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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 28 times today


1638 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
The romantic Milieu of Cuba effortlessly transports you from Manhattan to Havana. Cuba offers live music and a menu filled with delicious traditional cuisine. The restaurant offers a fascinating and charming escape to its own "Little Havana on Thompson Street".
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuban, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon-Fri 12pm -4pm Dinner: Sun - Thu 4pm - 11pm; Fri & Sat 4pm - 12am Brunch: Sat & Sun 12pm 4pm
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Phone number
(212) 420-7878
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mario Garcia
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Private party facilities
The restaurant offers a little terrace with the warmth of everyday life of Havana.  Downstairs is a lounge, excellent for private parties with an intimate atmosphere, good music and well stocked bar.
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We cater to large and small groups.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Public Lot
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Public transit
6 to Bleecker, 1,9 to Christopher Street, A,,B,C,D,E,F to West 4th
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Cuba offers live Music from Thursday to Saturday featuring the Best in Cuban and Latin Music.
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Special events & promotions
we have 3 different private rooms for up to 35 people for a sit down dinner or up to 50 for a cocktail reception.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1638 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Wife and I were in town. We ate dinner and we loved it. Great place. Good food. Nice restaurant

4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great little spot for a late date night dinner! The food was very good and the mojitos were tasty. My fav was the yuca fries, churrascco was well seasoned as well. Service was good, very kind and professional.

viphatetorate (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We liked everything we ordered, very much including the cocktails. Definitely order the Pork Tamal appetizer. We had a shrimp dish, sweet fried plantains, a salad, and one of the paellas. All delicious. Very attentive, but not overbearing, staff

vipOpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Wow amazing food. Best and most authentic Cuban food every (took my bff who said the food was just like what her Cuban grandma made). MUST have reservation and you will be sitting very close to your neighboring diners. Enjoy!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018


vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Dried plantains, lackluster flavor

DuaneNixon (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was great as well as the food. The service staff was very attentive and friendly. Would recommend this restaurant to friends.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food and live music were a beautiful pairing. I loved my steak and my girlfriend love her halibut. Highly recommended!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It’s Valentine’s Day and we were highly disappointed! Let’s start by saying I reserved early, 1/6 to be exact with a mandatory $50 deposit that comes with a prefix menu, live music, cigar roller and a great ambiance.

With respectable dinner etiquette, we arrived 10 mins early and was escorted from the main level to a dark basement — all the way to the back of the room with so many tables crammed together to fit additional bodies. The table next to us was so close I was able to hear my neighbors conversation, show up in their personal photos and if I wanted to eat off their plate I could. Funny enough, my hand accidentally touched my neighbors leg as I was pulling my chair in.

Despite all of that I tried to let it go and enjoy the night with my wife as I can faintly hear the live music upstairs as another form of music from the speakers drowned it out playing in the basement.

Our waiter was brief! Never introduced his name or the menu. Our pitcher of Mojito had very little mint leaves and limes and had very cheap rum. It tasted so bad we didn’t finish it nor did our waiter care to ask.

The food came and despite being in the basement near the kitchen our food came out ‘luke warm’. I’m a steak guy and ordered the dry aged steak (medium) and my wife ordered the lamb. My steak was well done with a very loud taste and the pairing food on my plate was weird. I stopped eating after 2 bites and our waiter still never asked how our food was. Instead someone cleared our table and brought out dessert. Dessert had 4-5 items on the plate with no explanation of what it was.

The most attentive service I received was bill time! Just sad!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was below expectations, unfortunately. I dined here for authentic, delicious Cuban food but this was not the case. We were here for Valentine's Day and Cuba had a pre fixe menu. For my entree, I ordered the lamb chops and thought it was odd that the waiter didn't ask me how I liked it. The lamb chops came out lukewarm (not hot or fresh) as if it was sitting on the kitchen counter for some time already. I asked if they could just kindly heat it up but then they gave me a new dish that was medium rare. Then I asked again that I didn't want it medium rare, I wanted it medium well. It took them THREE times to get it right. Also the dessert and bill (asking for the bill and having the waiter pick up the bill with credit card) took forever, literally waited 30 minutes for each to come. There was nice, live music that I enjoyed but it just wasn't worth the money at all!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Absolutely amazing! Best mojitos and food ever! Best service in NYC.

Snave1 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Have been to Cuba several times before. Have had a great experience every time. Friendly and attentive wait staff, great food, lively and fun atmosphere.

Tincakes (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

As always Cuba gives you great service, drinks and food. Sergio was our waiter he was great. I’ll definitely be back soon.

Llv11 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing food!!! We ordered several appetizers, entrees and sides. Everything was amazing and flavorful, there was not one thing we didn't love. They had great tasty cocktails, the moijto was incredible. You can't go wrong with anything you order. We also picked up several cigars that we're being hand rolled while we were there. This place gets super busy so make a reservation. It's also incredibly cramped seating, they sure try to squeeze as many people in as possible. That would be my only complaint was having to sit so close to the people next to us and really not having enough table room.

DelilahC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I've come to Cuba numerous times and the food and service is always wonderful. This time I was here with my family and friends celebrating my birthday. The staff checked throughout that everything was going well an even sang me happy birthday! The food is so good it's hard to choose just one dish.
This a perfect place to go on a date or any other special celebration. The ambiance is upbeat and rhythmic while being totally classy and romantic.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Incredible food. Great energetic staff. Fantastic live music. Will be back!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We were greeted by a very nice young lady at the front and were told our table wasn’t ready yet, we were early, and that we could get a drink downstairs while waiting. The drinks were really good! I forgot the name of my drink but it was spicy yet refreshing. My cousin got the Hemingway and liked it. We were sat fairly quick and our wait staff was very attentive. We order the empanadas and tostones with garlic sauce. Both were on point. I ordered the seafood stew which has baby clams, shrimp and fish in a lobster sauce with fried plantains mixed in. It was amazing. My cousin had the fried red snapper which was really good too. For dessert we shared the flan and the fried bread pudding. Both were yummy but the bread pudding was my fave. I would definitely go back but I’d make sure to make an early reservation like we did this time because by the time we were leaving the place was packed solid. It goes to show how good the food is though because people were standing outside in 20 degree weather waiting to get in!

Alright (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This was my husband and I second time here and we didn’t like it very much. The food was good,the drink was alright. My husband ordered a lemonade but instead received a limeade which he didn’t favor. We were seated downstairs which was ok however the section they put us was really tiny as my husband is 6ft and had to sit through the whole dinner with his shoulder bunch up very uncomfortable. The tables was too close together cause the next tables party to spill her red sauce on my white coat and the floor was too slippery as I had Red Bottoms on that are already slippery on there own. Overall we most likely won’t be coming back here as we live in jersey by a great Cuban restaurant!!!

HarryB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This food is phenomenal. You want to go here.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great overall experience! The food and drinks were excellent. We had great service. The mood was upbeat with live music and a man rolling cigars. We will definitely be returning again soon.