Guantanamera - Forest Hills

4.5
210 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Guantanamera is an instant escape to chic Old Havana. Guantanamera is a friendly, fun, vibrant Cuban restaurant featuring traditional Cuban fare, magnificent mojitos, complimentary hand-rolled cigars, & Live Cuban music. As indelibly Cuban as the classic love song that bestowed its name, Guantanamera, captures the essence of Old Havana with its exotic décor featuring exposed brick, candle-lit tables, rattan-covered ceiling fans, and hand-painted folkloric murals. Diners are invited to feast on homemade Cuban specialties using the freshest ingredients, complimented with superb service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. In addition to the unique dining experience, we offer an exquisite bar and lounge area with a distinctive assortment of fine wines, rums, liquors, specialty cocktails, and exceptional appetizers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 210 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipNataliaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Went out for Christmas and the food just wasn’t very good. It all was missing flavor. Salt especially. Staff was very courteous, kind, and very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Recommend this place, has a good service, good food and great entertainment

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vipRoberto
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend this place

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vipRoberto
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent thanks

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vipRoberto
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a great place to eat.

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vipRoberto
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful time with Angel, Florencio and Galo .

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SharonH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks were great. The service was really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go and eat and drink.

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CourtneyO
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was incredible. I left the restaurant wanting more.

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AlejandroM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as expected!! Looking forward to coming back again.

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NewBlue05
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I usually don’t write reviews but because our experience was so bad I had to. I chose this place because of the live band. The event was for my wife 50th birthday. I made reservation for 15 to 20 guests 10 days before Saturday the 2nd. From the moment we got there I was told that I did not confirm my reservation. So they had no pre fix menu for us. Eventually, they brought out a pre fix menu but it was not the same one I had agreed on. Trying not be difficult I agreed. The food on this pre fix menu was awful, most of the guests did not eat their entres. My wife odered the talapia and it was nasty. I told her not to eat it and to send it back. We told our waiter that there was something wrong with the fish and took it back and never offered a different dish. So my wife did not eat anything. The pre fix included dessert but our waiter skipped that and offered to bring out the cake I brought with us. I had to mention to the waiter about the desert that was included in the pre fix. He said we could take it to go. So, we did. The worse part was that the band that started playing Cuban music were kicked out by some mariachi band that some other party hired. I spent under $1,200.00 for this occasion and felt completely disappointed because I wanted my wife to have a great experience, instead it turned out to be the worse experience we ever had.

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MonaLisaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second trip to Guantanamera, because of Hurricane Henri we weren't able to get live music, bit we had a wonderful time celebrating my brothers birthday and dining on fine cuban cuisine! And we're looking forward to our next visit in October!

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TerryH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value, although the dessert was not included in their weekend restaurant week menu, we were happy with the service and the foods.

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undaunted
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !!!!

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JeffW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great time before a show at Forest Hills Stadium! short walk from the stadium, just long enough to avoid the crowds on Austin. food and drinks were excellent and I'll be back!

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vipLovetoeatout
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food & service !!

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SangeetaG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food & drinks are way overpriced for the quality. Mojito & Margaritas had lot of sugar! Live music was so loud that we cannot hear a person sitting next to you. Will never go again!

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vipRoberto
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service , nice drinks and variety of beers

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GeeEs
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and service was outstanding. The staff is very polite and attentive. However, the live band is way too loud for such a small space and especiallyif you have small children with you. You're unable to have a conversation with the people at your table. The bathrooms are very dirty. The likelihood of me revisiting the restaurant is 65%.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very pleasant time at the restaurant. Food was good. Environment very good. Live music experience

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vipcalicoemw
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The ribs were SO soft & fell off the bone! Definitely repeatable!

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and and I had a great time. Food was delicious, prompt service, beautiful presentation of food, live music was so fun and energetic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Mother’s’ day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

IT WAS AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great service overall. We enjoyed the food, drinks and ambience.. The waiters were friendly and made sure everything was great at all times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands birthday and we had a small party of 8. Food and service were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for a Pre Mother’s Day Celebration the food was amazing and the band was outstanding can’t wait to go back

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jasonc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Table is never ready regardless of reservations.. always something.. service is also hit or miss.. food and entertainment is good..

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vipRoberto
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always delicious food, coffee and excellent service and friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The band was great, ceviche was fresh, and staff was friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the music, but just a tiny bit too loud. (Perhaps it has to be a bit louder to reach the guests further back).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

It was enjoyable but not organized as far as seating

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vipAnnaM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level was the best. Live music while eating. Loved it.

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vipbisonte
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very good service, good access during weekdays, spinach salad very good

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vipRoberto
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Angel ,Florencio and Gallo make Uor happy 😊.

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PaolaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The service could’ve been a little faster given the re

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vipRoberto
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angel make us come back all the time. Food is delicious and the service is excellent

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vipNadyaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

I had a reservation at 9 pm. Was not seated till 9:45. Seems like there is no point of having a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks where great and they didn’t rush us out which was awesome!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Guantanamera - Forest Hills using the Order Online button. Guantanamera - Forest Hills also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Guantanamera - Forest Hills also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 575-5755.

Guantanamera - Forest Hills is rated 4.5 stars by 210 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.