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Guantanamera

4.4
1286 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
Perfect For:
  • Live Music
  • Casual
  • Fun
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Cuban, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(212) 262-5354
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 55th and 56th Streets
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Public transit
A,C,B,D,1 at 59th St/Columbus Circle, N,R,Q,W at 57th St
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Entertainment
Live Cuban music, Rumba, Mambo
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1286 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service and food is excellent. Nice menu to choose from!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We were in town for a conference and my friend wanted Cuban food. This place was wonderful! Drinks and dinner did not disappoint, and there was live music on a Monday night. We were so pleased.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We went there to celebrate our recent engagement. The food was really very bland. The service was also less than attentive. Not a good experience.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fun Cuban ambiance with very loud music and their birthday candle is mini-fireworks (pretty cool). The food and service were good but not exceptional. Entrees are in the $20-$30 range.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Somewhat slow service but food was good. Noisy since it’s a small place and they keep music loud.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excelente lugar, me vine a Argentina Félix de haber conocido un restaurante como Guantanamera!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent service, reasonably priced and well prepared food. Crowded, but not overly so. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic daily lunch special. $10.95. Includes a “just right” amount of delicious food AND a choice of sangria, wine or a mojito! If I lived near this place I’d be here all the time.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Delicious tapas, kind service, live music, and strong drinks. It’s a solid, easy Midtown choice.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fish dishes were not good. Seemed like scallops were from a can. Very bland. Margherita drinks very tiny. Not a fan of this place. Go down street to Cancun. So much fun.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and attentive service. Conveniently location, too!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was slow. It was difficult to get their attention. Food was good. Noise was excessive. Doubt I will go back.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Always loved this place. With live music and happy hours mojito, the place offers perfect entertainment and hospitality.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Can get very crowded and noisy at dinner time but adds to the vibrant feeling. Large portions, always delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was very good, Mango Mojitos were delicious, service was friendly and fast and the live music was terrific. we had 3 generations of family at the dinner (group of 10) and everyone had a great time.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was delicious and the live music (9:00pm to 10:00 pm) was spectacular!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food, friendly service, fun atmosphere and fabulous music.
Our family reunion was joyful in such a spirited place.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Celebrated my Birthday with Family and Friends. Our Server was attentive and ensured my guest were taken care of. The music was on point and the band even sang Happy Birthday to me as Server, staff and crowd joined in....it was a memorable evening for me!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Fantastic food - spicy good looking, excellent service and fantastic music.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

from Miami, live in Atlanta now, but am always on the look out for some good Cuban cuisine! food & service were great, but a bit pricey! if you go later in the evening they have live music!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Was a great place to meet and drink with friends. A bit loud, but to be expected with the great live music!

Definitely recommend for a Friday night with friends.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Good food good service. Definitely a go to place

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food, great band, overall very unexpectedly good night. Live band playing Cuban music. Will go back.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I absolutely love Guantanamera! I have been here a bunch of times and the live music is always great. The servers are all very welcoming and the place is clean. As for the food... nothing less than AMAZING! They have great mojitos and sangria as well. I have went to just have lunch and also for a birthday. Really great Cuban spot overall!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was delicious, price a little too high but overall
Enjoyed our meal. The live band was very pleasant and enjoyable!! Will definitely come back!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It was very crowded and very small. The food was amazing! Service amazing!!! I would go back on a quieter night and really enjoy the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Just a night out...loved the atmosphere!

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The food and service was very good. However, the tables were crowded together, the noise level was very very loud and there was a band. Not a good place to eat if you want to hold a conversation.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had gone to Guantanemera after a matinee in the Theatre District, only a few blocks away. I had the Camarones al Ajillo which included half dozen shrimp in a mild garlic sauce and the entree was Masittas de Puerco with Congri. It was marinated tender pork chunks with a bit of a sizzle on the surface, served with the tasty rice/bean Congri and Spanish potato chips. On the side it is IMPERATIVE that you order the Maduros, sweet plaintains with dinner. My wife had the Cubano Classico sandwich and we shared the cool refreshing Crema Coco for dessert. The place was pretty packed on a Sunday afternoon and all the food and attention by a "team" of waiters was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was amazing!! Had a taste of home!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I was a little upset that they could not find my reservation lucky it was not busy so they were able to seat us

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Took my man out here for him and his bf birthday such an amazing place I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a great night live music and great atmosphere we danced and eat well Cuban Cuisine was amazing and the live band did an amazing job thumbs up

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great Cuban food but the mojitos are the star! The mango was so delicious. Not too sweet but so light and tasty. The empanadas were stuffed with a flakey chicken and served with a green sauce that completed the dish. The main dishes were served with rice and beans and we had the shrimp in garlic and white wine. Large tasty shrimp swimming in a delicious broth. The star was the skirt steak with chimichurri sauce. Tender and generous portion. Attentive server and all around good time!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

the food was authentic and the atmosphere was fun. live band was great specially their interaction with the crowd. GREAT Place

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day. The restaurant was decorated for the occasion. There was a special menu, but we ordered from the regular menu. Food and service were great. Good sized drinks. Very nice.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I went there for valentines days and it was amazing. Food was great . Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice place. Great food, great drinks, great service! I will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. A good variety of tasty appetizers (the ham croquettes were particularly good), creatively presented Cuban entrees, including suckling pig, ropa vieja, and carnitas, attentive service. We were there on a quiet Monday night, and there was some very nice live music from a duo of a guitar player and bongo player. A warm chocolate cake dessert with ice cream rounded out the evening. We'd definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Really super. Just really super. Staff works hard to please. Food was EXCELLENT. Cocktails were great too. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We celebrated my brother's Birthday. The live music, delicious food, and good cocktails made Guantanamera a great pick!

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