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About Cuba

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".

222 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri 12pm -4pm Dinner: Sun - Thu 4pm - 11pm; Fri & Sat 4pm - 12am Brunch: Sat & Sun 12pm 4pm

Cross Street:
Bleecker

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 420-7878

Website:
http://www.cubanyc.com/

Entertainment:
Cuba offers live Music from Thursday to Saturday featuring the Best in Cuban and Latin Music.

Catering:
We cater to large and small groups.

Parking Details:
Public Lot

Public Transit:
6 to Bleecker, 1,9 to Christopher Street, A,,B,C,D,E,F to West 4th

Executive Chef:
Mario Garcia

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.

Additional:
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

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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate your New Year's Eve at Cuba we are offering Pre-fixe menu $100 per/person pitcher of mojito / sangria, live music, cava toast, lucky grapes + more. All reservations will require a credit card + email for confirmations 48 -hour cancellation policy. We look forward to celebrating with you.

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Cuba Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
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Fun (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Live Music (18)
Cozy (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Casual (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Romantic (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Tapas (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Love all the food at Cuba!! Also the best coconut mojitos!

Tags: Tapas, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place. We go every time we come to nyc. Ask for Tony, he’s the best!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really atmospheric restaurant very crowded and lively in the evening as there are great cocktails and live music. We also went for lunch but in the daytime it has a totally different atmosphere, much more low key. Food did not disappoint and the mojitos were amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great ambiance, welcoming staff, friendly and energetic vibe. Food was awesome, best Cuban food in NYC !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Cuba is our favorite restaurant in NYC. It is like a second home to us <3

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and drink were excellent but do not sit downstairs! Feels like a dungeon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Cuba is always Good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great find. Great evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

always a great experience. Very good food, great ambiance, great music. will definitely go back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I took my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday. It was a quaint restaurant. We were seated near the bar in the corner of the room. Perfect for people watching and even better because we sat close by one another. I had a classic monitor which was made to perfection. We ordered the cevice, empanadas, bollas, and shared the snapper. The food was plentiful, the flavors were rich, and the presentation was made perfectly. We ordered the guava and cheese empanadas which were served with a dulce de leche sauce. Two waiters sand happy birthday to my boyfriend. Two key elements which made this night better were the live band and the cigar roller at the front of the restaurant.

Tags: Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Birthday brunch

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was delicious, taste like Mi Abuela was in the kitchen cooking! Great place to eat, straight to the point with no gimmicks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing place

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was ok.The utensils were dirty and the waiter was very cold, he had no pulse.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was amazing, the service was great and the cocktails added to the evening. We also loved that we could end the night with some hand rolled cigars made right at the restaurant. The place is small but nicely decorated and worth paying a visit too. I will return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and a fantastic atmosphere! Try to go on a Friday or Saturday so you can catch the live music! Hand rolled cigars on the premises if you are a tobacco lover. Service was outstanding too! Overall, an amazing time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

3 of 6 had classic paella, 2 had seafood only paella and I had med rare steak. Classic paella was classic, steak was awesome and real value for $20. Seafood paealla cox have used a bit more seafood. Sergio our waiter was excellent. Live music very good too- perfect volume

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent! Authentic Cuban cuisine. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of my favorites restaurants in NYC Churrasco, Vaca frita and Ropa Vieja are my favorite dishes.
Also the drinks are the best.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great, authentic love music, great service and food was delicious! Space is tight, but they make it work.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Cuba has been one of our favorite places for over 11 years, especially since being at NYU we are so close.
As a native Cuban family, we have had many family birthdays and graduations, quiet dinners and amazing celebrations.
This past Saturday, celebrating my daughter's birthday was going very well, the food and service were outstanding.

Then abruptly after we were just served coffee and dessert, the waiter placed the check (which we had not asked for) on the table and then kept coming back to the table rudly interrupting us about closing out the check.

We usually have an after dinner drink and more cafe con leche...but he never even waited to ask us. We calmly asked for time to enjoy our dessert and perhaps have another coffee and in a loud, disrespectful manner told us that it was the manager not him and there were many people waiting for a table. That decision he would have to get approval for from the manager.

This really put a negative spin on what was a wonderful dinner.
I guess we will now have to find another place, as out $340 + tab for 3 people was not welcome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were celebrating Scorpio Birthdays! The food, music, drink and ambiance was awesome. We had a great time!

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Went to Cuba after experiencing a taste with the Greenwich Village food tour! Came with friends from Ireland before going to a Comedy show and was so happy by the menu! We decided to order multiple apps and split a paella making it kinda tapas style. The wait staff were very attentive and quick to help us with anything! Would defiantly bring friends here or suggest it for a girl's night!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Went for dinner on a Sunday night, so while quiet, probably not the same on Friday and Saturday when they have live music. Our waiter Julio was the best, providing honest opinions on the dishes we asked about and providing alternative recommendations. Drinks were good, service was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, live music, delicious food! Authentic Cuban cuisine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a great time at Cuba! Food was delicious and the live music was perfect - not too loud and it really added to the ambiance. It’s important to make a reservation so plan ahead! It was dark by our table so we needed our phones to read the menu (and our readers!). Go ahead and go, you’ll like it!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food ok but meat quite dry, and dishes lacked vegetables.
Good starters
Seating cramped and noise level far too high - impossible to converse.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Cuba is simply the best restaurant in NYC. The food is always great, the only down side is that it can be very noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The service was very good. The waiter was exuberant and informed. The music did get quite loud at one point and we had a hard time talking but when we asked they turned it down right away. The drinks were good and all the food except one paella was good. The paella Valencia I was a bit oily.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Took my boyfriend to NYC for his first trip there ever to celebrate his birthday. His family is from Cuba, and he loves Cuban food, so I thought we'd try out some Cuban food that's NOT from our hometown of Miami. He loved it all. As did I!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I absolutely love Cuba. One of my favorite places to eat. It's definitely a spot I would recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great place for brunch! Friends really enjoyed the bottomless drink specials as well.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

my gf and I have been here 3 times this year. best chimichurri sauce in the biz

Tags: Hot Spot, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was delicious and the service is tops; very attentive staff and the prices are very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My favorite restaurant in NYC. I've never had a bad experience

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The wait-staff did their best to rush us, bringing all the courses at once and attempting to remove dishes the moment one of us put down our utensils. We did not let them rush us (other than the food coming all at once) but anyone easily intimidated would be miserable here!

DO NOT order appetizers before your drinks arrive and DO NOT put in your order for main courses until you have started eating your appetizers. You will be sorry if you do not heed this advice!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great spot for a get together with friends! Lively environment with live music and a cigar roller. Great service and drinks. Love this place!

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Tapas, People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Cuba was an overall a nice place to dine at at least once. Let me list the pros and cons: Pros, food was tasty and good portion for price of plate. Drinks were yummy, especially the Pina Colada. Our server was friendly and attentive and allowed us to split our bill per person which was 5 of us. A lot of places only cap splitting the bill to a max of 2 credit cards. Cons, seating was choked up. You were literally on top of each other, it's very small in there. We asked the server to be seated upstairs to get breeze from the door opening because there was no AC and if there was it was barely on. Everyone was sweating felt like there was no air to breathe. We were seated in the basement. Coming down the stairs you're hit with the heat coming from the kitchen. And let' that about that staircase, narrow u and steep and easy for someone to fall down. Its honestly really poor set up on seating. I understand low light in restaurants but it was way too dark we had to use lights from our phone to read the menu. There was a noisy birthday take that came in that pretty much drowned out any conversation our table was trying to have. It was basically like their table was the only one there out of 4 tables in this little hole in the wall. If you go just keep in mind you don't get table preferences and be prepared to not have the waiter quiet down surrounding tables .

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The Cuba restaurant has very friendly staff , nice food and good AC.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

First time at Cuba! Everyone in our party loved it! Food, service, drink, vibe was awesome! Mojitos were crazy good! I think we had 4 pitchers of them!!

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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