Victor's Café

4.5
7005 reviews
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Cuban
Since 1963, Victor’s Café, a family-run New York City neighborhood gem, continues to be a culinary voyage to Cuba offering an incomparable experience with its harmony of authentic cuisine, warm hospitality and stylish environment. It has the unique distinction of being both luxurious and casual, serene and high energy, family oriented and romantic, exotic yet familiar.

The cuisine at Victor’s includes the most delicious, authentic dishes combined with the restaurant’s exclusive creations that represent the evolution of Cuban cuisine. Signature dishes include Victor’s famous black bean soup, shredded beef (“Ropa Vieja”), and roast suckling pig (“Lechon”).

The restaurant itself is divided into three spacious dining rooms, accented with warm lighting, colorful Cuban art, tropical ceiling fans, and lofty sky-lit ceilings. Its Cuba Lounge is intimate and warm, featuring a tapas menu and a variety of Cuban cocktails such as Mojitos and Sangria.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

PUT THE EASE IN EASTER BY HOPPING DOWN TO VICTOR'S CAFÉ! Enjoy the traditional tastes of spring in a vibrant space, where you can sip on cocktails and experience live Cuban music. Whether you're brunching, lunching or looking for a cozy dinner spot, our Cuban-style dishes are an eggcellent treat!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Guava cobbler was an amazing surprise. Get place for after Thayer.

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F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy dining at Victor's. The food is consistently excellent and the staff looks to please. When we attend the theater near by we always reserve a table at Victor's.

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AR
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very cool place, very good food, the oxtail was amazing. We always visit Victors when in NYC.

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LN
Vancouver
116 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had Broadway musical tickets and found Victor's to be in a good location. The atmosphere and decorations as well as live music were fun and the food was tasty. Our dinners were a signature pork dish and a fish special with branzino. It was a lively crowd but fine for conversation. We will go back!

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AG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

food was flavorful with many interesting choices but it was very noisy and tables were too close together

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SM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Nice ambiance. It smelled a bit like sitronela so I suggest using another candle scent. Music was a bit loud but for some that might be ok. Friendly staff.

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M
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice experience, good food, service pace was relaxed, could have been a bit faster for my taste. I’ll definitely return.

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both top notch. I highly recommend Victors Cafe!

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RI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting up with dear friends at our favorite restaurant in NYC!

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LC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felipe was very attentive waiter. Food was delicious. Every time I’m in NY I must visit Victor’s!

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J
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

A madhouse of non-service. Cuban food very average. Portions TINY for the price. Getting a drink nearly impossible. Never again.

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food and wait staff service was excellent. Unfortunately our dessert was vey delayed from the kitchen . After 20 minutes we had to leave and requested that it be wrapped to go instead of serving it to us.
Very disappointing.

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RW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. The food, service and decor were all great. This is not the first time I’ve been here and it didn’t let us down.

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VV
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We love coming here but usually do so at lunch. We found dinner very noisy. It was mostly due to the people sitting next to us that were just very very loud. Also on the evening menu a few items took 45 minutes to prepare and this was just too long for us. Needless to say, with enjoyed it still and will be back again

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

様々な食材を使ったいろいろな味覚のキューバ料理を楽しめます。季節のモヒートにはサトウキビのマドラー付きで美味しかったです。

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a delicious and reliable choice in the area

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu has changed a lot and is not as good as before.

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D
Philadelphia
148 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Cuban sandwich in NYC! The cold seafood cocktail appetizer was fresh and flavorful. We enjoy eating here when in the city.

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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is good. I like the ambiance. I will definitely go back.

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C
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere! This was our second time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but worth the price. Everything I had was delicious!!

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KH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner. Fun and enjoyable before our show!

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! I've been going for years.

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RC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Been there many times. Always enjoyable. Ordered seafood paella for the first time.NOT GOOD. JUST WET RICE w NO FLAVOR and Seafood. Not a paella at all- Very Disappointing.

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AO
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, food, and service!

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SV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! I took some colleagues from work and they loved it. The service and food was all amazing.

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JP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I celebrate my birthday here every year. Great fun.

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A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved❣️
The location, ambiance, & staff were perfect. The menu is a bit limited, however our selections were excellent.

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CC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite NYC restaurants. Really lovely.

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PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food small portions. Service over the top.

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RH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Have dined at Victor's many times and have generally always enjoyed it. This particular night there was an extremely loud and annoying group sitting near us that ruined the entire evening. Wouldn't normally blame the establishment however when we said something to the manager right at the beginning he wouldn't speak to the rude group. Instead he looked at me and said" peace and love" The night got worse and worse and at least four or five other patron tables were visibly upset. As we were leaving I confronted the manager again and told him he sacrificed at least 5 tables for his lack of customer service knowledge and I doubted any of us will ever go back there again. Even with that he didn't have the common sense and decency to say anything. Adios Victor's.

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e
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fab as always-totally love the restaurant and go when ever we go to a show! The best sangria!!

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n
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Went before a show on a recommendation. While it is nostalgic, it is good not great. Our portions were on the small side. The service was good, borderline snobby.

There are definitely better Cuban restaurants in NYC for the same price or less

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was awesome. We were placed in the room we requested. They had live music and the atmosphere was bright and happy. Service was amazing and food was delicious . A nice escape from the nyc winter weather !

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m
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food at Victor’s Cafe. Drinks are exceptional!!!

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall we loved Victors. The food was good but the only thing was we felt very rushed. The waiter kept coming over and wanted our order quickly.

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

would def go back! have a great time! it was a fun night!

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Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as usual, went out with friends and a business acquaintance and all were impressed. Music was a little loud so try to sit away from the front door for more convo as well as warmth since it’s so cold. Will be back again next time in New York

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat before a show. Food was amazing.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always. Can’t beat the sangria- worth the trip for that alone!

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