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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Shredded skirt steak braised in tomato sauce, onions, peppers, nested in a tropical plantain basket
turnovers filled with picadillo or chicken fricassée
Pan-seared shredded skirt steak, fresh mojo, onions, lemon
Love this place! Best Cuban food in the city!! Staff is all so nice and friendly.
Delicious food and a great service as always. They went above and beyond. Definitely recommend it!
Have been to the Queens location several times and love the food, service, ambience and location so decided to try the Manhattan location for a friend's get together...did not disappoint... would highly recommend this place.!!!!
The food was very good and the ambiance was very good as well, it just seems that in these times the tables were very close to one another to the point that the conversation at the next table we were hearing more than our own conversation and the couple next to us would just laugh so loud and obnoxious that it was kind of disturbing. Other than those few things, everything else was good and my wife and I really had a great time.
i take my friends there，it was pretty good.they had good music and food
Loved Guatenamera!!! The food, service, ambiance and the latin band were outstanding. We actually have eaten there 3 times in two weeks.
Don't hesitate as you won't be disappointed.
Guantanamera is my favorite latin spot in NYC. Decided to celebrate my birthday here with a party of 10. Everything went smoothly and the food/ drinks were delicious. I will definitely be back!
Great food and live music
It was great to see Guantanamera packed again, the band playing and people dancing in the aisles. And the food and classic mojitos were as excellent as ever.
Great food, nice environment
Love , love this place. I decided to have my birthday dinner there because the food is always good and they make the best mojitos. Great service.
We arrived early but were seated. First tried to seat us where one of us would be back to where servers were standing. Seated further in restaurant. Received water. Table beside us and behind us were waited on and tables across the room. After sometime the hostess came and ask if we had been waited on. We said no After 30 minutes we left.
Food was average, the garlic shrimp didn’t agree w my stomach I went to the bathroom 4 times because my stomach was churning. Person I dined w ate the same thing but felt fine so it was just me that felt off, not sure why. Didn’t eat anything bad before the meal. Server was aloof and inattentive. Great portions but pork was dry and paella was bland and I was scared to finish it since I didn’t want to get sick again. Forgot items on our order. Drink was disgusting had to send back. Only good thing is that the manager took 50% off our bill and profusely apologized. Won’t be going back. Don’t understand how this place has good ratings, feels like largely tourist clientele, maybe that’s why or we came on a HORRIBLY off night. So disappointed!
Food was really great and atmosphere we liked a lot!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent ambiance, live music, and food. It was a truly enjoyable evening
Food was delicious, waiter was ok. Live music is after 8.
Food was great, however the wait for the food was long.
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.
Great food although between street noise and band was a little noisy
Very friendly, great food, great music and ambiance
Always great service and fun music
Charming place, charming staff, very mediocre food
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.
My wife’s birthday dinner was amazing. Live band sang happy birthday to her, food was great.
It’s was amazing!!!!
Lively setting, live band, festive staff and great food
Terrific restaurant with excellent food and swell music.
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.
Great food and loved the owner, class act!
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.
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
Great neighborhood bar/restaurant with fantastic staff and decent food. Definitely check it out
Great food and a very friendly staff. Be sure to have a mojito.
Definitely would recommend and will be going back. Food and drink where great
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.
The food and the service was excellent.
Guantanamera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 262-5354.
Guantanamera is rated 4.6 stars by 1684 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.