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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish, Central American
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1022 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8547
+1 212-980-5678
11:30 - 23:30
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess seeing the Gloria and Emilio Estefan show the night before got us thinking of Cuban food. We were certainly glad we did! The Cabana was wonderful - the food was sooooo good. But, be prepared, the portions are quite large. We will definitely return!

Thank glorialagos
Bogota, Colombia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all. Really good food. Awesome empanadas, the lima bean soup was incredible and no other word than incredible arroz con pollo (dark meat). Just be carefull with the serving size of the arroz con pollo, it is COLOSSAL... Service is as good as the food.

Thank AABU
Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Atmosphere was quaint! Service was good and the food was very flavorful!! Authentic! Paella was so tasty.

Thank anvasilak
NYS Capital Region
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This was an unexpected find. We were looking for Latin food, but came across this place. As it was close to our hotel, we gave it a chance. We were so glad we did. My friend loves paella and went with the Paella Valenciana, which was loaded with seafood. It was delicious, and the rice was not over done. I... More 

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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It was my first time in cuban restaurant, so I didn't have idea what to expect. It's small place with many, many tables, stuff is so friendly, manager was really in charge, we can saw him all the time. Food was so delicious and a lot. Definitely will come back soon.

Thank Silvia M
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318 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Always busy but good for a late lunch. While I liked the Picadillo lunch special with rice and beans, it looked like there might be an "assortment plate" that was even better and included the fritters. Nicely seasoned salad was a lunch starter. Decent white wine and attentive service. Overall there was a good Cuban feeling to the room.

Thank weyl-59
Weston, Connecticut
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102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Really enjoyed our Cuban/Latin food here. Crowded. Lively atmosphere. Had the arroz con pollo and churrasco, which were excellent. The skirt steak was very flavorful. Sides were tasty too. Definitely worth the trip. Friendly service.

Thank RL987654
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

While good reviews led us to the Cabana, we were disappointed with the uninspired meals. None of the dishes we sampled were truly unique. And they seem to have decided that abusing your senses by overdoing spices is the best path to diner's palates. Garlic seasoning was way over done on two entrees, while salt was the chosen over-spice on... More 

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great and consistent Cuban/Latin cuisine restaurant in the heart of midtown Manhattan right next to Bloomingdales on 3rd Ave. I've been going here for years and it never disappoints! Was here with a party of 5 a couple of weeks ago and the service and waiting staff were efficient, friendly and knowledgeable as always. We started with... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with associates. Two of us arrived first. Was told by manager we couldn't be seated because we weren't all present. He said he would make an exception, if it wasn't that I was a frequent customer and like the food I'd never go back, I was embarrassed and apologized to my guest.

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Eduardo A, District Area Supervisor at Cabana, responded to this review

Dear Adrian, Our sincere apologies; At Cabana restaurants we take very seriously comments from our loyal customers, proper measures have been taken to make sure this doesn't happen again; I would like to invite you back as a way to express our sincere regrets for the uncomfortable experience on your last visit. I will be waiting for your reply, sincerely,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 25
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8547
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-980-5678

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Upper East Side
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