Favela Cubana

Favela Cubana

Cuban Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
  • Gina
    "Watermelon Caipirinhas are dangerously delicious & fresh!"(5 Tips)
    Rumana S.
    "Excellent yucca fries"(4 Tips)
    Leah K.
    "Amazing $5 happy hour drinks and food."(3 Tips)
    Natalie H.
    "Happy hour drink and food specials for $5"(2 Tips)
73 Tips and reviews
  • caipirinhas
  • Cuban food
  • happy hour
  • sandwiches
  • empanadas
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  • Beril E.
    Beril EsenNovember 7, 2015
    Carnivores should come here and when they do, they should either get Ropa Vieja for a traditional dish or Gaucho steak if they feel more carnivorous. The maduros and yucca fries here were outstanding.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaAugust 10, 2014
    ropa vieja is a dream come true. don't be afraid to abandon your lady manners and dump that rice onto your plate, mix it all up, and eat til your plate's spotless. because that's what i did.
  • Jaimee E.
    Jaimee EstrellerJune 13, 2015
    All you can drink brunch - they only serve you a new drink when you are finished with the other one. Food was actually good, I devoured my beef and rice. Not crowded on a Sunday, perf for boozy brunch
  • Aditi L.
    Aditi LuthraSeptember 27
    Got the veggie sandwich, loved the gooey goat cheese. The salad besides it was plain and uninteresting though. But + the ambiance and juice options, will come again!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceAugust 29, 2014
    All of the shareable items are fantastic. Plus, Tuesday & Thursday nights are dancing nights. Phenomenal dancing. Plus, the barstools are drums!
  • Kimberly F.
    Kimberly FisherDecember 2, 2012
    Beautiful little spot with amazing food, understated comfortable ambiance and the nicest waitstaff.
  • Mario
    MarioJuly 26, 2013
    Even if you don't want to eat just try their great appetizer!! Please try croqueta de chorizo !!!!
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertMay 26, 2016
    grilled chicken sandwich with hearts of palm and avocado, served with herb fries
  • Gina
    GinaJune 8, 2011
    Possibly the best salsa party left in the city these days - Tuesday nights. Watermelon Caipirinhas are dangerously delicious & fresh! But hurry, it's seasonal.
  • Sara .
    Great drinks- try the frozen mojito and the spicy tequila and blackberry margarita. Yummy snacks too!
  • Sara .
    Great drinks- try the frozen mojito and the spicy tequila and blackberry margarita. Yummy snacks too!
  • Harish H.
    Harish HoonJanuary 29, 2015
    You can't go wrong mixing Cuban and Brazilian! I enjoyed the Ropa Vieja and the Camarao a Baiana
  • L
    LAugust 14, 2012
    Awesome Cuban/ Brazilian place. Food was great. It's nice to sit outside during summer! (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Leah K.
    Leah KozakJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing $5 happy hour drinks and food. Try the plantains and empanadas - both are really good!
  • FRANK151
    FRANK151March 19, 2011
    Favela Cubana offers a rare chance to eat authentic cuban food. Besides the food, they also have a nice drink selection and an outdoor patio. Read more
  • Germanczd G.
    Germanczd GalvisAugust 5, 2015
    Service , location, personnel , ambience & most important... Food's delicious and the service it's quick
  • Port Harbor Homes
    Port Harbor HomesJuly 5, 2013
    Lovers of Cuban food need to come here. Authentic food, great music and nicest waitresses/waiters/bartenders.
  • s v.
    s vMarch 21, 2015
    Picky bottomless policy -- have to order before 2:30 ...and if table is greater than 6 ALL have to order
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.August 29, 2015
    The share plates were so tasty--cold beer and nice service
  • Shinal
    ShinalMay 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely get a table outside, it's a beautiful little place to enjoy brunch!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SiroisJune 14, 2011
    Cuban Eggs Benedict is one of the best breakfast dishes in the city. Smoked pulled pork on poached eggs.
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SepeOctober 3, 2011
    The braised pulled pork shoulder was one of the most delicious dinners I've eaten in a long time. Read more
  • Elizabeth B.
    Nice outdoor setting but wasn't a huge fan of the Cuban sandwich. Too much pork and not much flavor. Good guacamole
  • Anna O.
    Anna OhareJuly 22, 2014
    Amazing Cuban food. Get a bit of everything, especially the yuca fries.
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JohnsonMarch 16, 2013
    Palmito salad is the perfect lunch - and the waitstaff are so pleasant!
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KellyMarch 2, 2015
    Cozy little spot! Check out their virtual tour before you go! Read more
  • L E.
    L ErskineNovember 4, 2016
    Delicious and delightful! But don't go if you can't be patient....
  • NYU Dining A.
    NYU Dining ARAMARKMay 15, 2012
    The seafood is great! Stick around after 9pm on Thursdays for dancing
  • Jennefer S.
    Jennefer ShpilmanOctober 20, 2012
    Favela Breakfast wrap is a must have and they also have free wifi!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny McMahonNovember 12, 2014
    I'm not really sure why, but I LOVE the Frango Sandwich
  • Adriana T.
    Adriana TormosSeptember 19, 2011
    Lunch Special is great! Half a sandwich, a soup and a mixed green salad all for $10! 11am-4pm
  • Lakshmi S.
    Lakshmi SSeptember 16, 2013
    The blueberry caipirinha is not drinkable. The Bellini? Fabulous.
  • Violeta F.
    Violeta FMApril 10, 2013
    Drinks are extra strong?? Awesome live music and half a strawberry daikiri!boom
  • Willy R.
    Willy RivasMarch 24, 2013
    The Cuban eggs Benedict are absolutely delicious
  • Tom W.
    Tom WolfsteinJanuary 27
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap and healthy lunch deal - Steak salad
  • Alex G.
    Alex GordonFebruary 11, 2012
    Chef is either incompetent, vindictive, or both: ordered a steak medium rare, it came medium well. I sent it back, it returned raw. I gave up.
  • Esther L.
    Esther LeibelMay 3, 2010
    Good tuna and shrimp ceviche. The house white wine is pretty decent, too. Great music on Sunday nights.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SmithJanuary 19, 2015
    DJs on Tuesday and Thursday was a surprise (unexpected) discovery
  • Kirsty
    KirstyAugust 14, 2012
    Happy hour cocktails $5 between 4pm- 7pm. Strong too!
  • Pedro L. R.
    Pedro L. RodriguezJune 30, 2013
    Slow, indifferent service but if you're with good company, it's ALL GOOD ...
  • Angus B.
    Angus BurtonJuly 8, 2011
    absolutely top notch. best Cuban food i've ever had
  • Doraly P.
    Doraly PantaleonAugust 1, 2014
    Burger and beer lunch special
  • Kelsey A.
    Kelsey A.3 weeks ago
    I definitely want to come back for the Cuban sandwich 😍
  • Cristian G.
    Cristian GonzalezAugust 10, 2014
    Came for brunch - super slow service even though place wasn't full. Disappointed by the empanadas - the ropa vieja is good when nursing a hangover.
  • Ventrice L.
    Ventrice LamAugust 21, 2014
    Great service, okay food. Pass on the rotisserie chicken.
  • Carolyn C.
    Carolyn ColeSeptember 13, 2014
    Absolutely horrible service. We were overcharged. Orders also came out incorrect. When we brought it to the waiter's attention HE SNATCHED the receipt out of my friend's hand and ripped it up.
  • christi a.
    christi angelAugust 25, 2015
    The mussels are amazing!
  • Caroline
    CarolineApril 30, 2016
    Happy hour deals
  • Lizzie B.
    Lizzie BAugust 12, 2016
    Try the herb fries
  • Najj P.
    Najj PerryMay 4, 2012
    Be prepared to wait during "happy hour"!
  • Marc P.
    Marc PharelJuly 27, 2012
    Thursdays at 10 this place becomes Haitian for the night.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaMarch 20, 2016
    Their brunch deal is a good value but the food is just alright
  • Rumana S.
    Rumana SiddikyJanuary 4, 2013
    Excellent yucca fries
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SheaferMay 11, 2016
    The cuban sandwich is excellent!
  • Nick H.
    Nick HumphriesSeptember 15, 2012
    Sparkling blueberry caipirinha - boom!
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenMarch 11
    The chicken sandwich is awesome.
  • Zach K.
    Zach KubinMay 20, 2012
    No better place to enjoy some warm weather and cold cervezas
  • Natalie H.
    Natalie HolovkoMarch 19, 2013
    Happy hour drink and food specials for $5
  • Eduardo D.
    Eduardo DeleonMarch 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the corn empanadas and dip them in the green sauce!
  • Amelie P.
    Amelie PoojarySeptember 2, 2014
    Salsa late night on Tuesday.
  • Jesse D.
    Jesse DominguezNovember 27, 2012
    This place is the sh*t! ...love it here
  • Jesse D.
    Jesse DominguezDecember 12, 2011
    Ohhh mann ..the food is fcuking great!
  • Soo K.
    Soo KimAugust 24, 2014
    Dry yucca fries and bland Brazilian cheese bread
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SchwartzJune 17, 2011
    Sit on a drum at the bar and bang on it
  • Ray C.
    Ray CasasAugust 17, 2014
    they have negra modelo
  • Gourmet Bachelor
    Gourmet BachelorDecember 6, 2013
    Oasis in the middle of Greenwich Village! TGB Picks: $6 Mojito, Caipirinha, Pulled Pork Sliders & Croquettes Cuban-Brazilian, Outdoor, Upbeat Music, Friendly
  • Ethan H.
    Ethan HarpJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    FANTASTIC Gaucho Steak
  • Tisa S.
    Tisa SMay 28, 2012
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CDecember 2, 2015
  • Denice M.
    Denice MartoneJune 5, 2014
    No TVs! Won't do for World Cup
  • David S.
    Nothing good about this place. Awful service. Do not go.
  • Liam B.
    Liam BinghamApril 26, 2013
    Food is pretty bad
  • Cilene
    CileneJuly 18, 2013
    Pão de queijo!!!!! Em NY !!!
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