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Guantanamera

939 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10019 40.765739 -73.983618
nr. 56th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-262-5354 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin American, Spanish/Tapas
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

guantanameranyc.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle

Prices

$14-$22

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

46th St. to 66th St., Sixth Ave. to Eleventh Ave.

Profile

Originally known as Azucar, or "sugar," Guantanamera is a sweet addition to Hell's Kitchen, especially for those who enjoy eating to the beat of live salsa, rumba, and cha-cha. The dining room exudes colonial Havana chic: exposed brick, candle lighting and languid, rattan-covered ceiling fans. A hand-painted folkloric mural seals the illusion; you'll even find a man hand-rolling and dispensing free stogies. Potent, minty mojitos start the fiesta. The menu is primarily Cuban, with Caribbean and Spanish specialties. It's worth ordering tostones rellenos, crispy-fried green plantains smashed to form a crown that holds tomato-sauced shrimp. Entrées are primarily roasts, stews, and grilled dishes; onions, parsley, lime, and garlic provide subtle flavor accents. While Guantanamera's cooking might not convince your demanding abuelita, the sexy and welcoming atmosphere, killer drinks, and lively tunes provide genuine escapism. This place is a party.

Extra

Live music begins every night around 8:30 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Lechon asado con mojo, $20; flan de leche, $7

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