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  • Cuban, Latin American
  • 939 8th Ave, New York NY10019 40.765989 -73.983808
  • (Btwn 55th & 56th St)
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  • (212) 262-5354
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User Ratings (Based on 59 reviews)

3.395
Food 3.4 Value 3.3
Service 3.1 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 262-5354
Fax:
fax
(212) 262-7383
Websites:
www.guantanameranyc.com
www.orderguantanameranyc.com
Place Order:
Order From Guantanamera for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-12am Fri-Sat: 11:30am-2am Sun: 11:30am-12am
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Cheap Eats, Group Dining, Open Late, Prix Fixe, Live Entertainment, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Guantanamera

    Posted by dj on 02/06/2013

    Not recommended

    Yesterday we went to Guantanamera 55th street & 8th avenue. The waiting time was over 15 minutes, the place was empty, the food was overpriced, and the quality of the food was horrible. I ordered an espanol sandwich and the bread was stale with no dressing (when the menu specified an olive oil dressing). My friend got a chicken soup with avocado for $6. She was equally disappointed with the stingy amount of chicken (1 piece!) and where was the avocado?! It was $6 red water, no flavor! common hispanic, caribbean food should always be flavorful.

  • Guantanamera

    Posted by Futbolmommy on 07/08/2012

    Never again!

    Place was clean, wait staff pleasant.... Food a BIG zero! Ordered shrimp in green sauce & paella. It cam out way too quickly and steaming hot! They had to microwave it. It was green, but green what I do not know. No flavor at all. Shrimp was not cleaned, clams full of sand. It was like soup, no rice given. Paella about the same only on a bed of colored(with a little bit) of flavor. A real dud

  • Guantanamera

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/01/2012

    Great Live Music & Good Cuban Food

    I went for my friend's birthday. It was my first time going to this restaurant. The service was pretty decent. Once we ordered, they brought out our food pretty quickly. The appetizers were pretty good. I ordered the Arroz con Pollo for my entree. The presentation was very nice & it tasted very good. For dessert, I had flan. It was probably the best flan I had yet. I loved the live entertainment but wish i wasn't sitting right next to them. It was hard to talk to even to the person next to you. Overall the performance was great. The restaurant space is kind of tight. It was hard to move around sometimes.The price for everything was pretty pricey for an unemployed college student but it is worth it if you want to have a good time and try something new.

  • Guantanamera

    Posted by kilo on 10/15/2011

    Lovely but a caveat

    My husband and i were perusing our 'hood for a place to eat when nyc was shut down due to hurricane irene. having lived in hells kitchen for 30+ years we were amazed that every restaurant was closed. guantanamera had a small sign in their window : "we will be open at 5pm"having passed this restaurant multiple times but never ventured in, we thought it was time to try it! we were not disappointed and it has become a fave. that being said, we tend to order several appetizers as opposed to entrees & we tend to sit at the bar. the yuca frites , tostones,black beans rock. i love the grilled calamari, tho sometimes it can be more chewier than other times. the staff has always been warm and helpful & it is on our weekly calendar . Caveat:when the live music starts it is loud, so we always book by 8:30pm.

  • Guantanamera

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/04/2011

    If I'd only brought earplugs

    Dinner would have been perfect. Our group of four wasn't the only people over 50, but we might as well have been. Whatever service problems existed have been corrected. Food arrived timely and warm. We recommend the grilled, not fried, calamari , the salmon and especially the chicken. Would go back if we were younger.

  • Guantanamera

    Posted by The Food Lover on 06/09/2011

    Real Cuban

    100% authentic cuban food, very attentive service and real cuban music. I ' ll be back for sure for those mojitos.

  • Guantanamera

    Posted by aattana on 05/25/2011

    Unappetizing food, great mojitos

    The food was absolutely disappointing. DO NOT get the paella- it was watery. The tostones (the dish recommended by NY Mag) were bland and over fried. Food aside the waiters were attentive and the mojoitos were fantastic.

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