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Victor's Cafe

236 W. 52nd St. New York, NY 10019 | West 50s | 212-586-7714

Location Description:

Substitute waving palm trees, peeling porticos, and street musicians for the tourists, marquees, and traffic of the theater district. Victor's opened its doors in 1963 as a home away from home for Cubans missing those pre-Fidel days. The bar room--tucked away from the airy dining space--is the perfect setting for a late rendezvous, with the '70s shabby-chic appeal of its crimson interior, velvet love seats, and gilded ceiling. On Saturday nights, the clientele is largely tourists and old Cuban men drinking mojitos. It's authentic Havana.

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