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Victor's Cafe

236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-586-7714
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (178 reviews)
“plantains” (71 reviews)
“flan” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 - 23:00All hours
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
££ - £££
236 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After having experienced several restaurants before or after Broadway shows, my delighted stomach compels me to write on this particular one. After watching the "special edition" of Jersey Boys with Mark Ballas, I worked up quite an appetite and so crossed the road to see...More

1  Thank Veoma A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Business dinner on a weeknight, and was a wonderful choice. I had the Pinole Ropa a la Vaca, which is a combination of their house specialties... pan fried shredded skirt steak and slow braised and pulled skirt steak. One of my friends had the Pargo...More

Thank Ronald N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure what to expect but was after our Broadway show Groundhog Day and literally right across from the theatre. Awesome vibe - bartenders are friendly and created us some craft cocktails which were perfectly balanced and DEELISH!!!!! The FLAVAS or well crafted with the...More

Thank MaxJasdip
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at this restaurant was friendly and professional. The food was delicious, creative, and plentiful. The atmosphere was energetic, but it was still possible to have a private conversation. Delicious Cuban food at reasonable prices.

Thank Albina2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Cuban restaurant offers s good sized menu with standards like ropa viejo and more unusual dishes like ceviche with avocado, mango and fresh fish. The bronzino grilled special was large and really good. So was the skirt steak and it was cooked perfectly.

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a diner tonight to this place just on side Novotel time square. The restaurant was very nice and the waiters too. Very nice and tasty cuisine. Little be noisy, life Cuban music. I recommend ++

Thank Mathieu D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Victor's Cafe on the recommendation of a friend who I trust but still, the restaurant being in the heart of touristy Broadway had me a little concerned. It sure looked authentic at least. My fears proved to be unfounded, thankfully. Our wonderful...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun dining spot near the theaters with a live band the night we were there. Excellent monitor. Food was yummy. We weren't rushed at all. Highly recommend.

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfort food haven! Delicious ropa vieja with rice and beans. Fried banana with salsa! Surprisingly delicious. Reception staff member was rude, but we didn't care because the serving staff were attentive and conversational. Great dining experience.

Thank HDaB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic and the service was on point. I did have a reservation, but they took me in with less than a five minute wait. If your in mid town Manhattan. Give them a chance and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Jermaine W
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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 sophiegirl0814 | Reviewed this property |
I would think if they could accomodate a special request they would try.
3 February 2015|
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Response from CJBruzzo | Reviewed this property |
I know the feeling, dining out constantly on business alone. Unfortunatly, they don't have a bar that you can eat at, so you will have to dine at a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$65
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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 West 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019
    (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
  • E-mail
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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