Had a great time with good food and live Music. Met som great guests and staff !
Will be back! La noche estuvo buenísima // Ninni, Sweden
The place was very cozy with great live music. The staff were very nice, no waiting time. The food was so tasty. Would definitely return to try more food and drinks.
One if my most favorite spots. Great for a date or a night out with friends. Amazing food - as always. Never disappoints. Worth the drive from Brooklyn.
Amazing food! We got to ropa vieja and ceviche. Both dishes were absolutely delicious. The food came out fairly quickly too. The cocktails were strong and yummy as well. And the flan is a must try. Lovely experience overall. There was also live music which was a nice addition, but I think we got lucky with a table not close to them. We felt the music was too loud for the size of the restaurant and felt a little sorry for the people sitting right in front of it. I suggest either getting rid of tables around live music when it's on, or reducing the volume. Otherwise excellent spot for Cuban in the city
Great place to go and enjoy a good meal! I went with my boyfriend for my birthday and despite other reviews I had read it wasn’t too crowded. We had a late reservation so I’m hoping that helped. The drinks we very good! He had mojitos and I had the margarita Cubano. The appetizers were also very tasty. We did not have any of the entrees but I can safely assume since the appetizers were great the entrees will be too. This is definitely a place I would recommend and go back to again!! Things do add up quickly though so if you’re on a budget be mindful!
The food is exceptional, very tasty and delicious. Space is a little tight, but overall it’s a nice spot for friends and couples.
My Brazilian girlfriend says this Cuban restaurant has the best flan she ever had. That is a feat. Every dish was delicious and more than affordable.
Love the place! Frequent date night location and Tony really takes care of us!
Very good food, service was great, place is a little bit small but overall had a great experience and I will be returning with friends and family. Oh and the cigars were excellent.
I was on a date we to drive from Philly for dinner. This was our first time dining heree. However, were running late so we called and they gave us a 15 minute window. When we arrived they sat us quickly and we had a fantastic time. The ambiance was fabulous, the food was delicious , and the mucis. The server could improve on listing and slow his pace when taking orders.
OMG please whatever you do doNot order Churrasco, Vaca Frita, Pargo En Guayabera Horrible chewy crusty raw! Couple next to us returned their dinner twice! Go for drinks music empanadas but please your mouth, stomach will thank you if u eat dinner anywhere else.
sorry just not worth it! the chef needs to taste his/her food
The restaurant is very small and every inch of space is used. Tables need to be maneuvered in order to get into or out of one’s seats. There was a live band in the corner, inches away from diners. All of this can be good or bad depending on your mood. The place was packed and there was never an empty table. The food was good. We shared an order of empanadas as an appetizer and we each ordered a seafood entree - paella and the casserole - and a pitcher of sangria. The value was very good. Based on other reviews, we did not order dessert. Overall, it’s a good place to go to if you are in the neighborhood, but not a destination spot.
Second time at this authentic gem. Having traveled to Cuba, the vibe at "CUBA" took me back once again to a time in my vacation history that was quite memorable. I really like this place.
Wife and I were in town. We ate dinner and we loved it. Great place. Good food. Nice restaurant
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.
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
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!
Dried plantains, lackluster flavor
The service was great as well as the food. The service staff was very attentive and friendly. Would recommend this restaurant to friends.
The food and live music were a beautiful pairing. I loved my steak and my girlfriend love her halibut. Highly recommended!
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!
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!
Absolutely amazing! Best mojitos and food ever! Best service in NYC.
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.
As always Cuba gives you great service, drinks and food. Sergio was our waiter he was great. I’ll definitely be back soon.
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.
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.
Incredible food. Great energetic staff. Fantastic live music. Will be back!!
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!
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!!!
This food is phenomenal. You want to go here.
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.
Cuba Restaurant and Rum Bar is my usual choice of venue when I entertain colleagues, clients and friends. The Chef, Mario Garcia, is gifted. He will come out to say hello if you ask for him. The food is authentic and really fresh. The hostesses always look after you with a lovely smile on their face and do their best to seat you, but they are so popular! Please make a reservation. Kudos to hostess Viviana and to my favorite waiter, Sergio. Tony took excellent care of us this past Friday and he made excellent recommendations on the entrees. The restaurant is small and cozy with a live 3-piece Cuban band and a cigar roller! It just can’t get better than that. Standards have always been kept high and I never fail to have a lovely evening when I dine at Cuba. One thing you probably didn’t know about Cuba is that they are long-time supporters of organizations supporting underserved children and their families. I love this place! I would certainly recommend it to anyone.
Amazing! Cuba where have you been all my life? I almost don’t want to divulge how good it is for fear I’ll never get another reservation! From soup to nuts this place has amazing creative - delish - food - wonderful cocktails - awesome atmosphere. It as if I left nyc and arrived in Cuba! Friendly staff - music - vibe. A must go to place! I know I’ll be returning and telling friends and family!!!
Alway enjoy this place. Amazingly authentic cuban food and drinks.
Friends get together
My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Cuba and would recommend it for future guests. The margarita Cubana was unique and an excellent cocktail - we both got one. We opted for multiple small plates - all were good though none were 'must haves.' We were there before peak dinner hours but service was without error.
Cuba was a pretty good spot my only problem it’s a bit tight not a lot of room and the plates are small. That’s it really good other wise.