Havana Alma de Cuba

Cuban Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
  • Patrick B.
    "... is pretty good, $13 all you can drink brunch special is fantastic, and there's a..."(5 Tips)
    "Their Cuban sandwich and red sangria are delish!!!"(5 Tips)
    Zoé G.
    "Had the paella and loved it!"(8 Tips)
    Martha L.
    "The Piscolada is amazing!! Empanadas & Yuca, absolutely the best!!"(7 Tips)
109 Tips and reviews
  • Cuban food
  • mojitos
  • empanadas
  • live music
  • paella
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  • Javier R.
    This is the best cuban restaurant I've ever been to. La ropa vieja estaba de show y el tres leches riquisimo.
  • Kino
    KinoMarch 8
    Havana Alma de Cuba feels like the most authentic NYC Cuban restaurant. They host live bands Fri/Sat nights. Sometimes, they have a person rolling Dominican cigars. Coconut Flan and Churros are great!
  • Alberto S.
    Alberto SimonFebruary 20
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place with live music and tasty food 🥘
  • Carlie C.
    Carlie CopelandFebruary 19
    Live guitar music and tasty pork chops!
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WickhamDecember 30, 2016
    Great little restaurant hidden on Christopher Street. The sea bass was incredible, fresh and delicious.
  • Zoé G.
    Zoé GanchOctober 3, 2016
    Had the paella and loved it! Also, live music on weekend nights, so much fun.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenJune 20, 2016
    mojitos!! cute and intimate place, perfect for dates.
  • Randall N.
    Randall NovalMarch 29, 2016
    The endless Blueberry Caipirinha is a tasty and effective way to start Brunk.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CMarch 13, 2016
    Delicious Cuban cuisine
  • Neha S.
    Neha SebastianMarch 5, 2016
    Food was delicious! Red snapper was well made..do consider the specials.
    LARRYJanuary 31, 2016
    The churrasco skirt steak, empanadas, and flan de coco were on point. If you're looking for a vegetarian entree, try the vegetable paella.
  • Corey A.
    Corey AndrewJanuary 30, 2016
    Always passed by this spot and it looked appealing. It was quite louder than expected. My Cosmo was syrupy, chuletas had a spongy texture, and there was an odd unpleasant smell in the place. No Bueno
  • honeywhatscooking.com
    honeywhatscooking.comJanuary 29, 2016
    The mojitos here are succulent. Loved the mango and passion fruit. Coconut was okay. Yum!!!
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannJanuary 3, 2016
    Mojito pitcher FTW
  • Jessica d.
    Jessica de OliveiraDecember 10, 2015
    The staff is always a delight here! It's a true family restaurant vibe that will make you feel right at home at 12pm or 12am. I vote on getting the salmon!
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GoltzmanOctober 24, 2015
    Authentic cuban
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LonsdaleOctober 22, 2015
    Great brunch spot. Ropa Vieja was delish! Drinks are strong.
  • Gretchen A.
    Gretchen AltmanOctober 13, 2015
    Pretty decent Cuban brunch and $13 aycd
  • Brigitte P.
    Brigitte PerezSeptember 28, 2015
    Delicious pork empanadas. Camarones al ajillo with white rice and black beans ugh so good. Good service and wonderful live music
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinAugust 31, 2015
    Brunch food is pretty good, $13 all you can drink brunch special is fantastic, and there's a back patio 👌🏼
  • Antonello L.
    Antonello LoddoJune 29, 2015
    Great coffee and desserts
  • Diane C.
    Diane CimineJune 28, 2015
    Wonderful meal here tonight. Host was so warm and gracious and the food was authentic and delicious! Live music was icing on the cake.👌
  • Alê
    AlêJune 8, 2015
    Great food, great service, great price and try the drinks from the bar.
  • Harish H.
    Harish HoonMay 28, 2015
    This place has awesome ceviche!!
  • allie d.
    allie dillonApril 26, 2015
    Yummy food
  • Pamela V.
    Pamela ValentinFebruary 25, 2015
    Ropa vieja!!
  • Vambah S.
    Vambah SillahJanuary 25, 2015
    Great ambience; live music on Fri & Sats. Limited selection of entrees, but the appetizers are pretty good. Try the ceviche.
  • Monique N.
    Monique NoneYaJanuary 19, 2015
    Their mojito's taste as if youve stepped on Cuban soil... I had the vegetarian paella it was sooo full of flavor!!
    Downvoted Sep 16
  • Sameepa S.
    Sameepa ShettyJanuary 6, 2015
    Desserts are not to be missed. Cuban delights await. Tres Leches is another must have here.
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoJanuary 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Arroz con camarónes / rice with shrimp for brunch is A+
  • Martha L.
    Martha LopezJanuary 4, 2015
    The Piscolada is amazing!! Empanadas & Yuca, absolutely the best!!
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Go here for brunch
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the ropa vieja
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonDecember 16, 2014
    Great value and very flavorful food. Add all you can drink cocktails at brunch for $12
  • Bill H.
    Bill HDecember 5, 2014
    Amazingly good Cuban food. Especially the Ropa Vieja. Delicious with mashed plantains. And they have unlimited (strong) cocktails on Saturday afternoons for $13.
  • Ariel S.
    Ariel SeltzerOctober 11, 2014
    Unlimited drinks for brunch!!
  • Kat
    KatAugust 18, 2014
    Their Cuban sandwich and red sangria are delish!!!
  • Kim K.
    Kim KendrickAugust 13, 2014
    The Picadillo (beef) empanadas are great. Drinks are made with fresh juices and fresh sugar cane. The back garden patio is lovely!
  • Stefanie S.
    Stefanie SousaMay 14, 2014
    Great atmosphere! I recommend the Salmon Santa Clara, it's delicious with a cold Corona!
  • Adilson 🇧🇷🇲🇽🇺🇸
    Order Arroz con Pollo with an extra order of black beans and fried bananas. Enjoy!!!
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Delicious comfort food. Love the Arroz Con Pollo and the fried bananas!
  • Fadia K.
    Fadia KaderMay 3, 2014
    Sit in the garden! Try the albondigas and get a sangria
  • Nicole O.
    Nicole Of Course!March 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try the unlimited brunch and the steak + eggs!
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MaasMarch 17, 2014
    Get the mojito criollo. It's just a little more expensive than the Classico, but worth it.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CohenJanuary 11, 2014
    Havana Nights make Hangover mornings
  • Kat
    KatNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I ordered a special, Cazuela Hemingway (seafood stew/casserole), and it was delicious. My friend loved arroz con pollo. The mojitos and yuquita frita were great. Attentive service.
  • Nicole Y.
    Nicole YaleNovember 9, 2013
    $10.95 gets you unlimited Spanish-style cocktails for 2hrs, available from 11a-4p.
  • DSquirrely
    DSquirrelySeptember 22, 2013
    Amazing Ropa Vieja, a must.
  • Saj S.
    Saj SalickramMay 18, 2013
    Amazing plantains, calamari & tomato appetizer!!
  • Dean D.
    Dean DiefendorfMay 3, 2013
    This place is garbage. Just using up my restaurant.com vouchers. Go to Lima's Taste down the street.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SonApril 14, 2013
    The appetizers that I posted a pic of are all delicious. Smoked salmon scrambled eggs is good. steak and eggs ok: cheapy steak. White sangria best 1 for the special. didn't get to try the rum lemonade
  • Joe n.
    Joe nevinsApril 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful garden, amazing food and unlimited ridiculously good drinks for $11 for 2 hours??? My biggest regret in 10 years of living in NYC is not finding this place sooner!!
  • Krystina
    KrystinaMarch 24, 2013
    Ropa vieja is fantastic!
  • Tony E.
    Tony EverettMarch 8, 2013
    Monte Cristo rum neat or on the rock! #blokeapproved
  • Sanam S.
    Sanam ShettyMarch 3, 2013
    Awesome yuca fries.
  • Devin P.
    Devin P-BJanuary 17, 2013
    Check out the Og Bobby Johnson rolling handmade cigars!
  • Desmond C.
    Desmond ChowJanuary 3, 2013
    Try the Chuletas Habaneras - Pork chop marinated in fresh herbs, chorizo-tomatillo sauce, tamal cubano and asparagus.
  • Alpheus H.
    Alpheus HallDecember 9, 2012
    Try the Cuban Sandwich - Pork ham pickles mustard + bread = deliciousness
  • Cat A.
    Cat ArmanNovember 25, 2012
    The Manager Ariel is the worst!!! Has no clue about customer service. The food is delicious but not worth dealing with this obnoxious individual.
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncNovember 8, 2012
    Ck out their outdoor garden. GREAT SERVICE
  • Lola
    LolaOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The pollo a la Maggie is freaking unbelievable.
  • M B.
    M BytzJuly 4, 2012
    Garden seating, delicious mojitos. Stick with the traditional dishes -- when they get too fancy, the quality suffers.
  • Luke C.
    Luke ConstantinoJune 16, 2012
    This place had a very nice, calm atmosphere. The food was very good, especially the Grouper!
  • Ariel D.
    Ariel DavisJune 16, 2012
    Don't get the snapper it's flavorless and fried.
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaJune 9, 2012
    The 50% offer is still showing up on @foursquare but is no longer valid on @scoutmob. So don't try to use it.
  • Tina G.
    Tina GlickmanJune 3, 2012
    Food AND service are wayyyy better during dinner hours.
  • __TR3V
    __TR3VJune 3, 2012
    For appetizers get the Tostones Rellenos (green plantains w/ shrimp fricassee). so tasty. U will NOT be disappointed
  • Caty T.
    Caty TedmanMay 28, 2012
    Nice patio, but don't bother. Food is mediocre. Cuba on Thompson down the block is much better.
  • Eileen S.
    Eileen S.May 28, 2012
    I am Cuban American. This place is not authentic. They don't even have flan de leche, not even Cuban coffee. Left very disappointed.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KusekMay 13, 2012
    Best drunk brunch'
  • Chuck C.
    Chuck ConnellyMarch 25, 2012
    Best brunch in the city. Get the empanadas and a rum lemonade : )
  • Mike B.
    Mike BeckettsDecember 31, 2011
    The brunch drink special is so worth the 11 bucks
  • Theresa A.
    Theresa AylingDecember 29, 2011
    get the seafood special and the empandandas delious(:
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LiaoDecember 27, 2011
    The fried yucca will change your life.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairDecember 20, 2011
    Try the Seafood Paella - Seafood paella time with @danioutloud aka Danielle
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairDecember 20, 2011
    Try the Ceviche - Amazing
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.December 4, 2011
    Ropa Vieja & live Jazz <3
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 29, 2011
    Get the ropa vieja, it doesn't get any better. Not to mention the great drink deals - unlimited for $11? This is NYC right?
  • Kent G.
    Kent GouldNovember 23, 2011
    50 % off on scout mob!!!
  • Tim T.
    Tim TracyNovember 5, 2011
    $11 unlimited drinks for two hours at brunch. Nuff said!
  • Chris
    ChrisOctober 19, 2011
    Suckling pig... Damn good!
  • Doug L.
    Doug LoseyOctober 10, 2011
    Cuban Sandwich is incredible. Omnomnomnomnom
  • Veronika S.
    Veronika SonsevOctober 1, 2011
    Agreed. The ropa vieja is delish! Get veggies if you don't want carbs (they are not on the menu).
  • Cuba Restaurant N.
    Cuba Restaurant NYCAugust 24, 2011
    Try the delicious sangria and the churrasco steak
  • Christopher A.
    Christopher AmosAugust 14, 2011
    Empenadita dessert alone is worth the trip!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LightmanAugust 9, 2011
    Three words - Ropa. Vieja. FTW
  • Daniel J.
    Daniel JonesAugust 1, 2011
    The Ropa Vieja is amazing!!!! This is the best Cuban food I have ever had.
  • Jassim L.
    Jassim LatifJune 18, 2011
    On your way out ask for a hand rolled cigar. Epic. And the mojito crillio with sugar cane and extra bicardi
  • Evelyn A.
    Evelyn AJune 16, 2011
    the Pollo Al Estilo `Aljibe` is amazing! A-Mazing food & great service!
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KopmanMay 24, 2011
    Relaxing with a mojito in the garden is the best way to enjoy summer. Tuesday and Wednesdays come and enjoy free hand-rolled cigars!
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronMay 15, 2011
    Nice spot low lit but the menu was simple but yet tasty loved everything I ordered.. The sangria was weak and expensive. The staff was rude like they just wanted u to eat and leave.
  • Asia G.
    Asia GilesMarch 18, 2011
    The Rose cocktail is Unbelieveable. Nothing like it in the world
  • Asia G.
    Asia GilesMarch 18, 2011
    Paella!!!!! Yum.
  • Holly S.
    Holly SDecember 31, 2010
    Ask for a seat in the back- quiet and perfect!
  • Eunic O.
    Eunic OrtizDecember 19, 2010
    the mojitos aren't great - stick with the churros and a cafe con leche
  • Bhavana S.
    Bhavana SinghOctober 3, 2010
    Best mojito ever
  • Greg G.
    Greg GalantJune 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a cigar on the way out
  • Tanuj M.
    Tanuj MathurJune 4, 2010
    The empanadas for appetizers. Yum!!
  • melinda l.
    melinda leeApril 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The mojitos are to die for
  • Uri L.
    Uri LichtenfeldApril 11, 2010
    Everything we ordered was amazing... Rope vieja, churasco, paella Valencia, empanadas, chorizo, croquettes... Tres leches, churro, flan... Cafe Von leche... All goodness....
  • M B.
    M BytzMarch 6, 2010
    One of the best mojitos in town!
  • Julie W.
    Julie WaldJanuary 28, 2010
    Order the black bean soup, and the Pollo al Estilo Aljibe. Read more
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GravesJanuary 10, 2010
    Get the Cuban sandwich, it's delish!
  • Scott C.
    Scott CarletonDecember 31, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the cafe con leche
  • gingerbread m.
    gingerbread morowitzNovember 13, 2009
    The passionfruit drink is delicious, strong and not too sweet. Partner any entree with a side of yucita frita and love the cilantro mayo.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SchwartzAugust 6, 2009
    eat the ropa vieja and get the sangria
  • camila b.
    camila brittoFebruary 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mojito e Ropa Vieja são sensacionais. E os garçons são simpáticos e atenciosos.
  • tharso v.
    tharso vieiraJanuary 29, 2012
    Excelente! As empanadas são deliciosas e a Ropa Vieja é imperdível.
  • Tania Y.
    Tania YukiOctober 11, 2010
    classic mojito, paella valenciana
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