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About Cafe Nunez
We serve International Latin American and contemporary American cuisine. Café Nunez’s kitchen is lead by our executive Chef, Rene Hernandez; graduate of arguably the number one culinary institution in the world, El Bulli in Spain. Some our specialty dishes and drinks are the Traditional Paella Valenciana, Peruvian Ceviche, Empanadas, Sweet plantain croquettes, Churrasco steak over our delicately prepared mojito sauce, and the Chilean Sea Bass over Mofonguito. All of the above go accompanied excellently by a glass of traditional Spanish Sangria, a Mango or Passion Fruit Mojito, or any of our hand selected Spanish wines. Café Nunez's ambiance is a mix feel between modern day Latin American and American hip culture. We are particularly known for our exotic hookahs made with fruits and different types of liquors. Overall this restaurant is a great place for a good meal, special occasion, a drink at the bar, Latin dancing, or just to relax.
New York, NY 10001
Latin / Spanish, American
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Sunday - Monday Dinner
Mon, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Tue 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
Wed - Thursday Dinner
Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–12:00 am
Fri 4:30 pm–3:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm–2:00 am
7th & 8th Ave.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Flaming wing night Wednesdays: 15 cents wings all night and great bar deals Karokee Thursdays: live Karokee and 2 for 1 drinks Latin Fridays: Live Dj and Congo show, $2 drinks for ladies from 5pm - 7pm and $5 drinks for gents form 5pm- 8pm
We offer full catering services for any amount of people. We serve in a formal banquet manner and have lots of experience with arranging and hosting parties. Visit Cafenunez.com to see our menu.
After 7pm Monday-Friday, and any time Saturday and Sunday
Any train to Penn Station
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Nunez Ratings and Reviews
Very disappointed in the customer service. I will start by saying that when I first walked in I thought I had walked into a deli. They had a brunch going on and it was like a buffet. I figured we could sit in the back and it was a little better. Very little ambiance.
I had purchased a Groupon for 3 course meal and 2 drinks as a gift for my girlfriend and we tried to use it on a Saturday afternoon. The Groupon was for 'dinner' but we were going during lunch time. I figured since the cost of lunch is usually cheaper they would not have a problem. Obviously, I was wrong. We were told that dinner doesn't start until 5:00 PM and they couldn't help us. We asked if they would extend the Groupon because it was expiring that day, we were told no. We asked was there anything they could do? "No. Dinner doesn't start until 5". We left. Never got to try the food, but there customer relations sure left a bad taste in my mouth.
I wanted a Spanish/Latin restaurant in this neighborhood and the other reviews were not bad. We were greeted by imposing security guardsblocking the door. The music was so loud I mentioned it to the manager and the restaurant is used as a dance club on Thursday and Friday nights (I was there on a Friday). I couldn't carry on a conversation with my friend. We had the Paella for 2. Presentation was beautiful; it was very tasty and could have fed four! Staff members were friendly but with a small, crowded and noisy space, they were not as attentive as I would have liked with filling glasses, checking back, etc. I would not likely return but it looked like the younger drinkers and those going to the dance club were having a great time.
As soon as you approach Cafe Nunez, you hear the music in the back. It's a bit too loud if you're trying to talk to the person you're dining with. The LED lights make it club-esque. Will come back again to partake in their drink specials (2 for 1). My friend and I arrived too late to benefit from it. The size of the menu was great, and so far the food was consistent. Happy that I work close enough to enjoy it for lunch. Plan to come back to have more off their menu.
It was a late night one summer weekend when I came across this latin restaurant which had fairly latin cuisine (a little cuban here, some puerto rican there and similar) which was what I came to expect for the food, energy (there's a sports bar behind the dining hall which gave it the friend's house effect). The hookas seem to be the star of the show, but it's worth a try if you're up to it. Long story short, authentic food plus hooka equals fun.
Delicious sangria. We had a special, and so glad I bought it. The food and drinks were so delicious. They had a DJ playing, we went on a Thursday, music was good. I would definitely return, with or without a special. And my waiter was just the sweetest guy, so polite, and attentive.
When finding this restaurant online it seemed like a nice place for lunch, upon arrival I would not even go in. Can't even imagine why this place is listed on Open Tables site. The restaurant was in need of a facelift your only lunch option was the lunch buffet which was not very appealing.
SIRLOIN STEAK WAS SO TOUGH THAT IT WAS DIFFICULT CUTTING IT EVEN WITH A STEAK KNIFE.
OXTAILS AND STEAK WERE TOO SALTY.
THE PORTIONS OF GUACAMOLE AND SWEET PLANTAINS WERE HUGE AND THEY WERE BOTH OUTSTANDINGLY DELICIOUS.
SAT AS FAR FROM THE BAR AS POSSIBLE, BUT THE MUSIC WAS SO LOUD THAT YOU COULDN'T HEAR ANY CONVERSATION.
THE WAITRESS WAS EXTREMELY NICE.
For some inexplicable reason Cafe Nunez had a red curtain down the middle of the restaurant. This did not add to the ambiance. In addition the music was blasting away, eventhough the place was almost empty. We asked the waiter to lower the volume, but no response.
It is a shame because the food was very good . The Cerviche was first class and portions were large
This place was like a night club. If you are looking to dance and drink its a decent place to go by Penn Station. If you are looking to talk while having dinner, this is not the place. The place seemed confused as far as a theme, latin nightclub / restaurant / hookah bar. There was one waiter for the entire place so it took forever to get anything. We got our main course already cooled.
First they didnt let me know they were having renervations to the restaurant and I had a big group of people coming. Then we had to wait a while for the food to come, on top of that the food was not cooked properly. Then they had some type of kareokee and it wasnt the best time especially since renervations were being done, I would have rather listened to the music. I do believe they were having problems with the chefs but still a long wait. I can say the waiters were very professional and despite my attitude they were really calm. My best advice when you are having renervations to your restaurant let a person know before reservations are done thats just completely unprofessional.
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