Guantanamera

Cuban Restaurant
2018 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10029 2018 3rd Avenue, New York Directions
+12129961220
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89% of 443 customers recommended

No matter your dining preference, the exciting menu, efficient service, and charming decor at Guantanamera in New York is sure to draw your attention.

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Liked the food, service and ambience.
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Great food and service
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If you like Cuban food, this is the place.
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Would not recommend.
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Excellent food, drinks and music--have been there before and will go again!
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the band starts playing at 9pm. Definitely go for a late dinner!
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Bring your dancing shoes!!!
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I ordered the chicken guajira. It was rubbery. The tables are really close together and I got knocked into by other patrons several times, not to mention you feel like you're sharing in their conversation. Also if they seat you in the basement you feel like you're in a totally different restaurant. No music, no ambience. You feel like you've just been punished. Until you see the price of your food, then you know you have not been punished, you've been tricked! The waiters and staff are on point. Just disappointed in the ambience and the food.
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Ropa vieja and Vaca frita both were great! Had the chocolate cake a la mode...Delicious. Service and music were fantastic!
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Dinner was delicious and the service excellent. I would recommend Guantanamera to anyone desiring authentic Cuban cuisine.
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Named after a classic Cuban love song, Zagat-rated Guantanamera celebrates the culture and traditions of Old Havana, dishing up authentic cuisine, complimentary hand-rolled cigars, and live music. Homemade dishes such as pressed roast-pork sandwiches and yellow rice with shrimp share menu real estate with elegant entrees of braised oxtails with mashed plantains. Bartenders sweeten mojitos with sugar cane or prolonged exposure to greeting cards, and they pour more than 30 types of aged rum sourced from South America and the Caribbean.

On Friday and Saturday nights, cigar expert Juan de la Cruz enlists traditional tools to hand-roll Dominican tobacco inside thick, complimentary cigars, and patrons can hone their salsa, rumba, and cha-cha moves to live music Tuesday–Sunday at around 9 p.m. Inside the eatery, exposed-brick walls encroach on vibrant, hand-painted murals depicting idyllic Cuban scenes, such as dancers, musicians, and city streets. A parade of candles casts a gentle glow upon crisp white tablecloths, and rattan-covered ceiling fans make balloons lament their helium innards.

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