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fiddler May 16, 2007 09:46 AM

Yikes, we hit Victors Cuban Cafe on 55th Street last night. What a disappointment!!!! We had such fond memories of the Victors on Columbus Avenue, which closed years ago...but thought maybe this will be just as good.

Alas, a waste of time and money. Horrible food, horrible service, loud pre-theatre crowd.
The roast sucking pig was absolutely horrible, the black beans and white rice was a mound of grey/dark grey rice, obviously having been mixed together perhaps days ago....the bread was stale and our drinks had barely a taste of rum.

Avoid this place!!!! Go to Havanna Central instead...great Mojito's, really good roast pork!!!

  1. financialdistrictresident May 16, 2007 01:24 PM

    I had a very different experience at Victor's a few weeks ago. It was quiet for family night (Sunday). I had never been there and was pleasantly surprised after reading the comments on menupages.com. I'm sure there are places that are a better value.

    1. l
      Lucia May 16, 2007 11:17 AM

      I find Havana Central very mediocre. Try Little Havana on Cornelia--jsmitty got the name wrong above.

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        jsmitty May 16, 2007 11:35 AM

        thanks

      2. j
        jsmitty May 16, 2007 11:12 AM

        cafe habana on cornelia is very good. sadly they are closing soon.... the chef is too old to be in that tiny kitchen toiling as she does

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