FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — A Manhattan-based restaurant will soon be serving up its traditional Cuban fare from a second location in Forest Hills.
Guantanamera will be opening its second location at 110-80 Queens Blvd. on Dec. 8, a restaurant manager confirmed to Patch. It will replace The Family Restaurant, a longtime Forest Hills eatery that closed in April 2016.
The Latin Cuban restaurant first opened at 939 Eight Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen on July 4, 2005. It’s known for serving up traditional Cuban dishes and “magnificent” mojitos with live Cuban music playing in the background – all with complimentary hand-rolled cigars.
The restaurant, named Guantanamera after the the popular Cuban love song, will bring its original menu to the new location in Forest Hills. It features authentic Cuban dishes like the Bistec De Palomilla – a traditional thin Cuban steak with sautéed onions – and the Masitas De Puerco El Cochinito – seasoned pork sautéed to a crisp and served with congri.
Guantanamera is still looking for bussers, waiters, waitresses and bartenders to staff its Forest Hills restaurant, according to a sign posted on the new restaurant’s door. Those interested can call 347-339-7036 or bring a resume to the new location.