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Victor's Café

4.5
6090 reviews
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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.
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. Victor's Cafe validates for 20% off parking.
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6090 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.5
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 13 hours ago

Loved the layout of the place. The service from the hostess to waiter was incredible. Made every effort to make sure we were well and enjoying our meal and stay. Food was excellent and desert was amazing. Definitely returning.

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DianneS (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The cocktails and entrees were excellent. Best black beans and rice ever!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food was a bit disappointing. The portions of the egg dishes were rather small and the eggs were undercooked. Our server was nice. I wouldn’t go back, though.

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ALroc42 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

I’ve always loved this place, food is great but prices are even better!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Celebrated my husband’s birthday and it was wonderful! We all had a great time and would definitely go back again!

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tommyi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent as always. Ropa Vieja is the best

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was good - loved ceviche and I ordered a cranes dish and had some burned parts, service was good, but very slow otherwise it would be great. Our date was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Indiana)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food was cold and when we sent it back, it came out cold again. We didn’t get what we ordered, either.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was fairly good. Excellent service and experience

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The ambiance was wonderful. The service and food was excellent . I would recommend Victor's to any of my friends

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Top restaurant we’ve ever been to. Such authentic food. Staff was extraordinary.

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vipIBoogie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

I’ve been going to Victors for over 15 yrs....I hate to say but the service has not been as stellar as it used to be, and the food hasn’t either. It saddens me to say it but I do hope with different management it can be what it used to.

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RudyM 
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

I have been to Victor’s Cafe more times than I can count and the one thing that was always constant was the food. Sadly I have to say that this was my last time dining at this restaurant. My wife received her steak rare, even though she explicitly told the waiter she would like it well done, I ordered the salmon and it came out warm almost room temperature. It was the worst experience with food I have ever had at this restaurant. I believe Victor’s was an amazing place to eat at one point, but no more. The drinks are way over priced for what they serve. The only good thing I can say about this restaurant now is that the ambiance is still a welcoming one but the food and service have dropped in quality. We were sat between two parties of five although we were only two, the noise was uncomfortable if what you were hoping for was a nice quiet dinner among other people. The waiters seemed to mill about the two tables ignoring us, my belief is that they felt they would get a better tip from the larger parties than from a table of two. I am so disappointed in this place and how it has changed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I hate driving in to the city but for this food i would

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KevinL 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Really impressed by the service + food. Ox tail = highly recommended and feel free to use your finders !

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