Victor’s Café

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80 Good

Cuban food served in a sophisticated but fun atmosphere.

236 W. 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019


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The lowdown

Victor’s is a breezy tropical space run by waiters with semi-formal demeanors and pencil mustaches, who politely warn you when you’ve ordered too much food. As for the food, expect things like the house-special roast suckling pig marinated in fresh lime juice and garlic. Well-made mojitos contribute to the mellow, tropical-vacation ambience, exaggerated in the adjacent room, the Cuba Lounge (dark-burgundy upholstery, a portrait of a scowling Roberto Durán), which feels like a cross between a Havana bordello and a place where Hemingway might have enjoyed suffering through a bout of writer’s block.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesRopa vieja; Florida red snapper.

DrinksFull Bar