Queens >Cabana Restaurant & Bar
“The atmosphere is great - salads huge - and love the plaintains.”
“the deserts are delicious too lol.”
“Drinks are decent, although the bar area is extremely tight, they only have 5 stools and on a typical Saturday night, you'll have a bunch of people standing, shoulder to shoulder, all around you.”
“The food wasn't bad but the service wasn't what it used to be.”
“The waitress was slow and had to ask the kitchen first every time we asked her about anything on the menu.”
“This place definitely serves good food, and the place is small but romantic.”
“Service was friendly and obliging, and I will go back, although I am tempted to visit Sofrito, but didn't go there last night, because i didn't feel dressed up enough, since meeting and dinner was a last minute decision!”
“The hostess seated us right away and our waiter was good too.”
“And the portions, for the most part, are so big - you'll have enough for lunch the next day.”
“This place is good for a quick, near by, dinner date if you live in FH like I do.”
Best spot in the Neightborhood for the $$.
Great Food and great music to listen to while pigging out
Great place to hang and people watch
The food is always consistent
Many people think of it as a Cuban Place or Jamaican place. It is not - it is better and the eclectic Novo menu and seasoning has made it one of the best restaurants in the Forest Hills and Queens in general. The food is fun to eat and while the place gets very crowded at night but they do their best to keep the client happy.
Great spot during the summer as well...awesome people watching during the summer months. The prices are relatively inexpensive and their lunch menu is a bargain by all standards. Great cocktails and the sangria is not bad at all.
Great with friends or on a date!. Food is exceptional! Drinks are nice and heavy........you get your monies worth.
Stylish joint, with good food. Cabana is one of the best restaurants around Austin Street. The food is pretty good. I usually get the paella, which is usually good for 2. Drinks are decent, although the bar area is extremely tight, they only have 5 stools and on a typical Saturday night, you'll have a bunch of people standing, shoulder to shoulder, all around you. The tables are also a bit tight. The prices are average, a meal for 2, with appetizers and drinks should cost you around $90, tax and tip included. Definitely check out this restaurant next time you're in Forest Hills.
Great restaurant. I was there last weekend with my wife and we had a great time. The food was good and the service was even better . Congratulations guys keep up the good food and the good service
Great restaurant in Queens. I have been here 3 times in the last 2 months and have not been disappointed by the food or service. I have gone there with one other person and a group of up to 10 people and had a fun time. My only problem with this restaurant is that seating is on a first come, first served basis, even with large groups. The food is average price compared to other more expensive places for the size of the portions and the drinks are varied and good. The waiters are always friendly and courteous. I recommend it but be aware you have to wait on Saturdays when it is busiest.
Above average- but HOPE IS ALIVE ON METROPOLITAN.
Enjoyed good times after seeing a local movie with friends. The drinks were pretty good (not good with the names) and the appetizers were just ok. This one seems to be a chain, which is a red flag for me.!!!! I doubt that the owner is latin. I find that real latin restaurants taste much better. More homemade from the heart. The hostess seated us right away and our waiter was good too. One short man seemed very upset at something ( maybe manager?) and it was very unprofessional, However, the place has a fun vibe to it, people there seemed to be having a good time. I have lived in Forest Hills my whole life and I know it takes little to please the locals, we are used to mediocre. The salad was their best and the biggest size ever, however the desserts were AWFUL. We ordered 3 out of like 6 and not one was good. A above-mediocre place to eat in Forest Hills.
There is a new Mexican place that taste great on Metropolitan ave( also in FH)...try them! The name is Elias or Elian something like this. The food was so good, fresh and very "authentic Mexican". This new place may be the best Mexican in Queens!!!!!!!and the vibe is more cabana casual, PRICES WERE GOOD.
On Metropolitan there is also a great Argentian restaurant and both places are run by Latin people and owned. The Argentinian place is pricier but the steak there was sooooo gooood! Tender, juicy and the room has a more formal look.
The food at both was just Amazing. This gives me hope for the future of food in Forest Hills!!!
Also, Pio Pio on Woodhaven where the Peruvian chicken will make you a believer !!!
Great Food!!. I been to all the Cabanas my favorite is the one in South Street Seaport because is spaceous.......but if you visit the one in Forest Hills go early it gets crowed and its a small cozy place............the deserts are delicious too lol........the banana with ice-cream/chocolate syrup
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!. The service was excellent and the food was above and beyond anything I expected. The coconut shrimp and mushroom appetizers are a must. The ultimate mojitos are better than anything I've tasted. The Bacardi factory in PR should take notes. There is a bit of a wait but it's totally worth it go hungry because the portions are very generous. The manager and staff are super nice.
You can get better Latin Food at Sofrito's.
A few of us went to the location in Forest Hills. The food wasn't bad but the service wasn't what it used to be. I had eaten at this particular Cabana location before but this time I had to practically wave my hand in the waitress' face as every time she saw me calling her over, she turned and went the other way. When she finally stopped to listen, I had to remind the waitress of the appetizers...I did say appetizers and she just put it in with the order as a side dish. My sister-in-law had to ask her for a steak knife (she ordered steak..hello!). Waitress never came around to ask how things were. When we were just about done with our main courses, the bus boys almost took a plate out from under the person eating off it. The sangria was so/so. It's not what it used to be. Next time, I am going to Sofrito's....I'll get the same order, better food and service!
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