Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere; amazing flavors.
Our waitress Sam was amazing. She is one of the reasons we will return. She knew the menu, what the ingredients were, offered samples of wine and made suggestions that were spot on.
We were there early (5:30) so some of the questions related to the noise and patron environment we could not answer.
Always a spectacular meal with unequalled service.
We had a great time celebrating our anniversary and my wife’s birthday. The food was amazing and the server, Sam, was awesome. Certainly a great spot. All the food was so good.
Best restaurant in Lankeland
My husband does not compliment many restaurants - he said this was the best steak he has ever had at a restaurant! The food was authentic Cuban Latino. Do very tasty - well put together / smell, taste, sight - it meets all the criteria. Wait staff was very knowledgeable - we ordered appetizer- octopus - very tender. The1961 salad had Serrano ham,olives, manchego & swiss cheeses with a special house dressing. We had entrees of Corvina Fish, brisket with sofrito that would melt in your mouth and the aforementioned filet. Wonderful desserts - just can’t say enough great things about this gem of a restaurant!!!
The Best In Town. Please make reservations or take your chance.
The freshness and vibrance of the food was amazing. Such incredible and creative cuisine. Very nice to meet Chef Marcos and very much appreciated his generosity. A gem of a restaurant and one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. Will certainly return.
We had a wonderful time! Marcos the executive chef met us and was very nice. Food was wonderful and the cozy atmosphere was relaxing. If I lived in Lakeland this gem would definitely be on my favorites list! Thanks Marcos
Our most recent experience at Nineteen61 was outstanding. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and surpassed all expectations. The food was delicious and great portion sizes. We left full! I highly recommend Nineteen61!
My wife and I went for her birthday. Our waitress was amazing and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. They made sure to wish my wife a happy birthday and even printed it on her menu. It was a great experience and we will be back!
Our dinner was at 7:00 and they were already out of the special. It was not very busy and felt there may not have been one in the first place. If you’re out, don’t bring it up.
The food is amazing and our server Sam is great. Her recommendations are always on point! Portions are filling. I love the 1961 salad. It’s perfect for sharing.
The food was amazing, the staff was fabulous! My family had such an amazing time.
Amazing food and atmosphere! Celebrating our anniversary! The place was beautiful!
I took my daughter here for a Daddy-Daughter date. There is a beautiful garden space outside for nice photos. The inside space is neat and simple. The chef spoke to us personally and shared his background. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and made good recommendations. We really enjoyed the food.
Outstanding food and service. Filet was one f the best I have ever had. Wonderful atmosphere.
My significant other and myself dined on a Friday evening and our total experience of "fine dining"
was truly encountered and appreciated! Our evening at Nineteen Sixty One could not have been more enjoyable and satisfying had we had eaten at any cafe/restaurant in any large metropolitan city! KUDOs
to the owner and management!
Could not have been nicer. We were there at 5:30 and enjoyed the quiet. I understand the noise level gets greater but our time was perfect. Will certainly come again and again! Thanks for a lovely evening!
PS: Would love to have the 1961 salad dressing recipe.....it was delicious!
My favorite restaurant in Lakeland! Food is excellent, and service is superior.
Extremely overpriced for what you get! Yuka and churrasco were super salty, ropa vieja was bland. The plate of churrasco served a whole 5 bites, as did the pulpo! The cafe con leche was weak, just awful! The ambiance and staff are very nice. Unfortunately I was very disappointed.
My husband and I visited for a date night based on a friends recommendation. We loved the ambiance and the food was incredible! To top it off we received exceptionally excellent and knowledgeable service from our server. We are already recommending this restaurant to our friends and family and will be visiting again!
Good food, great service. New items on the menu still very expensive.
This place is a gem that is far more upscale than you would suppose in a town like Lakeland. The food is incredible and the service warm, friendly, and knowledgeable about their offerings. We trusted our server’s recommendations and were never disappointed. Excellent choice for a special occasion or a nice meal out. Lakeland finally has something unique, tasty, and upscale!
Absolutely loved the family style on Sunday. One of the best meals in a long time. Thanks for having us.
Most amazing food!! If you are a true foodie, you will not be disappointed!! Flavors are always elevated perfectly. Love love love it!!
Everything about our meal was wonderful. Great food. Great service. Great attention to detail. I do wish that there was better parking. It's difficult to find a space behind the restaurant in their small lot. The only other options are street parking and a grassy lot across the street which is difficult to walk in wearing open toe shoes.
The food was delicious. The restaurant was quiet. The service was excellent. This is the best restaurant I’ve dined at in years!
Good was good! Service was excellent. 3 course meal! Keep up good work!
Everything was great!
Very good food. Tables for two are very close together and the place is very small. It is very loud inside and not very private for a conversation but easily forgiven by the quality of the food and service.
Absolutely one of the best in food, presentation and vibe you can experience in an intimate, local restaurant. Kudos to Chef Marcos!!
Excellent experience, congrats to the Chef and staff!! Will definitely be back.
Wonderful food EXCELLENT service from Terrell our server and from the kitchen even though the place was bombed! Great experience
This restaurant is in my top ten small venues in Florida. Excellent service, perfection in a plate, a master of a chef and great vibes. Not one complaint about anything and we are going to be a regular visitor when in Lakeland.
Love this place. There were 3 of us and we ordered 3 tapas plus 1 salad plus 1 appetiser. Shared all of it. Was totally delicious
My favorite restaurant in Lakeland. A culinary experience. Terrific ambience. Great service. Pricey, but worth every penny.
Excellent food and service as always. I’m never disappointed and always enjoy every visit.
Appetizers were spectacular including the octopus, cheese and meat platter as well as the shrimp. The entree menu is heavily tilted toward seafood and beef. I had the Wok Seared Lomo as I continue to search for a non-seafood entree to fall in love with. It was perfectly prepared although still not the go to entree I'm working to find. I would like to see a pork entree added to the menu. However, the appetizers and tapas are as good as you will find anywhere.