Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Guantanamera Cuban Restaurant Getting Ready to Open in Forest Hills

This will be the second restaurant for Guantanamera, the first being in midtown Manhattan. It is going into the space vacated by the Family Restaurant, on the south side of Queens Blvd., near the entrance to the 75th Ave. subway station. First the Queens Bully news last week, and now this! The Queens Blvd. foodie scene is taking off my friends!

Guantanamera is an instant escape from Midtown Manhattan to chic Old Havana.
Guantanamera is a friendly, fun, vibrant Cuban restaurant featuring traditional Cuban fare, magnificent mojitos, complimentary hand-rolled cigars, & Live Cuban music. As indelibly Cuban as the classic love song that bestowed its name, Guantanamera, captures the essence of Old Havana with its exotic d├ęcor featuring exposed brick, candle-lit tables, rattan-covered ceiling fans, and hand-painted folkloric murals.

Open since July 4, 2005, Guantanamera is located at 939 Eighth Avenue, steps away from the Theatre District. Diners are invited to feast on homemade Cuban specialties using the freshest ingredients, complimented with superb service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. In addition to the unique dining experience, we offer an exquisite bar and lounge area with a distinctive assortment of fine wines, rums, liquors, specialty cocktails, and exceptional appetizers. For those who enjoy dining to the beat of Live salsa, rumba, and cha-cha, Guantanamera pumps up the volume with Live music and dancing Tuesday to Sunday from 9pm to 1am. So come and join us, and let the rhythm transport you to a place where rum libations flow, the music moves you, and the food feeds your soul.


  1. I definitely give Edge of the City props on timing here here. I live across the street and have been seeing that old Family Restaurant sign wondering when they'd change it, then I see this post, look out my window, and boom, they're putting the final touches on the sign now. Can't wait for this place, their Manhattan location has excellent food!

  2. Yahoo! Just walked by here and snapped some pictures to send you but see you've got it covered, Drake!
    On another note, they're installing the framework for the front door at Queen's Bully right now...

  3. It's so funny you would post this today when I was just thinking about this place! Hope it's worth the wait!

  4. I'm half Cuban, so I think I'm duty bound to try out this place whether I want to or not. Good thing I probably would've anyway. :)

  5. Looking forward to this! Thanks for the update.

  6. Definitely need a place in the hood for dinner and dancing. Can't wait!!