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Cafe Nunez

2.5
2.5
26 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
We serve International Latin American and contemporary American cuisine. Café Nunez’s kitchen is lead by our executive Chef, Rene Hernandez; graduate of arguably the number one culinary institution in the world, El Bulli in Spain. Some our specialty dishes and drinks are the Traditional Paella Valenciana, Peruvian Ceviche, Empanadas, Sweet plantain croquettes, Churrasco steak over our delicately prepared mojito sauce, and the Chilean Sea Bass over Mofonguito. All of the above go accompanied excellently by a glass of traditional Spanish Sangria, a Mango or Passion Fruit Mojito, or any of our hand selected Spanish wines. Café Nunez's ambiance is a mix feel between modern day Latin American and American hip culture. We are particularly known for our exotic hookahs made with fruits and different types of liquors. Overall this restaurant is a great place for a good meal, special occasion, a drink at the bar, Latin dancing, or just to relax.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin / Spanish, American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:30 pm Sunday - Monday Dinner Mon, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Tuesday Dinner Tue 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Wed - Thursday Dinner Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–12:00 am Friday Dinner Fri 4:30 pm–3:00 am Saturday Dinner Sat 4:30 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (212) 564-7444
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Rene Hernandez
  • Catering
    We offer full catering services for any amount of people. We serve in a formal banquet manner and have lots of experience with arranging and hosting parties. Visit Cafenunez.com to see our menu.
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Cross street
    7th & 8th Ave.
  • Parking details
    After 7pm Monday-Friday, and any time Saturday and Sunday
  • Public transit
    Any train to Penn Station
  • Entertainment
    Flaming wing night Wednesdays: 15 cents wings all night and great bar deals Karokee Thursdays: live Karokee and 2 for 1 drinks Latin Fridays: Live Dj and Congo show, $2 drinks for ladies from 5pm - 7pm and $5 drinks for gents form 5pm- 8pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

2.5
2.5 based on all time ratings
  • 2.9Food
  • 2.7Service
  • 2.2Ambience
  • 0.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

26 Reviews
  1. JcNh31

    New York City

    30 reviews

    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was below par. Ceviches were more like salads. Shrimp were extremely overcooked. Peruvian cevice was one type of overcooked fish. Overall very disappointing.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Never again! Mandatory $3 coat check! Then the fact that I had to get patted down by security was the last straw for me. Ghetto environment

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  3. Kim831

    New York City

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was absolutely delicious. Had the shrimp in the white wine sauce and it was so flavorful. For apps we had the chicharrón de pollo sin hueso and fried fish sticks which was great and the accompanying sauces were perfect. Decent portions sizes for a downtown place. Music was super loud though and we sat towards the front so I could only imagine closer to back bar area. Songs were a cool mix tho with some old school and new school.

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  4. Marie

    New York City

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent and the staff was extremely accomodating

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  5. RobDA

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed in the customer service. I will start by saying that when I first walked in I thought I had walked into a deli. They had a brunch going on and it was like a buffet. I figured we could sit in the back and it was a little better. Very little ambiance. I had purchased a Groupon for 3 course meal and 2 drinks as a gift for my girlfriend and we tried to use it on a Saturday afternoon. The Groupon was for 'dinner' but we were going during lunch time. I figured since the cost of lunch is usually cheaper they would not have a problem. Obviously, I was wrong. We were told that dinner doesn't start until 5:00 PM and they couldn't help us. We asked if they would extend the Groupon because it was expiring that day, we were told no. We asked was there anything they could do? "No. Dinner doesn't start until 5". We left. Never got to try the food, but there customer relations sure left a bad taste in my mouth.

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  6. OpenTableDiner2013

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I wanted a Spanish/Latin restaurant in this neighborhood and the other reviews were not bad. We were greeted by imposing security guardsblocking the door. The music was so loud I mentioned it to the manager and the restaurant is used as a dance club on Thursday and Friday nights (I was there on a Friday). I couldn't carry on a conversation with my friend. We had the Paella for 2. Presentation was beautiful; it was very tasty and could have fed four! Staff members were friendly but with a small, crowded and noisy space, they were not as attentive as I would have liked with filling glasses, checking back, etc. I would not likely return but it looked like the younger drinkers and those going to the dance club were having a great time.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2013

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    As soon as you approach Cafe Nunez, you hear the music in the back. It's a bit too loud if you're trying to talk to the person you're dining with. The LED lights make it club-esque. Will come back again to partake in their drink specials (2 for 1). My friend and I arrived too late to benefit from it. The size of the menu was great, and so far the food was consistent. Happy that I work close enough to enjoy it for lunch. Plan to come back to have more off their menu.

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  8. Rich

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2013

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a late night one summer weekend when I came across this latin restaurant which had fairly latin cuisine (a little cuban here, some puerto rican there and similar) which was what I came to expect for the food, energy (there's a sports bar behind the dining hall which gave it the friend's house effect). The hookas seem to be the star of the show, but it's worth a try if you're up to it. Long story short, authentic food plus hooka equals fun.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2012

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I walked in ans walked out. Place look filty and greasy. Also server called me to let me know thatmy reservation At 10pm cant be posaible i need to be before 930 for them tl served me

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious sangria. We had a special, and so glad I bought it. The food and drinks were so delicious. They had a DJ playing, we went on a Thursday, music was good. I would definitely return, with or without a special. And my waiter was just the sweetest guy, so polite, and attentive.

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Cafe Nunez is rated 2.5 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Cafe Nunez

240 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001

Additional information

  • Cross street
    7th & 8th Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:30 pm Sunday - Monday Dinner Mon, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Tuesday Dinner Tue 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Wed - Thursday Dinner Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–12:00 am Friday Dinner Fri 4:30 pm–3:00 am Saturday Dinner Sat 4:30 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin / Spanish, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    After 7pm Monday-Friday, and any time Saturday and Sunday
  • Public transit
    Any train to Penn Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rene Hernandez
  • Entertainment
    Flaming wing night Wednesdays: 15 cents wings all night and great bar deals Karokee Thursdays: live Karokee and 2 for 1 drinks Latin Fridays: Live Dj and Congo show, $2 drinks for ladies from 5pm - 7pm and $5 drinks for gents form 5pm- 8pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 564-7444
  • Catering
    We offer full catering services for any amount of people. We serve in a formal banquet manner and have lots of experience with arranging and hosting parties. Visit Cafenunez.com to see our menu.
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