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Guantanamera - Forest Hills, Queens, NY

Guantanamera - Forest Hills

4.7
4.7
226 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 575-5755

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Celso Rodriguez

  • Neighborhood

    Forest Hills

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    For those who enjoy dining to the beat of Live salsa, rumba, and cha-cha, Guantanamera pumps up the volume with Live music and dancing Tuesday to Sunday from 9pm to 1am.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 226 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Cuban

  • Queens

    Best Value

  • Queens

    Great for Brunch

  • Queens

    Kid Friendly

  • Queens

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately. Pleasantly surprised with the live band which made the occasion super special especially when they sang happy birthday to me. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Live music is really great touch with dinner! Nice sangria and tropical cocktails. The churrasco and ropa vieja dishes were very delicious!
  3. o

    oscar

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service nice ambient
  4. L

    Lavy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    food was alright but service and ambiance was excellent
  5. M

    Molly

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food and drinks were great! Music a bit loud during dining, but perfect during cocktails. Will definitely dine at Guantanamera again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! And the drinks were strong. Loved the live band!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Delicious food and the band sounded amazing! Service could have been a little faster but overall it was great.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Friend’s bday
  9. SA

    StephenA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A birthday celebration that the staff treated very well and attentive just enough to ensure our party was able to celebrate and did not go without whatever was needed.
  10. P

    Phantom

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. The staff was wonderful and the ambiance was amazing. Toby and the band are awesome!
  11. h

    hambre2

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    While some of the dishes are alright (churrasco, croquetas), most of the "auntehtic" Cuban dishes were heavily seasoned (a lot of cumin, for example). But it is more respectful of Cuban cuisine than a number of "Cuban" restaurants that have appeared in NYC in the past decade, and even longer.
  12. MC

    MitziC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Terrific service. Very accommodating.
  13. f

    food4thought

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Very hard to hear anything with the band playing but great food and good music
  14. P

    Phantom

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Staff was so friendly and the band was an added bonus.
  15. JK

    JamesK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good value on their $21 prix fixe lunch, where had choice of soup salad or meat stuffed yuca, enjoyed cumin scented pork cube dish & finished with a creamy flan
  16. z

    zoraida

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the ambience and delicious food and entertainment.
  17. NC

    NataliaC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was excellent!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I Recommend this place, has a good service, good food and great entertainment
  20. R

    Roberto

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend this place
  21. R

    Roberto

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent thanks
  22. R

    Roberto

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a great place to eat.
  23. R

    Roberto

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a wonderful time with Angel, Florencio and Galo .
  24. SH

    SharonH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the drinks were great. The service was really good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go and eat and drink.
  26. C

    Coben

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was incredible. I left the restaurant wanting more.
  27. AM

    AlejandroM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as expected!! Looking forward to coming back again.
  28. NB

    NewBlue05

    1 review

    1.0

    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.
  29. ML

    MonaLisaM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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!
  30. TH

    TerryH

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  31. u

    undaunted

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food !!!!
  32. JW

    JeffW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  33. L

    Lovetoeatout

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent food & service !!
  34. SG

    SangeetaG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    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!
  35. R

    Roberto

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and excellent service , nice drinks and variety of beers
  36. GE

    GeeEs

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    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%.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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
  38. c

    calicoemw

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The ribs were SO soft & fell off the bone! Definitely repeatable!
  39. CS

    CarolS

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Mother’s’ day dinner

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Guantanamera - Forest Hills

110-80 Queens Blvd Queens, NY 11375

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Forest Hills

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Celso Rodriguez

  • Entertainment

    For those who enjoy dining to the beat of Live salsa, rumba, and cha-cha, Guantanamera pumps up the volume with Live music and dancing Tuesday to Sunday from 9pm to 1am.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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