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Bodeguita Cubana

271 E. 10th St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. Ave. A
212-533-5600

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6
Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

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EH!

By sirivipab on 11/30/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

When I first walked in, I thought I would give BC the benefit of the doubt - I read some pretty bad reviews. Decor is good and prices make it an attractive option, but the food is disappointing. My boyfriend and I ordered two sandwiches: steak and pressed chicken and split 1/2 each. Chicken sandwich was okay, although I could have made it better myself, which is not what you want to feel when out at dinner. The steak sandwich was terrible. The meat was tough and there was no taste. French fries were miserable. Way way too much garlic. Actually, I could smell the garlic from other tables, so there was a hint of what was to come. I love french fries, but I couldn't make myself eat more than a couple. I have to reccommend everyone go to Cafe Cubana on Thompson instead. Incredible flavors, great sangria and easy on the pocket.

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144 out of 282 people found this review helpful.

is cuban food really this bad?

By pbravakis on 11/15/2007

  • Overall Rating: 0
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  • No, I would not go back!

after running thru the list of our regular go-to spots, we came across this place. we sat down and realized it was BYOB. while my boyfriend and our friend ran out for wine (lots of wine was going to be needed to make this experience enjoyable) i tried in vein to order. our starters were cold. the chorizo was undercooked. the spicy avocado toast was a layer of mashed up avocado spooned over a layer of the same spicy mayo dip they brought to accompany the ham croquettas, spooned over a mushy french baguette, the likes of which you find at key foods. we got cuban sandwiches, figuring it would be difficult to screw up a classic, but they were pressed between the same french bread the avocado spread came on, and doused in so much garlic salt that our mouths stung after one bite. then, in the middle of eating (9:45 on a wednesday) the waitress turned up all the lights and started piling bar stools on tables. another couple were refused service. its a shame. im always criticized for going the same restaurants over and over again, but last night i remembered why.

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185 out of 354 people found this review helpful.

Avoid this place!

By brooklyn_baby on 8/23/2007

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I ate here in mid-June with 4 friends. We went on a Friday night, and it was pretty crowded, but we managed to snag a table. The menu, while it seems good, was executed poorly. The food was cold and poorly prepared and did not at all resemble Cuban food. The service was horrendous - it took FOREVER to get our food and our check, and they also misplaced one of our bottles of wine (the only positive thing about this place is that it is BYOB). I'm convinced that the owners (who were the staff) were drunk - their red faces, constant laughter, and absent-mindedness indicated such. Overall, a waste of money on bad food and service. Avoid it!

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198 out of 392 people found this review helpful.

Best Deal in Town!!!

By shovkoplyas on 8/14/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Some complained that the service was awful. I totally disagree! My take on this is that the owner has a unique style of service which may seem a bit offensive to few, but entertaining to most. Food is delicious and very authentic. I recommend calling in advance for reservations as they are cramped (ask for a window table). And don't forget, it is BYOB.

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184 out of 392 people found this review helpful.

This restuarant is great!

By ordgal on 8/13/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Although tiny in size,contrary to the previous review this restaurant is great. The food is delicious and the owner is not rude at all hes actually a very charming friendly man. Very personal and very ethnic and authentic. The food is mouth watering and the desserts are to fabulous! Try it.....you'll like it!!!

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213 out of 395 people found this review helpful.

cute, cozy decor, lovely food, good value

By jenriviera on 7/16/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

really sweet tiny space, cozy & friendly, and lathough the waitress seemed new and was forgetting a lot of stuff, the food was really great. nice salads, beautiful cuban burger, fairly tasty camarones (shrimp). and pretty good value for the portions & quality. Don't forget it's BYOB.

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