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Zafra Cuban Restaurant & Rum Bar

259 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510
+1 203-859-5342
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (10 reviews)
“plantains” (11 reviews)
“picadillo” (7 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Gluten Free Options
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259 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Zafra's is the best. Good drinks Good food and Good people. Good times enjoy. Bon appetite. One of the best spots in New Haven hand down.

Thank christmas203
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Just sitting here with a couple of beers while Diane is at the hair dresses dog fish sour yum yum yum Bottom line would we go back yes every fri.

Thank George N
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

In area for family visit and wanted to try something new. Stumbled upon interesting menu, seating available and parking close by! Loved the sampler appetizer, cocktails and entrees, finished off evening with special frozen rice pudding dessert with cinnamon. Excellent and plan to return. Great...More

Thank JLR1984
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I've been for happy hour (which is good) but this was my first time for lunch. Many options for every pallet, and I had the vegetarian plantain relleno which was delicious! Perfect portion size and reasonable prices.

Thank blondebass1622
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very mediocre food. The night we went they were out of the ceviche appetizer so we opted for the shrimp skewers. These were nicely cooked and flavorful and definitely the highlight of the food we had. The lechon asado dinner arrived at our table warm...More

Thank TonyDani
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food and service! We visited on a Saturday night. Great atmosphere, food and drinks. The mojito choices were excellent- I tried the guava and it did not disappoint. We had the ceviche, empanadas and skirt steak. All of the food was great!

Thank MikeI283BL
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I love Cuban food. I lived in Miami and ate Cuban all the time. It is so nice to find good Cuban food again. I had picadillo with maduros. The fried plantains were yummy. Perfectly fried with a bit of crunch at the edges. The...More

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food, service, atmosphere and people never disappoint. Mojitos are delicious. And there are always new rums to sample! Definitely our favorite spot in New Haven!

Thank IluvNYCCt
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Came in for an early dinner one evening midweek. Our food was very tasty. Service was friendly and helpful. I'm not familiar with Cuban dishes, but I felt satisfied by the server's explanations for each meal. Great atmosphere too. Recommended.

Thank PJA09
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Atmosphere is quaint, Cuban influence and just a fun place.Food is excellent, from apps to dessert.Catherine was our bartender and was attentive. She knew the drinks as well as the menu. Would recommend they add a Pinot Noir to their wine list but rum is...More

Thank CtIslandgirl
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Response from Holly Y | Reviewed this property |
It depends on date, time, delivery? Please call 860-227-5195. Leave msg for owner, Dominick. Thank you for your inquiry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-859-5342
  • E-mail
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