Amazing place with fantastic Cuban sandwiches! Hidden away with a classic vibe. Had a Cubano sandwich and this was phenomenal. Also had the fried plantains with fried beans and rice - super tasty too but we thought they should have put more plantains on. Great start to the day and better than a NYC bagel in our opinion!
First of all, the portion is huge. I ordered the Monday special and it came with protein, beans and rice. I can only eat a meal here and call it a day.
The staffs here are the most friendly and warm I’ve seen in NYC. Big thanks to the young lady with red-brown hair.
I wanted some plantain but not too much because I’m traveling alone. She had no problem and put some pieces for me.
While I was eating, she past by and asked me how’s the food?
People here are regulars. A gentleman customer even helped me take away the trash and said he belonged to this store.
If you’re around Times Square and want some warmth of service, highly recommend!
One of my favorite places in NYC. I’ve been coming since 2004. They’ve kept the same staff all these years. Friendly service and delicious food at great prices. Attracts people from all walks of life. A perfect microcosm of NY. The ultimate midtown lunch restaurant. Faves are octopus salad, roast chicken, soups, the best Cuban sandwich, oxtail
Don't past this place without getting their Cuban Coffee, like having a coffee malt, the best coffee you'll ever have! Do you want Authentic Cuban food, friendly staff fresh made, great selection, then you found the right place. Must try their creamy oatmeal...so creamy, smooth and delicious like no other! Also chicken chunks so tasty with rice and beans are excellent! And last but not least make sure you have a Cubano sandwich, a classic! Ask for Steve, he will take care of you.
Came here for a casual Cuban meal while visiting New York City. Walked in and wasn't sure how the ordering process worked. If you're going to dine in, walk towards the rear of the restaurant as the line starts on the other end. You end up walking back towards the door as you pick your items for your meal. I initially felt like I was cutting the line as I walked past everyone. There's a small place at the front door if you're placing a to-go order.
All the food looked great and there were so many options. They do have daily specials but also have a la carte options. I opted for the oxtails which came with two sides, so I picked the black beans and rice. Also, ordered the Cuban Sandwich, Casava, and Empanadas. Every item had large portions, especially the Oxtails and sides. Food was very authentic, fresh, and delicious. If I had to pick a favorite, I would say the Oxtails with the Cuban Sandwich a very close second.
I could tell it was a local favorite as the staff seemed to know every customer by name. Staff was very friendly and in good moods. Great food served by a great staff.