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Victor's Café, New York, NY

Victor's Café

4.6
4.6
7196 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 586-7714

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Catering

    Please e-mail monica@victorscafe.com or francine@victorscafe.com to get information.

  • Private party facilities

    Accommodating from the most intimate of gatherings in one of our private rooms, and up to 200 guests seated or 300 standing in a more cocktail party setting, Victor’s Café is the ideal place for your private, corporate, charitable, fundraiser &/or holiday event.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Zaldivar: (888) 772-4230

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway & 8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot across the street from the restaurant, Central Parking, located at 888 8th Ave New York, NY 10019.

  • Public transit

    Stops E train to 7 Ave, #1 train to 50th Street, N R Q to 49th Street <br />

  • Entertainment

    Live music in our Cuba Lounge & Bar. Free Wi-Fi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,196 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Cuban

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  1. DV

    DallasV

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! I don’t visit NYC without a visit here. The food is wonderful and service spot on. Diego was the best and made this a fantastic night for all of us
  2. h

    hs3447

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with friends for a pre-theater dinner. The food and service were superb. We have been here many times and the food and service is always superb.
  3. AM

    AnthonyM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went with some friends for Sunday brunch and had a great time! The food, the staff, the ambiance all made for a great outing. We're definitely going back for dinner!
  4. MC

    MarkC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at Victor's and we had an amazing time! I had the Bronzini fish and this was absolutely delicious. I hope they keep it on their permanent menu. My wife and friends dinners were excellent as well. We all loved the ambience and energy and most importantly the service was fantastic! We told our waiter that we needed to be out of there for a Broadway show by 7:30 pm and we actually had 20 mins to spare by the time we were finished with dinner. Drinks were excellent! Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking about dinner before going to a show.
  5. IB

    IBoogie

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Hostess was unusually unpleasant which was a first but manager handled the situation well. After years of being a loyal customer, I was saddened by her rudeness and unwelcoming disposition.
  6. RM

    RoseM

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is very good - especially if you are seeing a play in that area. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
  7. MX

    MadamXT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victor is one of the servers (formerly their best bartender) and he made 1000% certain we were taken care of!! He recognized me from behind!! He is absolutely exceptional!! He even brought over the Manager to introduce us - yes we go whenever we are in the City and can stop in. Who wouldn’t? The food is beyond reproach and our guests were blown away!! This is where you go for the best Cuban food in the City and the best Mojito in all of NY!!!
  8. RF

    RayF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed the elegant ambience, quick service, and great food.
  9. ER

    EileenR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service was slow. Had to ask for several items more than once
  11. CM

    CateM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both members of my party were gluten free (one celiac and one gluten intolerant). The menu is marked with items that can be made gluten free. We informed our waiter when ordering, and he assured us again that it would not be a problem. The food tasted incredible, and neither of us got sick from cross contamination. We look forward to returning again.
  12. LB

    LauraB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful restaurant for pre-theater or simply a night-out. The food is delicious, and the service is excellent.
  13. NC

    NatalijaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place for dinner with the history, we liked it so much.
  14. DM

    DianeM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very nice location near the theater. Service was very good. Major complaint is that this restaurant has no handicap accessible bathrooms. So anyone with a cane or wheelchair cannot navigate inside. That part was very disappointing!
  15. PP

    PhiladelphiaPhil

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect end to our Theater Day. Great service and food!
  16. R

    Rene

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner. Will come again soon
  17. r

    rhonnienyc

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My group enjoyed everything and the service was exceptional.
  18. JS

    JS1984

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful, quick (but not too quick) and food was excellent. I had the salmon carnaval, and the tres leches cake. Would definitely return again.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most people go to the theater district to see a play or musical but to be honest, I too go for the theatrical experience but also for Victor’s. I love Cuban food but my options in Central and Southern Jersey are poor. My favorite dish, vaca frita, is missing from many menus, even other Cuban restaurants in NY. I have been going to Victor’s for 40 years and have never had a bad meal. You can’t go wrong with any menu choice.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!!!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, the food, drinks, and service were amazing. I enjoying coming here when I am in town. The lechón asado was spot on.
  22. KK

    KhristyK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was amazing food and service !! Highly recommend , we will be back!
  23. M

    Miguel

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for dinning... (delicious meals, a great selection of adult beverages and outstanding service)...
  24. CB

    ColetteB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victor’s is always constantly good! Great food, drinks, and ambiance!
  25. KS

    KStein

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent and the service is outstanding!
  26. C

    Chuck

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was perfect. The food exceeded expectations in all respects. Highly recommended for any occasion
  27. b

    boymarty

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous service by all associates! Food was great. A lot of positive energy at Victor’s
  28. KK

    KeithK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location to eat after a show. We had the fried branzino and it was incredible. Very busy, but service was top notch and friendly.
  29. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice variety of atmosphere, service was excellent, great food. Highly recommend.
  30. D

    Denise22

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were seated immediately, 5pm on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Service was quick - it was just the two of us and our meal of apps, dinner and dessert was done in less than an hour and a half.
  31. AH

    AmyH

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious branzino fish. Ate in their outside dining room. Excellent service !
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and good. The coconut mojitos are amazing. Better than mine even
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good. Very nice waiter speedy food
  34. ED

    EDDIE

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Ordered the ceviche appetizer @ $25. Mostly fruit and advocate. Told the waiter and no response The shrimp main course was sub par. The salmon main course , which was ordered rare, came medium. Will not return.
  35. OJ

    OdedJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The last time I patronised Victor's was 35 years ago when I was an international student in New York, well worth returning, just as tasty and entertaining as I recalled. Highly recommended.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a "WOW"! The Art Room was Impressive.The food and service were exceptional. Looking forward to experiencing the Garden Room. By the way, we will tell all of our friends and family! Thank you
  37. D

    Denny

    New York Area

    152 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great theater district restaurant, perfect for before or after a show. Outstanding food and service and lovely ambiance in both rooms (though very different in each). Highly recommended. And definitely get a side order of fried plantains -- they are light and amazing!
  38. JA

    JoeAlbanese

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A warm and wonderful Mecca just off the Theater District. The food is quite good and, more importantly, seasoned correctly - not too spicy/ sweet/ tart. The attention to detail is in evidence. The wait staff is young and polite. It lends a feeling as if you are dining in the home of a friend. Points, however, have to be taken for several small things: no bread is served; the noise level can get quite intolerable; the A/C should be cranked up a bit more, especially when the room is nearing maximum capacity. But, overall, it is a wonderful dining experience and one I look forward to enjoying again and again.
  39. C

    Cody

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Ambiance was the best thing about this place. Paella rice had way too much water in it. Did not include a spec of saffron, even though it was labeled “saffron paella”. Service was fine. Honestly, wouldn’t recommend if visiting from out of town.
  40. JK

    JoelK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    We have been to Victor's many times but, alas, I don't know if we will return in the near future. The place has a lively vibe and is beautiful. The service was very good. However, the portion size has gotten smaller while the prices have gotten larger.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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

Victor's Café is rated 4.6 stars by 7196 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 17 times today
Google Map for Victor's Café

236 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway & 8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot across the street from the restaurant, Central Parking, located at 888 8th Ave New York, NY 10019.

  • Public transit

    Stops E train to 7 Ave, #1 train to 50th Street, N R Q to 49th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Entertainment

    Live music in our Cuba Lounge & Bar. Free Wi-Fi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 586-7714

  • Catering

    Please e-mail monica&#64;victorscafe.com or francine&#64;victorscafe.com to get information.

  • Private party facilities

    Accommodating from the most intimate of gatherings in one of our private rooms, and up to 200 guests seated or 300 standing in a more cocktail party setting, Victor’s Café is the ideal place for your private, corporate, charitable, fundraiser &/or holiday event.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Zaldivar: (888) 772-4230

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