89 S Street Pier, New York, NY | Directions 1003840.700001 -74.016671
Great Place/Best Food and service ever – This is the place to go. If you are looking for great nuevo latino food and attentative service...
I find Cabana one of my favore restaurants, have been going to eat for many years and had never let me down.
Ambience, food and service are the best. You may find the loud music a bit much, but after a few mojitos everything falls in place.
If you ever encounter a situation, which you may never get... Ask for Alex or Jose, they will go that extra mile to make you feel at home.
Delicious!!! – Great view, Delicious food, fast service.-clean.....but go early it gets crowded........one of the best places in the city as far as the Cabana Restaurants go..........
Very bad service – I am a regular at Cabana in Forest Hills for many years and I ever since I relocate to Wall St. I had been going to the one at Seaport for lunch & dinner with people from my office and we had several corporate dinners there also. Yesterday my girlfriends and I had a surprise b'day dinner there, we bought in our own ice cream cake and was told that they will charge us $2.50 per person (we had 12 people) for using their freezer to store the cake, which was fine with us, but when they took the cake out it was all melted and we couldn't even see the name of the b'day girl on the cake, then we asked them how could this happened and the waitress said she'll get the manager (his name is Aldo), he came over with a bad attitude and asked us what was the problem, so we told him that if we were to pay $2.50/pp, we expect the cake to be kept in the freezer and he said it was kept in the freezer but it melted when the waitress brought it over from the fridge to our table, i told him that doesn't make sense and asked him how far is your kitchen and he ignored my question, then i asked to waive the $30 for storing the cake and he said "how do i know that your cake wasn't like this when u brought it over", so i asked to speak to upper management and he insisted he will waive the $30. I was very disappointed and so was all my girlfriends after all the good words that i put into this restaurant to convince some of them to come from NJ.
Love the food - Waiter was a dingbat! – I have visited Cabana before, the South Street Seaport location and the one in Forest Hills. No question, the food is excellent! I have not had a problem with the food at any time or any location. But I just went to the Seaport location last Thursday. The service was not good at all! Our waiter was obviously young and probably was overwhelmed by our party of 9. My drink came in a different glass than it was supposed to - he said it was because they didn't have any more clean martini glasses! I asked how sweet were the sweet plantains (maduros) - he didn't know because he doesn't like to eat them. So he took our drink order, another guy took the appetizers, appetizers came and we finished them. No one came back to take our order! We ordered, received and ate our appetizers already! Ok, so he finally took our order. Everyone's food came, except for mine. I had to wait 5 minutes for it. So, he should have said mine would take longer and give us the option to take the remainder of the food. Things were just not handled properly. The manager did take some items off our bill so that helped. I enjoy the food, it is a bit pricey but very good. Also, there are either too many fans or they were on too high... our food was cold just a few minutes after we got it. I mean, it got cold. The fans need to be adjusted. I will go back to try it out again, but if I get another dingbat, it wil be my last.
Great Food and Excellent Sangria!!! – I was invited to a company lunch, and boy was it a lunch to remember. The food had a familiar flavor with a twist which made it very delicious. We had many pitchers of the white wine sangria and the red wine sangria and I must say that both where very delicious. When we visited there weren't many people in the place so the service was fast. The view is also very nice if you get a table by the window. This was my longest lunch ever because after nearly three hours of drinking sangria you can say that there wasn't one person in the mood to work for the rest of the day. I wanted to revisit this wonderful restaurant with my boyfriend but there was a one hour wait, so I would advise people to expect a wait (or not) depending on what time of the day/night they want to dine. I would recommend this place to someone who likes delicious food and good drinks.
If your like authenthic Cuban/PR/ Dominican food, do not go here. – I was very disappointed by the food at Cabana. The spicy beef empanadas were terrible. The meat was a yellow color. The chicken wings were drench in a b-que sauce that stuck to your hands even after several hand washes. The ropa vieja was tasteless and rice was dry. I know the place tries to blend cuban and jamaican flavors in their entrees, but it doesn't work.
Amazing food! – Been to Cabana a few times and I love it! Love the chicharrones de pollo and beef empanadas. Love love love the banana ice cream! Summers are beautiful, you get to sit outside and enjoy the view and water.
AWESOME Service & Food – WOW! Can't get enough of this place. Service, Food, Ambience & Drinks are all out of this world. Every time we go I ask for our usual waiter, Yesid he is the BEST, polite, knowledgeable, catering and a wonderful tenor voice. He gives 110% of his services to all his customers, he makes you want to come back again and again. When you go ask for Yesid and tell him Barbara, Yvonne, Annita and Emily say Hello believe you me you won't regret it. Food is GREAT, Salmon in Lobster Sauce one of my favorites, along with arroz con pollo (just like my moms), paella, tostones rellenos, coconut shrimp, need I say more about their food. Mojitos are to die for, they offer a variety of different flavors, my favorite drink would have to be Passion Zombie the BEST, Sangria is also very good fruity and refreshing. Only draw back are the managers, yikes they are not too personable with their customers. But thats ok its still an awesome place to dine.
Paella to die for – WOW... fresh fish stock... the shell fish was a little over done. But the rice and seafood..WOW There was so much.. I had it for lunch the next day..
Do try this place... eating outside was a plus..
It's rated Zaggot. too for many years.
NO AC..TOO HOT – Cabana Forest Hills, too hot. the food is great, the service good, but is a horrible experience eating with people that are sweating in from of you. When I went there the AC was not working and was a nasty experince,, you should go in winter
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