Buenavista Restaurant & Bar
Our aim is to provide first class hospitality along with a memorable culinary experience. From start to finish, you will receive exceptional customer service, mouth-watering food, exotic cocktails and an extensive wine list. Your dining experience will encompass some of the amazing flavors from the Caribbean islands of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and even some of the undiscovered regions of Mexico & South America.
At BuenaVista you can try "yucca” (or cassava) from Cuba, “barbacoa" (or pozole) from Mexico and Patagonian cuisine from southernmost South America. You'll be able to experience how the regional Caribbean and South American climates influence certain dishes.
Love this place. When you first walk in it's not particularly impressive. Long and narrow, with a nice bar area on the left, a relatively small seating area beyond with a few 2-tops o the left and , and a banquette that runs along the right wall, with comfortable cushions, with a few table of various sizes in front of it. There are many colorful framed photos on the walls of sites in Central and South American countries
The beauty in in the food, service and overall vibe, which is helped by catchy Latin American music, not too loud for good conversation. The servers are warm, seem clearly proud of the food and are eager to accommodate you. And the food is amazingly good, not what you would expect on first impression when you walk in. The Mexican Guacamole with chilaquiles and green plantain confit, served in molcajete (stone) shell is delicious and visually beautiful--homemade, with long, rectangular tortilla chips. I had the squid ink linguine with seafood. My main was Calamari Ink linguini sauteed with scallop, shrimp, and spinach in a lemongrass creamy Alfredo, sprinkled with picorino and micro purple basil. It was outstanding! A bottle of delicious Albarino rounded out the meal. I give 5 stars relative to expectations. Fine dining in a mid-range setting!
First time there, small but very clean and cozy great service, the food tasty they got a very good chef. good drinks also.
Food portions were very small , service was ok because they were short staff .
They could be more generous with the food considering the price.
Fantastic! Everything was fresh, and you can tell the chef takes pride in his work. Great cocktails as well. Will be back!
It was amazing !!! I don’t know the waiter’s name but he was AWESOME ! His vibe and energy literally made us have the best night
Great ambiance, great food and very good service. The staff was amazing, and they fully bilingual (Eng/Spa). I had the rib-eye and was delicious!
Absolutely recommend it! Two thumbs up! 👍🏻👍🏻
Great find! Food was delicious and portioned just right.
One of the best restaurant in NY. The food and drinks were creative, beautiful and delicioussssss. Chef Alex Alvarado makes espectacular combinations of flavors. We loved everything from appetizers to desserts. Also great service and ambiance. 100% reccomended.
Restaurant is cute and cozy, staff was nice, dinner was okay. Appetizers were good better.
Amazing food and outstanding service! Fabulous birthday dinner
Food was amazing. From appetizers, main course, and sides. Delicious
Oh my goodness. If you haven’t been, you need to go today! The food is incredible and so fresh and the cocktails are amazing. Their happy hour is great and well worth its value. We were seated right away and the server was very attentive despite having many tables to care for. The outdoor seating is very cute. Overall, highly recommend!
This is some of the best food I've EVER eaten. It was absolutely AMAZING.
Amazing Food! You must try it!
Incredible spanish restaurant, one of the best in the entire city I would recommend to a friend or visitor.
First time visiting this restaurant and I love it!
The music was not loud, the food was very tasty and the service was excellent. I simply love this restaurant and I will definitely comeback.
Food was absolutely delicious & the waiter was very pleasant!
Outstanding European/Iberian Peninsula/Latin American fusion cuisine at moderate prices. Excellent service. Very strong recommendation.
Very tasting food, great presentation, very good and cheerful service, good wine choices, and overall excellent value.
Owner and waitstaff are fantastic, food is even better!!
AMAZING NIGHT FOOD SUPERB STAFF AMAZING
Such a nice experience!
One of the best Churrascos I have ever tried and the fried yuca was also amazing. Will definitely return with my wife.
If you are looking a slightly upscale Latin American cuisine that has a touch of old Spanish tapas vibe, then I highly recommend Buenavista. Their special grilled octopus appetizer was something to savor over and you can't go wrong with any of their main dishes be a seafood plate or steak frites. I still have yet to try their Spanish paellas.
Awesome as always
Everything was great. The bathroom’s needed some TLC. New mop or something for cleaning. Bathroom was the only downside.
Waiter was hilarious and awesome. Never got his name.
It was amazing! Awesome service and the food was out of this world! Our waiter was great! I will definitely go back again
The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. Had the octopus special, the potatoes stuffed with oxtail, the sea bass and the churros for dessert. Loved all of it! There are so many restaurants in New York City that have good, but not memorable food. This place is a gem and we’ll definitely be back soon.
Food was absolutely amazing and everyone was nice.
It was a great dinner experience!
Ryan was attentive and also the manager and the busser !
Thank you very much
Love this place. The perfect neighborhood spot. The shrimp appetizer is great and so is the seared ahi tuna. Also had the charrasco steak and it was excellent.
Outstanding meal! The food was phenomenal. I had the Chilean seabass, and my son had the skirt steak with chimichurri. Both delicious!
This is a nicely decorated with exposed brick wall small restaurant near the Port Authority. Although the place is small it was easy to have a quiet conversation without people over hearing it. We had the fish and the chicken breast stuffed with shrimp and for an appetizer we had the octopus Which was perfectly cooked.All of the dishes were delicious and their presentation and plating of the dishes was quite elegant.They have a nice selection of cocktails. Only downside was when I returned a wine that was too warm or tasted off, the waiter almost seem bothered by my request and he was just a bit too casual with the service. Other than that I would certainly recommend this place if you are in the area of Port Authority and need a nice place to wait for a bus or to chill out.
What a wonderful meal we had. The service was excellent. The waiter and staff were informative, enthusiastic and funny. The food was perfect. We all enjoyed it very much. Thank you to everyone there.
Food and drinks were unique and very tasty. Service was great. Only wish there were vegetarian options on the menu and that the front space had more heat or that the doors were kept closed more often because it was very cold.
This was a wonderful surprise! They easily accommodated our larger party, our waiter was FANTASTIC, and the food was fabulous!
My wife and I really enjoyed dining at Buenavista. Food and service was excellent. Very tight quarters but we'll definitely be returning.
The waiter provided excellent service.
He knew exactly what was needed without me asking.
Absolutely! Food is fabulous and you wouldn't believe the presentation. Such a little place with such amazing food, kudos to the chef. A must try their octopus. I have never had it so soft.
Buenavista Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Buenavista Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 388-5040.
Buenavista Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 305 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.