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Victor's Café

4.5
6284 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Cuban
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Sunday ~ 11:45am - 11:00pm
Monday ~ 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday ~ 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday ~ 11:45am - 11:00pm
Thursday ~ 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday ~ 12:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday ~ 12:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday ~ Thursday: Cuba Lounge open until 12:00am
Friday ~ Saturday: Cuba Lounge open until 1:00am
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Phone number
(212) 586-7714
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Monica Zaldivar: (888) 772-4230
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Catering
Please e-mail monica@victorscafe.com or carla@victorscafe.com to get information.
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Cross street
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue
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Parking details
There is a parking lot across the street from the restaurant, Central Parking, located at 888 8th Ave New York, NY 10019.
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Public transit
Stops E train to 7 Ave, #1 train to 50th Street, N R Q to 49th Street
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Entertainment
Live music in our Cuba Lounge & Bar.
Free Wi-Fi
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Special events & promotions
Please e-mail monica@victorscafe.com or carla@victorscafe.com to get information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join Victor's Café for Mother's Day! We will be offering our Dinner Menu all day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 6284 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 7 hours ago

Early dinner on a Wednesday brings in pre and post theater diners, so all dining rooms were busy. Service and food were good. However, my mojito tasted like water with lime. I notified the waiter and asked for another that had some rum in it. That one was much better.
When the bill came, I was charged $14 each for both drinks. I asked to speak to manager, but he refused to remove the “bad” one from our bill. I was told the” bartenders measure out the ingredients”.
Is it impossible that the bartender forgot the rum? Isn’t customer service the 1st priority in the hospitality business?
They lost us as repeat customers for something so trivial.

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4.0Dined 12 hours ago

Wonderful meal, we had the Cuban Lunch. Service was very good, though a bit slow between appetizers and main dishes. We will be back to try other things on the main menu

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5.0Dined a day ago

Great sangria. Service was good, a little clumsy (plates not taken before next were

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

An amazing find! Don’t be fooled by the name Cafe as this place is so much more. Victors is a fantastic restaurant, the food was authentic and outstanding, the staff were super friendly and the overall ambiance made our evening the best night we spent in New York.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Never disappoints. Great service. Can't go wrong with any menu choice

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

This was my first experience at Victor’s. We enjoyed all the dishes, the grilled snapper with corn was best. We loved the appetizer sampler and watermelon salad. The service was disappointing. The server needed to be flagged down for everything - from drinks to the check. We were a group of 7 and the table was big enough we were not cramped and the noise level aaa very comfortable. All in all, a very enjoyable experience!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I have been here at least a dozen times. Food is excellent, prices a bit high for what you get. What I have noticed over the past 6 months is that service is going down. Seems like less wait staff and thus they have more tables per waiter. The table next to us waited 45 minutes for a non rice based dinner and we had the same item that came out in 15 minutes. Not that busy of a night. Victor's has been our favorite place in the city but need to up their service game or risk losing regulars.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good. You started with the snapper appetizer, then had the salmon. Also had a skinnny mojito (which the server initially forgot to bring). Ambiance was a bit noisy. But I’d say it was worth going to.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Good Service. Good Food. Prices reasonable for market (NYC). Room for improvement to make it excellent but they have the traffic so it appears that there is no reason to go there. Too bad. Would go back. Portions not large but sufficient considering we ordered appetizers and dessert so that a large portion for entree was not missed.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing! Next time we come to town, we will for sure be coming back here. Gorgeous space, great live music during brunch, and the best Cuban sandwiches I've had since forever. The pork was tender and flavorful-- everything was so fresh. The coffee was perfection, too. Our server was good, but the maître d was especially welcoming and helpful (we had luggage in tow that we needed help with).

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great fun, with live music, light and bright in sunroom, excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lively and friendly Cuban band. Fun servers...not too attentive, but who would be in a hurry at Victor's? Such a happy atmosphere! Some people spontaneously dance while they waited for their tables.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was amazing and food was incredible! Used to live in Miami and this was right up there with their Cuban cuisine. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This one of my favorite restaurants. I have only eaten there twice and I have fallen in love with this place. Great food and Great service

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Best mojito ever! Food was amazing!! I keep coming back and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We were in the city for a Broadway show. My wife likes Victors from past visits. Besides the great food and service our waiter came up to the table and said that we didn't have to hurry at all since we told him that the shop was at 8. This was at 4:45! We did leave by 7 just to be able to walk off the great meal before sitting in the theater for a few hours. Three hats off to Filipe M our waiter. Super friendly service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My wife, her friend, and I went this past Saturday afternoon for Victor's Brunch. We first had Mojitos to get into the Cuban mood. That was followed with the croquetas corral, papas rellenas, empanadas de pollo, and outside the brunch we added a sandwich Cubano, and a made to order Tortilla, of course we had Sangria to wash all of that down. Everything was superb, some items were a little too spicy for our Cuban taste, but still delicious. The service was impeccable, and the Churros for desert were made in heaven. We also enjoyed the live Cuban music. Victor's Cafe, after more than 50 years, more than 30 in the present location, remains the preeminent Cuban restaurant in NYC. The only bad part, was driving to Manhattan, but hey, you can't have everything in life.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice food, nice staff.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Super disappointing experience. We went before a show at Below 54. This restaurant came recommended as a decent option near Times Square. It is a pig with lipstick on: classic tourist trap. The food was ok. The service was one of the worst experiences of my life. I sat with empty wine and water glass, server never asked if I’d like to order another glass. Food took 40 minutes to be delivered and appetizers and main courses were all dropped at once. When we declined dessert, he literally tossed the check on or table without thanking us or asking how the experience was. Save your money and take a cab to midtown if you can.... would not recommend and will not return.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The wait to be seated on a Friday evening was not timely but was worth the wait.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Victor’s is a great spot right in the heart of the theatre district with fantastic authentic Cuban food. We came here for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Also some very well made cocktails and nice ambiance

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Staff was very friendly and super helpful with the menu. We did lots of apps and salads and drinks. Everything was delish!! Would return and often!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Had dinner at Victors cafe prior to broadway show. My wife’s dinner came out cold and my fish dinner tasted like filet-O-fish.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great atmosphere on arrival, but then things really quietened down. Music started at 10.30pm, but even this didn’t lift the atmosphere. Which was a shame.
The food was good, not fantastic.
Cocktails were excellent.
Service was excellent.
Reasonably priced for NYC.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Overall very good service. Guess my biggest complaint is what a complete ripoff the $14 mojitos are. I don’t mind paying extra for drinks in a big city but they are served in tall, narrow glasses and ice right to the very top of the glass probably netting you about 3-4 ounces of drink. Small point that probably sounds petty but kind of swayed my whole opinion about Victor’s.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

If you like Latin food this is a great place.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This is our second time at Victor's and was enjoyed as much as the first time. Love the food there and the appetizer platter for two is great. I had never had churros for dessert and they were also perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We were in NYC fro our anniversary and wanted and great restaurant with a different type of cuisine that we don't usually eat. Victors Cafe was awesome. We were going to the theater so it was very convenient and they were attentive to our need to get to the theater on time. Service was great food was very good and at a good price point. Restaurant was clean and they really had their systems down well. Would highly recommend if you looking for a taste of Havana,

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Everything was perfect from apps through desert. Friendly and professional staff. Great timing between Angels shows!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Very good all around

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Dinner before a show. The first question asked, and asked more than once was whether we were attending a show. They are attentive to that issue. The food was genuine Cuban, our server was terrific, the decor was very nice and the food was sensational. We would recommend Victor's to anyone. Quite a treat in Times Square.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My husband and I were vacationing in NYC and chose Victor’s for a mid afternoon meal. We were pleasantly surprised with the decor of the restaurant. Our waiter left something to be desired, but overall, we enjoyed our experience. Food was delicious.

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1.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Very disappointing. All five entrees were dry and/or bland. We had advised wait staff that we were going to the theater so returning the entrees and reordering would have been more detrimental to us than them. Our requests for some kind of sauce in an attempt to enhance the dishes were met with surprise and reluctance -- and then a thimbleful of au jus was delivered for the table; had to ask for a second one! The dining room was crowded, even at 5:30, and it was difficult to flag down our server to communicate requests, let alone express any concern about quality. Request for bar refill was not delivered at all.
Overall, a lackluster meal when we expected a far better dining experience for the prices.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Skirt stake was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We absolutely loved the cuisine, service and food. From the moment we were welcomed by the hostess to the wonderful waitstaff to the delicious cuisine, we were happy and satisfied to until the end.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was delicious. Decor beautiful. They were extremely attentive to 2 people in our party who are wheelchair bound. The attention was greatly appreciated.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

FABULOUS ON ALL ACCOUNTS !!!!! GREAT STAFF !!! ALWAYS SERVICE WITH A SMILE

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We went to victor’s before a matinee. Nice relaxed atmosphere, attentive service and great food. We had a leisurely meal and they never rushed us, and when we said we needed to get check b/c we were trying to make a show, they were quick and responsive.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great ambiance and delicious food. The mojitos were to die for

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Nice meal and good service at Victors despite a busy theater night. They did a good job of handling the reservations and the food was excellent. Recommend the roast pig and also the bronzino for dinner. Good tapas choices as well. We were sitting near the lounge and could hear the Latin trio playing. Was lots of fun.

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