Guantanamera - Forest Hills

4.4
167 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.
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vipChantalS
New York Area
12 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
27 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
1 review
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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vipjoses
New York Area
3 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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vipbisonte
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

good service, accomodating to requests ok for weekdays

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic! We had a great time.

TM
vipTomM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. One of our regular places.

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vipSummi
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cuban food reasonably priced.Nice decor, ambiance and friendly staff.

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KimM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Appetizers were ok, But the main food lacks everything. The food didn't have any flavor what so ever. We had fish, steak, seafood and chicken and nothing tasted good. Took my daughter for her graduation dinner and was very disappointed. There signature drink tasted like orange juice and not like a cocktail. The food is overpriced worst $200 I've spent on dinner. Will not recommend this place nor will i be back.

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CARMELOF
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Extremely loud could not hear waiter or hold a conversation with members at our table....music was not of good quality in fact added to the high noise level... have gone several other times and music and noise level was much more comfortable...

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HRivera
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Staff was friendly and pleasant. The live music was great

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vipSelima
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Cuban restaurant! Had the raspberry mojito, camarones con ajillo, pollo coco and pollo con queso y vegetables. Everything was excellent! Eager to go back for weekend brunch & the live band😃

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vipJredstang
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service and food are wondeful. The variety is fantastic and the cocktails are abundant. They have live music on the weekends and it is a perfect place to have parites; there were two large birthday celebrations that evening. My only complaint is the music is too loud. Once they start to play all conversation has to stop bc no one can hear themselves. The restaurant is quaint and the music need not be played blasting.

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Pattygrl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

I was very happy with service but didn’t like that we were charged $3 per person just to cut a cake. I think that is very excessive and insulting.

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Rogerc
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME! Food Drinks and service are outstanding. Cuban food at its finest. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is always kind, down to earth. And the food is amazing! Also nice and clean place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Really was looking forward to a tasteful Cuban experience but the seafood was lacking seasoning. Although, the service was pretty good.

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JaneneL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good. The food was good. The music was good just a little loud for the cozy space. Could not hear conversation at table

JJ
JulyJ
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food and drinks. Reasonable prices and very attentive staff

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vipTomM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.
Love this place it has become a regular stop for us

FAQs

Guantanamera - Forest Hills does offer 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 4.4 stars by 167 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.