5 Stars – FaceBook


What a great find. The shop is an amazing little place with fantastic sticks rolled right on the premises. The owner, Jesus Martinez is an extremely knowledgeable, friendly and outgoing cigar maker. If you enjoy good cigars, and are anywhere near 7th and West 29th in NYC, stop in, its worth the trip…..hell….stop in even if you’re not close by……you won’t be disappointed.

~ Edward Warzycha

Check out all of our FaceBook reviews and more on our page HERE.



Cigar Saveur members love Martinez!

Cigar Saveur is a new cigar tasting community that helps their members explore the wide world of cigars by introducing them to new cigars each month.  Each month their subscribers receive four cigars to enjoy and then they can rate them.

Here’s what they had to say about us on twitter:

One of the best cigars we’ve featured so far, according to our member ratings! Bet you’ve never heard of it huh?  @CigarSaveur

Blind Man’s Puff Review of Martinez Flatiron

blind cigar review

Our friends over at Blinds Man Puff recently did a review of our Flat Iron #2.  The mission behind Blind Man’s Puff is to create a web site to get a consensus on a cigar from multiple experienced reviewers without them knowing what they are smoking. Often people have preconceived notions about cigars, whether good or bad, based on their brand or preference. Sometimes people get stuck in the habit of only smoking certain brands they know they like, or are afraid to try new ones. The hope is that this blog will broaden smoker’s horizons and possibly get an appreciation for cigars they would have written off or not tried otherwise. There may also be surprises the other way, they may review a cigar that most people think is synonymous with greatness only to find it’s overrated.

Our Flatiron was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers’ scores.

The Martinez Flatiron #2 scored an 88 overall, making it a GOOD cigar according to their scale.

Here is what a couple of the reviewers had to say:

“This was a really great cigar to smoke during my annual camping trip. Wasn’t to light and wasn’t a pepper bomb. Perfect mix of flavors paired well with a few glasses of scotch by the campfire. These will not disappoint. Enjoy.” And “The draw was really nice on this cigar.  I used a straight cut and angled it which gave off a really good amount of smoke and flavor.” –Steve

“Well made with a nice shape, and no problem areas. Evenly constructed, with no soft or hard spots.”Derek

For the full in depth review, step by step from each reviewer click here.




5 Stars – Trip Advisor

“Ybor City in Manhattan!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Found this place through my Cigar Aficionado app. Walked in and bought a Don Antonio Escogido Robusto to try there. It was one of the smoothest cigars I’ve had in a while.

They roll them right there in the shop. Fabulous find for cigar smokers.

Walked out with 10. Signed up for their newsletter and now follow them on facebook.

They ship too!

Now, if they only made mojitos!


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Cigar Weekly – Blind Cigar Review – Excellent!

Blind Cigar Review

We are very happy to have our cigars reviewed on Cigar Weekly, this time reviewed on their Blind Cigar Review Panel.  Cigar Weekly has a tradition of doing blind reviews of new and/or boutique cigars.  Here are the details of how they do the blind reviews from their site.

How it works: Cigar Weekly members volunteer for the task, and are asked to complete the review by smoking both samples within a two to three week window. They are requested to take copious notes, and then to enter their data into an online form.

The panel reviewed our Passion 550 cigar with no label or marking on it.  Each panelist goes into great detail in analyzing the cigars for their blind cigar review.  Just some of the important things they look at when doing their review is the construction, color, texture, the overall burn, ash and color as well the draw, strength and body of the cigar.  All of this is compiled from all the panelists added up and given an overall score on the performance of the cigar.

The perfect score for the overall rating for any cigar is a 50.

Our Passion cigar scored a total 39.8 out of 50!  Considered to be an Excellent cigar in their books and very nearly an Outstanding cigar.

Here is what the publisher had to say, “So there you have it, Followers and Fans – Blind Review 2016 number 003 is in the books!  And it’s a good one.  Seems like the folks over at Martinez have some very tasty cigars.  Perhaps we’ll be treated to another one later in the year!”

To read the full in depth review click here.