Guantanamera

4.6
1681 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1681 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really great and atmosphere we liked a lot!

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vipRangeBrover
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant that we found on our visit to NYC. They had wonderful food and live music. Service struggled due to covid but we had a great time. Highly recommend. FYI - It gets loud, so if you’re looking for something quiet, go elsewhere.

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vipBettyc4
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I grew up on Cuban food. The quality of the food was great although I found the black beans were more liquid than beans. The mojito pitcher (2) for the five of us was plenty! The churrasco was tender, the bistec empanizado could definitely feed two hungry diners. We ordered two and the equivalent of one was basically sent back because we were traveling and didn’t want a doggy bag. The beef empanadas were a hit. We liked them more than the chicken empanadas, although they were also tasty.

Definitely make reservations. We got to see the band perform towards the end of the meal. They were great as well.

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JannetteG
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Food and drinks were late even though it was a slow night. Terrible experience. Continuously brought the wrong orders to our table (drinks from other tables). Server took at least 20 minutes to bring the bill after requested. Charged items I never ordered then she took forever to figure out how to remove the items. I’m a frequent customer and have been at this place at least 10-15 times in the past year. Not sure that I’ll return after this past experience. I’ll at least be requesting a different server.

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vipJoeF
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, live music, and food. It was a truly enjoyable evening

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Alexa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious, waiter was ok. Live music is after 8.

MR
MonicaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was great, however the wait for the food was long.

WD
vipWilliamD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to eat in NYC. We celebrated my wife’s 60th birthday and had an amazing time. The food and mojitos were exceptional.

RM
vipRonaldM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food although between street noise and band was a little noisy

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DanielO
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, great food, great music and ambiance

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freds
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and fun music

RC
RheaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Charming place, charming staff, very mediocre food

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vipSaverin
New York Area
220 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Rather dark, dingy room but preferable to noisy, ugly 8th Av. My cubano sandwich was tasty and generous though the pork was chopped. Friend's ropo vieja was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday dinner was amazing. Live band sang happy birthday to her, food was great.

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FrankB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was amazing!!!!

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ChrisC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively setting, live band, festive staff and great food

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vipanonymous
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant with excellent food and swell music.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! I came here for my birthday and the staff was exceptional! They sang me happy birthday twice and were very flexible and accommodating when we asked to turn down the music. The food was impeccable. Perfectly flavored, not salty. It was a great delight for the palate and an very chill relaxed ambiance.

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Foodie
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and loved the owner, class act!

JB
vipJBNYC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guantanamera has been our go to spot for more years than we can count! We brought a friend for her first time and summed it up perfectly - “This is such a happy place”. The food is always wonderful, a great value with a broad assortment. But we go for the people. It’s full of smiles, warmth, kindness and just fun. It truly is a happy place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food and service was great 👍drinks were very strong un drinkable and I have been there a few times must have been a new bartender 🤷‍♂️ but great overall

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood bar/restaurant with fantastic staff and decent food. Definitely check it out

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vipanonymous
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a very friendly staff. Be sure to have a mojito.

JR
JoseR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely would recommend and will be going back. Food and drink where great

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Good location. Attentive server. Very loud music from the speaker - hard to talk over that noise. Horrible food – the worst. I could not eat anything. Only sour dressing for salads – no other dressing was available. We left a tip in cash, but they have also charged tip to a credit card after we have left.
I don’t recommend it and would not go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place for a third date or a group of friends. Great food, shareable or single. Yum!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was delicious!

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ChristopherC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was Divine and so flavorful, the drinks were amazing at $6 a mojito the night I went.

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veronicag
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my birthday. We had an excellent experience. Friendly staff, excellent food and great ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Valentines

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PolinaF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Authentic food, simple and delicious. You cat take out or eat at the simple setting

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MayraC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with a friend and had a fabulous meal and service. Ive been here several times and will continue going back.

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ReneeA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The overall experience was great! Music was a bit loud but I have been here Pre COVID for the live band which is amazing.

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JorgeV
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and music was great. Service was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My Birthday... we wanted somewhere to dance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
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

FAQs

Guantanamera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 262-5354.

Guantanamera is rated 4.6 stars by 1681 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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