Victor's Café

4.7
7301 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban

About

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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LorraineF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent menu selection and drink list. The food was delicious and portion size generous. The wait was very attentive and responded to all request immediately. The room was lit with great mood lighting and soft music was in the background. No loud conversations to disturb you and your party. A great time was had by all.

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Kapil
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great, had variety of appetizers and entrees. Victors special beef dish is worth it, had to repeat an order of it as kids loved it very much. Will certainly go back again.

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vipMrsRoman
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Busy night. Waited about 35 mins to be seated. With a reservation. Staff was very apologetic and friendly. Food and ambiance was great. Ropa Vieja dish was a little disappointing. It’s my go to order whenever I dine somewhere that offers it. It was so sweet. Like sugar sweet. Not a fan. Everything else was delicious. Especially the Coconut Mojitos. Server was very nice.

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JoanneD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was yummy, service was great! Will definitely be back..

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vipSusan
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish! Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than expected! Cuban cuisine at its best! Nice ambiance, excellent service, beautiful restaurant, great location.

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FrankJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, the food was excellent and the service was wonderful!

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Suzy
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here but will definitely go back. We were about 30 minutes early for our reservation but they were accommodating. The food was delicious - the ropa vieja was just like my family makes it- and our server, Mr. Armando, could not have been sweeter or more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and superb service!!!

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vipMetsfan86
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as always! Mojitos are the best

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DeannaA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victors remains one of my favorite places to eat in mid-town. Food is always delicious!

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vipfoodlover
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I’m NYC, Victor’s Cafe is always on our list of restaurants. The service and food is always amazing.

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CliffH
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the staff were welcoming and attentive. We started our dinner with the empanadas, Havana guac and bartolito. All were delicious - the guac was so fresh, the chicken in the empanadas so tasty but it was the bartolito that blew us away. The combination of ingredients created this flavor medley that had us all wishing there were more than three to go around.

Entrees didn’t disappoint-paella de mariscos, ponle tops a la vaca and lechon asado. We shared bites across the table and every dish was delectable.

Oh, and the sangria was also on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Cuban food.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was charged $105 over the bill. They tried to swindle me. Luckily I noticed and wouldn’t sigh the transaction. They claimed it was an error, but I’m not an idiot. Will never eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a laser focus to detail and efficiency in service. Food and drinks were amazing! Definitely would recommend.

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vipLisa
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

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crystalb
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Victor's Cafe in a number of years and the food was just as tasty as I remember. Looking forward to another night out hopefully it won't be years until I return. The service was wonderful as well.

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Chris09
Querétaro
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Increíble servicio e increíble comida! Súper recomendado!

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WandaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armando (our waiter) was great, helpful & personable. It was our first time there. I decided to have brunch with a couple of my girlfriends & we had an awesome time. Everyone was very friendly. I will go there again.

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vipSixContinentsDown
Salt Lake City
69 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably excellent. This time for Sunday brunch. Rum-based cocktail creations were superb, as was the ceviche. Meatball appetizer was very good and very large. Shrimp enchilados (a Cuban dish similar to a creole) were tasty, with eight large shrimp. Cuban sandwich was authentic and of high quality ingredients. Our server was the right amount of personable, and always nearby. Like most restaurants, they were a bit short-staffed, but are handling it well except for somewhat slower – but still acceptable – cocktail service. The quality has not suffered at all though.

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JoelleM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great music and the food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, very attentive service & great atmosphere.

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Nelkye
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family getting together. Friendly staff. Excellent food and presentation. Great location

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ChristianK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner before a show, right in theater district. Service was great, coconaty mojito was very good, but it was done in 2 sips, lots of ice. Sangria was very good, both white and red.
Arroz con pollo was good, but there was a strong seafood taste.Ropa vieja was very good, would have liked a bit more shredded steak.
Overall very good.

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vipOurGoToPlace
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is outstanding and the food is very flavorful.

Noise level ratcheted up as tables filled but never rose to a level where we had to yell but we appreciated the initial quiet

The Cuban Guac was served with paper thin chips. Firm enough to have a crunch but not overpowering to take away from the flavors.

The empanadas were stuffed with chicken; 3 in the order were enough to share

We each ordered one of the Red Snapper entrees and enjoyed them thoroughly. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time for dessert before heading to the theatre. Probably a good thing as we were full already at that point.

A nice wine list with reasonable prices.

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GeneC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 4th time dining at victors and as usual it was delicious! Cocktails were great as well. I try to make it to victors cafe every time I’m in nyc. Will def be back.

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RMUWS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, along with friendly, attentive, and informative (about the various items on the menu) service. I highly recommend Victor’s Cafe. I took a friend who was visiting from Chicago to dinner at Victor’s, and he, too, thought it was outstanding.

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vipAstridF
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience in a lovely ambiance

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Lucy162
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Seated promptly and waiter service was good. Mojito didn't taste like there was any alcohol in it. Food-wise, the lechon asada was rather dry and the small plate dish supposed to contain plaintains hardly had a plantain taste. Dessert flan and churros were good. Noise level was quite high but the atmosphere was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60th birthday

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PeterH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good place. Classic NYC restaurant. Good drinks. Good and friendly service. Food was delicious. However, they were out of a few menu items, including bread. Prices are high for Cuban food. Would still recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cuban meal we’ve ever had

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vipMiguelT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was as good as ever... No doubt that we will be returning for dining and drinks... Thanks to the staff... they were outstanding...

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CarolinaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
19 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