Pilar Cuban Eatery

Pilar Cuban Eatery

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
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  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • fried plantains
  • cheddar and gruyere
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  • jason c.
    jason chin2 weeks ago
    Great spot in bedstuy
  • Stephanie P.
    Veggie plate is vegan / vegetarian and includes black beans, rice, sweet plantains, fried yuca, tomato, and avocado. It's heaven. The air conditioning is pretty stellar as well.
    Upvoted Jun 15
  • Emily W.
    Super cute neighborhood spot for Cuban food. The vibe is very Miami and the cubano is great, especially if you're hungover.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MixaMarch 30
    Guava Cream Cheese dessert is amazing
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanMarch 29
    Grilled cheese is definitely the move here, douse it in hot sauuce
  • Princess F.
    Empanadas, cuban burger, veggie plate, monitor and music
  • Marcella F.
    For brunch: Boliche / For dinner: Picadillo + Croquetas. Hot servers 👌🏼
  • Ayse D.
    Ayse DibekMarch 4
    The grilled cheese sandwich was AMAZING, super yum!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LiJanuary 26
    🍴❤️🍴 DARK CHOCOLATE CHURROS 🍴❤️🍴
  • Guillaume F.
    Great Cuban place, get the kalimotxo and the arroz con pollo
  • Sam O.
    Sam OriachJanuary 11
    Amazing! Try the nachos and camarones enchilados.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LeMayJanuary 10
    The breakfast sandwich is a unique gem in a city full of excellent breakfast sandwiches. Churros and beef empanadas are top notch. Hard to go wrong here, really.
  • Gary C.
    Gary ChouJanuary 9
    Breakfast sandwich is great!!
  • Christina X.
    Christina XuJanuary 9
    The chorizo served here is housemade by the owner, Ricardo, based on the version he used to bring back from his family in Spain.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GayomaliDecember 13, 2015
    The white bean soup and the grilled cheese were killer
  • Juliana A.
    Juliana ArdilaNovember 4, 2015
    Yummy! And a beautiful place too. They could work their design of the menu by that's just me!
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteSeptember 10, 2015
    Whatever you do, get the maduras. The best sweet plantains in Brooklyn.
  • Samara S.
    Samara S.August 4, 2015
    Try the grilled cheese and steak sandwich! Both are delicious. The coffee is really good too.
  • J S.
    J StandeferMay 11, 2015
    NOT CHEAP, I repeat, not cheap. But if you can swing it: grilled shrimp and grilled cheese sandwiches are where it's at. Sangria did not have alcohol in it.
  • Andrea
    AndreaMarch 30, 2015
    The food is cheap and good. What's not cheap...sparkling water.
  • Jennifer P.
    The food is delicious but their wine serving is only a sip.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpagnoloMarch 2, 2015
    Seafood risotto was delicious but too small to share. We happily ordered a carafe of the Malbec. A typical bottle is 4.5 glasses, but the carafe is closer to 5.5. Shrimp entree is super garlic-y.
  • Pilar Cuban Eatery
    Pilar Cuban EateryFebruary 25, 2015
    We have recently moved to a much larger location nearby, with more seats and a larger kitchen... which means much more delicious Cuban Comfort Food. Visit our mini-Havana!!
  • Terri R.
    Terri RJanuary 23, 2015
    They're moving to a new location on 1/25/15 I think. I walked by and the sign said Greene and Bedford. I love the cortaditos and the ropa vieja.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 25, 2014
    Get the passion fruit flan
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 25, 2014
    The Cuban mocha latté & the café con leche are great on cold days
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 25, 2014
    Picadillo empanadas are great. Remind me of filipino-style empanadas
  • Francesca C.
    Francesca CastelliOctober 21, 2014
    Get the roast pork with rice beans and to stones, and then a nice Cuban coffee to seal the meal. My fiancé is Cuban and loves this place to get his fix of Cuban food
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BojkoSeptember 21, 2014
    Don't you dare not get the croquettes.
  • Michael
    MichaelAugust 30, 2014
    The Picadillo is my favorite. I am sitting dreaming about it right now.
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierAugust 14, 2014
    Sweet plantains ftw
  • Paul M.
    Paul MattinglyAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing corn stew on the weekends
  • Molly T.
    Molly TNovember 26, 2013
    The crack grilled cheese is one of the best in Brooklyn. Fried plantains, cheddar & gruyere. I dream about this GC.
  • marcy s.
    marcy stoneSeptember 19, 2013
    Get the potage de garbanzo...smoky and hearty enough for a light meal.
  • marcy s.
    marcy stoneAugust 9, 2013
    . Cant go wrong with the pork, tortilla but they truly have the BEST grilled cheese on the planet!!. The bread is nutty, cheese delicious and plantains inside a melding of texture and flavor
  • Von F.
    Von FedoroffJuly 20, 2013
    Best black beans and rice I've had in NYC. Will def be coming back often...
  • Charlie K.
    Charlie KaplanJune 23, 2013
    You're not going to do better than this. Stop looking. On a hot day the iced cafe con leche will have you hallucinating.
  • David S.
    David SnyderMay 25, 2013
    Vaca Frita on Wednesdays, Boliche on Saturdays, key lime pie always.
  • marcy s.
    marcy stoneMarch 13, 2013
    Everything is delicious. Some faves are the Perino, avocado salad, fantastic tortilla. Easy going atmosphere and kid friendly to boot.
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayAugust 23, 2012
    Love pulled pork? Definitely try the one served here! It’s so good!
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListJanuary 14, 2012
    Try: Pilar Grilled Cheese - Fried plantains, cheddar and Gruyère cheese, with an espresso-mustard on multi-grain bread, Spicy Chicken - Mango Wrap Rotisserie chicken, field greens, in a Sriracha–mayo Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 3, 2011
    Grilled Cheese and Plantain: A heaping mound of shredded cheddar and Gruyère melted into an oozy pool kept in check by butter-soaked grain bread, and the soft fried plantains added sweetness and heft. Read more
  • Debra F.
    Debra FreyOctober 23, 2011
    Best CUBAN FOOD NYC! The soups are awesome!
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 5, 2011
    “Pilar” was the name of the boat Hemingway owned while in Havana – and it just so happens the boat was built in Brooklyn (c. 1936). Check out the daily specials.
  • Bryan V.
    Bryan VargasAugust 26, 2011
    A truly kick ass Cuban sandwich. Also the paella on Fridays is unreal.
  • Rebeccs F.
    Rebeccs FerrisApril 23, 2011
    Try the pernil- it is crazy good.
  • Vallen
    VallenApril 22, 2011
    The Caldo Gallego is the best soup I've ever had.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 11, 2011
    Informal and small eatery serving up the best Pressed Cuban Sandwiches and Pernil - also try the Elena Ruth and finish it off with a slice of Key Lime Pie.
  • tricia w.
    tricia wangFebruary 10, 2011
    Must try: crack grilled cheese sandwich and the potato leek croquettes are the best! Ricardo's soups are the besssssst! Paella on Friday is amazing!!!!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 25, 2014
    Caldo Gallego
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