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939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
+1 212-262-5354
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We wanted to try something other than Italian so we tried this restaurant and were glad we did. Had the lunch special and it was excellent. The sangria was also very good. Will go again for lunch.

Thank jimbojr72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Latin place, the personal staff so nice and they speak Spanish, food delicious, drinks amazing and the live music very good.

Thank Kimberly A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit worn, but in a great way. Many types of mojitos and we tried a couple of versions. All are great!! It has “it”; not very fancy but a great atmosphere. Go here if you want to enjoy a bit of south America and...More

Thank Anderstn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was impeccable! I'd like to start off by saying (and praising) Jose S. He was our favorite of the night. Some colleagues and I met up for dinner, however only half of the group was there. Jose S. was very patient and very...More

Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 4 people having dinner here, the atmosphere was very nice, food quality and variety was a bit more than average, Caipirinha and Mojito were good! The service was not very fast. I was there for a business dinner and I will probably come...More

Thank Moris C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Cuban restaurant. The staff seems to really like there jobs and the people the serve. We enjoyed ourselves and will come back on our next trip to the city. The music was great and people dancing made the experience fun. Great...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 3rd time at Guantanamera and I’m not a local. I absolutely love everything about it, from the warm decor inside, to the live music, and especially the delicious food! I try something different every time and an never disappointed! Tonight was the...More

1  Thank jkburdick
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice meal last night at Guantanamera. High energy with lots of people enjoying the live music. We ended up being seated downstairs. The disadvantage was we couldn't enjoy the live music, but since we were a group of six, it made it...More

Thank Sper007
Reviewed 10 November 2017

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Live music, free cigar for guest, great drinks, amaaaazzzing food with great company. What more can you ask for. This was a gem for me mainly because I just migrated to NY and wanted a drink to get me through my home...More

Thank feleshaw2016
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The location is perfect! Close to many train lines. It was tastefully decorated. The pollo al coco was excellent with its toasted coconut. The ropa viejo was terrific and the tilapia al limon was light and wonderful. There was live music at night that was...More

Thank Maria718
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Acevna | Reviewed this property |
Not far at all 10 min walk.
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21 March 2017|
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Response from JRN58 | Reviewed this property |
The staff is very accommodating (my wife special orders everything). They have some great salad choices, plus a multitude of veggies, rices, beans, etc., so they are probably better able to please your palate than... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 939 8th Ave, Between West 55th and West 56th Streets, New York City, NY 10019-4264
    (Between 55th and 56th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: A,C,B,D,1 at 59th St/Columbus Circle, N,R,Q,W at 57th St
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-5354
  • E-mail
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