Victor's Café

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$31 to $50
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Cuban

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking in the hands of your big Cuban family. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a festive celebration for the whole gang, you’ll have the feast of your dreams at Victor’s Café.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY THIS CHRISTMAS AT VICTOR’S CAFÉ Enjoy an ambiance filled with live Cuban music and vibrant décor. Our all-day dinner menu will be served, featuring a delectable blend of traditional cuisine and the best mojitos in town.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY THIS CHRISTMAS AT VICTOR’S CAFÉ Enjoy an ambiance filled with live Cuban music and vibrant décor. Our all-day dinner menu will be served, featuring a delectable blend of traditional cuisine and the best mojitos in town.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

START YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS AT VICTOR’S CAFÉ! Ring in 2020 with live Cuban music, balloons, party favors, plus a bit bubbly at the stroke of midnight. Reservations for the gala seating will be open from 9-9:30pm -serving a Cuban Tasting Menu for $155. Cancellation after 12/29 subject to $50 pp

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 7289 People Are Saying
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Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the Cuban sandwich.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I’ve been going to victors cafe for years. The food is always good. This time some of the portions were ridiculously small for the price including the pours on the wine and scotch. They used to give you plantain chips with salsa now there is a charge. We will be trying one of the many other options next time.

P
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 4th meal at Victor's. This time for two birthday celebrations. The food was outstandingly tasty as we now expect, and Armando again was the exemplary waiter; even remembering where my wife and I sat last
April! He is expert at knowing when a glass of wine needs to be topped off, or a plate removed. He adds to the experience immensely. The prices are very reasonable, and the food fantastic. I cannot recommend Victor's more highly.

PP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, old world service, great crowd. Always a great place for dinner pre-theater or any time. Come after 8 for a more relaxed environment.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good, we will be back

EL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food wasn’t up to par. Under cooked and under seasoned. Disappointing, considering that I loved that place. New chef perhaps?

A
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

At the old Victor’s, many years ago, the Cuban steak used to be exceptional. Now, the food is only average — fine, but nothing outstanding. The sweet plantains are delicious, and the service is good, although there’s a whiff of treating customers as if they’re tourists, which many are. Arroz con pollo is basic comfort food and serviceable.

H
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious - some portions were small for the price

h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautiful space, attentive service. There was even a live band in the bar area. This was the perfect place to have dinner before a show. We loved it!

IM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, everything about it was a solid 10... will be back

SC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was very good, the ambiance and vibe were excellent, and the cocktails were perfect. Service was a little weak, but otherwise a great experience.

P
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Que fiesta! Terrific service and attention. The food was ricissimo!

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Back at Victor's for the first time in a couple of years, and I'm afraid it did not live up to our previous experiences. The quality of our food and drinks were excellent, but service was not up to par. For example, one of our party ordered a neat Vodka and got a Whiskey over ice after a 15 minute wait. (It was a 10 minute wait for our other two mixed drinks, which is on the slow side.). Our server seemed a bit overwhelmed although he was cheerful enough. We were seated in the front section of the restaurant, and it was so noisy we had to nearly shout to be heard. The noise wasn't from the excellent trio playing in the bar, but just from fellow patrons. Tip: Ask for a table in the back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Victors. Our fish was cooked perfectly and our waiter was great. Love hearing the music as well. What a great restaurant!

A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food but lunch in NYC should not take 80 minutes

NM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance.

NW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff, great food.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Victor's for many years; I am never disappointed! The food is exquisite and the service is always phenomenal. You will not regret experiencing this restaurant!

J
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to victors Café many times over the years. It is my go to restaurant for Cuban fair in New York City. The food is good, the service is good and the drinks are good.

TF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything is delicious but what is missing is a nice basket of toasted and buttered slices of bread. It would be great pre-meal and would have complimented the delicious Salmon Carpaccio special and Avocado Salad we enjoyed. Ropa Vieja is my favorite go-to here!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a date. Great food and great vibes.

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been dining at Victors Cafe for 36 years and the the experience is always the same, excellent!

C
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our server, Armando was outstanding and made our evening!

BM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Wonderful food. Lackluster service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and everything we ordered was delicious!!!
Definitely recommend it!!!

SG
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were charged more than the menu price on our entree items. I didn’t say anything because it was only a few $$ but it did color the experience!

ND
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience. Food was flavorful and fresh.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great !

JG
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and lighting. Excellent food. Staff very efficient and friendly.

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Were seated near front door so we didn’t get a good feeling about the ambience. Ropa vieja was delicious. Lechón, not noteworthy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was extremely nice, food was amazing, employees were amazing. ! Best experience.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice anniversary dinner with friends.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there a few times a year and never disappointed with anything! Armando is the best waiter ever always explains everything and is always there when you need anything!

K
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Victor's Cafe to have my mother's surprise birthday party. I have eaten at this restaurant several times before and it seemed like the perfect venue. It did not disappoint. Our waiter, Cesar, was awesome and the entire wait staff were attentive and looked out for our 15-person party. Her party was a success, the food was delicious and the service was amazing as usual. This has become one of my favorite places to dine and tell my friends and family about. A big shout out to the Victor's Cafe team. Great job! Thanks.

SL
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Referred by a friend. It was underwhelming. The service is amazing, though. If you stick w the Rops Viejo you will be fine.

R
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Best Cuban food in NYC.

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience for my first time at Victors Cafe. Great way to celebrate a Birthday and catch up with friends!!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service !!

MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat. The food was very good.

RS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Steak only ok for price; served wrong appetizer; less sweet plantains now than previously; black beans also not very tasty; going to this restaurant for years; this meal not up to snuff

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