Favela Cubana

543 LaGuardia Place
(Between Bleecker and West 3rd Sts)
New York, NY 10012

Types: Cuban, Eclectic, Outside Seating/Al Fresco, Bar Scene, Brunch
Price Ranges: $14-$24
Hours: Breakfast Mon-Sun 8 am - 11:30 am; Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 am -4:30 pm; Dinner Sun-Thurs 4:30 pm - midnight, Fri & Sat 4:30 pm - 1 am; Brunch Sat & Sun 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: (212) 529-7911

Favela Cubana www.favelacubana.com is a wonderful Brazilian/Cuban restaurant, bar and outdoor cafe.  Colorful, tropical ambiance combines a mixture of the Brazilian and Cuban influences.  The stylish festive dining room is enhanced by an 18-ft ceiling, rustic mahogany tables and chairs, pink, yellow, and blue stucco walls, Cuban fans and conga drums cleverly doubling as bar stools.

A charming outdoor cafe', open from April through November, is enclosed by a bamboo fence, seats 20 people.  It features banana trees, mahogany tables and bamboo chairs to create a relaxing, tropical setting.