Victor's Café

4.6
7504 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.

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
What 7504 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HK1968
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Victor’s Café to celebrate Brazilian Valentine’s Day (June 12th) and Victor’s reopening post-Covid. We were extremely happy with the experience, from the food, to ambiance to service. I’ve been going there for 20 years now and can’t wait to return.

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RohitK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Gabriel, was amazing as was the whole staff we encountered. What a great place, glad we went.

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vipBobby
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful; a hidden gem! I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to celebrate my friends 50th birthday. The hosts were so sweet. They gave her the best table in the restaurant. We were not rushed at all. We felt very welcomed. The food was amazing and we had a great time. The live band was the icing on the cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time there and definitely going back. Delicious and pleasant experience.

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vipMaria
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience, so happy they’re back!!

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JoaLuna
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing. Since the location is big, tables were far apart and it felt safe. The food was good and the ambiance perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

La comida no es tan buena y el servicio .... muy pesimo

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and i was seated promptly after i gave my reservation info. Food was delish

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service!

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RonaldC
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We weren't please with our table and they went out of their way to get us a better table. Great service , great food, great vibes

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mothers day

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HP1218
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorite places to eat. Food is ALWAYS amazing and memorable. Waiter are also so nice and knowledgeable. I always have a great experience when dinning here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time for my son's birthday, food and drink very good and the service was great.

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GaryS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed and never disappointed with our experience at Victor’s Cafe! Great service, amazing food and awesome company. We will keep coming back!

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vipElizabethO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

the prices are too high for the amount of food that you get. We come here every year when we visit NYC for the Rabo Encendido and it was not on the menu. The menu is different and we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as it was before the pandemic. We were afraid that the service and food would suffer, but it did not.

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RMARTI411
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Been to Victor’s countless times and it’s always been very good.
This time went for my wife’s birthday. We were a party of 6. They
sat us immediately. Ordered cocktails and appetizers (25 minutes). Entrees took another 30 minutes. We were told there was only 1 person in the kitchen. Desserts and after dinner drinks were not any quicker!
The server was good and attentive. I can see the frustration on his face. Not his fault. I would have thought it would have been appropriate for the house to send a round of complementary drinks. After all the check was almost $700.
Would I be back again? Not anytime soon but probably will

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RobM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Victor’s reopened.

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vipCCnyc
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to dine indoors at one of my favorite places, and they totally lived up to their reputation!! The staff was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fresh and simply amazing - the champagne sangria was delicious!! It was a perfect night!!

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LuisG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere & service ! Plus food was amazing !!

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vipAlicenico
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great surprise

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vipLynneH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad that Victors is back! The service , food, and overall ambience are amazing and never disappoint. I can’t wait to see the new outside area. Looking forward to many fun evenings here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time great food! Shrimp quesadillas and coconut mojitos are a must!

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vipRikki
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to finally be back in Manhattan! Victor’s was the first restaurant we went to! So glad they survived the pandemic. Viejo Rosa and roasted puerto were fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victors is a Class Act.... I’m so thrilled they are open again.

You will notice they have remodeled the restaurant and it looks amazing as always.

The staff is AMAZING!..... My Heart was full of Joy when I saw some familiar faces.

As you already know the food is EXCELLENT

I was able to get my favorite dessert made especially for me... The Bom Bom Cubano 🤍 which was decadent.

Hands down There is NO COMPARISON TO VICTORS

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JorgeH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Pésima atención, muy mal servicio, tardaron más de una hora en traernos los alimentos porque traspapelaron nuestra orden. Definitivamente no lo recomiendo

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when we got there for are 8 o’clock reservations

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time coming here and I love the food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! If you love seafood the snapper ceviche is excellent. We loved it so much we order a second one for appetizer.
The entrees were AMAZING. We were not disappointed with anything we ordered.

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vipDonnaD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent venue for either pre or post theater. Excellent choices of entrees and libations. Sangria always pleases!!

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MelanieK
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The waitress “forgot “ to seat us even though we had reservations and stood exactly where we were told. Two other couples were seated at nice tables and the we were squeezed into a tiny place right in the door way which I don’t think was actually a seat for the restaurant. Told them it was my birthday when I made the reservations. Waiter mixed up our tickets that we identified and all has to be fixed by me calling and being on hold forever to correct the charge

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were delicious. Service was prompt - we told them we had reservations for a show. They accommodated us with time to spare and without making us feel rushed. I would highly recommend Victor’s cafe (and already have!)

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vipcttwin
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to find this place close to our Broadway show. Fish, pork & steak were all excellent along with dessert. Quiet enough for conversation & attentive staff.

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NYCouple
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was good and great recommendations, live band was good and restroom clean.

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VonetraG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and the ambience was excellent. I will return again in the near future

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PeterM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great find. Excellent food and attentive but not overbearing service. I’ll be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun environment, great service. I had a great time and the servers were very attentive and made great recommendations. The food was amazing.

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KarloN
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, easy going, beautiful interior, great food.

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LindaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great ambiance! Fantastic Cuban appetizers. I would come back to this restaurant again and again. I love the live music. So fun!

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You can order delivery directly from Victor's Café using the Order Online button. Victor's Café also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 586-7714.

Victor's Café is rated 4.6 stars by 7504 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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