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Victor's Cafe

  • RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Cuban, Latin American, Nuevo Latino
  • 236 W 52nd St, New York NY10019 40.762921 -73.984125
  • (Btwn 8th Ave & Broadway)
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  • (212) 586-7714
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User Ratings (Based on 72 reviews)

Food 4.2 Value 3.5
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 4.2

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 586-7714
(212) 333-7872
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Sun-Thu: 11:45am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11:45pm-12am
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Late Night, Live Music, Lunch Special, Online Reservations, Pre/Post Theater, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Victor's Cafe

    Posted by Millie and Michele on 06/02/2006

    Nice Place, Too Pricey

    I like the atmoshere of the restaurant, the waiter was great but was disappointed with the food, drinks and price. The pork was under-cooked with too much vinegar. The Mojito had too much Liquor and not enough sugar and lime. The Sangrai was bitter and not sweet. The Flan was very thick and heavy and not light and fluffy. Lot of reviews of how great the food is but it's not all true.

  • Victor's Cafe

    Posted by Cubana on 05/29/2006

    Happy Customer for 10 years

    I have been going to this restaurant for 10 years and I am satisfied every time. I am Cuban and eat Cuban food all the time, and it is the closest thing to home cooking. If you are hesitant about this restaurant please give it a shot because there is nothing to worry about. The "ropa vieja" is an awesome meal I suggest.

  • Victor's Cafe

    Posted by Jorge on 03/19/2006


    I love this restaurant. My wife and I went there for dinner and we enjoyed every single minute. We were seated right away. The food and the service both get an A+. The music was great, and the lights were dim. Everything was perfect. The only thing they need is a dance floor.

  • Victor's Cafe

    Posted by Jack on 03/19/2006

    Be careful if you have theater tickets...

    We had 6pm reservations on a Saturday. We were finally seated at 7. When we checked repeatedly, at one point, we were told that we were the next 2 top to be seated. Front desk staff was friendly but clearly not effective. In my restaurant days, we would have offered a drink on the house at the least. The wait staff was great, asking if we had theater tickets, and being friendly and extremely efficient. We enjoyed the food but not the jog to 55th and 7th.

  • Victor's Cafe

    Posted by Jessica on 02/07/2006

    A Great Time!

    I love this restaurant! I have been many times as a child and now take visiting friends. The ambiance and the friendly staff make for a wonderful experience. Only on one or two occassions has the food not been up to my standards, as I regularly cook these traditional dishes at home. The food reflects the cook, which is why the food differs each time I go. That said, I have never not enjoyed myself at Victor's!

  • Victor's Cafe

    Posted by Lyolka on 01/27/2006

    It's OK but NOT a satisfying experience!

    I would agree with one of the previous reviews that the food is just mediocre. I had the potato puffs as an appetizer, which were good but the Ropa Vieja (skirt steak) was salty, not tender enough and not juicy enough. I have never had Cuban before but from what I know of Latin cuisine, this was below par. I also don't think the puree it came with complemented the steak well. My friend's beef dish was also salty and overall tasted a lot like mine--same bland mix of spices. Don't get me wrong, the dinner wasn't terrible but, all in all, I expected a much richer experience. Even the Egg Custard was off, much like the ones you can buy in any food store.

  • Victor's Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/24/2006

    Good, for tourists

    Perhaps this was an off night, in an off season, but our party's dishes were all bland, pedestrian, and overcooked and had us pining for the stuff we get at home in S.F. The incredibly attentive waitstaff lit up when I requested a slice of lime to perk up the gristly suckling pork, which had been roasted to cardboard dryness. The ham cutlets could be cheese fries, and the chicken corn soup was like store-bought with cornstarch (the avocado is genius, but cried out for cilantro, and for $31 I expect a hint of wine in my sangria). The pouring service is excellent, however, and the staff do their best to enliven the sterile, too-modern, ex-dental-office-esque venue. If you're here on vacation, and not spoiled by real Cuban food at home, Victor's is worth a shot; it's absolutely safe for average meat-and-potatoes tastes.

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