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Roberto the Magician

Bronx, NY

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About Roberto the Magician

hired 21 times on Thumbtack

Roberto has been performing around the world for over 20 years and is ready to transform your party into a magical one. Roberto has also hosted and MC'd many weddings and sweet sixteens.
I do weddings, birthday parties, and corporate events.

Illusions ranging from Hopping Spots to the classic Professors Nightmare, Roberto is truly a professional and ready to perform for your next event.

With Presto the Bunny and Sparky the magic balloon dog get ready to be amazed.

Always prepared, always willing and always well-groomed, let Roberto work his magic on you and your family.

Will travel anywhere. Ask for his special discount on balloon animals.
Please contact me for a quote. I can make your party come
alive. Hablo Espanol.

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Bronx, NY 10458

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  • 5/5 stars September 15, 2014

    Four yrs i been renting entertainment services of clowns for my youngest son's birthday. But is not until yesterday Saturday, September13, 2014. That we don't regret paying for renting entertainment. Yes, Roberto Cartagena is really cool. I love his show. I still wondering how he did most of his magical tricks. I really recomend it to whoever is looking for a magician or entertainment. You wont regret it! The kids really love the show especially d Bunny. Thank you Roberto for making my son's party one of d best ones. Take care. God Bless You!!! Saludos a la familia. D BEST MAGICIAN!!
    Highly RECOMMENDED.

  • 5/5 stars June 23, 2014

    Roberto was excellent. He was punctual, super polite, accommodating and funny.. The kids and adults had a great time with his performance. He got everyone to participate in his show. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a magician for their party.

  • 5/5 stars April 8, 2014

    Roberto performed as Roberto the Magician for my son's 8th birthday party. He was joined by a face painter and together they both did an excellent and outstanding job.

    As soon as he enter to the house, he started planning and organizing everything for the show. Also he manages the show in a way that all the audience could involved. The kids love him. He thrilled the show with his last act with Presto the bunny.

    I would said, Roberto is a excellent professional; he really cares about his business. You can expect to be dealing with anything but a courtesy and professional person.

    I don't think there is nothing he could do in order to improve his show. As I stated early he really knows how to handle his business. He goes the extra mile in order to make you feel satisfy about his show and also is a really helpful individual.

    I would said, you just can expect high standards services for his show. My husband and I love the way he handled everything. The audience love him, and the kids have lots of fun. Everybody (including kids) left saying this was an EPIC birthday!

  • 5/5 stars March 26, 2014

    Roberto was great. He really helped to move my family gathering along with energy and charisma and made it special for the Lady of the night. Thank you Roberto.

  • 5/5 stars March 15, 2014

    WOW!!! Roberto was great! He exceeded all expectations. Even the adults at my sons party was intrigued by his magic show. I highly recommend him to all and have two of my friends requesting his info.

  • 5/5 stars January 18, 2014

    Roberto was GREAT! He had my whole family laughing and really enjoying the show. The kids loved participating and of course they absolutely loved Presto the rabbit. Roberto was both professional and personable. If your looking for a magician Roberto is your man.

  • 5/5 stars October 8, 2013

    Roberto is a first class Entertainer!!! everybody enjoyed his show. highly recommending. thanx Roberto for a fun time at my son's 1st birthday party!

    Roberto C. from Roberto the Magician replied to this review on October 8, 2013:

    Thanks so much...i had an amazing time as well.

  • 5/5 stars August 11, 2013

    Roberto the magician was professional, arrived on time and put on a great show for my daughters 11th birthday party. All the children had a wonderful time and the adults had just as much fun (including myself).
    Thank you Roberto!

    Roberto C. from Roberto the Magician replied to this review on August 11, 2013:

    You are very welcome. Your family was warm and fun to be around.

  • 5/5 stars August 10, 2013

  • 5/5 stars July 15, 2013

    two thumbs up it was awesome

  • 5/5 stars May 7, 2013

    Roberto did a great job at my son's birthday party. His show was not only entertaining for kids but parents look equally engaged as well. He was very punctual, prepared and really fun. My son loved his magic show. I would highly recommend Roberto.

  • 5/5 stars April 29, 2013

    I hired Roberto for my daughter's communion on 4/28/13. He showed up early, was great with the kids and the adults! He is show was entertaining for everybody. I highly recommend hiring him. I will definetly use him again.

  • 5/5 stars April 21, 2013

    My experience with Roberto was very delightful. He is very good at what he does. His talents and his energy are wonderful and the kids loved him. I would recommend him to anybody. Well done Roberto is was a pleasure working with u

  • 5/5 stars April 16, 2013

    Roberto did an outstanding performance to a difficult crowd. He was able to keep the constant attention of 20 5-year olds, for the entire performance. He was lively, spirited and you can tell he loves his job. The magic was surprising and unpredictable and the adults enjoyed the show as much as the children did! I highly recommend Roberto for an awesome party experience!

  • 5/5 stars January 16, 2013

    Rob is fun and entertaining guy. He has a great manner and presence with kids and seems to be destined for great things. It was a pleasure to see him at my Grandson's party, and I have no problem recommending him.

    Roberto C. from Roberto the Magician replied to this review on January 19, 2013:

    You guys were a great audience....thanks so much.

  • 5/5 stars January 6, 2013

    Roberto...incredible on the mic, fantastic with children, mystical to adults, talented and inspiring! Your energy makes any dark day shine bright! Good luck in all you do! I look forward to working with you again! You are an awesome MC and Entertainer!

    Roberto C. from Roberto the Magician replied to this review on January 6, 2013:

    You are quite flattering and I am humbled. Thank you.

  • 5/5 stars July 2, 2012

    Will use again n again. People at the party were happy with him the kids enjoyed n loved him... Let me be honest, this man didn't work in the best ideal situation. It was like 100 degrees outside no shade loooors of kids and he worked thru it as humorous n entertaining as possible... I use another magician BUT Roberto just proved himself to me and others that he is great At what he does, entertained from the 3 years olds there to the 60+ year olds that attended... Worth every penny and then some .. He came with his own sound system bunny humor and magic. You really got to see him he's awwwwwesome...... I hope to keep him for future events now that I've found him n he was so great with my 7 year old... I'm a NYC teacher so I know what will entertain children or not- he's the magician you need to hire....

    Roberto C. from Roberto the Magician replied to this review on July 26, 2012:

    Thank you so much for such an amazing review. I had a wonderful time.

  • 5/5 stars April 1, 2012

    My grandson's birthday was today, 3/31. Roberto gave a gala performance for his friends, all 27 boys and girls. The card games, and rope tricks kept them mesmerized. Each trick made them believe that he wouldn't get it right and they would win his bet. but of course it was not to be. The appearance of a live bunny was the highlight. He allowed the children to individually pet her, and the parents were so impressed that he gave each child a sanitized wipe afterwards. Great for the bunny, and child too. I would recommend this five star magician to all.

    Thanks again Roberto.

    Roberto C. from Roberto the Magician replied to this review on January 3, 2013:

    It's always a pleasure to work for great people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, it was my sincere pleasure,

  • 5/5 stars December 20, 2011

    I highly recommend Roberto. We had a Xmas party for kids but EVERYBODY was entertain. He was great to kids of all ages with all his magic tricks, and the grand finale was not expected at all when he pull a rabbit from nowhere. He also work out a good price. Will definally hire him in the future.

    Samuel Rivera

    Roberto C. from Roberto the Magician replied to this review on January 3, 2013:

    Thanks to you and the others I also had an amazing time. Thanks for being a great audience.

  • 5/5 stars June 6, 2010

    Roberto is the Ultimate Professional, providing a service & ultimate entertainment for you & your family. You will be amazed & stunned at his ability to keep you on the edge of your seat. Not only will you like his show, you will LOVE IT! If it's a Magician that you wish to book then go ahead and pick at random...If it's a Master Magician Performer then Search no MORE! For Roberto Cartageņa is your #1 Pick! You will be another satisfied Customer. He is willing & able to provide for you the BEST of Excellence that there is. So Remember Folks when it comes to Magic, Roberto Cartageņa is your number One MAN with The Master Plan!

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  • Calling all previous clients!!! If I did a Magic Show for you this past year please write me a review and /or a ... or on facebook. Roberto the Magician
    Jan 01, 2013 at 11:45 am

  • Christmas this past year was amazing. Thanks to all my old and new clients. Looking forward to a magical 2013. Have a happy and magical New Year.
    Jan 01, 2013 at 11:42 am

  • I would like to thank Annette for such a great review of my most recent show :-) !
    5 stars, gotta love it. Please visit my fan page and like me.
    Jul 04, 2012 at 12:06 am

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Be particular.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Not all "performers" are professional. You have the right to ask how many shows they have performed, if they are well groomed and how long the show is. If these issue are discussed openly the performer should not object. After all, it is just business and it goes a long way in ensuring your event is a magical one.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. 1. "How long is your show?"
2. "Are you well groomed?"
3. "Is the show age appropriate?"
4. "How will you dress?"
5. "Is there anything you need to make the show more successful?"

A good performers show should be approx. 30-50 mins depending on the age of the audience and other factors. Always well groomed and dressed appropriately to the venue. The last question is a test for you to put the performer through. A real professional will need nothing from you (other than your cooperation) to perform his craft. So if he/she does "need" something, they are probably not good enough for you.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I have been performing for children and adults for over 20 years. My show is interactive and simple enough for kids to comprehend but magical enough to mystify adults.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I am always entering a party.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. My profession has taken YEARS to Master. I have done over 800 shows to date and I feel like I am just getting started. Hard work and dedication is the key. For every trick/illusion you see there are countless hours behind it to master its intricacies. Being a magician has taken great effort and I love every moment I have taken to be good at it.

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