In my first food post I will be sharing our date night at Guantanamera in midtown NYC. We had made a reservation for a Friday night. So I will be kind on the service given it was the kick off of the weekend in the city! Service was not the best but will save my opinion for when we return on a weekday evening.

ImageWe started off with a very delicious pitcher of mojito. I will warn you they were quite strong but a must have at a Cuban restaurant! I love Cuban food so many wonderful dishes to choose from it is definitely worth the visit. After much deliberation I had decided on the Paella Marinara.ImageI was very happy with my choice! The saffron rice was what made the dish for me. A lot of times I have Paella it is the rice that is not quite right. This was not the case this time, well done Guantanamera!

While I was enjoying the Paella, Jon was quite please with his entree of Rabo Enceido. The oxtail was braised in a red wine sauce and went beautifully with the mashed sweet plantain that was served on the side. ImageGuantanamera has amazing food and great ambiance! We enjoyed our date there and the live Cuban music was a great added touch. A little bit of Cuba in midtown NYC!

Guantanamera NYC

939 8th Ave
(between 55th St & 56th St)
New York, NY 10019