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Kenneth Bracy III
· September 17, 2017
Not sure what the duo commenting from May 17th are talking about. I was in Havana, Cuba last week so I know what real, not Miami, authentic Cuban food is and this was definitely a treat. Rice & blac...k beans were excellent, stuffed plantains were the best I've had. The plantain was perfectly cooked and did not feel heavy or raw like a lot of places I've been too, not to mention the shrimp ans sauce were soooo good. The corn Empanadillas were surprisingly very good, taste of corn was not overwhelming and was cooked perfectly. The shredded beef and breaded chicken were on point. Margaritas were great and the flan's flavor and consistency were right on with plenty of caramelized sauce and whipped cream.. great music, good timely service and nice, cozy place, A++ See More
Maria-Ricardo Aspuru
· October 14, 2017
Zafra is my favorite place to eat, the food is delicious the service is great. I have been eating at Zafra for the last 5 years and will continue to eat at Zafra. My husband and I had our first date... at Zafra so we go every year on our anniversary date to celebrate our first date and celebrate good food. See More
Yaritza Calderon
· October 18, 2017
Last minute decision for my boyfriend's birthday yesterday, best ever! Walked in and taken care of right away �. The gentleman who attended us, not sure if he was the owner; was friendly, detail orien...ted and attentive but not pushy at all very welcoming. He appeared to provide great service over all to all customers from what I noticed and seemed as though he quickly built rapport with everyone who stepped in there. The food was a delicious refreshing burst of what I miss from warm weather and being carribean. I live close to two hours away and would not mind making this trip again even when winter comes just to feel warm and full. I had the passion fruit mojito very delightful, the havana sampler if you want a good kick in your mouth(cuban dumplings superb) just want to say I'm not a dumpling anything fan but this was delicious. The ropa vieja which is my favorite, savory and juicy. My partner said the black beans had a distinctive flavor and of course they did, they were great and well seasoned. He had the puerco asado I believe which was tender and juicy. We finished off our visit with a complimentary birthday tres leches. Very wonderful gesture on their behalf. Glad we took up the offer. It was moist yet well put together not spongy like which sometimes is good but I'd like to be able to taste the cake and the tres leches and not topped with overly sweet whip cream, it was just right. I had to give this a 5 star. See More
Marinda Elyse Monfilston
· September 23, 2017
The manager Dominic does an excellent job keeping up with the current liquor trends, and is extremely friendly. The food and mojitos are amazing. Zafra is me and my husband's favorite restaurant in CT!
Honda Castillo
· August 6, 2017
Love the food/The drinks /waitress/ The owner and the atmosphere was great.. don't understand how 2 people out of 25_50 people said it was terrible...and my birthday flan was delicious can't wait to g...o there again. See More
Rick Olejarz
· January 3, 2018
It was the most authentic Cuban meal I've had outside of Cuba. The Mojito surpassed the ones I had while in was absolutely perfection! Wattle & Daub Cheesecakes.
Nyrmin Vidro
· February 4, 2017
Stopped in last night with my family a party of 8! I didn't know we had to make reservations. It was my first time here. However, they were kind enough to take us in. The food was good and the ambianc...e was very chilled and relaxed. Overall great bday dinner for my mom! I will visit again.. See More
J Sierra Burns
· August 16, 2016
Stopped here last weekend for my birthday & made reservations days in was good and the service was fine until the bill came. We were charged something incorrectly and then literally wait...ed at least an hour for the corrected bill to arrive. RIDICULOUS. I was with a party of 12 and had just ONE server the entire night. I blame management because they should have known better than to assign just one person to a party that big. There should have been at least 2 servers focusing strictly on my table. The food was good but I was so frustrated with the lack of proper service that I probably won't go back. I've attended restaurants before with parties of 12+ and was given much better service. This place really needs to get their stuff together. See More
Butch Gilbert
· September 28, 2016
This place is a definite favorite!

Fantastic courteous staff; delightful Cuban cuisine; extraordinary Rum selection. ...

The owner is a very friendly fellow who knows more about Rum than anyone I have ever met!

If in doubt, let them tailor a Rum flight for you. I am no stranger to fine Rum, but I left here with some new favorites!

Thank you!
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Kate Reilly Rothstein
· June 10, 2017
We had an AMAZING meal at Zafra!! Wonderful Mojitos, delicious appetizers, and the entrees were generous and so tasty!!
Service was impeccable and friendly, definitely recommend!! We WILL be back!!

House made Ghirardelli chocolate covered strawberries. Happy Valentine's day!

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Our chocolate cherry cafe con leche is a reminder that you still have time to reserve a table for Valentines day. Email

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Best cuban sandwich in Connecticut!

Valentine's day is just around the corner. Don't wait untill the last minute to make a reservation. Send us a quick email to reserve your table today.

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Enjoying some time with family this week. Zafra Holiday Hours:

Tuesday. 12/26 Closed
Wednesday 12/27 Closed
Thursday 12/28. Closed...
Friday 12/29 Open 4pm
Saturday 12/30 Open 4pm

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Come dine at Zafra and experience the passion and love for Cuban food and drinks.

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One of our Zafra family, Natisha, many of you know her as "T" is gravely ill. She has been in the hospital for over a week. She is a fighter and she is working hard to get well for her husband and children. She is going to require multiple surgeries and it appears it will be a long road. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.
Her husband has set up a Go Fund Me page, if you would like to donate to her family to help with her medical bills. Any little bit would help.

For my wife, Natisha Turner who is currently being hospitalized.

$5 Margaritas tonight. Frozen or on the rocks. All flavors... passion fruit, guava, mango, coconut, classic. Let's beat this heat. Happy Hump day!

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Let Zafra cater your next event. We can customize a menu that works with your budget as well as your audience.

Come daycation at Zafra! Traditional Cuban fare with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Rum inspired cocktail menu with full bar as well. Happy Hour Tuesday - Friday starting at 4pm. Daily drink specials and wide range of South American wines to choose from. Parking lot next to Christy's Irish pub.

Open today @4pm and ready to make you a delicious Cuban Sandwich. Also making $5 margaritas and $8 painkillers tonight.

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Big batch of our Ropa Vieja coming out of the oven. New fall hours in place. Open today @ 4:00pm

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