Cuba

★★★★☆
  • 224 Thompson St

    New York, NY 10012

    Cross street: 3rd Street and Bleecker Street

    Map & Directions
  • 212-420-7878

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I took my boyfriend here for his birthday on a weeknight. we were seated right away between the cigar roller and the live band. we had amazing mojito23 cocktails its like a mojito with champagne. i had 2 and well i guess im a lightweight

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★★★★★

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday on a weeknight. we were seated right away between the cigar roller and the live band. we had amazing mojito23 cocktails its like a mojito with champagne. i had 2 and well i guess im a lightweight

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Ok, lets start with the atmosphere/vibe of all Luis Skibar owned restaurants: clean/neat , festive/lively, chatty - a good thing (dislike quiet places dont get me wrong, you can have a perfect romantic evening here and hear each

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★★★★★

Ok, lets start with the atmosphere/vibe of all Luis Skibar owned restaurants: clean/neat , festive/lively, chatty - a good thing (dislike quiet places dont get me wrong, you can have a perfect romantic evening here and hear each

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Took a cab ride here especially to try the cuban but my wife and I found the food to be pretty bad and the staff's attitude to be even worse. Don't waste your time here.

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★★★★★

Took a cab ride here especially to try the cuban but my wife and I found the food to be pretty bad and the staff's attitude to be even worse. Don't waste your time here.

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It is not pricey for the area and well worth it for the quality of food that you do get. The staff is extremely kind and can answers all your questions about the food and what the different dishes taste like.

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★★★★★

It is not pricey for the area and well worth it for the quality of food that you do get. The staff is extremely kind and can answers all your questions about the food and what the different dishes taste like.

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You can't beat the location of this place. Lots of bars and restaurants in the village. Getting in was easy, but the layout of the restaurant was strange. Upstairs is where the live music and environment is at. If it's full, you go downstairs to a dark room that feels very segregated from the rest of the restaurant. We ended up down there with two groups of people, one of which was beyond obnoxiously loud. I'm a New Yorker AND latino and I thought they were loud. This has nothing to do with them, other than we were squeezed into a tight space. If you can stay upstairs, do it.

Let me start with presentation being the best thing they do. Food looks amazing on the plate and make you want to eat until you explode. I have mixed emotions about the food though. I ordered the Ceviche and immediately was overwhelmed with the taste of cilantro. Whomever prepared it went overboard. It was prepared perfectly and had an amazing taste aside from that. We also had the shrimp stuffed platanos (first bite should be over a plate) which were ok. I had their chicken soup with yet again more cilantro. Completely not necessary for chicken soup.

Our main courses were mozzarella and shrimp stuffed chicken with mashed potatoes, ropa vieja with rice and the paella valencia. The mashed potatoes were amazing. Great flavor and consistancy. The chicken however was just ok. Usage of the cheese was a nice change but seemed a bit out of place. The ropa vieja was presented in a very cool cup made of plantain chips. Unfortunately it was bland. This is one of my favorite meals and is comfort food to me. I was looking forward to it, but found it to be just mediocre. Rice was ok as well as the beans. The paella looked beautiful. I was very anxious to eat this meal. The taste, unfortunately, was yet again bland. The mussels were gritty, the rice was grainy and chicken was dry.

Our mixed drinks were amazing. Do yourself a favor and be sure to have a few. The caipirinha I had was so on point. The other two ordered pina coladas which were both great.

Overall I would go back again but try to stay upstairs with the live music. If you're not latino, you'll find that their food is flavored just right. Being latino, I know how each of those plates should taste, having made them for years.

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★★★★☆

You can't beat the location of this place. Lots of bars and restaurants in the village. Getting in was easy, but the layout of the restaurant was strange. Upstairs is where the live music and environment is at. If it's full, you go downstairs to a dark room that feels very segregated from the rest of the restaurant. We ended up down there with two groups of people, one of which was beyond obnoxiously loud. I'm a New Yorker AND latino and I thought they were loud. This has nothing to do with them, other than we were squeezed into a tight space. If you can stay upstairs, do it.

Let me start with presentation being the best thing they do. Food looks amazing on the plate and make you want to eat until you explode. I have mixed emotions about the food though. I ordered the Ceviche and immediately was overwhelmed with the taste of cilantro. Whomever prepared it went overboard. It was prepared perfectly and had an amazing taste aside from that. We also had the shrimp stuffed platanos (first bite should be over a plate) which were ok. I had their chicken soup with yet again more cilantro. Completely not necessary for chicken soup.

Our main courses were mozzarella and shrimp stuffed chicken with mashed potatoes, ropa vieja with rice and the paella valencia. The mashed potatoes were amazing. Great flavor and consistancy. The chicken however was just ok. Usage of the cheese was a nice change but seemed a bit out of place. The ropa vieja was presented in a very cool cup made of plantain chips. Unfortunately it was bland. This is one of my favorite meals and is comfort food to me. I was looking forward to it, but found it to be just mediocre. Rice was ok as well as the beans. The paella looked beautiful. I was very anxious to eat this meal. The taste, unfortunately, was yet again bland. The mussels were gritty, the rice was grainy and chicken was dry.

Our mixed drinks were amazing. Do yourself a favor and be sure to have a few. The caipirinha I had was so on point. The other two ordered pina coladas which were both great.

Overall I would go back again but try to stay upstairs with the live music. If you're not latino, you'll find that their food is flavored just right. Being latino, I know how each of those plates should taste, having made them for years.

Pros: live music, hand rolled cigars, great drinks and appetizers

Cons: small space, inconsistant food

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This place is a goldmine. Really innovative delicious food where the chef is not afraid to risk combining flavours. The atmosphere is live and fun, and even though there is no space, makes you want to get up and move. Everything from apps to desserts is great. The tres leche cake has a nice pineapple twist, so does the tuna salad sharing itself with watermelon/onion.

Make reservations, this place gets packed. Also great drinks, especially Mondays where they offer a great price.

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★★★★★

This place is a goldmine. Really innovative delicious food where the chef is not afraid to risk combining flavours. The atmosphere is live and fun, and even though there is no space, makes you want to get up and move. Everything from apps to desserts is great. The tres leche cake has a nice pineapple twist, so does the tuna salad sharing itself with watermelon/onion.

Make reservations, this place gets packed. Also great drinks, especially Mondays where they offer a great price.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere, music

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After reading some of the reviews online about this place, we decided to give it a try. Turns out that racists may have been hired to work at this place. From the second we entered this place, we got weird looks from the hostess, who asks if we had reservations on a Wednesday night, while they were quite.

Of course we did not, who would? Anyway, they tried to seat us at a small round table near the front door, while there were like 15 open tables all around the room. we asked to be seated at a nicer location, and got attitude and eyes rolling from the hostess and a couple of male employees which were just standing around the bar.

We waited about 10 minutes before being offered water, after refusing their "Sparkling bottled water", we had to wait another 5 minutes to finally get water and place our order. We ordered appetizers to start the evening, and had to ask for it after waiting over 20 minutes for it. 2 minutes after receiving the appetizer...yep, you guessed it, our entrees arrive.

The waiter didn't seem to care that we had just started eating our appetizer as he made room for our dinner. The food was not as great as many have mentioned here. Unless you have never eating authentic Latin food, the food was very similar to any local Spanish restaurant where plates cost an average of $5.

This place was way overpriced, the staff was careless and must believe that they are the hottest staff on the block or something. And god forbid you refuse dessert, the check gets slammed onto your table by a rude waiter.

Normally, we give 20% tips, but on this special occasion, 10% was still more than they deserved. Don't waste your time with this place. We won't again. We would suggest Negril, which is just around the corner. Now that place has excellent food, excellent service, and great environment. Try it, you won't regret it.

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★☆☆☆☆

After reading some of the reviews online about this place, we decided to give it a try. Turns out that racists may have been hired to work at this place. From the second we entered this place, we got weird looks from the hostess, who asks if we had reservations on a Wednesday night, while they were quite.

Of course we did not, who would? Anyway, they tried to seat us at a small round table near the front door, while there were like 15 open tables all around the room. we asked to be seated at a nicer location, and got attitude and eyes rolling from the hostess and a couple of male employees which were just standing around the bar.

We waited about 10 minutes before being offered water, after refusing their "Sparkling bottled water", we had to wait another 5 minutes to finally get water and place our order. We ordered appetizers to start the evening, and had to ask for it after waiting over 20 minutes for it. 2 minutes after receiving the appetizer...yep, you guessed it, our entrees arrive.

The waiter didn't seem to care that we had just started eating our appetizer as he made room for our dinner. The food was not as great as many have mentioned here. Unless you have never eating authentic Latin food, the food was very similar to any local Spanish restaurant where plates cost an average of $5.

This place was way overpriced, the staff was careless and must believe that they are the hottest staff on the block or something. And god forbid you refuse dessert, the check gets slammed onto your table by a rude waiter.

Normally, we give 20% tips, but on this special occasion, 10% was still more than they deserved. Don't waste your time with this place. We won't again. We would suggest Negril, which is just around the corner. Now that place has excellent food, excellent service, and great environment. Try it, you won't regret it.

Pros: Unless You Like Overpaying for Food, None!

Cons: Lousy Staff-Might Even Be Racists

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Pros: Best food int the town

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★★★☆☆

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Great food, I really thought that this restaurant was special. Really Special. Actually, I'm just testing functionality. Please ignore this review!

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★★★★★

Great food, I really thought that this restaurant was special. Really Special. Actually, I'm just testing functionality. Please ignore this review!

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Went on a spring afternoon for my wifes b-day. It was some of the best cuban I've had outside of Miami. The prices were reasonable and the portions were, well, you'll leave full. The food presentation was very original. In short, we both really liked this place.

My wife had a ceviche appetizer which she said rivaled her grandmas. I had a cuban tamale which was great. I had my favorite , ropa vieja, and it was was moist and flavorfle the way it should be. Futher it was served in a "bowl" made of fried plantains.

Oh, and the mojitos lived up to there award winning status.

We had my sister inlaws birthday there and we had 14 people. The put us in this small prvate room. Everyone was happy.

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★★★★★

Went on a spring afternoon for my wifes b-day. It was some of the best cuban I've had outside of Miami. The prices were reasonable and the portions were, well, you'll leave full. The food presentation was very original. In short, we both really liked this place.

My wife had a ceviche appetizer which she said rivaled her grandmas. I had a cuban tamale which was great. I had my favorite , ropa vieja, and it was was moist and flavorfle the way it should be. Futher it was served in a "bowl" made of fried plantains.

Oh, and the mojitos lived up to there award winning status.

We had my sister inlaws birthday there and we had 14 people. The put us in this small prvate room. Everyone was happy.

Pros: Mojitos, Great Cuban, Nice staff

Cons: a little small and dark

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some people say cuba is one of the most ugly country in the world because of its conditional background... but seee this, restaurant of hope, if i say, some how it changed my perception...

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★★☆☆☆

some people say cuba is one of the most ugly country in the world because of its conditional background... but seee this, restaurant of hope, if i say, some how it changed my perception...

Pros: best resto

Cons: why not/

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very nice atmosphere.

nice peoples around

i love it.
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2
★★★★☆

very nice atmosphere.

nice peoples around

i love it.
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Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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2
★★★★☆

very nice atmosphere.

nice peoples around
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i love it.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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★★★★☆

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Had my birthday dinner here, this place is awesome great service. Food was on the money! Will be back!

2
★★★★★

Had my birthday dinner here, this place is awesome great service. Food was on the money! Will be back!

Pros: Best mojitos!!!!!

Cons: none

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This place was awesome definitely check it out--- worth a try. I really like the apps and the drinks are great.

1
★★★☆☆

This place was awesome definitely check it out--- worth a try. I really like the apps and the drinks are great.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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It's hard to find good quality, authentic Cuban food, and this place sure has it. There are other places that have "Cuban" food and if you're not from there, you'd never know that it's far from the real thing. Well Cuba has the real thing, great food, really great drinks too, nice atmosphere, and good service. Well, at least that was my experience.

2
★★★★★

It's hard to find good quality, authentic Cuban food, and this place sure has it. There are other places that have "Cuban" food and if you're not from there, you'd never know that it's far from the real thing. Well Cuba has the real thing, great food, really great drinks too, nice atmosphere, and good service. Well, at least that was my experience.

Pros: great appetizers, food, drinks, atomosphere

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2
★★★★★

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Pros: great local

Cons: none

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I had recently moved to NY from Miami and was looking for a great place to throw my husbands BIG 40th
birthday.I was a little hesitant at first because my party was 20 plus from all over and my husbands parents and his 2 uncles from Cuba that hadn't seen eachother in 30 years so you can imagine how nervous i was. I was so impressed on how all of the old folks were dancing and singing to the cuban music and enjoyed the paella the steaks and the red snapper.That when I saw them all together my husband was the one that got emotional. All I can say is thank you Cuba for making my husbands Birthday/reunion with his family sooo special and thank you also to the musicians and the waiter that kept us all laughing with the stories and music ....gracias!

2
★★★★☆

I had recently moved to NY from Miami and was looking for a great place to throw my husbands BIG 40th
birthday.I was a little hesitant at first because my party was 20 plus from all over and my husbands parents and his 2 uncles from Cuba that hadn't seen eachother in 30 years so you can imagine how nervous i was. I was so impressed on how all of the old folks were dancing and singing to the cuban music and enjoyed the paella the steaks and the red snapper.That when I saw them all together my husband was the one that got emotional. All I can say is thank you Cuba for making my husbands Birthday/reunion with his family sooo special and thank you also to the musicians and the waiter that kept us all laughing with the stories and music ....gracias!

Pros: Great Food and ambieance

Cons: Bathrooms too small

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My friends and I meet about once a month and we try out different places. This month we were disappointed with our pick. Not everyone was happy with their food. The appetizers seem to be the only thing that everyone agreed on that was ?good?. The waiter was very nice and helpful with the menu. We ordered pitcher of Mojitos which was a mistake because they were ?WEAK? What annoyed us the most was that we had not even been offered the dessert menu when the we were confronted and told that we needed move, that we could move to the bar. It wasn?t until one of my friends mentioned that we weren?t even offered a shot for our troubles that we then we offered the shot. I doubt any of us will return.

1
★★☆☆☆

My friends and I meet about once a month and we try out different places. This month we were disappointed with our pick. Not everyone was happy with their food. The appetizers seem to be the only thing that everyone agreed on that was ?good?. The waiter was very nice and helpful with the menu. We ordered pitcher of Mojitos which was a mistake because they were ?WEAK? What annoyed us the most was that we had not even been offered the dessert menu when the we were confronted and told that we needed move, that we could move to the bar. It wasn?t until one of my friends mentioned that we weren?t even offered a shot for our troubles that we then we offered the shot. I doubt any of us will return.

Pros: Free cigars

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I didnt expect this restaurant to be so disgusting because the reviews i read before going there seemed pretty good. Im totally disappointed!!
This is not a quality restaurant, The seafood tasted like it was from a can..... gone bad. We had to ask 4 times for bread and at the end was not fresh it was hard as a rock. The appetizers were overpriced and not of good quality. The Salmon was fishy. The bartender can't make a drink- the mojito was absolutely nasty. The staff was rude. What can i say a complete disaster.

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★☆☆☆☆

I didnt expect this restaurant to be so disgusting because the reviews i read before going there seemed pretty good. Im totally disappointed!!
This is not a quality restaurant, The seafood tasted like it was from a can..... gone bad. We had to ask 4 times for bread and at the end was not fresh it was hard as a rock. The appetizers were overpriced and not of good quality. The Salmon was fishy. The bartender can't make a drink- the mojito was absolutely nasty. The staff was rude. What can i say a complete disaster.

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Delicious food...we had an app of shrimp, steak and chicken. I had the hemingway salad for dinner and it was the best salad I have had in a long time. I never order salads at restaurants because I think it's a waste but it just sounded delicious so I tried it and loved it. My date had the Ropa Vieja which was also amazing. The drinks were STRONG, they had a small band in the corner...it was a great night!!

2
★★★★★

Delicious food...we had an app of shrimp, steak and chicken. I had the hemingway salad for dinner and it was the best salad I have had in a long time. I never order salads at restaurants because I think it's a waste but it just sounded delicious so I tried it and loved it. My date had the Ropa Vieja which was also amazing. The drinks were STRONG, they had a small band in the corner...it was a great night!!

Pros: Food/live music

Cons: None

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Weekend are very crowded
Wednesdays are the best days to go there

great mojitos (classic ,coconut and mango's) . Food is good sometimes heavy

1
★★★☆☆

Weekend are very crowded
Wednesdays are the best days to go there

great mojitos (classic ,coconut and mango's) . Food is good sometimes heavy

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Was here for a dinner with some girlfriends. We waited at the bar for our table and really felt that we were in a warm festive enviroment. The restaurant seemed small when we realized that there was a downstairs bar so we then waited there for our table downstairs we decided to eat some delishhhh appetizers. shrimp salad WOW!!
Our table was then ready we enjoyed the Live music and this really good selection of specials that our
waitress recommended. The staff was very sweet and the Manager helped us out in selecting a place to go
salsa dancing afterwards which was very helpful to us. 4 out of 6 of us just decided we would give New Years @ Cuba a try can't wait!!!!!!

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★★★★☆

Was here for a dinner with some girlfriends. We waited at the bar for our table and really felt that we were in a warm festive enviroment. The restaurant seemed small when we realized that there was a downstairs bar so we then waited there for our table downstairs we decided to eat some delishhhh appetizers. shrimp salad WOW!!
Our table was then ready we enjoyed the Live music and this really good selection of specials that our
waitress recommended. The staff was very sweet and the Manager helped us out in selecting a place to go
salsa dancing afterwards which was very helpful to us. 4 out of 6 of us just decided we would give New Years @ Cuba a try can't wait!!!!!!

Pros: love service ,music food!

Cons: gotta make reservations we learned the hard way

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Had a surprise birthday party for my husband last week.I was stressing out over details since my husband is Cuban and very particular but all i can say is that he had a smile from ear to ear.he loved the cigars the mojitos and his favorite dish his mother used to make ...vacca frita. I had a tres leche cake made especially for the party as the managers suggested and it was a amazing My husbands co workers all raved about this place and want to come back on their own. it is a bit crowded but we sat in a private room behind the bar.
We will return!

2
★★★★☆

Had a surprise birthday party for my husband last week.I was stressing out over details since my husband is Cuban and very particular but all i can say is that he had a smile from ear to ear.he loved the cigars the mojitos and his favorite dish his mother used to make ...vacca frita. I had a tres leche cake made especially for the party as the managers suggested and it was a amazing My husbands co workers all raved about this place and want to come back on their own. it is a bit crowded but we sat in a private room behind the bar.
We will return!

Pros: Great food and music!

Cons: must make reservations

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A few friends and I visited Cuba last weekend for my birthday and I was extremely disappointed. We were first sat at a table on top of the band and when I requested a different table the host's response was "No, I can't move you. The band will take a break in 20 minutes." This did not sit well with me as I could not imagine us having an enjoyable time while not hearing one another.

The host then moved us downstairs, which I was hopeful that the evening could turn out nicely. We ate our dinners and were satisfied with the food, until my friend saw a critter come out of the wall. I was completely disgusted and when she showed it to the waiter, nothing was taken off of our bill but we were given complimentary deserts- when all I wanted to do was run to another establishment and not stay any longer. We probably could have argued with the waiter about cutting our bill, but it was a special occasion and I did not want to add negative emotions to it while it was definately deserved.

While the food was fine, I was disgusted all in all and could not wait to get out of there. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

A few friends and I visited Cuba last weekend for my birthday and I was extremely disappointed. We were first sat at a table on top of the band and when I requested a different table the host's response was "No, I can't move you. The band will take a break in 20 minutes." This did not sit well with me as I could not imagine us having an enjoyable time while not hearing one another.

The host then moved us downstairs, which I was hopeful that the evening could turn out nicely. We ate our dinners and were satisfied with the food, until my friend saw a critter come out of the wall. I was completely disgusted and when she showed it to the waiter, nothing was taken off of our bill but we were given complimentary deserts- when all I wanted to do was run to another establishment and not stay any longer. We probably could have argued with the waiter about cutting our bill, but it was a special occasion and I did not want to add negative emotions to it while it was definately deserved.

While the food was fine, I was disgusted all in all and could not wait to get out of there. I would not recommend this restaurant.

Pros: good cuban food, lively music

Cons: unsanitary, staff is not especially considerate

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Just went here recently for the second time. The first time was a few months ago for a client dinner and I was super impressed, everything was delicious. This time went on a celebration and even though we had a reservation had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. At the end of the night, to be perffectly honest I was underwhelmed. Felt it was a bit pretentious and not as excellent as it should be considering the prices. I had the calamari which tasted good but was not superb. The vaca frita was my main course and it was ok but I think there are other places I would go before coming back here again.

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★★☆☆☆

Just went here recently for the second time. The first time was a few months ago for a client dinner and I was super impressed, everything was delicious. This time went on a celebration and even though we had a reservation had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. At the end of the night, to be perffectly honest I was underwhelmed. Felt it was a bit pretentious and not as excellent as it should be considering the prices. I had the calamari which tasted good but was not superb. The vaca frita was my main course and it was ok but I think there are other places I would go before coming back here again.

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Cuba is my number 1 go to spot any night of the week. I was introduced to Cuba in July this year, and have been back 7 times since then! If i didnt work mostly night I would be there every week!! I would recommend the maji-maji, DEFINITELY the fried calamari, maduros, skirt steak, and empanadas, to name a few. and for drinks, for me its either a glass of sauvblanc or one of their fabulous mango mojitos. the mango ones are sweeter than the original ones, thats why i like them more. the reason i love this place the most though is the atmosphere: the music, the dimly lit dining, and the service you get. i havent been able to go on a weekend to catch the live music in a while, but that is definitely a treat! definitely make reservations to this place for a weekend dinner. you dont get a touristy crowd at all here, but the locals fill up the joint thurs-sat. such a great experience, i take all my friends here and never get let down, 5 stars without a doubt in my book

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★★★★★

Cuba is my number 1 go to spot any night of the week. I was introduced to Cuba in July this year, and have been back 7 times since then! If i didnt work mostly night I would be there every week!! I would recommend the maji-maji, DEFINITELY the fried calamari, maduros, skirt steak, and empanadas, to name a few. and for drinks, for me its either a glass of sauvblanc or one of their fabulous mango mojitos. the mango ones are sweeter than the original ones, thats why i like them more. the reason i love this place the most though is the atmosphere: the music, the dimly lit dining, and the service you get. i havent been able to go on a weekend to catch the live music in a while, but that is definitely a treat! definitely make reservations to this place for a weekend dinner. you dont get a touristy crowd at all here, but the locals fill up the joint thurs-sat. such a great experience, i take all my friends here and never get let down, 5 stars without a doubt in my book

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i went there the first time for lunch. Winston the bartender was the one in charge and i can only describe his service as excellent. I went back again with a polish friend and she fell in love with this place. Food is great. Fast. Best ropa vieja ever.

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★★★★★

i went there the first time for lunch. Winston the bartender was the one in charge and i can only describe his service as excellent. I went back again with a polish friend and she fell in love with this place. Food is great. Fast. Best ropa vieja ever.

Pros: food. service.

Cons: none

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Taste just like my grandmama used to make from cuba.My fiance took me for a suprise birthday.I was soo happy to find out this little placed existed .The food so devine
Vaca frita with black beans and white rice is just the food we grew up with.The flan was tasty. I don't drink but my fiance said the mojitos were perfect.
All of my friends have been here at some time so we couldn't stop feeling nostalgic about the place. We will be back.Too bad you can't really dance but the live music was great .I tried to convince the management to give me the beautiful painting but they said they can't so I understood...

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★★★★☆

Taste just like my grandmama used to make from cuba.My fiance took me for a suprise birthday.I was soo happy to find out this little placed existed .The food so devine
Vaca frita with black beans and white rice is just the food we grew up with.The flan was tasty. I don't drink but my fiance said the mojitos were perfect.
All of my friends have been here at some time so we couldn't stop feeling nostalgic about the place. We will be back.Too bad you can't really dance but the live music was great .I tried to convince the management to give me the beautiful painting but they said they can't so I understood...

Pros: Just Like my grandma's food tasty!!!

Cons: No dance floor..

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My boyfriend and I are always on the look out for great Cuban food. I am Cuban-American and I know how hard it can be to find great authentic Cuban food in NYC. Well, Im really glad we decided to check City Search before deciding where to eat. Not only was the food fabulous, but the place is so cool. The music, the food, the smells and the decor all came together in a very Real way for me. And the Cigar roller. . . what a cool guy and my boyfriend absolutely loved the idea of having a hand rolled cigar to finish his meal. I would absolutely recomment Cuba to anyone who loves good food and music. Ill be going back soon.

Try the Mahi Mahi!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I are always on the look out for great Cuban food. I am Cuban-American and I know how hard it can be to find great authentic Cuban food in NYC. Well, Im really glad we decided to check City Search before deciding where to eat. Not only was the food fabulous, but the place is so cool. The music, the food, the smells and the decor all came together in a very Real way for me. And the Cigar roller. . . what a cool guy and my boyfriend absolutely loved the idea of having a hand rolled cigar to finish his meal. I would absolutely recomment Cuba to anyone who loves good food and music. Ill be going back soon.

Try the Mahi Mahi!

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Well it was my girlfriends bday friday so I decided that cuba would be a nice place because she loves spanish food. What a disapointment! I read some reviews and looked at the pictures on the website,and it seemed to be a really nice place. We had a reservation for 9 people at 9;45. Everyone was there at about 9;30. We werent seated til almost 11;00. Now its not so much the wait,as every where you go in the city on a fri night chances are youll have to wait. With all the chattering and drinks by the time we ordered our food it was 11;15..what they didnt tell us was that they close the kitchen at 12!!!!! On top of all that the food was BLAND....now anyone who knows anything about spanish food...even BAD spanish food isnt bland!!!! The waiter was rushing us out the door at 5 to 12...we couldnt even order dessert or sing happy birthday...I was furious...The only good thing i can say is that they have good mojitos other than that all i can say is Stay the hell away!!...

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★☆☆☆☆

Well it was my girlfriends bday friday so I decided that cuba would be a nice place because she loves spanish food. What a disapointment! I read some reviews and looked at the pictures on the website,and it seemed to be a really nice place. We had a reservation for 9 people at 9;45. Everyone was there at about 9;30. We werent seated til almost 11;00. Now its not so much the wait,as every where you go in the city on a fri night chances are youll have to wait. With all the chattering and drinks by the time we ordered our food it was 11;15..what they didnt tell us was that they close the kitchen at 12!!!!! On top of all that the food was BLAND....now anyone who knows anything about spanish food...even BAD spanish food isnt bland!!!! The waiter was rushing us out the door at 5 to 12...we couldnt even order dessert or sing happy birthday...I was furious...The only good thing i can say is that they have good mojitos other than that all i can say is Stay the hell away!!...

Pros: Good drinks

Cons: Horrible food and service

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I just got a new job in the city 2 weeks ago and wanted to take my girlfriend out on a date to a nice restaurant to celebrate my new position. I am so glad I found Cuba because their food, service, music, and Mojito's are AMAZING!!!! If you like fine authentic Cuban food and enjoy a smooth Cigar after a long day at work I would highly recommend Cuba. Try their Mahi Mahi...one word AMAZING!!!

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★★★★★

I just got a new job in the city 2 weeks ago and wanted to take my girlfriend out on a date to a nice restaurant to celebrate my new position. I am so glad I found Cuba because their food, service, music, and Mojito's are AMAZING!!!! If you like fine authentic Cuban food and enjoy a smooth Cigar after a long day at work I would highly recommend Cuba. Try their Mahi Mahi...one word AMAZING!!!

Pros: Mojito's, and Food

Cons: None

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Me and my boyfriend went to Cuba on Friday night, we had a reservation for 7:30pm. We were seated immediately. The service was good, although the waiter didn't write down my order and forgot my plantains when the meal came out but it was brought out within 2 minutes. I got the Churrasco with white rice and black beans, it was excellent. The fried sweet plantains were dry and not very good. My boyfriend got the grilled sirloin and it was excellent. We were too full for dessert. The live band was playing while we were there. The upstairs area is small but cozy, its a very nice atmosphere for romantic dinner or with friends. I will be going back to Cuba.

2
★★★★☆

Me and my boyfriend went to Cuba on Friday night, we had a reservation for 7:30pm. We were seated immediately. The service was good, although the waiter didn't write down my order and forgot my plantains when the meal came out but it was brought out within 2 minutes. I got the Churrasco with white rice and black beans, it was excellent. The fried sweet plantains were dry and not very good. My boyfriend got the grilled sirloin and it was excellent. We were too full for dessert. The live band was playing while we were there. The upstairs area is small but cozy, its a very nice atmosphere for romantic dinner or with friends. I will be going back to Cuba.

Pros: steaks, ambience, no wait to be seated

Cons: fried plantains, waiter forgot part of my order

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My wife and I recently went there for dinner and it was great. Her family is Cuban and she rarely finds a Cuban restaurant in the city that she likes because it isn't like what she's "used to."
However, "Cuba" proved to be a great restaurant and I scored some points.
The only drawback was the seating..we had to sit downstairs in a small room that wouldn't have been horrible except there was a small party of 10 that were loud and it made it hard to hear ourselves talk. Luckily the food was so good we weren't talking too much anyway. In the future I would recommend making reservation for "upstairs" only. they had two guys playing guitar up there and it would have been that much better.
She had the Raspberry Mojito and I had the Coconut Mojito, they were both great, very well made.
We started off with the Tostones Rellenos as an appetizer. They had Shrimp stuffed in them and were great with the sweet banana paste.
I had the "El cochinito" which was some very well marinated pork served with dirty rice, and she had the "Camarones Enchilados." Hers tasted good but mine was better and she kept picking at my plate.

We really look forward to our next visit.

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★★★★★

My wife and I recently went there for dinner and it was great. Her family is Cuban and she rarely finds a Cuban restaurant in the city that she likes because it isn't like what she's "used to."
However, "Cuba" proved to be a great restaurant and I scored some points.
The only drawback was the seating..we had to sit downstairs in a small room that wouldn't have been horrible except there was a small party of 10 that were loud and it made it hard to hear ourselves talk. Luckily the food was so good we weren't talking too much anyway. In the future I would recommend making reservation for "upstairs" only. they had two guys playing guitar up there and it would have been that much better.
She had the Raspberry Mojito and I had the Coconut Mojito, they were both great, very well made.
We started off with the Tostones Rellenos as an appetizer. They had Shrimp stuffed in them and were great with the sweet banana paste.
I had the "El cochinito" which was some very well marinated pork served with dirty rice, and she had the "Camarones Enchilados." Hers tasted good but mine was better and she kept picking at my plate.

We really look forward to our next visit.

Pros: Drinks and the food

Cons: confined noisy seating downstairs

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Cuba restaurant a truly a gem. After strolling in the village with some freinds we happen to walk by we had no
reservations and needed a table for 4.The hostess and Mgr were suggesting the bar downstairs , as you can clearly see they were very busy ,at first we hesitated but then were sat in an area called Hemingways hideaway and a spanish bartender named eduardo made us feel at home and suggested some great dishes one was a vacca frita.We had the best time and watched him make a pitcher of mojito for us .He then told us to make sure we got some cigars.Overall as funny as it sounds the bar downstairs was actually great for us.
Next time we will make a reservation to be seated upstairs it looked like a fun place.We will be back.

2
★★★★☆

Cuba restaurant a truly a gem. After strolling in the village with some freinds we happen to walk by we had no
reservations and needed a table for 4.The hostess and Mgr were suggesting the bar downstairs , as you can clearly see they were very busy ,at first we hesitated but then were sat in an area called Hemingways hideaway and a spanish bartender named eduardo made us feel at home and suggested some great dishes one was a vacca frita.We had the best time and watched him make a pitcher of mojito for us .He then told us to make sure we got some cigars.Overall as funny as it sounds the bar downstairs was actually great for us.
Next time we will make a reservation to be seated upstairs it looked like a fun place.We will be back.

Pros: Very cozy

Cons: couldn't think of one

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I went to Cuba on Friday,for dinner with a group of friends from work and we had the best time.
Every table was taken but the greeting and service we received was outstanding. The waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The mojitos were addictive and the food was very tasty, right on the money! We will definitely return for another night at Cuba!

2
★★★★☆

I went to Cuba on Friday,for dinner with a group of friends from work and we had the best time.
Every table was taken but the greeting and service we received was outstanding. The waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The mojitos were addictive and the food was very tasty, right on the money! We will definitely return for another night at Cuba!

Pros: great atmosphere and ambience, tasty food

Cons: should be a bigger place for dancing

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My friend booked a reservation for 15 people, Friday May 23rd 2008 for 9:30. We were not seated until 10.30. When we were seated, our party had to be split into to because a couple was sitting at one of the tables that we needed. The snippy and rude waiter would not even take our order, About, 20 minutes later the Gerneral Manager sent over free appetizers of french fries, empanadas and croquettas. After another 20 minutes, we were allowed to order and our tables were slopily put together. The food was average, no one had anything outstanding or noteworthy in their meals. There is ibetter food to be had at Sofritos, Son Cubano, Havana, Havana Central, Agozar. After the meal, we recieved the bill, and what do you know, we were charged for the "ffee appetizers." The General Manager Angel, once again came over and rectified the situation, however, the waiter was very eager to collect the check and get his 42 dollar included tip. Maybe at different time, another day this place is great, but the food was still WEAK!!! It was not worth the money, and my friend had a horrible 25th birthday experience. I am extremely disappointed!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend booked a reservation for 15 people, Friday May 23rd 2008 for 9:30. We were not seated until 10.30. When we were seated, our party had to be split into to because a couple was sitting at one of the tables that we needed. The snippy and rude waiter would not even take our order, About, 20 minutes later the Gerneral Manager sent over free appetizers of french fries, empanadas and croquettas. After another 20 minutes, we were allowed to order and our tables were slopily put together. The food was average, no one had anything outstanding or noteworthy in their meals. There is ibetter food to be had at Sofritos, Son Cubano, Havana, Havana Central, Agozar. After the meal, we recieved the bill, and what do you know, we were charged for the "ffee appetizers." The General Manager Angel, once again came over and rectified the situation, however, the waiter was very eager to collect the check and get his 42 dollar included tip. Maybe at different time, another day this place is great, but the food was still WEAK!!! It was not worth the money, and my friend had a horrible 25th birthday experience. I am extremely disappointed!!!!

Pros: Live Band that Played Traditional Cuban music!

Cons: Bad Service, Average Food, Cold Temperature.

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I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had an amazing time. I booked our reservation using Opentable, and put a note for the hostess asking that they do a "song and a dance" for him. When it came time for dessert, they gave him a huge sparkler on his cake, and some of the waitresses even danced with him. He was so surprised!

On top of all of this, the food and music were incredible. We ordered shrimp in garlic sauce and chorizo to start, and then split paella. Fantastic! I also reccomend the Mojitos. Overall a wonderful experience.

2
★★★★★

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had an amazing time. I booked our reservation using Opentable, and put a note for the hostess asking that they do a "song and a dance" for him. When it came time for dessert, they gave him a huge sparkler on his cake, and some of the waitresses even danced with him. He was so surprised!

On top of all of this, the food and music were incredible. We ordered shrimp in garlic sauce and chorizo to start, and then split paella. Fantastic! I also reccomend the Mojitos. Overall a wonderful experience.

Pros: Great Ambience

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A friend took me here for dinner on Friday night. We didn't have reservations and ended up sitting and eating at the bar, which ended up being fine (unless you're the type to HAVE to sit at a table). We ordered a pitcher of red sangria, which was really good. The bartender/our waiter Eduardo was really sweet and joined our conversation a few times. I ordered the Paella with lobster tail and my friend ordered the skirt steak. The Paella was delicious but it needed a dash of salt and pepper. The steak was cooked to perfection and was really succulent. The place itself is beautiful and reminiscent of old style Cuba. Very romantic if you were to bring a date there. Overall a great experience.

2
★★★★☆

A friend took me here for dinner on Friday night. We didn't have reservations and ended up sitting and eating at the bar, which ended up being fine (unless you're the type to HAVE to sit at a table). We ordered a pitcher of red sangria, which was really good. The bartender/our waiter Eduardo was really sweet and joined our conversation a few times. I ordered the Paella with lobster tail and my friend ordered the skirt steak. The Paella was delicious but it needed a dash of salt and pepper. The steak was cooked to perfection and was really succulent. The place itself is beautiful and reminiscent of old style Cuba. Very romantic if you were to bring a date there. Overall a great experience.

Pros: Ambience, sangria, service, food

Cons: Crowded

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No matter what we ordered, it was delicious. We tried a few different items off the appetizer menu & they were all great. The skirt steak was tender & juicy. I've eaten here a few times & it has not disappointed me yet. I will be back for some more Cuban food!

2
★★★★★

No matter what we ordered, it was delicious. We tried a few different items off the appetizer menu & they were all great. The skirt steak was tender & juicy. I've eaten here a few times & it has not disappointed me yet. I will be back for some more Cuban food!

Pros: Skirt Steak

Cons: None

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i went here for my birthday and the food was amazing!!! The ceviche and empanadas were my favorites. The mojitos were a little strong but the bartender made up some fruity drinks that were so good!!!!!! The service was excellent.. Our waiter was very attentive. The music in the restaurant was fun and lively. The downstairs room is cozy and romantic. Definitely one of my all time favorite restaurants!!!!!

2
★★★★★

i went here for my birthday and the food was amazing!!! The ceviche and empanadas were my favorites. The mojitos were a little strong but the bartender made up some fruity drinks that were so good!!!!!! The service was excellent.. Our waiter was very attentive. The music in the restaurant was fun and lively. The downstairs room is cozy and romantic. Definitely one of my all time favorite restaurants!!!!!

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First time I had the Mojito drink was in this place. Believe me, it was GREAT! I love the plantains chips too. In fact, I love everything about CUBA. Great place to go to.

2
★★★★★

First time I had the Mojito drink was in this place. Believe me, it was GREAT! I love the plantains chips too. In fact, I love everything about CUBA. Great place to go to.

Pros: Thumbs Up

Cons: a little too crowded, if you do not like being around people; you shouldn't go here.

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My fiance and I went to Cuba last night and the experience was wonderful. Our reservation were for 7:30 and I can honestly say we were seated at 7:31! Our waiter Tony was phenomenal. Prompt service all the way around, starting with the excellent Mojito's(love the sugar cane stick), appetizers, dinner and dessert.
The restaurand is cozy and romantic, love the live Cuban music. My fiance said the costillas de matanzas were the best he ever had. I had the stuffed plantain with shrimp and the cazuela with congri. Every last bite was delicious. I would definately go back, especially for a celebration. Viva Cuba!!!!

2
★★★★★

My fiance and I went to Cuba last night and the experience was wonderful. Our reservation were for 7:30 and I can honestly say we were seated at 7:31! Our waiter Tony was phenomenal. Prompt service all the way around, starting with the excellent Mojito's(love the sugar cane stick), appetizers, dinner and dessert.
The restaurand is cozy and romantic, love the live Cuban music. My fiance said the costillas de matanzas were the best he ever had. I had the stuffed plantain with shrimp and the cazuela with congri. Every last bite was delicious. I would definately go back, especially for a celebration. Viva Cuba!!!!

Pros: staff, food, music, complimentary cigar, ambiance, mojito's and sangria

Cons: a bit too noisy

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Their pork dish MASITAS DE PUERCO "EL COCHINITO" was basically tasteless boiled meat and nothing like Cuban pork... Sophie's has the best. The PAELLA MARINERA came with half a rock lobster tail that was smaller than the shrimps... the rice had a metallic taste... sign of shellfish spoilage. The Mojito was not mashed well so the flavors are not there. Go for live music but not the food.

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★☆☆☆☆

Their pork dish MASITAS DE PUERCO "EL COCHINITO" was basically tasteless boiled meat and nothing like Cuban pork... Sophie's has the best. The PAELLA MARINERA came with half a rock lobster tail that was smaller than the shrimps... the rice had a metallic taste... sign of shellfish spoilage. The Mojito was not mashed well so the flavors are not there. Go for live music but not the food.

Pros: the live entertainment

Cons: the food and drinks

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For our fifth anniversary my wife wanted to have Cuban food, I couldn?t have picked a better place. The food was stupendous and the service was excellent. They have two floors, if you want to have a nice romantic dinner I suggest the lower seating, upstairs you have the live music but it?s a bit to noisy. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED BY THIS PLACE.

2
★★★★★

For our fifth anniversary my wife wanted to have Cuban food, I couldn?t have picked a better place. The food was stupendous and the service was excellent. They have two floors, if you want to have a nice romantic dinner I suggest the lower seating, upstairs you have the live music but it?s a bit to noisy. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED BY THIS PLACE.

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The food and service were amazing. If you enjoy trying wines from South America this is the place for you. We went on a Friday night and there was a musicians playing music in one corner and someone in the opposite corner rolling cigars. I would recommend if you want a more quiet intimate evening to get a table downstairs. We were sat on the main floor and it was a little crowded and noisy. Seemed like everyone was having a birthday that night. Quickly saw the downstairs which has it own bar and intimate seatings. If you are coming to dance then the main floor is for you.

2
★★★★☆

The food and service were amazing. If you enjoy trying wines from South America this is the place for you. We went on a Friday night and there was a musicians playing music in one corner and someone in the opposite corner rolling cigars. I would recommend if you want a more quiet intimate evening to get a table downstairs. We were sat on the main floor and it was a little crowded and noisy. Seemed like everyone was having a birthday that night. Quickly saw the downstairs which has it own bar and intimate seatings. If you are coming to dance then the main floor is for you.

Pros: Food and Service

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Choosing a restaurant for my mom's 50th birthday was a lofty task, especially sifting through the thousands of restaurants in NYC. She found a great review for CUBA, and decided that should be the place to spend her special night. It far exceeded expectations, as when we walked in we were instantly greeted and sat at a cozy table. A man sat in the corner hand-rolling cigars, and the wait staff treated us as if we were at a family dinner. The mojitos were remarkable--some of the best I have ever had. Normally, I am one to stay away from flavored mojitos (as mojitos in their original form are delicious enough) but my mom's raspberry mojito--fresh muddled raspberries along with a stick of sugarcane--was one of the best libations I have tasted. Our entrees were even better than our drinks! The food is fresh and delicious, well presented, and very reasonably priced. Halfway through dinner, a small Latin music ensemble gathered and brightened the atmosphere even further with their playing. At the end of dinner, our waiter surprised my mother (and father and I for that matter) with a delicious tres leches cake with a volcanic sparkler candle atop. It was definitely an experience we will remember for years to come.

2
★★★★★

Choosing a restaurant for my mom's 50th birthday was a lofty task, especially sifting through the thousands of restaurants in NYC. She found a great review for CUBA, and decided that should be the place to spend her special night. It far exceeded expectations, as when we walked in we were instantly greeted and sat at a cozy table. A man sat in the corner hand-rolling cigars, and the wait staff treated us as if we were at a family dinner. The mojitos were remarkable--some of the best I have ever had. Normally, I am one to stay away from flavored mojitos (as mojitos in their original form are delicious enough) but my mom's raspberry mojito--fresh muddled raspberries along with a stick of sugarcane--was one of the best libations I have tasted. Our entrees were even better than our drinks! The food is fresh and delicious, well presented, and very reasonably priced. Halfway through dinner, a small Latin music ensemble gathered and brightened the atmosphere even further with their playing. At the end of dinner, our waiter surprised my mother (and father and I for that matter) with a delicious tres leches cake with a volcanic sparkler candle atop. It was definitely an experience we will remember for years to come.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

Cons: Can get a little noisy in the front room

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I planned a private party for about 30 people in their Hemingway Hideaway and it could not have been more perfect. The venue was ideal, the mojitos divinely deadly, the food delicious and the staff were dedicated to our cause. A truly great time was had by all, and it was all thanks to Cuba. I am definitely going back so I can sample the rest of the menu.

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★★★★★

I planned a private party for about 30 people in their Hemingway Hideaway and it could not have been more perfect. The venue was ideal, the mojitos divinely deadly, the food delicious and the staff were dedicated to our cause. A truly great time was had by all, and it was all thanks to Cuba. I am definitely going back so I can sample the rest of the menu.

Pros: Music, food, drinks, people

Cons: none come to mind

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