Victor's Café

4.6
7495 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 7495 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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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
28 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
81 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
2 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall great service. You can tell the staff is very well trained. One waiter, however, did lack a bit of common sense at the beginning, seemingly impatient, and ignored a question from a member of our table. Obviously when it was time to pay the bill (and the tip), he suddenly became extra nice.

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viphmwoman
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks were amazing! We were seated right on time. The service was excellent and the servers went out of their way to take care of us. We certainly got our money's worth. this is definitely a do over.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place within walking distance of our theater. Food was great and our waiter very very helpful in choosing our entree’s. Celiac friendly. Would definitely highly recommend!

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Jeenygirl
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose this place because I wanted Cuban food and didn’t want to eat at a chain that was also in the theater district. So glad I did. A bit pricey BUT you get the service and quality that you pay for, so I cannot complain. My cousin had salmon, and I had a dish with two kinds of ropa: grits and vaca....so delicious! If you are looking for a place that will give you giant portions of mediocre food, this is not your place. If you are looking for a place that has class from the minute you arrive and get addressed by your name, a lovely coat check lady who opens your coat to help you into it, and a waiter who reminds you to try the beans on your rice because it tastes sooo good, then this is the place. Caring, friendly staff, wonderful food with fresh ingredients, food that is obviously cooked to order and NOT reheated for you, cocktails that make you wish the glasses were bigger (but probably good that they aren’t), and a nice unpretentious vibe. And what is that amazing smell coming out of the aromatherapy dispenser downstairs in the hallway by the bathrooms??? Even the bathroom is great! Five stars!!

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LyzzG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious but for the price, the portions are extremely small.

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vipfigirl1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was fabulous as they took special care to make sure we made a 7:30 curtain across the street. The food was just ok. Nothing wrong but nothing special. The paella Mariscos rice was tasty but pasty. We were seated at a table near the waiter service bar with a view of the kitchen every time they opened the door. This was distracting. The restaurant wasn’t crowded - in my mind it should be the table seated last. I hadn’t been here in a few years and probably would go back again for convenience not for real dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were excellent. The waiter was very helpful about suggestions from the menu. We had Ceviche de Pargo and Salpicon de Mariscos to start
Both of us had Vaca Frita al Mojo Agrio with a side dish of Maduros followed by

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vipTablevibes1
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! I’ve eaten here many times. Standards are still high!

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gigi
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, we were especially impressed with our water pourer! Lol crazy reach and long beautiful pours with no spill! Food and ambiance was incredible.

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vipMomaru
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Visiting NY from Houston, TX I had to stop and had some Cuban food at Victor's Cafe, the food was as good as I remember. We meet some friends there that we haven't seen in a long time (years) so it was supposed to be an epic time! Our waiter just ruined it from the get go, My friend asked what was the fruit mojito of the day and he said passion fruit, to what we both replay we can have that fruit, please do a skinny mojito for both. He brought the Passion fruit mojito like we never said a word, even told him I am diabetic so I was going to have the skinny. But you will think that is common, he didn't hear or remember, mistake happens, etc. But what he does next was unacceptable, made us very uncomfortable and plain rude. I wanted to leave right then, because if you wait tables you need to be pleasant, you represent the restaurant and more so a group of adults 50+ that treated him nice so no reason for him to stare at us with such a hate look on his face for over 3 mins and insisting we order the passion fruit mojito!!! at the end I told him to leave it, and bring the correct one. but honestly he made us feel very uncomfortable and he didn't stop there. We requested another waiter but no such a thing happened. This waiter was slamming our food and drinks on the table!!!. I was really bother by this, needless to say it took away from a real happy occasion. Food was good as I remember, services of that waiter was -5 our of 5, hostess was great and very pretty lady, so my rating is on that waiter bc he ruined our special moment not able to recreate any time soon as we live in Houston. Honestly it sucked and they should have changed our waiter as soon as we complained. He really looked like he needed medication.

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vipChefz
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious Cuban cuisine. Hostesses can be a little scatterbrained at times. But don't let them be your takeway from the place. Food and drinks are very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always so accompanying. Some of our party were late but we were able to be seated promptly as they arrived. Thanks!

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Miguel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great...................................

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GirlWhoLovesFoods
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The shining star at Victor's Cafe is definitely the waitstaff! They were absolutely wonderful. There were a few errors with food and drinks but they took care of it right away with smiles and the intention that we should have a great dinner. The decor is lively bright and fun, it transports you to a place far away (not dead of winter in NYC). The food is delicious, albeit a little pricey for relatively simple Latin food. Classic though. So classic and so yummy. Definitely recommend!

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vipgordonW
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to place when on NYC. Great food, fabulous service

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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 7495 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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