Guantanamera

4.8
1654 reviews
$30 and under
Cuban

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Casual
Guantanamera is an instant escape from Midtown Manhattan to chic Old Havana.

Guantanamera is a friendly, fun, vibrant Cuban restaurant featuring traditional Cuban fare, magnificent mojitos, complimentary hand-rolled cigars, & Live Cuban music. As indelibly Cuban as the classic love song that bestowed its name, Guantanamera, captures the essence of Old Havana with its exotic décor featuring exposed brick, candle-lit tables, rattan-covered ceiling fans, and hand-painted folkloric murals.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1654 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food was delicious!

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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Food was Divine and so flavorful, the drinks were amazing at $6 a mojito the night I went.

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veronicag
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to celebrate my birthday. We had an excellent experience. Friendly staff, excellent food and great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Valentines

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PolinaF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Authentic food, simple and delicious. You cat take out or eat at the simple setting

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MayraC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with a friend and had a fabulous meal and service. Ive been here several times and will continue going back.

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ReneeA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The overall experience was great! Music was a bit loud but I have been here Pre COVID for the live band which is amazing.

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JorgeV
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and music was great. Service was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My Birthday... we wanted somewhere to dance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite place to eat. I love the music, ambiance, the staff and the food is awesome

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vipHerbH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great night. Awesome Mojitos

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Ideen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing as always the owner is so sweet they paid attention to my reservation for my grandma’s 84th birthday and made her feel so important. The food was just perfect my favorite ceviche and the paella and steak was amazing. My dessert the tres leche is the best ever! You must go!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Girls trip to the city

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place

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vipBerniegis
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun, live music and excellent Cuban food and drink

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Cuban food, but the music makes it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great environment! The band, the crowd, the staff - all amazing. Would highly recommend and definitely will revisit.

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vipLouann
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We’ve been coming her for over ten years. This time, the food was not as good as usual, but the dessert and cocktails were great

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VictoriaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was fast and attentive ... the food was very flavorful and the portions were large!! I will certainly be making a trip back here to be able to see the live music they offer ... I think I was there a little too early for the show!

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Alcirita
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I have been in Guantanamera many times and every time I am there, I always had a good time. I love the food and the live music. I recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Overpriced...better food and atmosphere, much lower prices at Havana in Times Square for Cuban food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Evryting was good excellent .

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PeterH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food! Delicious! Good service. Waiter was a little pushy and rushed but when I explained we were not rushing he understood. Place is loud but in a good way. Happy place. Not over priced. Would recommend for any occasion.

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CandiceW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This restaurant is usually good and pretty consistent. My only real complaint is that they NEED to update their online menu to match their actual menu. The mixed seafood dish DOES NOT HAVE LOBSTER TAIL as advertised. So you are paying for clams and oysters and a few shrimp. Other than that... It's pretty good. Staff is usually great as well. Most are eager to please, which is nice. You may get a newbie, who doesn't offer much help, but just seek a vet and you'll be fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

One of my favorite spots to dine when taking a business trip to NYC. Food is always really good and the live band is a lot of fun. Might also be the beet happy hour specials in Manhattan.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good vibe Good mojitos

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Renan
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

From the host to servers and waiters, everyone displayed outstanding service. Mojitos and empanadas are a must!

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Ghost1
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of dine at Gauntanmera for the first time and had a great time. I am planning to revisit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful night celebrating my brother in laws 55th birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hostess, staff & establishment owner were friendly & hospital. Entrees were flavorful. There was live music & dancing. Definitely worthwhile to visit.

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vipHCBK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lots of fun and great place to hang, dine and dance on a Saturday night!

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CandyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Guantanamera is always a wonderful time. The ambiance, the food, the drinks, and the live music hit the nail on the head. I would recommend their mojitos and their Bistec Palomillo (steak with grilled onions)

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vipEricB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Cuban food, terrific live music, warm environment!!! Must go.

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PatriciaGinS1
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and price. I already did recommend it to a friend. Would definitely return.

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JeanB
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I'm a vegetarian so it wasn't the best place for me, but my husband and friends who aren't vegetarians loved it. The service was great, we loved the murals on the wall, and it was fun to get a taste of Cuba.

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vipHeatherC
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Cuban in NYC. The staff are SO friendly. I love this place and go at least once a week.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was very good however the maduros were not ripe enough when cooked and not very sweet. However the staff was very accommodating when we mentioned it and gladly took it off the bill. Mojitos were amazing and the music was very nice.

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John
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This was a great place to celebrate our last night in town. The food and service were very good. The noise level made it a bit difficult to converse with one another, but it was the holidays and everyone was celebrating and happy. The Mojitos were superb and are highly recommended. Guantanemera is well worth an evening.

FAQs

Guantanamera offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 262-5354.

Guantanamera is rated 4.8 stars by 1654 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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