BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro
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!
- 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
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great drinks and food
Had octopus and paella
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.
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!
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!
Always excellent food and service. Will continue to return as often as possible.
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.
Everything from sitting at the bar to our meal was excellent. Great service, food, and drinks. Look forward to going back.
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!
Excellent Cuban cuisine, very authentic. Loved the food and the service. Will definitely dine again and recommend to others.
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.
Nice to family. Nice Spanish songs were BGM. I felt like traveling in Cuba!
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💙
Great ambiance. Friendly staff. Overpriced mediocre food.
Love love love this place! It never disappoints! The service, the music and the wonderful dishes all make for a wonderful experience!
Willl definitely go back...
Great ambiance and even better food. Highly recommend to anyone going out in Huntington village.
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
Great food and service. Definitely will return
Food was great service was lacking
Loved it! Great food and live music. Definitely a fun place to eat!
Good service and food
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.
Lovely outside setting with wonderful live music.
Absolutely great experience from start to finish. From the bar to dessert ever aspect was excellent. Highly recommend.
The food and service were good. The chef is the owner, I believe and very personable and accommodating.
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.
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
Always have an incredible experience at Babalu!
Great food & friendly & excellent service!
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!
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!
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.
This is a cute little spot of Main Street. If like yo start by saying that our server was great. She made drinks and waitered our table, granted that we were the only people at the restaurant. It was quiet empty for a 2pm reservations. And the only other table that came in was at around 4:30 when we were lying our bill. The experience would have been great if the food didn’t come out overly salty. I ordered a ragu and the sauce was salty to the point that I had to ask for an extra serving of pasta and yet i was still not able to enjoy the food. Very disappointing. It was my first time there so maybe it was just a bad day for the chef. Well let’s just hope.
The place went through a reno a little bit ago and now it's back and better than ever! The place was great, service was nice and timely, and the food was brilliant. Not to mention the $7 mojitos were perfect. Can't wait to go back.
This was my second visit to the restaurant. They were very understaffed for a Sat night. Took 20 minutes to take a drink order. The check came before our dessert was served and half way through our dessert the owners mother offered us to go containers because they needed our table. This was a first for me. Rude and unprofessional to say the least. We were not lingering. Had they had sufficient staff perhaps the night would have gone smoother. The empanadas, croquets were delicious as was the Brussels salad. The main courses were a disappointment. Paella was dry with no natural broth. The pulled pork was a bit dry. My short rib ragu was very good as was the desserts. Can’t say I’m rushing back due to the unprofessional service.
The perfect Huntington local gem.
EXCELLENT SERVICE AND GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, MY WIFE AND I ENJOY THE PLACE, THE FOOD WAS GREAT AND PRESENTATION OF THE MEAL WAS PERFECT. DRINKS WERE GREAT AND THE PRICE IS PERFECT. WE WILL RECOMMEND THS PLACE TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, WE WILL BE BACK MORE OFTEN, AMBIANCE GREAT LOVE THE CUBAN MUSIC AND FLAVOR AND LINKING IT TO I LOVE LUCY AND DESI ARNAZ GREAT PLACE REALLY ENJOYED THE EVENING.
Great place for taco Tuesday. 2 tacos for $5. We got 6 tacos total. The flan was the best I’ve had so far. No exaggeration. I’m used to soggy jello like flan but this was firm and phenomenal taste. Great evening. Friendly service.
Brunch was fantastic!
Great food great drinks great service
BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 200 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.