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Victor's Cafe - 70 Reviews - 236 West 52nd Street, New York, NY - Spanish Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 586-7714

Victor's Cafe

236 West 52nd Street (at Between B'Way and 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-7714
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Victor's Cafe - New York, NY
Victor's Cafe - New York, NY


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Victor's never dissappoints. As a matter or fact, it has been the go to spot at the office for a couple of years. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. I practically know the m...


Reservations were made for a group of 10 people on the same day @ 7pm, the tables were ready @ 8pm. So what is the use of making reservations? Their excuse was that since the rese...

Very Good 5/13/2011

This place is always very consistend and good, I really enjoy the skirt steak with the Chimichuri sauce here. more

Best Cuban food in the area 12/13/2010

Victor's never dissappoints. As a matter or fact, it has been the go to spot at the office for a couple of years. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. I practically know the menu by heart. more

Great Decor. However, the food is not worth the price. 8/2/2010

I had heard mix reviews about this place so I decided to try it out for myself. When I arrived I was fully impressed by the high end decor and elegant style. However, I notice that as every minute passed by my experience began barreling down hill . Once I was seated I ordered two drinks which where just about right for $11. However, stay away from the appetizers. I ordered the Empanada De Yuca Rellena Con Langosta. I was expecting a decent sized appetizer for $16 which turned out to be two small patties with barely any lobster meat in them. I also had Croquetas Corral Con Salsa Lul? for $9 which resembled mozarrella sticks out of a freezer bag with ""Salsa Lulu"" . A fancy name for some tomatoe sauce. After the first disappointment and $25 into my meal my Paella was served. It was heaping with Seafood and tasted just about right. However, the rice was overdone and resembled a glop of oatmeal. For $40 this dish was a complete disappointment. Lastly, the $8 coconut was too sweet and had the consistency of peanut butter. I definitely wouldnt recommend this place unless all you care about is decor. However, expect to pay a high price and leave feeling ripped off. I suggest you try other restaurants like Cuba libre over in the Chelsea area or outside the borough where the food is good and 1/3 the price. Pros: Great decor. Cons: Great decor tarnished by noisy ambiance, high prices and more

GOOD FOOD & SERVICE .....but WATCH OUT! 2/6/2010

OK ....... so for my wifes Birthday I planned a night out in NYC. A visit to MOMA....then dinner at Victor's Cafe and then a Broadway Show ( ROCK of AGES ) which BTW was fabulous...go see it. So lets get to Victor's Cafe. The service was very good, the atmosphere was also very good. We went during Restaurant Week in NYC and picked our meal off the prefixed Restaurant Week Menu. We started with MOJITO's a hose speacialty which was fresh and tasty followed by the appy ...... she had the --- Sopa de Pollo con Daditos de Aguacate y Maiz Pros: GOOD CUBAN FOOD IN NYC Cons: PRICES are retarded on some items more

great place, good service 4/11/2009

Waiters had a great knowledge of the menu, environment is coll, food is pretty good and the presentation is great, and the price it is in the average for mid town New York. Pros: excellent food great presentation Cons: tables aren't level, music should be more authentic more

Service was a bit slow... And I spent $100 with my date and 4/3/2009

The Ropa was good but were is the rice??? The two apps were really good... Mojitos were small but had a good flavor...if the prices were a bit lowere you would probably be busier... Pros: Example: best croissants in town Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

We''ll be back! 1/31/2009

From the minute we entered Victor's Cafe we were in heaven. The ambiance was so authentic and creative. The tables were roomy and not crowded. The white wine sangria was EXCELLENT. Dinner was very tasty and all the food combinations really enhanced each other. I usually don't like flan, but the flan here was amazing! We'll definitely be back! Pros: Excellent food and Sangria. Cons: A little on the pricy side. more

GREAT 11/5/2008

I went in to dinner at Victor's Cafe with big expectations and they delivered! Great place with amazing food, great service and a nice atmosphere. It is an expensive dinner but well worth it. bartolito and filete mignon where GREAT! This restaurant is great for business or a romantic evening which is saying something. This is one of the best restaurants in the city. Pros: food,ambiance more

Good Food Skip the Sangria 9/25/2008

The overall experience at the restaurant was good. I ordered the Bistec w/ chimichurri ( Steak ). It was mediocre. The black beans & rice were very good. My girlfriend ordered the Paella which was excellent. Pros: PAELLA / Black Beans Cons: Sangria more

Yummy!! 9/18/2008

very tasty, great service, friendly.......but try Cabana restaurant just as good and less expensive.......... more

wonderful food and service 7/28/2008

A wonderful dinner, excellent service, pleasant staff, fantastic food. I have a dietary restriction in that I have Celiac disease, which means that I cannot have wheat. When I made the reservations I noted that. I was pleasantly surprised when the chef came out to discuss with me the dishes that might be suitable, which was most of them. I expected that, which is why I chose Cuban food in the first place. I was still pleased as I did not expect that at a NYC restaurant. The Bartolito appetizer was great as was the rest of the meal. Pros: friendly service, attentive chef more

I actually loved this place. I would give 5... 7/25/2008

I actually loved this place. I would give 5 stars for food and 4 for decor. The baby octocpus salad is a... more

I actually loved this place. I would give 5... 7/25/2008

tiffchin Provided by Partner
I actually loved this place. I would give 5 stars for food and 4 for decor. The baby octocpus salad is a must along with the skirt steak. Food came... more

Best restaurant in New York City 7/3/2008

dias atras fui a cenar despues del teatro con unas amistades,me dijeron del restaurant de lo fino y ele- more

The noisiest place 6/18/2008

Well I've been to Victor Cafe before but I?m very disappointed with the service I received tonight. There is really no privacy (mainly because the tables are all so close.) The restaurant was too loud (you couldn't even hear the music.) The waiters where not that attentive, only asking for refills and such, not the classics like ""is everything fine."" The food took a long time to be served. My friends and I where out of topics when the food came (like 45 minutes later,) I asked if they where fishing my fish on Florida's water. The appetizer was horrible, the bread was as hard as granite, the fried plantains where cold and non-crispy, and the rest of the appetizer was just horrible. My fish (to be honest) was ok, my friends thought their food where fine, and my son said his sweet plantain was cold and not cooked properly. I really don't recommend this to anyone unless they are starving or they are hearing impaired. Pros: The food itself was OK. Cons: Too loud, Too crowded, The service was horrible, The quality of the food was not worth the price. more

Mojitos delicioso! 5/31/2008

My birthday dinner last august. Make reservations as this place is busy. My boyfriend and I loved it! Great food, service was friendly, my 1st night in new york was made very memorable by this place. Delicious mojitos, great desserts. I highly recommend, if you're going to the theatre, its right there in the district. Pros: Good looking people for dinner, tasty food, friendly staff Cons: Maybe loud (?), bathrooms down a steep staircase. more

Great service and excellent food! 3/14/2008

I highly recommend this place if you're going to watch any Broadway shows -- perfect location and the food is very good. I love their specialty ropa viejo and the mojitos are good too! Pros: Close to Broadway theaters and excellent food! more

Average Cuban food made better by friendly atmosphere 2/7/2008

The Cuban food here was average. I had the ropa vieja and flan which were delicious if not memorable. The resaurant was well lit, gorgeously designed and very friendly. The amosphere promoted mingling and looks like a good place to relax afterwork or a broadway play. The overall dining experience was well worth the visit. However, for the discerning foodie, you would be a little upset at the fare. Pros: Nice dining area, good sangria Cons: average tasting food more

Nice Choice! 1/24/2008

Delicious, authentic Cuban cuisine.Perfect location, very nice ambiance and attentive service. What more could you ask for? Oh, the drinks were very good as well. Highly Recommended. Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service more

This place is the best to satisfy your craving... 12/26/2007

This place is the best to satisfy your craving for authentic cuban food! The servers are really friendly... more
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Menu for Victor's Cafe

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What embargo? Great mojitos, ample portions and a festive, tropical atmosphere recreate Old Havana in Times Square.

Owner Message

  • Since we first opened our doors in 1963, Victor's Cafe has been the place New Yorkers return to again and again for generous portions of fresh, authentic Cuban cuisine and warm, friendly service.

    Victor's Cafe is open 365 days a year, Sunday-Thursday from 1130 until 11pm, Fri&Sat until midnight. It is located in the heart of the Theatre District on 52nd Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenue. The restaurant itself is divided into 3 spacious dining rooms accented with warm lighting, colorful Cuban art and lofty sky-lit ceilings. The Cuba Lounge is intimate and warm, featuring an authentic array of saladitos(appetizers) and a variety of traditional Cuban drinks like daiquiri, mojito, pina colada and tropical sangria.


  • The Scene
    Salsa music, swaying palms and a courteous, accommodating waitstaff are this stalwart's formula (it opened in 1963) for transporting customers to Batiste-era Cuba. It's a great...

  • 1/31/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thurs 1130am - 11pm Fri-Sat 1130am-12am Sun 1130am-11pm
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Theater District - Times Square