Favela Cubana

★★★★★
Mixing the Best of Cuba and Brazil in New York's West Village!
  • 543 LaGuardia Pl

    New York, NY 10012

    Cross street: Btwn Bleeker & W 3rd

    Map & Directions
  • 212-777-6500

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Looking for a Cuban restaurant with the best Cuban food in New York? Look no further, YOU HAVE ARRIVED. This place is to die for! Favela Cubana has an assortment of the greatest Cuban food on the planet (aside from what you might actually find Cuba, that is). It's really close to NYU too, which is great for any college students looking for a place to cure the craving. I stumbled across it a few months back and have been madly in love ever since! I come back at least once a week to get my Cuban fix. (And if you can get over for lunch, do it then - you'll save a little extra with the lunch specials!) Definitely not a place to want to miss out on, though, so I'd recommend grabbing a friend and sampling the place. WARNING: you will be as addicted as I am if you go. But in retrospect, maybe that's not so bad. :P

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★★★★★

Looking for a Cuban restaurant with the best Cuban food in New York? Look no further, YOU HAVE ARRIVED. This place is to die for! Favela Cubana has an assortment of the greatest Cuban food on the planet (aside from what you might actually find Cuba, that is). It's really close to NYU too, which is great for any college students looking for a place to cure the craving. I stumbled across it a few months back and have been madly in love ever since! I come back at least once a week to get my Cuban fix. (And if you can get over for lunch, do it then - you'll save a little extra with the lunch specials!) Definitely not a place to want to miss out on, though, so I'd recommend grabbing a friend and sampling the place. WARNING: you will be as addicted as I am if you go. But in retrospect, maybe that's not so bad. :P

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The deluxe cheeseburger here - off the CHAIN! Forget McDonald's, screw Burger King, FAVELA CUBANA IS IN THE HOUSE!! They've got the taste to put Pollo Tropical to shame [and really it's fast food, they should] and a good service to boot.

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★★★★★

The deluxe cheeseburger here - off the CHAIN! Forget McDonald's, screw Burger King, FAVELA CUBANA IS IN THE HOUSE!! They've got the taste to put Pollo Tropical to shame [and really it's fast food, they should] and a good service to boot.

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Came here with my sister for our girl's lunch last week and the food here is amazing! We had the chorizo croquettes and the braised pork empanadas for our starters and for our entrees, I had the shrimp salad - the food was delicious, the service was good - the servers don't hover, but are there exactly when you need them to be.
The prices are reasonable, definitely make a reservation - this is a busy place, so don't think you can just walk in and get a seat. It's great to have a Cuban restaurant in my neighborhood in New York, very unique, lots of flavor to their dishes - check out their menu here: http://www.favelacubana.com/menu

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★★★★★

Came here with my sister for our girl's lunch last week and the food here is amazing! We had the chorizo croquettes and the braised pork empanadas for our starters and for our entrees, I had the shrimp salad - the food was delicious, the service was good - the servers don't hover, but are there exactly when you need them to be.
The prices are reasonable, definitely make a reservation - this is a busy place, so don't think you can just walk in and get a seat. It's great to have a Cuban restaurant in my neighborhood in New York, very unique, lots of flavor to their dishes - check out their menu here: http://www.favelacubana.com/menu

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The mushroom risotto topped with a side of roasted mushrooms is heavenly! I

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The mushroom risotto topped with a side of roasted mushrooms is heavenly! I

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Enjoy a day in the city with the wife last weekend. Down in the Village found Favela Cubana near NYU building.
They have a $10 brunch deal on the weekend starting at 11AM. I"m thinking what's the catch. But the deal was good one food item, bellini or a mimosa and cafe con leche. For $10 you can't beat it in NYC.
Enjoy the food and drinks and had a good time relaxing there before we started I day and evening in the city.

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★★★★★

Enjoy a day in the city with the wife last weekend. Down in the Village found Favela Cubana near NYU building.
They have a $10 brunch deal on the weekend starting at 11AM. I"m thinking what's the catch. But the deal was good one food item, bellini or a mimosa and cafe con leche. For $10 you can't beat it in NYC.
Enjoy the food and drinks and had a good time relaxing there before we started I day and evening in the city.

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My favorite is the Lula Frita, and the Sopa De Frango. Made exceptionally well to perfection. I enjoy the surroundings and the friendly staff. Definitely a place to bring a friend, a date or even a business associate. I say take advantage of the $10 brunch! TWO THUMBS WAY UP!

2
★★★★★

My favorite is the Lula Frita, and the Sopa De Frango. Made exceptionally well to perfection. I enjoy the surroundings and the friendly staff. Definitely a place to bring a friend, a date or even a business associate. I say take advantage of the $10 brunch! TWO THUMBS WAY UP!

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As my 5 star review denotes, "Run, don't walk!" to this delightful Brazilian/Cuban restaurant. The food is delicious and the drinks are done just right. Everyone who works here is friendly and will make you feel welcome and appreciated. The music adds to the fun atmosphere. I also recommend going for Sunday brunch!

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★★★★★

As my 5 star review denotes, "Run, don't walk!" to this delightful Brazilian/Cuban restaurant. The food is delicious and the drinks are done just right. Everyone who works here is friendly and will make you feel welcome and appreciated. The music adds to the fun atmosphere. I also recommend going for Sunday brunch!

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I love this place. It's close to my work (at NYU), it has great lunch and brunch specials, and fun cocktails. Perfect for a group or small party. Arroz con pollo and Ropa vieja are excellent traditional dishes. The inside is adorable -- the bar stool are bongo drums. Highly recommended for any occasion. They have live music on Tuesday nights... but I haven't had the chance to check it out yet.

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★★★★★

I love this place. It's close to my work (at NYU), it has great lunch and brunch specials, and fun cocktails. Perfect for a group or small party. Arroz con pollo and Ropa vieja are excellent traditional dishes. The inside is adorable -- the bar stool are bongo drums. Highly recommended for any occasion. They have live music on Tuesday nights... but I haven't had the chance to check it out yet.

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My husband gave me a 40th birthday celebration at Favela Cubana, and we had a fantastic experience. The appetizers were very flavorful, and the portions were generous. The main course was delicious as well. There were about 17 of us, and not one complaint about the food, or service. The menu for the occasion had a personal birthday message, which was also a nice touch, an overall great experience. My only problem is that is is cash only, otherwise I had a lovely birthday celebration.

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★★★★☆

My husband gave me a 40th birthday celebration at Favela Cubana, and we had a fantastic experience. The appetizers were very flavorful, and the portions were generous. The main course was delicious as well. There were about 17 of us, and not one complaint about the food, or service. The menu for the occasion had a personal birthday message, which was also a nice touch, an overall great experience. My only problem is that is is cash only, otherwise I had a lovely birthday celebration.

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I come here all the time and each and the food and drinks are always the best. The Sunday brunch special can't be topped with the drinks.

2
★★★★★

I come here all the time and each and the food and drinks are always the best. The Sunday brunch special can't be topped with the drinks.

More about Favela Cubana

We serve brunch, lunch, and dinner and offer indoor, outdoor, and bar seating. We deliver and accept American Express.

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This small but fun restaurant combines three things that the NYU students who frequent it most crave: Big Cuban sandwiches, strong tropical drinks and lots of bouncy Brazilian music. It's an ideal place for a cheap date, but don't come…

 

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