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Victor's Cafe

236 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5822
+1 212-586-7714
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (180 reviews)
“plantains” (69 reviews)
“flan” (63 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Cuban
€€ - €€€
236 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5822
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Reviewed yesterday

Our meal, the service, music and ambiance made for a great night out in NYC! We had the salmon carnaval and some appetizers like papa rellena (potato puffs with beef filling), croquetas coral, and camarones enchilados. Everything was delicious! Definitely going back there soon!

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dined at Victor’s Cafe for brunch on Saturday. Food was excellent as were the cocktails! The only reason I didn’t give it an excellent rating is that the host said he would get our table, never returned and 15 minutes later we stood in the...More

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolutely fantastic place to eat, and drink. The white wine sangria is addictive, I have the big pitcher all to myself! Now the food... The stuffed peppers and the croquette starters are very tasty. Onto the main meals, Both the VACA FRITA...More

Thank -_G0URMAND-GUY_-
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Victor's Cafe is located close to many Broadway theaters in the Times Square area and that, along with the fact that it is one of the few authentic Latino restaurants in the vicinity, gives it a big advantage for locals and tourists alike. Not much...More

Thank YkrsNative
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do yourself a favor and head to Victors Cafe on w. 52nd. for cuban cuisine. The Ropa Vieja is savory and satisfying. Drinks in the bar are well mixed and accompanied by live music that is soft and personalized to the clientele. Victors never disappoints.

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations for Victor’s. Unfortunately I was disappointed by the food which didn’t live up to my expectations. The salmon lacked salt and the duo of beef was quite small. Great but very small classic Mojito. Waiters were all very kind, exept for...More

Thank Klot K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was highly recommended by my cousin so we decided to try it out after a show. Reservations required and you can easily see why with the crowd waiting to enter at the Restaurant's opening hour - a good sign. The place is neatly appointed...More

Thank Phelman-Kech
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation for dinner on a Friday night and was immediately seated at the time of our reservation. Enjoyed appetizers (empanadas and ceviche), wonderful sangria and dinner for 4 people. The food was all delicious: salmon, arroz con pollo, and camarones. The total bill...More

Thank shawna_revak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are so glad we found Victor's. All four of us rated it our top meal for the week! The service was excellent as well. Cost per entrée was in the $25 range and portions were excellent. We will definitely be back.

Thank prs2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was anxious to visit this well known NY restaurant. The food was outstanding. We had the sea bass, one fried and one grilled. Plantains have never been a favorite but Victor's changed my mind! Absolutely terrific. Topped off our meal with the best flan!...More

Thank Bonnie M
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20 October 2017|
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Response from Gohawgsgo | Reviewed this property |
I have never had the paella. The Ropa Vieja and sangria are fantastic! Victor's is amazing, though and you will love it. A little pricey....perhaps, but you are in NYC & I say it's worth every penny!
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
7 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
US$30 - US$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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5822
    (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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