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Posted by Tankdelight on 03/13/2011
My boyfriend and I ate here last night after a show. I had the chicken and rice; he had the vaca fritta (not sure I spelled that right). We shared (1) the shrimp and cheese tortillas as a starter, (2) the pork polenta as a side and (3) the guava crumble for dessert. I had a red sangria. Everything was delicious - the chicken was tender; the vaca fritta was crispy. The sangria was strong and flavorful. And the guava crumble was delicious - the vanilla ice cream was so creamy and the butter crumble on top was to die for. I cannot wait to go back here. (For 1 bottle of sparkling water, 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 side, 1 dessert and 1 drink - the bill was roughly $100. Very reasonable.)
Posted by sonia pereda on 12/18/2010
i love this place.. I went with my family for my 38th wedding anniversary. (Armando) Excellent service , amazing food .Portions were not large but the quality and taste was amazing...Little pricey for Cuban food but I would go back ... I give Victors cafe a 10
Posted by Joshua on 01/19/2010
As we are living in the neighbourhood, we stopped by for lunch one weekend day. The host was really snotty and acted as if we had bothered him. We did not wore a suit, because it was a weekend and we lives in the neighbourhood. Although the decor and ambiance are nice, the food is overrated. We love Cuban food as we love a variety of International cuisines. This place is just disappointing.
Posted by Miki Matos Vega on 06/15/2009
I love this place but admit, a trip here will cost you dearly. This ain’t Restaurant Row, but it’s not far, just off the television studios and Theatre District that draw tourists by the double-decker busload. Why so costly? Well, what do you think they pay in rent for this location? A scaled down place by the same name used to serve good and reasonably priced Cuban cuisine uptown around W. 71st but that joint is no mas. Here you pay in part for the ambiance - the lighting, plants and open air décor - that aims to mimick old Havana, or at least Eighth Street, Miami. Suggest the Ropa Vieja (shredded skirt steak) or Lechón Asadó (roast suckling pig marinated in sour orange) as an entree. Appetizer: the red snapper Ceviche or Tamal De Maiz Tierno, a pork-filled corn tamale. Wanna save some digits? Try a Cuban sandwich. Better still, don’t drink here. Walk a block west to 9th Ave and get your sangria or mojito on in some nueva Hell’s Kitchen taberna before or after dinner. Miki Matos Vega
Posted by MC on 05/24/2009
My friend and I had the ropa vieja and chimichurri skirt steak. Both were excellent and perfectly-cooked. My pina colada was very good as well. Not cheap and the portions were not large, but the quality was high. I would go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/23/2009
My fiance took me there for my bday and wow, the food was excellent and the service even better. First they took us to the back section and I was cold so without an attiude like I have seen with some places, they happily moved us to the front. They refilled our water all night when usually my fiancee has to ask for water several times. Overall, multiple waiters giving us the friendliest service, even as it started to get very busy... The talapia, flan, rice (with chicken arroza dish) and mango gelato was the best I've ever tasted! We were not crazy about the mango and coconut mojitos (too sweet) but when the food is that delicious, we paid little attention to alcohal anyway.
Posted by M on 04/10/2009
Old friends got together for a pre-theatre dinner, but the staff wanted the table and tried to rush us out. We couldn't relax and enjoy the food and conversation with our companions. I'll never go back.