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Guantanamera

939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
+1 212-262-5354
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
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1 - 10 of 433 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely evening here. The place serves the best Mojito I have ever tasted, the food is good and not too spicy, the live Cuban music and singing were lovely. Great atmosphere, moderate prices.

Thank Amirflg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here prior to attending a show. Food was all quite good, as were the cocktails. We did note that as the tables filled, the service began to slow and become non-existent. We had to flag down staff for drink refills, to order dessert,...More

Thank Terryyk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambiance, sat in back near the stage where there was a live band playing. Had lemon pollo and fried plantains and an beef empanada and salad. Everything was week prepared and fresh tasting.

Thank MeishVeniceBeach_CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looking for a Mexican place but it was checkers, so we found this little beauty. Insanely busy, but the staff found a place for us. Everything we ate was delicious, drinks were a bit pricey, but you are out in NYC so I guess...More

1  Thank abundy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a moderately priced, non chain restaurant with interesting food close to the theater district as we had tickets for a matinee. We were very glad that we found Guantanamera. I made reservations on Open Table, though it wasn't very crowded when...More

Thank mountaincachers
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Everything is Cuban in Guantanamera. The environment, the people, the musicians and of course the food. Everything soooo nice. Service warm, like a house where people care for you to be happy with whatever they serve. The plates were very tasty. We had the yuguita...More

Thank Little_Summers
NYCRestaurant1, Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 March 2018

We were celebrating our son's 19th birthday. Good food and good music. Cozy intimate place for a Cuban experience.

Thank GMRFG
NYCRestaurant1, Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We hope your son enjoyed his birthday at Guantanamera! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The entrees were a little pricey but the food and service was really good. We ordered the Cuban sandwich, Ropa vieja and rice and beans. All were very good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
NYCRestaurant1, Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Nice place with really good and teasty dished. Good drinks. Nice atmosphere and live music band. Quick service. Average prices.

Thank Stefano C
NYCRestaurant1, Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and for your review! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We didn’t know anything about this place but we had one of our best nights in NY. The place is original. The band was playing great music (we didn’t know there was a band!!!) and the customers were really happy. The food was really good...More

Thank awesome_1971
NYCRestaurant1, Manager at Guantanamera, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are thrilled that you had a great night at Guantanamera! We value great customers like you and hope you will visit us again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
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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