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The Evolution

Extraordinary Cuban Cuisine. Awesome Cocktails. Great Vibe.

The Evolution

Of Cuban Cuisine®

At Victor's Cafe, we are revolutionizing Cuban cuisine by blending traditional recipes with modern flavors and cooking techniques. We use only the freshest ingredients to bring you a unique fusion of dishes that will nourish your body and delight your taste buds. Our mission is to offer an innovative dining experience that honors Cuba's culinary heritage while creating something new, exciting, and delicious. Through our dedication to healthier cooking methods such as grilling, sautéing, and pan-frying - combined with our passion for flavor-forward ingredients - we strive to provide a memorable Cuban dining experience for all! With this vision in mind, Victor's Cafe promises:  the true Evolution of Cuban Cuisine®.


To Our Restaurant

Welcome to Victor's Café, a remarkable Cuban restaurant in New York City, where our mission is to provide a friendly and inviting atmosphere for patrons to relish extraordinary food and delightful cocktails. As you step into our establishment, you'll be enveloped in a warm and vibrant environment, adorned with vivid original artwork, lively colors, and swaying palm trees. Our enchanting skylight room, adorned with cascading vines and charming lamps, creates a magical setting that sets us apart.

At Victor's Café, we have crafted a distinctive style that seamlessly blends tropical chic aesthetics with the captivating charm of Cuban culture and the dynamic spirit of New York City. Our space reflects this unique fusion, ensuring a dining experience like no other. Prepare to be captivated by the tropical ambiance complemented by touches of Cuban allure and the vibrant energy of the Big Apple.

We take immense pride in capturing the hearts of New Yorkers with our exceptional signature dishes, including the world-famous black bean soup, tender shredded beef (Ropa Vieja), and succulent roast suckling pig (Lechón). These delectable creations have become synonymous with Victor's Café and have garnered a devoted following.

Join us at Victor's Café, the premier Cuban restaurant in New York City, where remarkable flavors, a captivating atmosphere, and exceptional service combine to deliver an unforgettable culinary adventure. Savor the authentic tastes of Cuba, enjoy the lively ambiance, and create lasting memories in the heart of the city that never sleeps.

It's a Family


Discover the rich Cuban heritage and legacy of Victor's Café, a renowned Cuban restaurant in New York City. Founded in 1963 by Victor Del Corral, an ambitious Cuban immigrant, and his wife Eloina Ruiz de Ugarrio, the restaurant has become an integral part of the city's cultural tapestry. Victor's tireless dedication led to the fulfillment of his dream—a restaurant that initially graced Columbus Avenue and 71st Street.

Throughout the decades, this family-owned and operated establishment has continued to captivate diners with its authentic Cuban flavors. In 1972, Victor's daughter Sonia Zaldivar joined him, infusing her own passion into the restaurant. In 1980, they relocated Victor's Café to its current iconic location on 52nd Street. Sonia's creative touch revitalized the menu, introducing a captivating array of traditional Cuban dishes alongside innovative culinary creations.

The success of Victor's Café extends to the third generation, with all three of Victor's grandchildren actively contributing to the restaurant's triumph. In 2011, Sonia's youngest daughter, Monica Zaldivar, joined her mother in the management of the restaurant, ensuring the family legacy lives on.

Experience the authentic flavors, warm hospitality, and multi-generational dedication that define Victor's Café. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and indulge in the delectable cuisine that has made this Cuban restaurant an institution in New York City.