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BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro

4.8
4.8
261 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban

Note: Our outdoor Courtyard is completely winterized & covered. Has natural air flow and heaters. Please be advised that in the event of inclement weather, service may be interrupted. There is also an outside firepit in the patio. This is not covered for the winter.

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 on certain nights. Be sure to check our website and Instagram page for updates. Hope to see you soon!

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
    Brunch
    Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Tue–Fri, Sun 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (631) 683-4666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alan Gotay

  • Catering

    Please email us at babaluhuntington@gmail.com for catering orders.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email us at babaluhuntington@gmail.com to discuss your event!

  • Neighborhood

    Huntington

  • Cross street

    Gerard Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking and community parking lot

  • Entertainment

    Live Music every Friday Night

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Sunday - Friday 4-7 pm

Tapas

$8

  • Coconut Calamari

    • Tacos

      Pernil, Ropa Vieja, Chicken, Shrimp (+$2)

      • Pinchos

        Chicken, Shrimp (+$2)

        • Empanadas

          Picadillo, Chicken, Crab, Mushroom

          • Croquettas de Pollo

            • Cheese Plate

              Assorted cheeses, Guava, Balsamic Jam, Strawberries, Serrano Ham

              • Chicken Wings

                • Pork Burger w/ House Cut Fries

                  • Pegao

                    • Maduros with Picadillo

                      Drinks

                      • Sangria$7.00

                        • Wines$6.00

                          • Margaritas$8.00

                            • Mojitos$8.00

                              • Rum Punch$8.00

                                • Bottled Beer & Tequila Shot$7.00

                                  Bottled Beers

                                  $5

                                  • Modelo Especial

                                    • Modelo Negro

                                      • Corona Extra

                                        • Corona Light

                                          • Presidente

                                            • Hatuey

                                              Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                              What 261 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.8
                                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.8Food
                                              • 4.6Service
                                              • 4.5Ambience
                                              • 4.6Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              • New York / Tri-State Area

                                                Cuban

                                              • Long Island / Hamptons

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                                              1. LP

                                                LisaP

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We went for my birthday and we had a great time. We talked with the owner and her son, who is the chef. They were so nice. The food was delicious and fresh. The drinks were amazing. They gave me $20 gift certificate for my birthday and a free flan for dessert. Great place. Highly recommend.

                                              2. Y

                                                Yanska

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Babalu is a staple in my dining out regimen. As a matter of fact, it is the only place I go to these days since they are very careful with their Covid protocols and have such a tasty menu. The food is incredible, the staff is sweet and attentive and the owner is a wonderful, personable lady. Eating at Babalu is a treat and it's a nice break from eating at home at a time when things are so up in the air. Thank you for always warmly welcoming us and for feeding us so wonderfully! PS - the Rum Punch is out of this world, and the Paella is from heaven! See you again soon!

                                              3. SR

                                                ShaunaR

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on January 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Best Cuban food i've had in a while! The bartender / waiter was amazing! Thanks again

                                              4. SS

                                                SmoothScientist3

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on December 21, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Went to BBQ Tuesday night, and the food was amazing! The corn bread, the St. Louis ribs and risotto were delicious. Had to have the pasteles too. Timothy, who was our waiter, was lovely and attentive and answered all questions. Thank you Babalu.

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food service& vibe!! Love Babalu!!

                                              6. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had an incredible experience and meal. It was my wife’s birthday and she’s Latina so I wanted a good and lively spot. It was perfect. They had a musician playing whom was great and not overwhelming. The food was perfect and the owners came out and checked on us. They’re wonderful and genuine people. We’ll be back soon!

                                              7. h

                                                happyeater

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The pernil is amazing! The staff made you feel at home, great dining experience.

                                              8. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                What an awesome alternative to the same old same old! Small venue but I like that. Food was delish and we will be back!

                                              9. l

                                                lisaf

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Really good in every way!!

                                              10. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Birmingham

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Loved everything! My only criticism is the flank steak was a bit tough. The guitar player was also great, just needed to lower the volume a bit since the place is small.

                                              11. E

                                                Emily

                                                Wilmington

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We overpaid by accident 🙈 Great food

                                              12. PG

                                                PhilG

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                Food is fantastic. Full of flavor but not overly salty. Great ambiance and awesome drink options. Highly recommend.

                                              13. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                The food is always delicious. I ordered the scallop salad but they were out of scallops so I substituted salmon. Our reservation was at 9pm on a Saturday night and there was a mariachi player which was fun and entertaining but a little too loud for the size of the restaurant. It was hard to hear my husband talk and we were not sitting close to the drums. I’m not sure if an earlier reservation would have been tamer. Lots of great energy and good vibes though. It’s hard not to like this place.

                                              14. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had a great time as always, great food and service and our table had fun with karaoke and some salsa lessons! Highly recommend.

                                              15. SM

                                                ShanaMaidel

                                                New York Area

                                                208 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                208 reviews

                                                Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                overall2food5service2ambience1

                                                It's really hard to rate this restaurant, but will base it on previous visit. Food and service are very good. But this visit did not allow us to stay. We requested specific seating for a very specific issue and they could not accommodate. We asked to change our seats and they were overbooked and could not make the change. We left and promised to return and will make even more specificity in booking our next reservation. Given how busy the restaurant is, I'm sure they had someone take over our table quickly. We went to Finley's which was much better than expected and turned this negative situation into a great experience.

                                              16. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I have been going to Babalu several times and everything is delicious. They have live music, people are so nice. Favorite place in town.

                                              17. IN

                                                IrmaN

                                                New York Area

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on November 3, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The plantain chips were delicious.

                                              18. WG

                                                WallyGee

                                                New York Area

                                                25 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We Had a great time and the owner treated us great for our one year anniversary!

                                              19. S

                                                Scottg

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                Very enjoyable evening with very good food and service. The interior design was not what we were expecting but the people make up for the lack of decor. Live music was wonderful on Saturday night. Only negative is that we were there by 6:45 and received the last orders of their appetizer special and the Paella. Good for us but everyone after us missed out on two terrific dishes. Will go back.

                                              20. CK

                                                ChristineK

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                What a gem this place is. Food was outstanding. Service was great. Live music, fun atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

                                              21. f

                                                foodie

                                                New York Area

                                                92 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                92 reviews

                                                Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Food was amazing so was the service. Owner and her son the chef were extremely nice and friendly

                                              22. DG

                                                DannyG

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A superb dining experience! The restaurant (at least the front dining area) is small, intimate, but not cramped. A jazz duo kept us entertained with live music, but not so loud that we couldn't have a conversation. Server was friendly and sociable. And of course the food! Spanish cheese plate was rich and well balanced, empanadas were perfectly seasoned, palomillo steak was expertly cooked and tender as a steakhouse, and the pernil was as delicious and authentic as I've had in a restaurant setting! Generous portions all around. We decided then and there that this was going to be "our restaurant", so needless to say we'll be back.

                                              23. m

                                                mmmm

                                                New York Area

                                                27 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                27 reviews

                                                Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was high quality and delicious - from the drinks through dessert.

                                              24. T

                                                Thomgurl

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My husband & I celebrated my 60th birthday at Babalu NY. The food was delicious. We had the Maduros with Picadillo appetizer, Ropa Viejo & Pernil entrees both served with white rice, black beans & tostones. The red & white sangria was very tasty and well presented. Scott our waiter was on point, the service was excellent. We had dinner outside the backyard with Cuban music playing. It felt like being transported to Cuba. The owners greeted us and came over to the table. Everyone was so nice. The price was very reasonable. We will definitely be back.

                                              25. TT

                                                TomT

                                                New York Area

                                                44 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                44 reviews

                                                Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                During our first visit, the owner visited our table several times to check up on us. She was extremely friendly and caring. Our waiter, though extremely busy with several large parties, made certain to check in on us frequently. The food was fresh and very tasty. Worth a visit!

                                              26. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on September 25, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Music was amazing!!!!!

                                              27. LM

                                                LMCM

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on September 24, 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                Very enjoyable, dinner was excellent & the music was great .

                                              28. A

                                                Ambience

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I can’t say enough positive about this restaurant. Delicious food great value and the drinks are plenty strong…

                                              29. TB

                                                TheresaB

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food get the pitcher of sangria

                                              30. c

                                                coreyman97

                                                New York Area

                                                228 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                228 reviews

                                                Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Outstanding. Really nice outdoor seating. Pernil (shredded pork) and short rib ragu with homemade papardelle were really excellent. It was early dinner so only a couple of tables were taken, before the dinner rush.

                                              31. TS

                                                TinaS

                                                New York Area

                                                76 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                76 reviews

                                                Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I have lived in Huntington for many years and finally made it to Babalu - We loved everything about this gem. The ambiance was so authentic to a caribbean social club - with the lighting, rain forrest feel. The outdoor patio was lovely and roomy - We loved the menu - Interesting, with a wide variety to choose from. The cocktails were so fun and delicious. Our service was outstanding. We highly recommend.

                                              32. AN

                                                ANTHONYC

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We are a regular to this restaurant, great service food is great the prices are good the ambiance is wonderful very clean great atmosphere, we have done date night birthday parties and anniversary, this is a great place great location highly recommended Anthony Curtiss

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on September 3, 2021

                                                overall5food4service2ambience4

                                                Food was really delicious, kudos to the kitchen staff! We enjoyed the tapas menu quite a bit. Pork belly, beef empanadas, and calamari were exceptional. Service overall was pretty slow. But the bar was extremely slow and we actually finished our meals when the drinks came. We were on a date night so we wanted to get tipsy, Uber home, and get frisky. But we barely had 2 drinks. They were really good drinks, highly recommend the sangria! The waiter was great but he was the only waiter in a large outdoor section. Not the waiter’s fault, we did tip him ~25%. The table support staff was really great and attentive. The outside seating was fun and a good vibes environment. They had good Cuban music playing in the back and live music playing inside. The chairs on the outside seating felt cheap and were a little uncomfortable. They were like small plastic folding chairs from a backyard kindergarten party. Im sure with more drinks We probably would not have noticed. I assume slow service was due to restaurants being understaffed due to COVID issues. So we would go there again and support local businesses.

                                              34. J

                                                Jcf21

                                                New York Area

                                                18 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                18 reviews

                                                Dined on August 29, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Tonight husband and I went to Babalu in Huntington village for dinner! We ordered off the prix fixe menu and husband had happy hour drink! I ordered a cocktail flight, which was omg! The food was delicious, would of order dessert but had no room! We were able to order happy hour items in the dining room, did not have to sit at the bar! How fantastic is that?! Everything was too notch! This is my second time there and won’t hesitate to go back and tell others about them!! Sorry, didn’t get to take a pic of entrees!

                                              35. d

                                                dp21

                                                New York Area

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on August 28, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was delicious! Nice and cozy outdoor table. Service was great. Dog friendly! Very nice lady welcomed my daughter and son-in-law’s dog a bowl of water when we arrived!

                                              36. DG

                                                DianeG

                                                Western NC

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on August 27, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The great reviews brought us in, but OMG! Run to Babalu! First, the drinks - trust the bartender. He's fabulous. I tried the black tea martini with a red wine shooter, sooooo good! The bourbon lemonade (repeats ordered) and the fresh strawberry mojito with mint was also popular at our table. My warm Brussels salad with raisins and pistachios and added shrimp was delish, as well as the pernil soft corn tacos and the pinchos - flavorful chicken kabobs with pineapple salad. No leftovers at our table. Perfectly sweetened cappuccino and macchiato (my husband said as good as he had in Manciano, Italy) plus a shared tres leches cake, drenched in creamy milk poured tableside all with the backdrop of live music by an exceptional musician finished a perfect evening. Lots of welcoming, friendly service - 5 stars!!! Visiting from Atlanta, but will be back!

                                              37. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on August 21, 2021

                                                overall2food2service4ambience1

                                                Was disappointed because we looked forward to some specials. Non were available. Waiter was very attentive and friendly as was the hostess/ owner

                                              38. A

                                                Ale520

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on August 21, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was delicious, the service was amazing too and the outdoor courtyard was lovely.

                                              39. M

                                                Mariemarsha

                                                New York Area

                                                11 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on August 21, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Hello Folks, This place was superb. The food was amazing and great portions. The outdoor seating area was awesome, cozy. The waitstaff were very diligent, but not annoying. My friend and I were both driving, so no drinks for us, the drink menu looked phenom. The desserts were great too. We got the guava pastries and the tres leche cake. Both amazing choices. I honestly cannot wait to go back. Thank You Babalu NY! Also, side note: The space is great for a babyshower or wedding shower, even a birthday party. Highly recommend

                                              40. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on August 20, 2021

                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                very friendly staff. raspberry margarita was delicious

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                                              BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 261 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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                                              Booked 4 times today
                                              Google Map for BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro

                                              286 New York Ave Huntington, NY 11743

                                              • Cross street

                                                Gerard Avenue

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Huntington

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
                                                Fri 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
                                                Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                                Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
                                                Brunch
                                                Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
                                                Happy Hour
                                                Tue–Fri, Sun 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Cuban, Mediterranean

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                Street parking and community parking lot

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Alan Gotay

                                              • Entertainment

                                                Live Music every Friday Night

                                              • Additional

                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (631) 683-4666

                                              • Catering

                                                Please email us at babaluhuntington@gmail.com for catering orders.

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                Please email us at babaluhuntington@gmail.com to discuss your event!

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