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939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
+1 212-262-5354
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good oxtails, great music, personable and professional owner, and awesome wait staff. The restaurant is small but comfortable.

Thank nikblaarr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't remember eating at any place in Cuba that offered Paella; but, I certainly appreciate having it available at Guantanamera in New York's Hell's Kitchen area. It was full of wonderfully fresh shellfish-squid, mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops and lobster. I was completely satisfied with...More

Thank mafox2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you after treating yourself with a night in "Havana" - this is the place to be. Forget the fact that all drinks are amazing ( and priced properly) forget the amazing food and superb service , just go there and enjoy the vibe and...More

Thank YSF1307
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually found this restaurant at the recommendation of our Uber driver. The food is very good and you need to have an open mind if not used to eating Cuban food. The restaurant is very nice inside, but tables are cramped together as all...More

Thank Stangman93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Guantanamera on a Wednesday evening with a business acquaintance. We were looking for a quiet place to talk and thought we were early enough to avoid the crowds. Unfortunately, shortly after 7:30 a live band started to play and all conversation came to...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

My sister and I have spent our christmas dinner at this place. The food was nice and not too expensive, so it was exactly what we've been looking for. There was life music and people were cheerful. The stuff was friendly although there has been...More

Thank Michizze
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Try Guantanamera for a fun Friday or Saturday night. The talented Cuban musicians that play will make you want to get up and dance. The Cuban food and signature mojitos are quite good.

Thank AnnieNat
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a great restaurant to go to if attending theatre or a concert at Lincoln Center. Such warm and welcoming service! Love their half chicken in Cuban (heavily garlic) sauce, but the last two times I ordered it, it was roasted. This time, pan...More

Thank jessg_10
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Let me preface this review by saying if I was writing it six months ago I would have given it five stars. We were in NYC for the weekend and found Guantanamera through a review in NY Magazine. The food was delicious, the service was...More

Thank Eileen842
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

For me the chicken soup. A chunk of chicken on the bone in a soup I would be proud to make, plus a slice of avocado. The chicken must just have been lightly poached in the soup. It was tender, not stringy or tough. Then...More

1  Thank suelyon
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How far is it from time square?
28 May 2017|
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Response from Acevna | Reviewed this property |
Not far at all 10 min walk.
Tracy H
Is there live music on 24th April?
21 March 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Probably m
Does Guantanamera offer vegetarian-friendly entrees...no meat, no seafood?
14 April 2016|
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Response from JRN58 | Reviewed this property |
The staff is very accommodating (my wife special orders everything). They have some great salad choices, plus a multitude of veggies, rices, beans, etc., so they are probably better able to please your palate than... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
    (Between 55th and 56th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: A,C,B,D,1 at 59th St/Columbus Circle, N,R,Q,W at 57th St
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-5354
  • E-mail
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