BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro

4.6
208 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban
Note: Our outdoor courtyard and patio is open. Please be advised that in the event of inclement weather, service may be interrupted. There is also an outside firepit.

BabaluNY is a Cuban Mediterranean Bistro like no other in Huntington Village! A Chef Inspired Restaurant that takes pride in creating one of a kind dishes. We serve a mix of Cuban, Puerto Rican & Mediterranean dishes for brunch & dinner. The Chef, a former professional boxer, is of Cuban/Puerto Rican descent and loves cooking authentic dishes, as well as adding his own innovative creations. Everything is prepared in-house including the homemade desserts and ice cream! We have a lovely outdoor dining courtyard & patio that makes you feel that you are away, nightly specials and live music. Be sure to check our website and Instagram page for updates. Hope to see you soon!

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 208 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great service and friendly staff. We will definitely come back!!

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Brent
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic food. Not too loud, great music, nice outdoor space!!

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Biegnets
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious/waitstaff very personable with the Mom always there. Music and entertainment always enjoyable -portions can b on the small side though.

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merryinmelville
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd visit and I enjoyed it so much. If tacos sound boring (you can get them everywhere) you must have tacos at Babalu. And the flan?? I could eat that every day.

JC
vipJCGMTK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner with friends was amazing. The food was excellent and the service was great 👍. This place has nailed it on all phases of incredible dining. We will be back soon for another wonderful dining experience 🍷🙂

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richarda
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great ../ nice size portions.. great family atmosphere. Definitely be back

KL
KLK2
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and fun atmosphere

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DJNY
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and ambiance were excellent the service not so. I realize many restaurants are experiencing labor issues but one experienced server for all outside tables was just not sufficient. Cooking staff must have been short as well 75 minutes between apps and mains. They did make up for this somewhat with (several) rounds of free drinks. Will go back though

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pintguy
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great drinks and food
Had octopus and paella

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been back since before the renovations and pandemic. Food is still great , the new renovations look fabulous an FF the atmosphere is still inviting and friendly.

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vipTheresaM
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday celebration Cuban style! What a beautiful evening to dine outdoors on the backyard patio, adorned with greenery, string lights, Cuban decor, while listening to authentic Cuban music. We chose to explore a variety of tapas plates for dinner and what a great decision! The Maduros with picadillo was the perfect balance of sweet and savory, the Mofongo with pernil, pork pasteles and the pork belly and cauliflower were all simply mouthwatering! Must try the Pinchos too! That pineapple salsa was so fresh and delicious and the chicken so tender! Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, our waiter asked if we were celebrating anything special. It’s was my birthday and next thing he did was bring out their creamy, delicious flan. An amazing first time here, knowing we WILL be back!

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llandjf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food, atmosphere is on the casual side, small place, small backyard outdoor enclosed patio (6 ft fence with cute LED string lights), the chicken pinchos (skewers) with pineapple were amazing, Hemingway daiquiri was yummy but not overly sweet, pork belly and scallops tapas plates were good. Great service!

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vipDinner
New York Area
316 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Will continue to return as often as possible.

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viprobinP
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on Saturday 6/5 for dinner. The chicken enchiladas were excellent as was the entree arroz con pollo. The sangria was also excellent. Perfect food and service. What else can you ask for.

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vipGG19
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from sitting at the bar to our meal was excellent. Great service, food, and drinks. Look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You feel very welcome here. The food and drinks are great They have very talented musicians to add to the ambiance. After dinner we had drinks in the courtyard out back that has heaters. The owners and staff are friendly and warm. All around a great experience! I highly recommend it!

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DavidY
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Cuban cuisine, very authentic. Loved the food and the service. Will definitely dine again and recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and ambiance. Live music was so awesome and fit the restaurant vibe. We had SO MUCH FUN with Georgina, the bartender. Servers are so friendly and helpful. Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant.

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Summit12
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to family. Nice Spanish songs were BGM. I felt like traveling in Cuba!

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melissao
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a wonderful experience! The food prepared by Chef Alan is an unassuming culinary delight! This place is a hidden gem of Huntington💙

LJ
vipLJNY
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Friendly staff. Overpriced mediocre food.

LN
vipLarryN
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place! It never disappoints! The service, the music and the wonderful dishes all make for a wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willl definitely go back...

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and even better food. Highly recommend to anyone going out in Huntington village.

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ANTHONYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food great drinks great ambiance music all good this was for my wife birthday we have been here many times great place and our waiter was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was great service was lacking

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Tini
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food and live music. Definitely a fun place to eat!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and food

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vippete
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and everyone really nice. Drinks were amazing but a little slow getting to table. Everything else perfect. Will definitely go again and recommend highly.

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AlliBarber227
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside setting with wonderful live music.

JM
vipJMSMG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great experience from start to finish. From the bar to dessert ever aspect was excellent. Highly recommend.

LG
vipLillyG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were good. The chef is the owner, I believe and very personable and accommodating.

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DavidG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best service and vibe. We enjoyed dining outdoors next to the fire pit. The food was delicious! Would definitely recommend this restaurant and I would also return.

JC
JCGMTK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babalu is our go to for Cuban cuisine. The restaurant is well decorated and has a positive vibe with great music and ambiance. The food is always excellent and served hot with great portion sizes. The staff and Ownership are enthusiastic, polite and aim to please. We can say enough great things about Babalu. We have eaten there numerous times and do take out often. NEVER disappoinatted. This restaurant is one of the best places to eat and drink in Huntington. Betsy and Joe G

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have an incredible experience at Babalu!

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vipErikaN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & friendly & excellent service!

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MSOB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Babalu has expanded since I was last there, with additional space, tables and service. We ordered the Branzino and Seafood Paella which were both excellent seafood dishes. The service was attentive and friendly. There was smooth live acoustic guitar music that added an enjoyable ambiance to dining experience. Spoke with Alan (chief chief) and Leddi after dinner who were very open and friendly. Excellent experience!

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LesA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for the 2nd time to celebrate my birthday today and oh man was it definitely the perfect choice! Tried new dishes from last time including the mofongo and pasteles and tasted like home with a little flair... none of our dishes disappointed! Service was so welcoming and warm.... can't wait to go back!

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MargheritaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was ok, though I expected it to be better. Service was very good. The website offers a prix fixe menu but we were disappointed when we asked to see that menu and we were told that it was not being offered that night. There was no subsequent explanation.

FAQs

BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 208 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.