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Victor's Cafe

236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-586-7714
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (181 reviews)
“plantains” (74 reviews)
“flan” (61 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ceviche was amazing . the decor is weird and funny - not a cheap eat and wine is so expensive But the food is good and different -

Thank Casamona-Real-Estate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place right in the middle of the theater district in NYC. It's a very inviting environment, attentive staff and delicious food. I ordered the red sangria, Victors house special ( shredded prime angus beef, with garlic and onions) black beans, white...More

Thank nashvillebosse
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had eaten here many years ago and loved the experience. Having found my way back, I'm happy to say the food is still good, the atmosphere fun and the service attentive. We don't get this kind of food too easily where we live, so...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Victors Café was a big hit. We went with friends, one originally from Havana. He was in heaven. We opened the front door and we were met with wonderful live Cuban music from the bar area. It made our 20-minute wait (with a reservation) a...More

Thank reisenbe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Victor's Cafe for a late night dinner following a theater performance. Though late evening by some standards, a 10 PM arrival didn't seem unusual for this restaurant, clearly a favorite of New York's Cuban community. The food was excellent, and the service was...More

Thank Wellfleet_Washashore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was terrific but the waiters were non-communitive and blaise', rushing through each course as if they needed our table for others!

Thank hr0senthal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Cuban restaurant should be rated a 10+. Never had such great Cuban food. I wish this restaurant was located in Southern California. The ceviche was amazing. I wish I could remember the water's name because he did such a great job serving us and...More

Thank rromero2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read the reviews and this is what made me choose this restaurant. The food, atmosphere and service was fantastic. The restaurant was extremely busy, but the food still came out pretty quickly. I would definitely go back when I am in NYC again. I...More

Thank LafPazz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming neighborhood restaurant. You can dine inside or on the front patio. Excellent food with a good wine list and lovely specialty cocktails. The restaurant was a church prior to a restaurant. Some evening they have entertainment. Their lunches are excellent, good...More

Thank HB1008
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

A friend of ours recommended Victor's to us while we were visiting NYC. We made a reservation not really knowing what to expect. We were amazed. Victor's is beautifully decorated with that "Key West" or tropical feel. Our excellent waiter was efficient and attentive, but...More

1  Thank ntune
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20 October 2017|
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Response from diazodalys99 | Reviewed this property |
The black beans soup is good but don't know about the paella. Victors Cafe portions are very very small and expensive. We have a restaurant in Portland, Oregon where two or three people can it from one paella. I will not go... More
2 April 2017|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
I did not see one when we were there
Karen M
8 February 2017|
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Response from odh2014 | Reviewed this property |
We've been to Victor's Cafe many times in the past twenty years. I've never seen quesadillas or anything similar on their menu. You do know this is a Cuban restaurant, right?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 65
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 12:00 am
11:45 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
    (52nd St. between Broadway & 8th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Stops E train to 7 Ave, #1 train to 50th Street, N R Q to 49th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-586-7714
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Since 1963, Victor’s Cafe, a family-run New York City landmark, continues to be a culinary voyage to Cuba offering an incomparable experience with its harmony of authentic cuisine, hospitality and stylish environment. Victor’s 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. The restaurant's Cuba Lounge is intimate and warm, featuring a tapas menu and a variety of traditional Cuban cocktails such as Mojitos and Sangria.
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