Guantanamera

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$30 and under
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Cuban

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Guantanamera is an instant escape from Midtown Manhattan to chic Old Havana.

Guantanamera is a friendly, fun, vibrant Cuban restaurant featuring traditional Cuban fare, magnificent mojitos, complimentary hand-rolled cigars, & Live Cuban music. As indelibly Cuban as the classic love song that bestowed its name, Guantanamera, captures the essence of Old Havana with its exotic décor featuring exposed brick, candle-lit tables, rattan-covered ceiling fans, and hand-painted folkloric murals.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite place to eat. I love the music, ambiance, the staff and the food is awesome

HH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great night. Awesome Mojitos

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as always the owner is so sweet they paid attention to my reservation for my grandma’s 84th birthday and made her feel so important. The food was just perfect my favorite ceviche and the paella and steak was amazing. My dessert the tres leche is the best ever! You must go!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls trip to the city

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, live music and excellent Cuban food and drink

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great Cuban food, but the music makes it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great environment! The band, the crowd, the staff - all amazing. Would highly recommend and definitely will revisit.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We’ve been coming her for over ten years. This time, the food was not as good as usual, but the dessert and cocktails were great

VM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was fast and attentive ... the food was very flavorful and the portions were large!! I will certainly be making a trip back here to be able to see the live music they offer ... I think I was there a little too early for the show!

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have been in Guantanamera many times and every time I am there, I always had a good time. I love the food and the live music. I recommend it.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overpriced...better food and atmosphere, much lower prices at Havana in Times Square for Cuban food

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evryting was good excellent .

PH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food! Delicious! Good service. Waiter was a little pushy and rushed but when I explained we were not rushing he understood. Place is loud but in a good way. Happy place. Not over priced. Would recommend for any occasion.

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is usually good and pretty consistent. My only real complaint is that they NEED to update their online menu to match their actual menu. The mixed seafood dish DOES NOT HAVE LOBSTER TAIL as advertised. So you are paying for clams and oysters and a few shrimp. Other than that... It's pretty good. Staff is usually great as well. Most are eager to please, which is nice. You may get a newbie, who doesn't offer much help, but just seek a vet and you'll be fine.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good vibe Good mojitos

R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the host to servers and waiters, everyone displayed outstanding service. Mojitos and empanadas are a must!

G
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of dine at Gauntanmera for the first time and had a great time. I am planning to revisit again.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful night celebrating my brother in laws 55th birthday!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess, staff & establishment owner were friendly & hospital. Entrees were flavorful. There was live music & dancing. Definitely worthwhile to visit.

HC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of fun and great place to hang, dine and dance on a Saturday night!

CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guantanamera is always a wonderful time. The ambiance, the food, the drinks, and the live music hit the nail on the head. I would recommend their mojitos and their Bistec Palomillo (steak with grilled onions)

EB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cuban food, terrific live music, warm environment!!! Must go.

PG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and price. I already did recommend it to a friend. Would definitely return.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I'm a vegetarian so it wasn't the best place for me, but my husband and friends who aren't vegetarians loved it. The service was great, we loved the murals on the wall, and it was fun to get a taste of Cuba.

HC
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cuban in NYC. The staff are SO friendly. I love this place and go at least once a week.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good however the maduros were not ripe enough when cooked and not very sweet. However the staff was very accommodating when we mentioned it and gladly took it off the bill. Mojitos were amazing and the music was very nice.

J
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was a great place to celebrate our last night in town. The food and service were very good. The noise level made it a bit difficult to converse with one another, but it was the holidays and everyone was celebrating and happy. The Mojitos were superb and are highly recommended. Guantanemera is well worth an evening.

TT
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time I'm I the area I make it a point to stop in, the food is outstanding, authentic Cuban cooking served with love. The cocktails, sangria and mojitos, perfection! The service is always warm and friendly, just make sure to make a reservation.

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a small lively restaurant and bar but the noise level maybe too much to make conversation . The waiters are good and attending . The food is so so ....probably return for the bar only

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Once thier band starts playing, everything falls into play. The food, the ambiance changes and you actually feel like you are in Cuba! Food was really good, Price range acceptabke for a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. Overall a great dinning experience

K
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our second time at Guantanamera and it was every bit as good as the first time a few years ago. This time I had a mojito and loved it. Not sweet at all.
All our entrees were excellent. If you like Cuban or Latin Caribbean influenced food you must go!

LF
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food, service. Host was accommodating.

T
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Cuban food and drinks. Definitely go for the live music. Overall, quite an enjoyable outing.

KR
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and authentic Cuban food and excellent Mojitos! Our whole family enjoyed it. Service was great!

AW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent!

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This was my second tim