Guantanamera - Forest Hills

4.6
183 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 183 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.4
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4.7
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
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
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
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
16 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
4 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
4 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
15 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
7 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
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPaolaB
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
16 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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NadyaC
New York Area
5 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!

YM
vipYesseniaM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sangria was good!

CS
vipChantalS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb and the entertainment also superb! True authentic Cuban restaurant. Love it so much!

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PatriciaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Fun place to enjoy a great meal! Will definitely go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place, good food n good service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday today. Everyone was super attentive and helpful for a party of 11.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great ! Authentic service was wonderful you fell like home good experience love it!!

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vipOriii
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This was my third time dining here. Went for Valentine’s Day so there was a prixe fix menu. Would have much preferred their regular menu, which I find to be much better quality and more flavorful. Drinks were yummy and strong. Ambiance was fun as there was live music. Staff is always attentive and friendly. Will probably go back again.

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Brice
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dinning experience, amazing food and great live band!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine Day, they had pre course menu. It was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing the dessert not so much but can't be perfect at everything

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the music we an excellent ending to our anniversary.

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Mitzi
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went to eat there on Christmas Day and my Aunt never received her food . When her food did come out it was 100% wrong. We ordered drinks and that took long to come.

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vipPattyS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food very good. Service a little slow. But will come back again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the music
Great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was our first time there, and we LOVED it!!!! We will definitely be coming back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just ok. Not the best Cuban restaurant.

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vipjoses
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was very disappointing.

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wejustate
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

How happy are we to have this restaurant in our neighborhood? VERY. If you haven't been, please go. Forest Hills isn't overly blessed with wonderful restaurant options, but Guantanamera is just terrific. Ropa vieja is absolutely delicious. It's easy to become a regular here.

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AnnG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I have been to the Manhattan location and the paella is so much better. The paella at this location has carrots, bell peppers, peas and corn. It tasted like it was from a can. I would go again but order something else. They miss the mark on the flavors with the paella. Hopefully the other food does not taste like can food.

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Sidjul
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Happy hour is too limited and need to expand. Good service and band was great.

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vipTomM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Shrimp in Creole sauce was outstanding. Love this place.

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NelsonT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I ordered the Paella Marinara for the main course but it was cooked what looked and tasted like frozen vegetable medley!? Never had Paella with a medley of veges just Peas.

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vipFoodmaven
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There for lunch. Restaurant not busy. My pork dish was a little tough, but service was good.

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MarybelG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Accommodation for party of 20 after civil matrimony. Food was great and in abundance. Service and staff professional and courteous. Everyone left happy and full, including the newlyweds. Thank you for a memorial moment.

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MAYL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and the waitstaff friendly and accommodating. The music was a little too loud for me, but I was very happy when the band singer sang "Guantanamera" before they left. This was the first time I have come to this restaurant with my family. I would definitely come back again and have recommended this restaurant to several people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our mother’s 77th birthday dinner and the experience was fantastic. We were a large party of 9 and the service was amazing and the food was great! Highly recommend it!!

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You can order delivery directly from Guantanamera - Forest Hills using the Order Online button. Guantanamera - Forest Hills also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 4.6 stars by 183 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.