Victor’s Café

Restaurants , Cuban Midtown West
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Photograph: Alex Strada

Victor's Cafe

If the Broadway show you just saw was less than stellar, head to Victor’s Café for an everyone-turns-up-eventually crowd and a meal worthy of applause. The kitschy space is like a set—straw fans, celeb photos and tropical foliage. Sample the authentic Cuban crackers and dense bread on your table, then dig in to the bartolito, a sweet plantain stuffed with pork hash and served in a black-bean sauce. Entrées are huge and tasty: The spicy seafood casserole is packed with shrimp, scallops, snapper and clams; the vaca frita is panfried tender shredded beef. If you’ve still got your wits about you (the mojitos are potent), have the piña y helado, vanilla ice cream topped with pineapple chunks broiled in dark rum.
Venue name: Victor’s Café
Contact:
Address: 236 W 52nd St
New York
10019
Cross street: between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Opening hours: Daily noon–midnight
Transport: Subway: C, E, 1 to 50th St
Price: Average main course: $21. AmEx, DC, MC, V
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Maria M
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I'm no Cuban food expert, but this place probably has the best Cuban food in the city! Victor's Cafe is a beautiful restaurant tucked into the hustle and bustle of Times Square. Once you step into the restaurant you'll feel like you transplanted to Cuba. From the live Cuban music in the lounge area to the fancy twist on the classic Cuban food, Victor's Cafe provides such a great dining experience. I recommend the arroz con pollo and ropas vieja, along with a passion fruit mojito. Though it is a little pricey, it is worth every penny. Looking forward to going back!