Victor’s Café | Restaurants in NYC
While the food is top-notch, it's the sophisticated but fun atmosphere that sets Victor's apart from the typical Cuban coffee shop-restaurant. It's a breezy tropical space run smoothly by suave waiters with semiformal demeanors and pencil mustaches, who politely warn you when you've ordered too much food.
That's easy to do where everything sounds so seductively delicious. Like the house specialty, lechon asado: delectable roast suckling pig marinated in fresh lime juice and garlic. Well-made minty mojitos contribute to the mellow, tropical-vacation ambience, which is exaggerated in the adjacent room, the Cuba Lounge (dark-burgundy upholstery, a portrait of a scowling Roberto Duran), 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.
This brightly painted and accessorized cafe will surely put you in a good mood when you settle down in its environs. There's color everywhere, in the decor, the cutlery as well as the food. In fact, the food's more than colorful, its tantalizing Cuban and Spanish flavors will leave you asking for more! A fixed price menu is available for both lunch and dinner. With more than forty years of experience on its side, Victor's has proved its mettle over the years. Don't miss the Gazpacho, a cold vegetable soup with fresh mint and cow milk cheese!
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