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BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro, Huntington, NY

BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro

4.7
4.7
305 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 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 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

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • 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

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: February 1, 2022

                                              What 305 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                              4.7
                                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.7Food
                                              • 4.8Service
                                              • 4.5Ambience
                                              • 4.6Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              • New York / Tri-State Area

                                                Cuban

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                                              1. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Absolutely delicious!! Kind staff! Great vibe!

                                              2. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Food was great! Waited

                                              3. SM

                                                ShanaMaidel

                                                New York Area

                                                215 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                215 reviews

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                A bit overpriced. Empanadas are small and $5. Don't puree your black bean soup. It's better when you fill a spoon with some black beans. And very chintzy on the sprinkle of cheese (was it even there)? But food is very good and they want you to be happy. Tables are very small when ordering a lot of food.

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Diego

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had a great night. Food was delicious, service was great, drinks were delicious and really liked the decor upstairs outside.

                                              5. AP

                                                AmyP

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful food and staff!

                                              6. LB

                                                LuisB

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food with great people working there.

                                              7. SD

                                                StevenD

                                                San Diego

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was outstanding, literally when I ate the pastelas. It brought me back to Christmas as a child, we used to have them during that time. Ambiance was great with live music and the drinks were good also. The bartenders put on a show for you with their specialty drinks. Definitely coming back!

                                              8. MD

                                                MaryanneD

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience2

                                                Great food, service. Food came too quickly though, we were in and out in less than an hour.

                                              9. ML

                                                MarieL

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We always enjoy delicious food, drinks. Service and atmosphere are great!

                                              10. KP

                                                KathleenP

                                                New York Area

                                                19 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Great casual place with nice bar, great drink options and extensive menu selections. Our food and drinks were delicious.

                                              11. TA

                                                TamiA

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back soon!

                                              12. SS

                                                SmoothScientist3

                                                New York Area

                                                13 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Babalu is a hidden gem and everyone involved in this restaurant are so nice, professional and welcoming. Food is consistently beyond delicious! The chef is a food artist and never disappoints.

                                              13. MG

                                                MartinaG

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                Went for lunch and had a wonderful time. Our waiter Craig was amazing. I do recommend this place to anyone looking for great food.

                                              14. m

                                                mbpatch

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                we had a great experience here ! Delicious food and live music. Drinks were amazing. My husband got a tequila flight so unique and delish. Beautiful decor and friendly service. Will definitely go again.

                                              15. LF

                                                LeslieF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This is out 2x going and the food was even better this time!! Everything was amazing!!

                                              16. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Went with some friends on a Saturday night. As usual, food didn’t disappoint. Alan and Letty are just fabulous host/chef!

                                              17. LT

                                                LillianT

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was absolutely delicious and freshly made. The service was also great and we received a $20 gift certificate for the birthday girl. Would definitely come back!

                                              18. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful meal, great vibe! Highly recommend!

                                              19. CM

                                                CamilleM

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was good. The service was good. Friendly atmosphere with entertainment.

                                              20. j

                                                jackied

                                                New York Area

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent options for gluten-free. Very knowledgeable. Also very accommodating with making vegetarian and vegan modifications. Staff is fantastic.

                                              21. S

                                                Sf16

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                Very nice restaurant. Pleasant staff and tasty food. Recommend it!

                                              22. O

                                                Owen

                                                New York Area

                                                15 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Delicious food. Highly recommend.

                                              23. LK

                                                LisaK

                                                New York Area

                                                10 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Creative and tasty drinks , delicious food , friendly , helpful and timely service the best cafe con leche !

                                              24. d

                                                danz

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The sangria was amazing, food was wonderful and the service was great. We recommend this place .

                                              25. RT

                                                RebeccaT

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Friendly and accommodating staff, delicious and unique cuisine, nice ambience.

                                              26. EZ

                                                ElizabethZ

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Perfect dining experience! Service is outstanding and the food is amazing!!! The chicken empanadas will change your life!!! We went (unknowingly) on Friends trivia night and had so much fun playing! We even won a prize! Everything was fantastic! Cannot wait to go back again!

                                              27. MA

                                                MichaelA

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                The service was outstanding, and the Pernil was excellent. The appetizers (cheese plate & empanadas) were spot on, but the main meal was beyond expectations. Dessert was just as good. The coffee didn't taste burnt or stale. At the end of the meal, the owner came up to us (my wife and me), recognizing that this was our first time there, and asked us about the meal. She then introduced us to her son (the head chef). She was so proud of her family run business and rightfully so. We will be going back (in spite of the 45 minute drive), and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants (or needs) a great cuban meal.

                                              28. E

                                                Eliw

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Authentic and tasty! A unique restaurant and cuisine

                                              29. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing 5 star experience all around. Food, drinks, and service exceptional!

                                              30. R

                                                Roeatsgood

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                Very cool place! On the casual side so no need for fancy dress Has a fun Cuban vibe along with the food and drinks which are both delicious Highly recommend for a casual night out The also have a heated patio and live music!!! Check the events calendar online

                                              31. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It was our first time here and we enjoyed it! The food was delicous, the service was great and the live music was a plus.

                                              32. JR

                                                JenR

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fun place with great food and drinks. Definitely recommend.

                                              33. IN

                                                IrmaN

                                                New York Area

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Delicious, savory food with live music.

                                              34. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This is my second time back in less than 2 weeks. I love this place! The food, drinks and service are amazing.

                                              35. MT

                                                MagdalenaT

                                                San Francisco

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                very pleasant place to visit and have nice food and wine. they offer some different takes on dishes and plates are reasonably priced

                                              36. S

                                                Sf16

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                Friendly staff and comfortable ambiance. Enjoyed the visit

                                              37. CV

                                                ChristianV

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My friend and I enjoyed our food very much, and the people there are very considerate and professional. As a result, I would highly recommend Babalu to anyone.

                                              38. F

                                                Frequentdiner

                                                New York Area

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Great for a change of cuisine. A little salty this past visit especially the short rib. Drinks are amazing.

                                              39. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Great food, amazing service!

                                              40. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Great food and service. Paella was delicious. Will be back.

                                              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

                                              FAQs

                                              BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                              Booked 2 times today
                                              Google Map for BabaluNY Cuban Mediterranean Bistro

                                              286 New York Ave Huntington, NY 11743

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                Gerard Avenue

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Huntington

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Tue–Thu 12:00 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

                                              • Owned/operated by

                                                Latinx or Hispanic, Women

                                              • 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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