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Favela Cubana

246 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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Favela Cubana is a place where food, music and culture convey. The food is inspired by both Brazilian and Cuban cuisines, with the rich flavors and spices of Latin America. It is not a fusion of both cuisines but rather separate cuisines side-by-side on the same menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuban, Brazilian, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday: 11am – 11pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday : 11am – 12am
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Phone number
(212) 777-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Bleecker and West 3rd
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Parking details
On-street metered parking between 7:30am and 7:00pm with a two hour limit. Free parking on Sundays.
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Public transit
B, C, D, E, F & M to West 4th Street or the 6 train to Bleecker.
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Join us for Salsa night every Tuesday from 10pm to 1am.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

Very friendly service, they went above and beyond to accommodate us as one of us is in a wheelchair. Staff is very friendly, smiling all the time. Restaurant interior design gives you a feeling of being away in another country, food is great! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anybody who wants to taste some different flavors.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2016

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch! Great service and food! It was perfect for our large group!! Thank you!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

We chose Favela because it was very close to the Skirball Theater (NYU) where we had tickets. Our friends were late but the staff was accommodating in serving them on time to make the performance.
My soup was good with just enough spice to make it interesting and the pulled pork sandwich was filled with fine flavors and ample enough for a light supper. My wife liked her salmon that was perfectly cooked and well seasoned.
We would definitely return there next time we are in the neighborhood.

katnaima (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2016

Went for a Sunday brunch with a group of 5. Service was A1 and the menu prices were not overpriced. We are going back again next week!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

We were here as a large group for my boyfriend's birthday and the food was superb. The staff were also courteous and accommodating. I highly recommend the restaurant.

BrooklynBlue (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2016

Food was excellent. Fresh, hot, exactly right. Actually, best seafood paella I've had. Worth a trip back just for that. We shared ceviche.....fresh and perfect. Service was over the top, excellent wait staff, and the drinks were delicious. A new favorite!

RubyDee (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

It was my birthday dinner and literally called 4 hours before the dinner to reserve for 11 people. They totally saved my last minute butt!
The outside looks cute and it's cozy inside-the space is small. Their drinks are strong. I had gotten the Favela Cubana mojito but it was too strong for me(didn't taste good) so I got the passion fruit mojito instead. The GUAC IS AMAZING! We got 3 rounds because it was so good. Overall their food is really yummy. My favs are the gaucho steak, salamao, and the pan seared shrimp dish(forgot the name). They also have this housemade hot sauce that is ACTUALLY spicy! Our waitress was super energetic and accommodating for such a large party like mine. So I definitely recommend!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

Just a nice place to have a meal. Been there for diner for two, dinner with friends and a large birthday party. Always great service and attentive staff. Food is always good and the portions are generous. Will certainly return again...and again.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Food, service and ambiance were great. Noise level was ridiculous - could not hear the person next to me.

vipAngie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

This is my recent find on a quiet street behind. NYU. The mojitos are to die for! Their guacamole is some of the best I ever had as are the mussels! My friends swear by their chicken soup and roast chicken. Cheese bread is not chewy enough and mixed seafood fry is a bit flavorless but doesn't matter as most other dishes are so delicious. Service is friendly and warm.