Cubana Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 110 Thompson St

    New York, NY 10012

    Cross street: Between Prince Street and Spring Street

    Map & Directions
  • 212-966-5366

About Cubana Cafe

Hours
Sun-Thu 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-12am

Food

Food
More choices in New York:
Resultset_next

Supermac

348 7th Ave New York, NY

Resultset_next

Antique Cafe

55 West 26th Street New York, NY

3.8421 19
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Cubana Cafe was?
Write a Review
.

I love, love, love this place for food and price. Can't go wrong with their cuban sandwich. The atmosphere is quaint and feels like Cuba. Not pretentious at all and the drinks are not bad either. Go for the simplicity and homestyle cooking and have a good time with friends or love ones. Never a bad meal, ever.

2
★★★★★

I love, love, love this place for food and price. Can't go wrong with their cuban sandwich. The atmosphere is quaint and feels like Cuba. Not pretentious at all and the drinks are not bad either. Go for the simplicity and homestyle cooking and have a good time with friends or love ones. Never a bad meal, ever.

Pros: cheap/fresh/great sandwich among meals

Cons: none

.

Cubana Cafe has great food and great atmosphere. Very casual and friendly. A great neighborhood spot.

2
★★★★★

Cubana Cafe has great food and great atmosphere. Very casual and friendly. A great neighborhood spot.

Pros: nice, relaxing place

Cons: sometimes crowded

.

I was with a friend on a Saturday wandering around Soho. We were looking for somewhere to eat and found this place. We were amazed at how inexpensive the prices are. We had a pitcher of Sangria that was full of apples. It was the best! At the waitresses suggestion, I had pounded chicken with mangoes. It was very flavorful and came with rice and beans for only $10. The place is small, but the atmosphere is very cozy and comfortable. Service was excellent! Highly recommended and inexpensive for Soho! I will definately go back.

2
★★★★★

I was with a friend on a Saturday wandering around Soho. We were looking for somewhere to eat and found this place. We were amazed at how inexpensive the prices are. We had a pitcher of Sangria that was full of apples. It was the best! At the waitresses suggestion, I had pounded chicken with mangoes. It was very flavorful and came with rice and beans for only $10. The place is small, but the atmosphere is very cozy and comfortable. Service was excellent! Highly recommended and inexpensive for Soho! I will definately go back.

Pros: Great Sangria, inexpensive

.

I am so happy I found this place! I was wandering through SoHo on a Saturday afternoon, starving and looking for something other than the typical brunch options that seem to be offered by every single restaurant in the area. The restaurant is very tiny - can probably fit about 30 people MAX! However, if you get a spot, you're in for a great meal. I had a glass of sangria and the Picadillo Cubano - ground beef, green olives, raisins and something else I can't remember. My boyfriend had a mojito and one of the hanger steak sandwiches. The sangria was great (I'm very particular about my sangria!) and my boyfriend really enjoyed his mojito, although I thought it looked like it had way too much mint in it. It was pretty big though and only $6! Anyway, my meal was soooo great! I don't know what they used to spice the beef, but it was really flavorful. The atmosphere was great, too. The walls were brightly painted and, even though it's below the sidewalk, the sun came streaming in through the windows to really light the place up. The size of the place added to it because I felt like I was in someone's kitchen. The food is also really cheap - the Picadillo Cubano came with red beans and rice for only $10! The sandwiches are like $7 or $8, but they only come with a side of chickpeas, so you should order a side if you're really hungry. This place offers a great , relaxed alternative to the restaurants in the area.

2
★★★★☆

I am so happy I found this place! I was wandering through SoHo on a Saturday afternoon, starving and looking for something other than the typical brunch options that seem to be offered by every single restaurant in the area. The restaurant is very tiny - can probably fit about 30 people MAX! However, if you get a spot, you're in for a great meal. I had a glass of sangria and the Picadillo Cubano - ground beef, green olives, raisins and something else I can't remember. My boyfriend had a mojito and one of the hanger steak sandwiches. The sangria was great (I'm very particular about my sangria!) and my boyfriend really enjoyed his mojito, although I thought it looked like it had way too much mint in it. It was pretty big though and only $6! Anyway, my meal was soooo great! I don't know what they used to spice the beef, but it was really flavorful. The atmosphere was great, too. The walls were brightly painted and, even though it's below the sidewalk, the sun came streaming in through the windows to really light the place up. The size of the place added to it because I felt like I was in someone's kitchen. The food is also really cheap - the Picadillo Cubano came with red beans and rice for only $10! The sandwiches are like $7 or $8, but they only come with a side of chickpeas, so you should order a side if you're really hungry. This place offers a great , relaxed alternative to the restaurants in the area.

Pros: Very cute, good food, good prices

Cons: Tables are very close together

.

I ordered in and the portions were tiny for the price. I called to nicely complain and they were rude. I was told that the owner would be back at 8:30 pm and when I called, a "man" told me the owner would return after New Years. Seriously dissapointed. I will stick with Cafe Habana. Not a smart way to treat a customer and a neighbor. I placed this same review on the Brooklyn location by accident. I don't know about that place, but the Manhattan one is bad. Read above.

1
★★☆☆☆

I ordered in and the portions were tiny for the price. I called to nicely complain and they were rude. I was told that the owner would be back at 8:30 pm and when I called, a "man" told me the owner would return after New Years. Seriously dissapointed. I will stick with Cafe Habana. Not a smart way to treat a customer and a neighbor. I placed this same review on the Brooklyn location by accident. I don't know about that place, but the Manhattan one is bad. Read above.

Cons: Small portions and rude!

.

Petite is the word for this cute little Cuban place...but our elbows were bumping the other diners only because we were eating so ravenously. The food was hearty and inexpensive; I don't know about its Cuban authenticity but I adore huevos rancheros and theirs was among the best I've had. Very cute and memorable place for a cheap date.

2
★★★★★

Petite is the word for this cute little Cuban place...but our elbows were bumping the other diners only because we were eating so ravenously. The food was hearty and inexpensive; I don't know about its Cuban authenticity but I adore huevos rancheros and theirs was among the best I've had. Very cute and memorable place for a cheap date.

Pros: Low prices, good drinks.

Cons: Awfully cozy.

.

Do not book a dinner party at Cubana Cafe.

I called the restaurant to set up a dinner for 20 people a week and a half in advance (contrary to the CitySearch profile they do take reservations) and asked if there would be any problems with a group that size or larger and people trickling in throughout the night if they wanted to have drinks. I was told that it was fine if we didn't mind being a little cramped. I called them a few days to confirm and again the day of and everything seemed fine.

But when I arrived for dinner the manager suddenly demanded that I guarantee him that we spend a minimum. He also wanted it calculated on a per-head basis even though I had told people if they wanted to come later just for drinks that would be fine. Being asked to gurantee a minimum at the last minute was a shady move especially because I couldn't change my dinner party at the last minute. We met the minimum easily but the nature of the request was rude and added an unnecessary stress.

I've done dinner parties like this at Sala years previous but decided I wanted a switch but I think I'll head back to Sala where they are super-friendly and helpful in setting up a dinner party for you and don't pull any stunts like this.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Do not book a dinner party at Cubana Cafe.

I called the restaurant to set up a dinner for 20 people a week and a half in advance (contrary to the CitySearch profile they do take reservations) and asked if there would be any problems with a group that size or larger and people trickling in throughout the night if they wanted to have drinks. I was told that it was fine if we didn't mind being a little cramped. I called them a few days to confirm and again the day of and everything seemed fine.

But when I arrived for dinner the manager suddenly demanded that I guarantee him that we spend a minimum. He also wanted it calculated on a per-head basis even though I had told people if they wanted to come later just for drinks that would be fine. Being asked to gurantee a minimum at the last minute was a shady move especially because I couldn't change my dinner party at the last minute. We met the minimum easily but the nature of the request was rude and added an unnecessary stress.

I've done dinner parties like this at Sala years previous but decided I wanted a switch but I think I'll head back to Sala where they are super-friendly and helpful in setting up a dinner party for you and don't pull any stunts like this.

Pros: Foods pretty good

Cons: The manager is not trustworthy

.

Went there for dinner last night w/ my boyfriend and a friend after work and got there around 7 so we were able to score seats in this tiny cramped space. prices were reasonable but the portions were really small. I had the ropa vieja which was pretty bland, my boyfriend had the chicken breast w/ mango salsa which was ok but nothing special, and my friend had the chicken quesadillas which were tiny and plain. Dont think I would come back but at least their drinks were good.

1
★★☆☆☆

Went there for dinner last night w/ my boyfriend and a friend after work and got there around 7 so we were able to score seats in this tiny cramped space. prices were reasonable but the portions were really small. I had the ropa vieja which was pretty bland, my boyfriend had the chicken breast w/ mango salsa which was ok but nothing special, and my friend had the chicken quesadillas which were tiny and plain. Dont think I would come back but at least their drinks were good.

Pros: drinks, cheap

Cons: too cramped, food is bland

.

my friend and I went there last friday 3/31/06, we weren't sure where the place was but we finally found it. Is most cozy and lively place I have ever seen. The music is great and so is the service. I had the mesculin salad with avocados,mangos and fresh shrimps. Delicious! I would definitely go back.

2
★★★★☆

my friend and I went there last friday 3/31/06, we weren't sure where the place was but we finally found it. Is most cozy and lively place I have ever seen. The music is great and so is the service. I had the mesculin salad with avocados,mangos and fresh shrimps. Delicious! I would definitely go back.

Pros: inexpensive, good food

Cons: no fried platains

.

We just fell into this restaurant for dinner, and it was great. The food is authentic, inexpensive, and great. They have cheap cocktails ($6), and wine or sangria by the glass is $4.50. It is a bit cramped, but everything is great (especially the ropa vieja).

2
★★★★★

We just fell into this restaurant for dinner, and it was great. The food is authentic, inexpensive, and great. They have cheap cocktails ($6), and wine or sangria by the glass is $4.50. It is a bit cramped, but everything is great (especially the ropa vieja).

Pros: Cheap, Authentic, Service

Cons: Cash Only

.

My wife discovered this little hidden treasure about a year ago. We've been there several times and I've taken clients for lunch a few times. It is great and the clients are always charmed and impressed. Service is good and very freindly. Food is good. It is quite small and sometimes you can feel a little cramped, but ultimately it is part of the charm.

2
★★★★☆

My wife discovered this little hidden treasure about a year ago. We've been there several times and I've taken clients for lunch a few times. It is great and the clients are always charmed and impressed. Service is good and very freindly. Food is good. It is quite small and sometimes you can feel a little cramped, but ultimately it is part of the charm.

Pros: price, service, atmosphere

Cons: size?

.

I can't believe I am saying this, but this place was too crowded.....having been in NYC for 11yrs now, I've seen NYC tight restaurant space, yet this was uncomfortable....you had to keep your elbows in & speak in code. Anyway, totally fun, cool hidden spot in SoHo which is always the reciepe for a good night....and this doesn't disappoint in that regard. Food was a bit above average, yet I felt it could have been a bit more creative. Not bad place, not something you will rave about.

1
★★★☆☆

I can't believe I am saying this, but this place was too crowded.....having been in NYC for 11yrs now, I've seen NYC tight restaurant space, yet this was uncomfortable....you had to keep your elbows in & speak in code. Anyway, totally fun, cool hidden spot in SoHo which is always the reciepe for a good night....and this doesn't disappoint in that regard. Food was a bit above average, yet I felt it could have been a bit more creative. Not bad place, not something you will rave about.

Pros: SoHo, Quaint, Service

Cons: Very tight, Avg food

.

We enjoyed good food and atmosphere, but after we paid our bill and walked outside the restaurant, the hostess came outside and stopped us to inquire about our tip. We explained that we had left a standard 15% on food, and a slightly smaller percentage on alcohol (At least 10%). She persisted (as if expecting us to pull out our wallets in the street) and then informed us that if this was our manner of tipping than we were not welcome to eat there again. Ultimately, the difference was $1... which we would have left if we had realized it was so miniscule. Now, given her disrespectful attitude and offensive manner of customer service, we will never visit again. Go here if you want your evening ruined by the self-involved priorities of the staff.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We enjoyed good food and atmosphere, but after we paid our bill and walked outside the restaurant, the hostess came outside and stopped us to inquire about our tip. We explained that we had left a standard 15% on food, and a slightly smaller percentage on alcohol (At least 10%). She persisted (as if expecting us to pull out our wallets in the street) and then informed us that if this was our manner of tipping than we were not welcome to eat there again. Ultimately, the difference was $1... which we would have left if we had realized it was so miniscule. Now, given her disrespectful attitude and offensive manner of customer service, we will never visit again. Go here if you want your evening ruined by the self-involved priorities of the staff.

.

Had a great meal with a friend. The service was great- SO friendly. Had a great shrimp/mango salad that hit the spot for summer. The scene was a perfect mixture of downtown hipster, SoHo glam, and neighborhood down-to-earthedness. Highly recommend it. Don't forget a cool glass of sangria to accompany the meal!!

2
★★★★★

Had a great meal with a friend. The service was great- SO friendly. Had a great shrimp/mango salad that hit the spot for summer. The scene was a perfect mixture of downtown hipster, SoHo glam, and neighborhood down-to-earthedness. Highly recommend it. Don't forget a cool glass of sangria to accompany the meal!!

Pros: great service, great food, great crowd

.

I stumbled upon this place as it was opening a year or so ago...and I was amazed at the friendly staff and the surprisingly delicous food. The staff has always gone out of their way to accomodate me whether I came by with a friend or a large group with no reservations. They find a way to seat you immediately and have been so friendly and nice to talk to. And I was amazed at the low prices and great sangria food..my favorite place in Manhattan really....

2
★★★★★

I stumbled upon this place as it was opening a year or so ago...and I was amazed at the friendly staff and the surprisingly delicous food. The staff has always gone out of their way to accomodate me whether I came by with a friend or a large group with no reservations. They find a way to seat you immediately and have been so friendly and nice to talk to. And I was amazed at the low prices and great sangria food..my favorite place in Manhattan really....

.

I recently discovered this place and I absolutely LOVE it. The food is excellent, I really love the Avocado,Shimp& Mango Salad. The staff is friendly and great. I highly recommend this place. It is usally packed at lunch time.

2
★★★★★

I recently discovered this place and I absolutely LOVE it. The food is excellent, I really love the Avocado,Shimp& Mango Salad. The staff is friendly and great. I highly recommend this place. It is usally packed at lunch time.

Pros: Price, Food, Service

.

Went for lunch during the week - food came out very quickly, server was great, food was really good, and it was about $20 for two of us to get stuffed. Funky, lively atmoshphere. Very casual, tables are kinda' squeezed up against each other, but very cool vibe. I would definitely go back for lunch with a friend or after work for a mojito. Cute place to sit down and chit-chat over a bite.

2
★★★★☆

Went for lunch during the week - food came out very quickly, server was great, food was really good, and it was about $20 for two of us to get stuffed. Funky, lively atmoshphere. Very casual, tables are kinda' squeezed up against each other, but very cool vibe. I would definitely go back for lunch with a friend or after work for a mojito. Cute place to sit down and chit-chat over a bite.

Pros: good prices, good food, atmoshphere

Cons: , small space

.

I loved this place. If you're looking for a very reasonably priced meal in a laid back environment, this is it. I recommend going later (after 10pm). The drinks are cheap (wine for $3.50) and the food is great. The 1950s cuba decor is charming and the waitstaff was friendly--plucked right out of Iowa, perhaps.

2
★★★★★

I loved this place. If you're looking for a very reasonably priced meal in a laid back environment, this is it. I recommend going later (after 10pm). The drinks are cheap (wine for $3.50) and the food is great. The 1950s cuba decor is charming and the waitstaff was friendly--plucked right out of Iowa, perhaps.

.

After seeing this place written up in the NYTimes today, I had high hopes. While the ambience & wait staff were both good, the food wasn't particularly Cuban or even an improvement on the classics. We ordered the picadillo, one of the few things on the menu that sounded familiar to us (amid the varied quesadillas), and were disappointed by what came out. the portion was tiny, with more vegetables than meat. The black beans lacked punch and the yucca was cut up into small pieces and fried together with the picadillo (???) so it was virtually indistinguishable. It's so sad to waste a good yucca like that.

1
★★★☆☆

After seeing this place written up in the NYTimes today, I had high hopes. While the ambience & wait staff were both good, the food wasn't particularly Cuban or even an improvement on the classics. We ordered the picadillo, one of the few things on the menu that sounded familiar to us (amid the varied quesadillas), and were disappointed by what came out. the portion was tiny, with more vegetables than meat. The black beans lacked punch and the yucca was cut up into small pieces and fried together with the picadillo (???) so it was virtually indistinguishable. It's so sad to waste a good yucca like that.

Pros: Friendly service

Cons: , Small portions

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Cubana Cafe, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review