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Friday, September 08, 2006

Cuba

This small Cuban restaurant at 222 Thompson Street in the Village has one of the liveliest, most festive atmospheres I've seen. Many find this cozy, charming place transports them to Havana. They have live music 6 nites per week and the place is generally brimming with customers, frequently spilling into the street. The food is authentic traditional Cuban. This photo was taken through the front window showing Jose Martinez, an on-site expert hand roller of cigars - complimentary for all customers. See their website for Jose's bio, menus, music info, etc. They have 3 rooms for private parties and a bar. Click here for more photos, inside and out. I can't vouch for the food - I haven't eaten there yet - but I plan to soon. The reviews appear to be generally good. But be forewarned - this is a fun place and can be somewhat noisy...

5 comments:

olivier said...

dans le marché d'Arthur Ave (little italie dans le bronx), il y a un stand où les hommes font aussi les cigares a la main. C'est marrant quand je l'avais visite on m'avait dit que c'etait le dernier endroit a NYC où l'on faisait encore les cigares à la main, comme quoi meme les guides ne peuvent pas tout savoir.
Sinon l'ambiance a l'air sympathique dans ce petit cuba. Merci encore pour la decouverte

jazzy said...

Great post, I have been to Havana just a few months ago and loved it, although I don't smoke I had to try real Cuban cigars - I thought panatela is for me because it's small and thin but as it turned out the thicker and bigger ones are actually milder to smoke.

If I ever visit New York this would be the place to go.

Thanks for sharing.

Rodney said...

Great Shot! I love Cuban food and the cigars? Yes. I like cigars.

kris said...

your photo gave a wonderful atmosphere about this place :)

Anonymous said...

I love this place "CUBA" I have dined there many times over and find it quite charming & cozy live music upstairs and a bit more romantic downstairs