with the restaurant’s exclusive creations that represent the evolution of Cuban cuisine. Signature dishes include Victor’s famous black bean soup, shredded beef (“Ropa Vieja”), and roast suckling pig (“Lechon”).

The restaurant itself is divided into three spacious dining rooms, accented with warm lighting, colorful Cuban art, tropical ceiling fans, and lofty sky-lit ceilings. The restaurant's Cuba Lounge is intimate and warm, featuring a tapas menu and a variety of traditional Cuban cocktails such as Mojitos and Sangria.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCuban
Diner Reviews
  • "We were headed to the theater & let our server know. Crazy fast service. The food was decent; the sangria was a little sweet for our taste, but was very good. Fun ambiance & wish we had the time to do the sharing menu! We'll go back."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Took my husband and family to Victor's for Sunday brunch before seeing Jersey Boys. What a wonderful time we had. Greeted and treated with such respect and courtesy. The drink menu was fun to experiment with. A trio was playing beautiful Latin music to compliment the sophisticated new decor. The Cuban cuisine was delicioso! We ordered assorted appetizers to share. Each one surpassed the other. Entrees were timed perfectly and really highlighted the island flavors with plantains, yucca, and my favorite ropa vieja. We shared an assortment of desserts like molten lava cake with coconut ice cream, guava cobbler, & flan. I thought I died and gone to heaven! Thank you Victors Cafe !"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Dinner was a perfect experience . All 5 of us had a blast. Delicious food, excellent service, great ambience and music. I choose the restaurant because a year ago I went to the Cuba lounge loved as well. I will sure be back soon with friends."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Wonderful food, excellent service. Mojitos were amazing, although the white sangria was mediocre."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My fiancé and I have been to Victor's twice so far. Once on Valentine's Day and recently for lunch during restaurant week. Each time the food and service were superb! Mojitos are also tasty. Ask to be seated in the patio room; fabulous ambiance."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The place is simply exquisite. The food was delicious and the margaritas were on point! Would definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here pre-theatre on the recommendation of a friend. The food was awesome, service great. Will definitely go back. We chose entres per servers recommendation and everything was delicious. Sangria was the best we had. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "amazing food! Highly recommend the slow roasted suckling pig."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My meal at Victor' Cafe was delicious. I always enjoy my time their. It i an outstanding restaurant with great food."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We went there for lunch and it was more than the usual lunch meal. Well and carefully prepared dishes. The waiter was also very nice and helpful and gave us advice on some good items to choose from the menu. The mojitos were very good and nicely presented with a sugar cane. We are definitely going back when we stop by that neighborhood."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "As always the food and service was outstanding. Only drawback is it was very hot where we were seated a at back of restaurant."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The food was excellent as always. Service was good. The music was loud, but enjoyable. Half price sangrias is great."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My husband absolutely loved his dish. I wasn't that happy with mine. It was their signature dish and I thought it was just ok. Apps and desserts were incredible. I would definetly go back and try something different. Bartender and wait staff were excellent."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I lived in Miami for years and it is hard to find good Cuban food. My meal was excellent! My daughter and I enjoyed the atmosphere and service as well. They even had "skinny"mojitos on the menu! A wonderful retreat in crazy theater district!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We've never had a less than wonderful meal at Victor's. The ambiance is lovely and charming, the service attentive, the Restaurant Week menu generous, the food traditional, authentic, delicious! The magnificent maduros are worth the visit alone!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "the food was not that great just average They have a great location it for tourist food just ok For the money go some were else"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Absolutely fabulous food. Been here many times and never disappoints! The salmon was perfection!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "My wife and I always make a point of stopping at Victor's when we are in New York City. The food has always been great and the atmosphere wonderful."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Stopped in for dinner on a Wednesday evening with three visitors to NYC. Once again, Victors delivered with great food, ambiance, and fabulous cocktails. Branzino special was light but delicately flavored with Cuban fruits and spices. Others enjoyed oxtail in a dark, rich sauce and the classic ropa vieja. The $49 tasting special (selections of appetizers, main courses, and dessert) looked interesting and I think I will try that the next time. Awesome, authentic."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Went after a show for anniversary dinner. Had a 10 o'clock reservation but arrived 20 minutes early and were promptly seated. Both food and service were wonderful!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Victor's is a very nice place to dine. I have been there twice, both for dinner after a theater matinee, and have enjoyed myself both times. The wait staff is fun and friendly. I chose the Taste of Cuba both times ,as well, so I could sample several different Cuban dishes. And those Mojitos ......."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed the pre-theater lunch. Would definitely go back for another occasion."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Victor's is a warm, inviting location Victor's is warm inviting restaurant and bar that serves savory delicious food! Get the Guava Crumble and share a bit of wonder!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The Paella Vegetales and the platanos were excellent. Fresh food, great flavor. We also loved the band although couldn't really get the most out of the live music as we were seated in the back room."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great location to eat before the theater. We enjoyed the meal but the staff was a little disorganized."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • " Our reservation was honored exactly at 6 pm, no waiting. The ambiance in the dining room is beautiful and romantic, lovely lighting and comfortable seating. There is another dining room that looks like a garden complete with lighting that represents daylight. Service was very attentive and the food was delicious. I ordered grilled salmon which was cooked exactly as I like it. The Cuban selections were wonderful I would definitely recommend Victor's Café to friends and look forward to returning in the near future.."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The salmon dish with roasted pineapple salsa was delicious. Loved the plantain chips and the ham croquetas, as well. I like the mural on the main wall and the ambiance in general. Will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Every time I'm in New York I pay victors a visit, love everything on their menu and their mojitos are delish"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We often go to Victor's Cafe when we are going to the theatres on 50th St. We had 6:15 reservations and an 8:00 curtain at Circle in the Square one block away. We told that to the waiter when we sat down. We ordered a carafe of sangria and our dinner - which was finally brought to us at 7:15! Food was good, but who had time to eat it? Each time we asked where the food was we were told the same thing - "its on its way, but you have chicken and that takes a long time to cook" (what? a chicken cutlet? If it was really going to take that long to cook the chicken, why didn't you tell me that when I ordered?). I will go back, but not when I have show tickets."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Food is divine, their sangria is to die for, and service is fast and friendly. Discovered it through the colleague about 10 years ago, and have been going ever since."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food here is authentic and delicious, if a bit pricey. When we told the server we were on our way to a show, he made sure everything came out as quickly as possible so we wouldn't be late - very much appreciated. Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Decent brunch pricey but food is tastiest, which there were more menu options"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Our group of 4 had a great experience, everyone was happy the appetizers, meals and the server was very attentative."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Year after year we keep going and the food is great, the environment is nice and energetic."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were a little short on time because of theatre. I told the waiter , but I didn't think he was as responsive as he could have been. The food was wonderful and ambience great. Victors is a nit your regular theatre district restaurant.... I really enjoy everything about the place!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Victor's Cafe serves a very tasty churassco steak and delicious tostones (fried banana). Their white rice and black beans is their signature dish. I enjoyed my time with an excellent waiter Victor Sanchez."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food, terrific service --- I was last here about 10 years ago and wanted to come back because it was so good then. I was not disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Services outstanding! Food was absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very good service, great food and friendly staff. Enjoyed the food and had a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had the shredded skirt steak and it was amazing. Sweet with a hint of spice. Also, the plantains were cooked to perfection. Slightly crunchy on the outside yet soft and sweet on the inside."
    Dined on 7/25/2014