Victor's Café

4.7
7327 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban

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Pre/post Theatre
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Spend your holidays at Victor's! ✨ ⭐ New Year's Eve, We'll be open from 4pm-12 Midnight, Last Seating at 10:30pm. We'll be serving our al la carte menu as well as some holiday specials.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Spend your holidays at Victor's! ✨🎄 Christmas Eve We'll be open 12pm-10pm and respectively. We'll be serving our al la carte menu as well as some holiday specials.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

pend your holidays at Victor's! ✨🎄 Christmas Day We'll be open 11:30am-10pm and respectively. We'll be serving our al la carte menu as well as some holiday specials.

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CarolinaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We had the best waiter we could hope for. Daniel was truly amazing!!! He took care of minor details at a time when the restaurant was at capacity. I hope you get Daniel on your visit.

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Rene
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Wonderful Time. All food, service, Wine, Music Fabulous.
Coming back on December 16th.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor’s Cafe was always one of our favorites before the pandemic and I’m happy to say that everything was just as great as before. The food was excellent as was the service. We’re so glad to be back!

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evar
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo con un sabor rico.Excelente servicio.Fueron rápidos con la comida y la bebida.La sangría está bien buena.El tres leche brutal.

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Lizzy
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place for Thanksgiving dinner, turkey was very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Staff was friendly and we will definitely be back!
It was a great dining experience

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Graham
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

So So Disappointed, my Sister and her husband came here from London for the Thanksgiving holiday ,I thought to take them to a Cuban restaurant would be such fun, I 'd heard that Victor had music and I love Cuban food , we all decided we were going to have their famous pork dish only to find out that they had run out of this dish , the table where we sat was super cold the whole time we were there....all in all it was a huge expense and not at all fun ....will most likely never return

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KamalaA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

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JohnB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Broadway Play

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K8party
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Cuban appetizer platter and the roasted pork! The cocktails were great and the wine list went well with the spicy tapas. We were two hours early for our reservation but the hostess seated us anyway. Thank you!

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ThorvaldurG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great music at the bar.

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MariaE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a rush to get to a Broadway show and were pleasantly surprised how quickly we were served. The staff were extremely friendly and professional from the moment we arrived until the time we left. The food was delicious. The portion sizes are reasonable - not huge. We were full but had room for dessert. I will definitely go back!

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Teacher
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went after having seen a Broadway show matinee. Despite the reservation we still had to wait 20 minutes for a table. We both loved dinner. Since I speak Spanish I did all the ordering in Spanish, which I think delighted our waiter. The appetizer salad was so huge we shared one. It had shaved almonds & clementine to make it more interesting. We both had the ropa vieja. I ordered a side dish of platanos fritos, which I love. The mojito was excellent as well. Dessert was flan for me & rice pudding for her. All in all a great meal. We would certainly both go back.

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vipRobert
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner. Wonderful food, great service, delicious drinks. Save room for the Churros! So simple and so delicious!

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JPFB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor’s Cafe! First time and special dinner for my husband’s 50th birthday. Delicious food, fab cocktails, amazing atmosphere and wonderful people!You will not be disappointed. Cannot wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s b-day and this place never disappoints. Food, ambiance, service is amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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EricaI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious!

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viptrvllaur
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, waitstaff, ambiance, Perfect!! Appetizers, skirt steak, Spanish wine and rice pudding delicious. Favorite pre-theatre restaurant!!!

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Meggen
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had the Lechon Asado and my friend had the Ropa Vieja. I was disappointed in both dishes. My Lechon was flavorless, a pile of shredded pork with no good roasted dripping garlic sauce. The Ropa Vieja had sauce but it lacked the rich flavor of spices it should have.

Speaking as a Miami-born Cuban, this missed the rich flavors I expected. The ambiance was lovely, and the service was good, but the owners need to go back to Miami and refresh their recipes.

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vipSaratogaGregg
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. Mojitos we’re also delicious. Staff was super friendly and professional

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dbarbz20
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended this place to us for dinner after a show. Great choice, food was delicious, service great, loved everything about it. Glad to see people out and eating again too!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service outstanding!

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vipPeggyG
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter!

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Hope
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive wait staff. Friendly. Servicev oriented. Would definitely go back again. Nice wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Food and service were fantastic. This was our first time back since pandemic and they handled the check in and seating in appropriate manner. We will be back again soon.

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vipBill
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. Third time we've had dinner there. Service was fabulous. We can't wait to come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many many years of wonderful times for our family at Victor’s! The food is consistently spectacular, and the service is amazing. We LOVE the design and ambiance of this place, it’s like you stepped back in time to Havana

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renate
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful night and the waitstaff were on point, and very attentive! Enjoyed great drinks and great authentic Cuban food! 🥰

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TaraH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here since the pandemic. Everything was as delicious as I remember. Will definitely be back.

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KimberlyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice vibe and ambiance with delicious food and attentive waiters - all within walking distance of the theaters. Francine and Staff were extremely accommodating of our hard stop schedule so we made it to our show on time. A great choice of restaurant with good, interesting food.

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BBDNC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to go! We had tickets to a show and they accommodated without question. If you’re headed to broadway stop here!

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vipbethc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I always loved this restaurant but don't know what happened on this visit. W arrived at 615 and told them we had to be at a show at 8. Service was very slow and although they were apologetic our food arrived at 725 one hour after it was ordered. Everything was delicious as always but we had to rush through it to make our show making it less than enjoyable. I don't know why it was so delayed. We asked several times and kept being told it would be a few minutes. Not the best way to enjoy a meal. It was stressful instead of fun.

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TrishT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Victor's Cafe to meet up with some friends in the city prior to going to catch a Broadway show. Reservation at 6pm for a show at 8pm. The service was extremely attentive, the atmosphere was friendly and the food was excellent! We had 3 meat lovers, a pescatarian and a vegetarian. All were extremely happy with their meals. Made it just in time for the show as we were chit chatting over dessert too much and lost track of time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night there

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic. We visit Victors when we are in town and are never disappointed. Fantastic meal, service and overall experience.

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StephenF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was good but not great. Empanadas were overcooked and a bit dry. Paella was good and so was roasted pork but we have had better meals there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First return to the City since covid 20 months ago. Returned to my favorite restaurant in Manhattan. Was greeted by Armando, a waiter who has waited on me over the years. The kitchen has not lost a step. The food was excellent and is probably the best Cuban food in the City. It was a great evening following a great play. I look forward to many more awesome meals here in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent and staff was very attentive and helpful.

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FatimaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was really bad took significantly too long to get drinks and have the food actually serviced. The food was decent but not what was expected for the price.

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LazaroR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a relaxing environment. Portion a bit on the small side

FAQs

Victor's Café offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 586-7714.

Victor's Café is rated 4.7 stars by 7327 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.

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