Havana Alma de Cuba

★★★★☆
  • 94 Christopher St

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: nr. Bleecker St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-242-3800

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I want to give this place NO Stars, but the system requires at least one. I went with a group of friends to this place and we've been long time patrons, not regulars but occasionally for celebrations. We go especially for birthdays, and it

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I want to give this place NO Stars, but the system requires at least one. I went with a group of friends to this place and we've been long time patrons, not regulars but occasionally for celebrations. We go especially for birthdays, and it

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Went for a Valentines Day dinner and expected a normal menu as provided by their website. However, upon entering the only option given was a $60 per person Valentines Day menu consisting of a few bland meals. The food was not to par with

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Went for a Valentines Day dinner and expected a normal menu as provided by their website. However, upon entering the only option given was a $60 per person Valentines Day menu consisting of a few bland meals. The food was not to par with

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Fun and cozy restaurant. Since it was our first time in New York, and being aware of the limited space in most places, I made reservations. Even though we were seated in the comforatable private area, we asked to be seated in the front

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★★★★★

Fun and cozy restaurant. Since it was our first time in New York, and being aware of the limited space in most places, I made reservations. Even though we were seated in the comforatable private area, we asked to be seated in the front

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Are you kidding? After I paid the bill, by the way over $100.00, we were asked to leave as they needed the table. My dinner was not even two hours long, they hovered over us to clean away and wipe the last grains from our lips before we

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★★★★★

Are you kidding? After I paid the bill, by the way over $100.00, we were asked to leave as they needed the table. My dinner was not even two hours long, they hovered over us to clean away and wipe the last grains from our lips before we

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Great garden, good for a party! The guy preparing cigar, good food preparation! It's definitely a coming back!
Not really happy with the service, but overall great!

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★★★★☆

Great garden, good for a party! The guy preparing cigar, good food preparation! It's definitely a coming back!
Not really happy with the service, but overall great!

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I didn't really get a chance to be too daring with the menu, as I didn't understand some of the names. I must admit, I played it safe and enjoyed not rolling the dice!

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★★★★★

I didn't really get a chance to be too daring with the menu, as I didn't understand some of the names. I must admit, I played it safe and enjoyed not rolling the dice!

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This place is amazing! The restaurant is really nice and romantic, and the food is delicious!!!!
Great Mojitos!!!

I would definitively recommand this restaurant.

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★★★★★

This place is amazing! The restaurant is really nice and romantic, and the food is delicious!!!!
Great Mojitos!!!

I would definitively recommand this restaurant.

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Very small very intimated.Nice place only bad thing THIS PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE THE ONLY RESTAURANT IN TOWN NEED TO CHECK the reality and realized the way this economic is.Great food,BAD HOST.I asked to change my table cause I didnt want to seat next to the bathroom.She got an ATTITUD with me.SMALL TINY TABLES my husband 6"2 was very incomfortable seating.This people rush you to get out from the restaurant .Thats what happen with some couple seating next to us.The manager came in approched this people and told them if they are done cause they need the table for another couple.I told my husband great food but someone else will get my money very RUDE all overall.The waiter was standing next to almost evryone .Cause I soon they see you stop eating they come and pick up your plate.I told the waiter IM not done this is not a fastfood restaurant.very slow service and when your food come they want to rush you to get you out this was on friday nite.

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★★★☆☆

Very small very intimated.Nice place only bad thing THIS PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE THE ONLY RESTAURANT IN TOWN NEED TO CHECK the reality and realized the way this economic is.Great food,BAD HOST.I asked to change my table cause I didnt want to seat next to the bathroom.She got an ATTITUD with me.SMALL TINY TABLES my husband 6"2 was very incomfortable seating.This people rush you to get out from the restaurant .Thats what happen with some couple seating next to us.The manager came in approched this people and told them if they are done cause they need the table for another couple.I told my husband great food but someone else will get my money very RUDE all overall.The waiter was standing next to almost evryone .Cause I soon they see you stop eating they come and pick up your plate.I told the waiter IM not done this is not a fastfood restaurant.very slow service and when your food come they want to rush you to get you out this was on friday nite.

Pros: Great food

Cons: SLOW SERVICE,BAD MANAGMENT,RUDE

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i am just looking around

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★★★★☆

i am just looking around

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Visited Havana Alma de Cuba, last night and had an amazing time. Cuban food is not as renown as its music but last night it was its equal.

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★★★★☆

Visited Havana Alma de Cuba, last night and had an amazing time. Cuban food is not as renown as its music but last night it was its equal.

Pros: Great Cuban food

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Went here over the weekend with my wife, her sister, and brother-in-law. My brother-in-law is Cuban and he was quite impressed by the menu selection. We try Cuban restaurants regularly and this is the first one that had a watercress salad that reminded him of the one his mother use to make. He was overjoyed about that. My wife had the Red Snapper with Plantain Crust which was served on a bed of mashed sweet plantain. I had the Bistec de Palomilla with Onions and a side of their delicious rice and black bean soup. Overall the meal was superb. The portions were just right and the presentation was enticing. We quenched our thirst and began the festivities with a pitcher of Sangria that served it's purpose and gave us the buzz we needed to finish our meals. Our server was quite knowledgeable of the menu and the service was prompt. The atmosphere was cozy and warm and allowed us to unwind for the evening. The only complaint I had is that the Flan de Moka was mushier than I would like. Other than that, the night was topped off when we asked the manager if they had any cigars. He gladly walked us over to the host stand and took out a cigar box willed with hand rolled cigars that are made their every Tuesday. We each took one on the house and walked out with an excellent impression about our experience. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for delicious Cuban food with an authentic taste and cozy atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

Went here over the weekend with my wife, her sister, and brother-in-law. My brother-in-law is Cuban and he was quite impressed by the menu selection. We try Cuban restaurants regularly and this is the first one that had a watercress salad that reminded him of the one his mother use to make. He was overjoyed about that. My wife had the Red Snapper with Plantain Crust which was served on a bed of mashed sweet plantain. I had the Bistec de Palomilla with Onions and a side of their delicious rice and black bean soup. Overall the meal was superb. The portions were just right and the presentation was enticing. We quenched our thirst and began the festivities with a pitcher of Sangria that served it's purpose and gave us the buzz we needed to finish our meals. Our server was quite knowledgeable of the menu and the service was prompt. The atmosphere was cozy and warm and allowed us to unwind for the evening. The only complaint I had is that the Flan de Moka was mushier than I would like. Other than that, the night was topped off when we asked the manager if they had any cigars. He gladly walked us over to the host stand and took out a cigar box willed with hand rolled cigars that are made their every Tuesday. We each took one on the house and walked out with an excellent impression about our experience. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for delicious Cuban food with an authentic taste and cozy atmosphere.

Pros: Cozy atmosphere, great service, delicous food and drinks

Cons: Flan

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Reservation was on time. Waiter was awesome and super friendly. Food was so good and the coffee caramel flan dessert was delicious. Drinks were also great! Live music in the front room was nice as well.

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★★★★★

Reservation was on time. Waiter was awesome and super friendly. Food was so good and the coffee caramel flan dessert was delicious. Drinks were also great! Live music in the front room was nice as well.

Pros: Food, service, music, drinks, fun vibe

Cons: Does get packed, to be expected!

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This is a great place to go on a cold Sunday evening. It's warm, it's cozy, and the service is personable. Ideal meal: start with the daily ceviche, then get hearty with the oxtail stew with rice and a side of sweet plantains. Wash it all down with their delicious red sangria!

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★★★★★

This is a great place to go on a cold Sunday evening. It's warm, it's cozy, and the service is personable. Ideal meal: start with the daily ceviche, then get hearty with the oxtail stew with rice and a side of sweet plantains. Wash it all down with their delicious red sangria!

Pros: Good food all around

Cons: Can be a little cramped sometimes

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Me and my partner came passed by the place many times one day decided to try it. The food is terrific, the atmosphere is great but the service from the busboy was better than from our waiter. He was upset we didn't want to order anything from the bar, snatched away the wine glasses with a smart remark. Didn't see him again until I asked the bus boy for the check. On a 71 dollar bill, with tip no more than 83. I handed the waiter 90 dollars with no change in return. I waited for the change but he hid. 19 tip for horrible service. Im not cheap but I would've rather give the 19 to the busboy.

Food is great but give the waiter exact change he thinks he's slick

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★★★☆☆

Me and my partner came passed by the place many times one day decided to try it. The food is terrific, the atmosphere is great but the service from the busboy was better than from our waiter. He was upset we didn't want to order anything from the bar, snatched away the wine glasses with a smart remark. Didn't see him again until I asked the bus boy for the check. On a 71 dollar bill, with tip no more than 83. I handed the waiter 90 dollars with no change in return. I waited for the change but he hid. 19 tip for horrible service. Im not cheap but I would've rather give the 19 to the busboy.

Food is great but give the waiter exact change he thinks he's slick

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This place is hands down the best latin restaurant I've found in Manhattan. The food is awesome, which is of course most important. But the place itself has a great vibe. Very cool, narrow layout, but not cramped at all. The waitstaff is friendly and accommodating (in New York, imagine that!), and they play great music to boot.

If you want latin food, and you're downtown, go here!

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★★★★★

This place is hands down the best latin restaurant I've found in Manhattan. The food is awesome, which is of course most important. But the place itself has a great vibe. Very cool, narrow layout, but not cramped at all. The waitstaff is friendly and accommodating (in New York, imagine that!), and they play great music to boot.

If you want latin food, and you're downtown, go here!

Pros: Delicious food; incredible wait staff; fun vibe

Cons: None!

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This place is amazing! The restaurant is really nice, and the food is delicious!!!! :)

The empanadas are outstanding, the ropa vieja is AMAZING, and you must must must have desert. And the flan is one of the best you'll ever have.

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★★★★★

This place is amazing! The restaurant is really nice, and the food is delicious!!!! :)

The empanadas are outstanding, the ropa vieja is AMAZING, and you must must must have desert. And the flan is one of the best you'll ever have.

Pros: food food food!

Cons: none!!

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Came for a casual double date and sat in their "Cabana Room" which is next to their charming garden. It was a little tight but you don't notice after a couple of mojitos- the Mojito 23 with aged rum and champagne was great!! Ordered the skirt steak which was tender and not overly seasoned. Very tasty! The yuca con mojo paired well with the steak. It was too bad we didn't sit in the front room with the music because as I was waiting for the bathroom, it sounded wonderful. Service was decent but our waiter was funny and entertaining. Good atmosphere! Will be back

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★★★★☆

Came for a casual double date and sat in their "Cabana Room" which is next to their charming garden. It was a little tight but you don't notice after a couple of mojitos- the Mojito 23 with aged rum and champagne was great!! Ordered the skirt steak which was tender and not overly seasoned. Very tasty! The yuca con mojo paired well with the steak. It was too bad we didn't sit in the front room with the music because as I was waiting for the bathroom, it sounded wonderful. Service was decent but our waiter was funny and entertaining. Good atmosphere! Will be back

Pros: music, food

Cons: narrow restaurant

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I would never eat here again. The food was absolutely horrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would never eat here again. The food was absolutely horrible.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: The food

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I took my parents here recently on the recommendation of a friend and was completely disappointed and embarrassed at its mediocrity. The food was all rather bland, except for the squid, which was extra salty. But the worst was the service. From start to finish. The host was on the phone when we arrived and wouldn't even look at us or say "one moment," so we were eventually seated by a bus boy. He never apoligized. Our waiter was soooo slow and when he did appear was completely bored and apathetic. In the end, we all decided to communicate our displeasure by docking part of his tip.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my parents here recently on the recommendation of a friend and was completely disappointed and embarrassed at its mediocrity. The food was all rather bland, except for the squid, which was extra salty. But the worst was the service. From start to finish. The host was on the phone when we arrived and wouldn't even look at us or say "one moment," so we were eventually seated by a bus boy. He never apoligized. Our waiter was soooo slow and when he did appear was completely bored and apathetic. In the end, we all decided to communicate our displeasure by docking part of his tip.

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Below average!! The restaurant is cramped; barely any room to walk. The live music was too much and on top of a table. The food was ok, I've had better Cuban, the sodas were in very small cups. The tres leches's sponge cake tasted dry and stale. For the rest you guys do the math!

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★☆☆☆☆

Below average!! The restaurant is cramped; barely any room to walk. The live music was too much and on top of a table. The food was ok, I've had better Cuban, the sodas were in very small cups. The tres leches's sponge cake tasted dry and stale. For the rest you guys do the math!

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I celebrated a birthday over the weekend at Havana and it was a blast. Not only was the food great, but the atmosphere and service was great. I will definitely return to Havana. Thanks for making my time there special....

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★★★★★

I celebrated a birthday over the weekend at Havana and it was a blast. Not only was the food great, but the atmosphere and service was great. I will definitely return to Havana. Thanks for making my time there special....

Pros: Great cuban food

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Attitude from the waiter right at the start. He gave us our menus, he spent some time taking another tables order, & then came to us. When we weren't quite sure of what we wanted & asked him about some items on the menu, he hissed at us & gave a warning, that we can only sit at the table for 1 hour. During the meal he never came once over & asked if there was anything he could get for us. The food was just average, nothing great & Overpriced. My friend had the seafood paella, which the flavor of the rice wasnt quite good and had vey little seafood in it. Overall, this is not a place I would return to, nor recommend.

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★☆☆☆☆

Attitude from the waiter right at the start. He gave us our menus, he spent some time taking another tables order, & then came to us. When we weren't quite sure of what we wanted & asked him about some items on the menu, he hissed at us & gave a warning, that we can only sit at the table for 1 hour. During the meal he never came once over & asked if there was anything he could get for us. The food was just average, nothing great & Overpriced. My friend had the seafood paella, which the flavor of the rice wasnt quite good and had vey little seafood in it. Overall, this is not a place I would return to, nor recommend.

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The first time I went to Havana was a night out with my honey and the food and atmosphere was great. A year later I returned to Havana to celebrate a friend's Birthday. We were a group of 15 and I found the food even better than the first time! The music set the mood just right and the staff was very friendly and helpful with the menu we all agreed it was a great evening.

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★★★★★

The first time I went to Havana was a night out with my honey and the food and atmosphere was great. A year later I returned to Havana to celebrate a friend's Birthday. We were a group of 15 and I found the food even better than the first time! The music set the mood just right and the staff was very friendly and helpful with the menu we all agreed it was a great evening.

Pros: Best Red Snapper

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You got to be kidding me this place needs a ZERO rating but too bad that the site doesnt have one. Oh my GOD i dont know where to start. The service was horribly lazy slow and rude. The food wasnt worth the money we paid for. I asked for the manager but a busboy came to our table barely understanding what we were saying.

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★☆☆☆☆

You got to be kidding me this place needs a ZERO rating but too bad that the site doesnt have one. Oh my GOD i dont know where to start. The service was horribly lazy slow and rude. The food wasnt worth the money we paid for. I asked for the manager but a busboy came to our table barely understanding what we were saying.

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people who write a reiew problably dont know about cuban food food is grate may be some body that i know was woorking in that restaurant because he left his writing bad things about the place but for sure Im a customer for long time and the food and driks are good the staf is exellent

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★★★★★

people who write a reiew problably dont know about cuban food food is grate may be some body that i know was woorking in that restaurant because he left his writing bad things about the place but for sure Im a customer for long time and the food and driks are good the staf is exellent

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It's a good place to eat with friends in new york city when you want to get food. The fries are great and taste great. The drinks are nice

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★★★☆☆

It's a good place to eat with friends in new york city when you want to get food. The fries are great and taste great. The drinks are nice

Pros: Location

Cons: Lighting

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We were seated in a small back room with some old DIRTY STAINED CURTAINS hanging over our heads with NO MUSIC at all. It was already too late to find something else and i didnt want to admit to my girlfriend that i made a BAD CHOICE, but the worst came later. Next to us there was a SQUEAKING DOOR that led outdoors to another room. Every time someone would open the door COLD AIR would come in. Our FOOD TOOK FOREVER to come out and when it came out, it got cold right away from the constant opening of the door. The SERVICE was very SLOW and UNPROFESSIONAL. We had to ask all the time for water and drinks. The SANGRIA was very SWEET and MOJITO was very WEAK on alchool. I paid around $ 200 with tip to get in exchange the WORST VALENTINES DAY DINNING EXPERIENCE EVER

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★☆☆☆☆

We were seated in a small back room with some old DIRTY STAINED CURTAINS hanging over our heads with NO MUSIC at all. It was already too late to find something else and i didnt want to admit to my girlfriend that i made a BAD CHOICE, but the worst came later. Next to us there was a SQUEAKING DOOR that led outdoors to another room. Every time someone would open the door COLD AIR would come in. Our FOOD TOOK FOREVER to come out and when it came out, it got cold right away from the constant opening of the door. The SERVICE was very SLOW and UNPROFESSIONAL. We had to ask all the time for water and drinks. The SANGRIA was very SWEET and MOJITO was very WEAK on alchool. I paid around $ 200 with tip to get in exchange the WORST VALENTINES DAY DINNING EXPERIENCE EVER

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Went in the dead of winter with a few girlfriends. We were promptly seated in the outside area as requested, it has a cute tent over it so you are warm but your still siting out in the garden. It is a bit crowded back there but after a few mojitos you dont even notice. We had two pitchers of mojitos, coconut and regular, delicious! Our food was delicious, our bill was reasonably priced! We were having such a good time that without noticing we closed out the restaurant. We weren't even rushed out and when we apologized for taking so long they encouraged us to stay longer! After we cleared our table we hung out by the bar and smoked cigars. It was the best and most unexpected tuesday night! And we will definetly return. I recommend this place to everyone, it can be romantic and fun!

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★★★★★

Went in the dead of winter with a few girlfriends. We were promptly seated in the outside area as requested, it has a cute tent over it so you are warm but your still siting out in the garden. It is a bit crowded back there but after a few mojitos you dont even notice. We had two pitchers of mojitos, coconut and regular, delicious! Our food was delicious, our bill was reasonably priced! We were having such a good time that without noticing we closed out the restaurant. We weren't even rushed out and when we apologized for taking so long they encouraged us to stay longer! After we cleared our table we hung out by the bar and smoked cigars. It was the best and most unexpected tuesday night! And we will definetly return. I recommend this place to everyone, it can be romantic and fun!

Pros: Everything

Cons: A little tight in the back

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Went for brunch this past weekend and can't believe what a deal it was. Food was excellent and very flavorful - I had the ropa vieja and my sister had the arroz con pollo. Portions were generous, and for only $14, brunch came with cafe con leche as well as a giant pitcher of sangria (the sangria alone is over $30 on the dinner menu). Nice ambiance and friendly service as well. Can't think of a better way to spend a lazy weekend morning.

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★★★★★

Went for brunch this past weekend and can't believe what a deal it was. Food was excellent and very flavorful - I had the ropa vieja and my sister had the arroz con pollo. Portions were generous, and for only $14, brunch came with cafe con leche as well as a giant pitcher of sangria (the sangria alone is over $30 on the dinner menu). Nice ambiance and friendly service as well. Can't think of a better way to spend a lazy weekend morning.

Pros: food, brunch prices, service, atmosphere

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Excellent food!! Romantic atmosphere. Don't sit outside if raining. If you don't like very loud music, sit in the back room. Good service. Could get expensive once alcohol is involved.

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★★★★☆

Excellent food!! Romantic atmosphere. Don't sit outside if raining. If you don't like very loud music, sit in the back room. Good service. Could get expensive once alcohol is involved.

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★★★☆☆

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We made a last minute reservation on a Saturday night for 4. The restaurant was full but we got a table outside, very nice and more quiet.
Two of us took a mojito and it was excellent! The food was very good and the good point is they didn't rush to give us the check after we were done.
I would definitively recommand this restaurant.

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★★★★☆

We made a last minute reservation on a Saturday night for 4. The restaurant was full but we got a table outside, very nice and more quiet.
Two of us took a mojito and it was excellent! The food was very good and the good point is they didn't rush to give us the check after we were done.
I would definitively recommand this restaurant.

Cons: Ambience, price

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Friends of ours recommended havana alma de cuba and we decided to give it a try. The restaurant has many rooms, a front room, a small garden room, garden and huge room for big parties. We made a reservation early and got to choose the garden but later the restaurant got really packed. The garden was very quiet and peaceful, perfect for a date. It is a great place to relax and have good meal.
The staff was well prepared and attentive. The maitre was so cute, polite and generous at the end he gaved us complimetary cigars. He told us that they were hand rolled cigars and they roll them at the restaurant on tuesdays and wednesdays. I picked one for my dad because he loves cigars.
I definitly got to come back with my family, especially my father would love this place.
I had a wonderful experience at havana and i`m giving it a 5 ***** rate.

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★★★★★

Friends of ours recommended havana alma de cuba and we decided to give it a try. The restaurant has many rooms, a front room, a small garden room, garden and huge room for big parties. We made a reservation early and got to choose the garden but later the restaurant got really packed. The garden was very quiet and peaceful, perfect for a date. It is a great place to relax and have good meal.
The staff was well prepared and attentive. The maitre was so cute, polite and generous at the end he gaved us complimetary cigars. He told us that they were hand rolled cigars and they roll them at the restaurant on tuesdays and wednesdays. I picked one for my dad because he loves cigars.
I definitly got to come back with my family, especially my father would love this place.
I had a wonderful experience at havana and i`m giving it a 5 ***** rate.

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Me and my boyfriend have explored many spanish restaurants. The food at Havana Alma de Cuba was not as good as everyone raved about. The portions were small and was overpriced. The meal didn't have as much seasoning as it should. The Sangria tasted watered down. The seating was tight. The only thing that we did like was the live band.

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★★★☆☆

Me and my boyfriend have explored many spanish restaurants. The food at Havana Alma de Cuba was not as good as everyone raved about. The portions were small and was overpriced. The meal didn't have as much seasoning as it should. The Sangria tasted watered down. The seating was tight. The only thing that we did like was the live band.

Pros: Live Band

Cons: Everything else

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I came for the first time with a friend who loves this place. I was astonished how well they treated us and i said to myself thats why he never stops talking about this place. The restaurant was packed with people. I believe the name of the manager was Sandro, recognized my friend and came to greet us at our table. He kept checking on us many times and was making sure that everything was going well with our table( by the way, he was such a good looking man).
We were seated in the front room where the music was playing and had a fun time. Hospitality, service, drinks and food were fabulous. To tell the truth i didn`t expect this. I can`t wait to go back!!

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★★★★★

I came for the first time with a friend who loves this place. I was astonished how well they treated us and i said to myself thats why he never stops talking about this place. The restaurant was packed with people. I believe the name of the manager was Sandro, recognized my friend and came to greet us at our table. He kept checking on us many times and was making sure that everything was going well with our table( by the way, he was such a good looking man).
We were seated in the front room where the music was playing and had a fun time. Hospitality, service, drinks and food were fabulous. To tell the truth i didn`t expect this. I can`t wait to go back!!

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I have been This place so many times and i can say that this place is one of the best in the city.Higly recommended.

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★★★★☆

I have been This place so many times and i can say that this place is one of the best in the city.Higly recommended.

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We were walking on christopher street and saw this place it looked full of people and decided to get in. Since we didnt have reservation we were told to wait for the next available table and so we did.
A few moments later we were seated in a beautiful back room, which was perfect to bring a date, very romantic.The food was good, but the drinks and service were exellent!!
We will definitly go back!!

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★★★★★

We were walking on christopher street and saw this place it looked full of people and decided to get in. Since we didnt have reservation we were told to wait for the next available table and so we did.
A few moments later we were seated in a beautiful back room, which was perfect to bring a date, very romantic.The food was good, but the drinks and service were exellent!!
We will definitly go back!!

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Yesterday i brought a girl on a date and let me tell you guys it worked great. We sitted in the garden area. It was beautiful and very romantic. The service was friendly and professional and the food was good!!
Good spot for a date!!

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★★★★★

Yesterday i brought a girl on a date and let me tell you guys it worked great. We sitted in the garden area. It was beautiful and very romantic. The service was friendly and professional and the food was good!!
Good spot for a date!!

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As a new yorker i go out a lot and like havana there aren`t many places to eat great food, have a great service, listen to wonderful music and have the best mojitos ever!!!
I strongly recommend this place to every body, but make a reservation because its very hard to get in because it`s becoming very popular

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★★★★★

As a new yorker i go out a lot and like havana there aren`t many places to eat great food, have a great service, listen to wonderful music and have the best mojitos ever!!!
I strongly recommend this place to every body, but make a reservation because its very hard to get in because it`s becoming very popular

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I was there on a friday. Do make reservations before you go on a weekend because it gets packed!!!! There is not much I can say about the food except that it was some heart fullfilling tummy satisfying food. The chimichurri sauce is off the hook!!! and their seafood paella was plate licking good (although not recommended since it might burn your tongue)....I would recommend the steak which was a decent size portion for the price (around 17-20 bucks)...it came with casava which was very well cooked and the yellow rice and beans sides were very tasty...I will also recommend the sangria ($35 for a jug) which is one of the best I had and I have had it at a lot of places. The place is great for groups and couples. It was very beautiful!!! Definitely good for a romantic date - I promised I would take my beau there...decorations remind you of summertime so I cant wait to go back when it is summer and sit outdoors...overall I give it an A+ and would recommend it to anyone up for some good cuban food...

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★★★★☆

I was there on a friday. Do make reservations before you go on a weekend because it gets packed!!!! There is not much I can say about the food except that it was some heart fullfilling tummy satisfying food. The chimichurri sauce is off the hook!!! and their seafood paella was plate licking good (although not recommended since it might burn your tongue)....I would recommend the steak which was a decent size portion for the price (around 17-20 bucks)...it came with casava which was very well cooked and the yellow rice and beans sides were very tasty...I will also recommend the sangria ($35 for a jug) which is one of the best I had and I have had it at a lot of places. The place is great for groups and couples. It was very beautiful!!! Definitely good for a romantic date - I promised I would take my beau there...decorations remind you of summertime so I cant wait to go back when it is summer and sit outdoors...overall I give it an A+ and would recommend it to anyone up for some good cuban food...

Pros: Everything!!!

Cons: none I can think of!!

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We made a reservation for 9PM. Reservations are a must as the restaurant is always packed with people.
The manager was extremely nice, always attentive. Our waiter was excellent and really quick with the drink and food order. The food was good nothing extraordinary but I eat this type of food all the time because I am Hispanic. Also the price is very economical.
The only complaint I have is that the space is really cramped.

2
★★★★☆

We made a reservation for 9PM. Reservations are a must as the restaurant is always packed with people.
The manager was extremely nice, always attentive. Our waiter was excellent and really quick with the drink and food order. The food was good nothing extraordinary but I eat this type of food all the time because I am Hispanic. Also the price is very economical.
The only complaint I have is that the space is really cramped.

Pros: Service, Food

Cons: Cramped Table

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I love this place!! This restaurant serves a very good quality of food at a very good price. I consider myself blessed to have Havana in the neighborhood. Since i come here all the time, i know the manager and all the waiters who take good care of me. They are very friendly and make me feel like im part of their big family. I brought all my friends and family for serveral occasions and they keep coming back. I`ve never been disappointed by this place! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Highly Recommended!!!!

2
★★★★★

I love this place!! This restaurant serves a very good quality of food at a very good price. I consider myself blessed to have Havana in the neighborhood. Since i come here all the time, i know the manager and all the waiters who take good care of me. They are very friendly and make me feel like im part of their big family. I brought all my friends and family for serveral occasions and they keep coming back. I`ve never been disappointed by this place! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Highly Recommended!!!!

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I threw a bday party for my sister last night and it turned out great! They were so flexible and did everything I had asked. Everyone enjoyed the food and mojitoes. The service was the best though, our waitor was awesome at knowing when anyone needed a refill on their drink. The restaurant itself is pretty small but the room we reserved was just the right the size for what we wanted. Overall a really good experience that I would recommend to others.

2
★★★★★

I threw a bday party for my sister last night and it turned out great! They were so flexible and did everything I had asked. Everyone enjoyed the food and mojitoes. The service was the best though, our waitor was awesome at knowing when anyone needed a refill on their drink. The restaurant itself is pretty small but the room we reserved was just the right the size for what we wanted. Overall a really good experience that I would recommend to others.

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We were entertaining our friends who were here from Europe. The food was good but the service we got was unprofessional and rude. To begin with, we were not asked for desert and handed the bill. So we our self had to ask for it. When we were in the middle of our deserts we were again handed the bill and the waiter kept on coming ever couple of minutes to check the bill was paid or not. Finally we were told to leave althought we offered to buy another pitcher of sangria. We were definitely not happy with this as our evening was cut short So we decided to tip 12% of the bill which was not a small amount considering the amount we racked up as the bill. At this point the waiter was rude to us, stopped us on our way out and argued with us. This was totally unprofessional. So guys if you are entertaining people this is not the place as you might get insulted in front of your friends.

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★★☆☆☆

We were entertaining our friends who were here from Europe. The food was good but the service we got was unprofessional and rude. To begin with, we were not asked for desert and handed the bill. So we our self had to ask for it. When we were in the middle of our deserts we were again handed the bill and the waiter kept on coming ever couple of minutes to check the bill was paid or not. Finally we were told to leave althought we offered to buy another pitcher of sangria. We were definitely not happy with this as our evening was cut short So we decided to tip 12% of the bill which was not a small amount considering the amount we racked up as the bill. At this point the waiter was rude to us, stopped us on our way out and argued with us. This was totally unprofessional. So guys if you are entertaining people this is not the place as you might get insulted in front of your friends.

Pros: good food, parking

Cons: horrible service, no value for money

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I celebrated my girlfriends birthday this saturday at havana and we had such a great time.
The first thing to start with is the warm hospitality and the friendly service. The mojitos were great, the best i ever had in the city. The food was very tasty. I had empanadas and the chicken special, both were delicious!! For dessert i had the chocolate cake which was to die for!!
I strongly recommend this place!!

2
★★★★★

I celebrated my girlfriends birthday this saturday at havana and we had such a great time.
The first thing to start with is the warm hospitality and the friendly service. The mojitos were great, the best i ever had in the city. The food was very tasty. I had empanadas and the chicken special, both were delicious!! For dessert i had the chocolate cake which was to die for!!
I strongly recommend this place!!

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I can't say enough about this place. The food was amazing and well prepared. The staff was just the right amount of attentive (not hovering over you and not ignoring you). the drinks were really good as well - I highly recommend the mojito pitcher.

2
★★★★★

I can't say enough about this place. The food was amazing and well prepared. The staff was just the right amount of attentive (not hovering over you and not ignoring you). the drinks were really good as well - I highly recommend the mojito pitcher.

Pros: great food, drinks, price, and service

Cons: watch out for some of the glass walls - they're not doors!

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city! I've been here many times with family and friends and have never had a bad time. It can be annoyingly busy now and then; but it's worth the squeeze to hear the live music on weekends and the roast suckling pig is heaven! But the kicker is the sangria, my favorite in the city.

2
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city! I've been here many times with family and friends and have never had a bad time. It can be annoyingly busy now and then; but it's worth the squeeze to hear the live music on weekends and the roast suckling pig is heaven! But the kicker is the sangria, my favorite in the city.

Pros: Food, Music, Value

Cons: Can be crowded

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I`ve never been disappointed from this place. The service is amazing starting from the moment you come in (they are very accomodating) and the moment you leave everyone is very thankful for dining with them. I`ve created a special bond with this place and i feel part of the family and i`m treated as one. I went there last week with some friends of mine because one of them had the birthday. We had a VIP treatment as usual. The manager offered us a pitcher of Sangria and to the birthday girl the best dessert in the house Tres Leches with a sparkling candle and having all the staff singing and wishing her happy birthday was amazing. I strongly recommend this place as the best place to have a good time.

2
★★★★★

I`ve never been disappointed from this place. The service is amazing starting from the moment you come in (they are very accomodating) and the moment you leave everyone is very thankful for dining with them. I`ve created a special bond with this place and i feel part of the family and i`m treated as one. I went there last week with some friends of mine because one of them had the birthday. We had a VIP treatment as usual. The manager offered us a pitcher of Sangria and to the birthday girl the best dessert in the house Tres Leches with a sparkling candle and having all the staff singing and wishing her happy birthday was amazing. I strongly recommend this place as the best place to have a good time.

Pros: Manager, Service, Ambience

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We arrived several minutes late for our reservations due to some transportation issues. Upon entering we waited for approximately 5 minutes before any one acknowledged our presence. Finally the hostess verified our reservation. However, she did not say anything like, "It'll be just a couple more minutes" or "You can wait at the bar. Instead she left the reservation stand. After a couple of more minutes of waiting the manager came over and re-verified our reservation. He said something to us and we thought we were supposed to follow him. Hence, we finally followed him through several rooms before he told us huffily that he had asked to wait at the bar. So we trooped to the bar where the manager offered us two Mojitos of free charge. This went a long way to soothing our feathers until we were seated. Then we received the worst waitress. She took our order perfunctorily and then disappeared for the rest of our dinner. I flagged her down to order to two more Mojitos to drink with our entrees. She took our empty glasses. We did not see for another half an hour until she unceremoniously dropped off the dessert menus. Once again I couldn't get her attention to remind her of the Mojitos. She finally came back to ask us if we wanted dessert. At that point we were too fed up to have dessert. I reminded her of our Mojitos, told her to cancel them, and asked for check. At that point the restaurant was pretty empty but it still took her over five minutes to get the check. At no point did she apologize for her oversight. The food was good but the unacceptable service spoiled whatever positive memories I have of the place. Enter at your own risk.

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★☆☆☆☆

We arrived several minutes late for our reservations due to some transportation issues. Upon entering we waited for approximately 5 minutes before any one acknowledged our presence. Finally the hostess verified our reservation. However, she did not say anything like, "It'll be just a couple more minutes" or "You can wait at the bar. Instead she left the reservation stand. After a couple of more minutes of waiting the manager came over and re-verified our reservation. He said something to us and we thought we were supposed to follow him. Hence, we finally followed him through several rooms before he told us huffily that he had asked to wait at the bar. So we trooped to the bar where the manager offered us two Mojitos of free charge. This went a long way to soothing our feathers until we were seated. Then we received the worst waitress. She took our order perfunctorily and then disappeared for the rest of our dinner. I flagged her down to order to two more Mojitos to drink with our entrees. She took our empty glasses. We did not see for another half an hour until she unceremoniously dropped off the dessert menus. Once again I couldn't get her attention to remind her of the Mojitos. She finally came back to ask us if we wanted dessert. At that point we were too fed up to have dessert. I reminded her of our Mojitos, told her to cancel them, and asked for check. At that point the restaurant was pretty empty but it still took her over five minutes to get the check. At no point did she apologize for her oversight. The food was good but the unacceptable service spoiled whatever positive memories I have of the place. Enter at your own risk.

Pros: good mojitos - if they ever get to your table

Cons: TERRIBLE SERVICE

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Set in a long, narrow space in the West Village, Havana Alma de Cuba boasts colorful murals and live (and fortunately not-so-loud) music. The endless procession of mojitos from the bar keeps the place lively and bustling. The menu doesn't…

 

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