Amor Cubano
Amor Cubano

Amor Cubano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amorcubanorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (212) 996-1220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Cuban
  • Executive Chef: Heriberto Herrera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room for 20 to 30 guests. Decorated to resemble a patio, with a working fountain, plants and hanging clothes.
  • Private Party Contact: Leticia 212 996 1440
  • Entertainment: Live music from Tuesday through Sunday.
  • Special Events: Special menu will be served on new years eve. Prices are : $150 per person incl. open Bar. $100 per person incl. 1 drink

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 111th Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 110th Street and M101 bus.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available and free after 7pm.
A word from Amor Cubano
Escape to a world of Cuban delicacies at Amor Cubano. The authentic 1950's Havana setting combines the classic golden age of Cuba with a younger, hip and sexy atmosphere. The air is filled with dancing, singing and performance art as you dine on Cuban cuisine at this truly unique restaurant.
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Amor Cubano reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (2)special occasion (2)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)good for groups (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Harlem Cuban gem!
    Natii678
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Fantastic dinner. Randomly decided on this place based on reviews only. About a 10-15 minute cab ride from Grand Central. This is one of those little hidden gems type of restaurant. The place itself is not very big, about 20 tables or so. The food is authentic Cuban food and it is deliciously amazing!! The mojitos were perfect, not too strong and very flavorful. I wasn't aware that there was live music, so that was a pleasant surprise when the 3 men sitting in the table next to us got up and hopped up on the little stage. The band was great! The food is served in large portions. I will DEFINITELY return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and made so welcome!
    lizwy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We made our first visit to Amor Cubano last Saturday evening. We booked an early table so were lucky enough to get in. Amor Cubano is a wonderful blend of authentic Cuban food and hospitality. From our opening mojito, through delicious mains and excellent coffee, we enjoyed the atmosphere, life and live music that Amor Cubano offers. It feels family run in the best of ways, friendly service and freshly prepared dishes, and always with a smile from our servers. We snuck back on Sunday for an early aperitif, the mojitos were so good! Go and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected Gem
    MsFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant has a great ambiance, live music and great food. Initially, I wasn't excited about the neighborhood, but it grew on me because of the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 185 reviews are from the Amor Cubano reviews archive.
  • CityGirlVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food was great. They have a nice variety of Mojitos - I loved the Cojito. It can get a bit loud if you're in the front room and there's live music but there are 2 smaller rooms in the back. I have been here several times and it has always been great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I will say this & this only……you MUST try the mango sangria! Delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM
    Cuban
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    It's hard to find great Cuban food coming from Miami but this place was absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good neighorhood find
    jojobean80
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The waitress was very efficient and took care of my family and I. The starters were great and the drinks were well made. They have live music (full band set-up) with room to shake your tailfeather.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charmingly noisy mothers day:)
    Tira2
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Sprending five days in New York, we wanted something different the last evening- cuban food came up as an option, and under Zagats review we found Amor Cubano. Made an reservation on net and had a wonderful taste meal accompanied by energetic cuban music - and dancing mothers ( i guess!) Very friendly and charming waitresses - good mojitos!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Thursday nights are great. They have an awesome show live band; definitely a treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Doesn't fail to disappoint
    NYCBookworm
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Amor Cubano is an amazing restaurant at a location many may not expect. The food is consistently delicious, the portion sizes are generous and I haven't found a restaurant that can make a vaca frita like AC can. Lovely place for celebrating any occasion with friendly waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Cuban Restaurant in NYC!!. .
    jlreal
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It was a great experience with the family. Honors its name 100%. Food was excellent and felt like home. The service with a personalized touch that makes you forget you're in NYC and transports you to the Caribbean. I can't wait to come back...
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh... not bad!
    jeatsalot
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Brunch was just okay. The service was nice but the food wasn't very good. I ordered Huevos Rancheros for brunch and the eggs were over cooked. It was flavored well so I ate it. I was worried that if I sent it back the food would take FOREVER. The waitress was a sweetheart. I'll give it another shot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small but great!!
    Proutax
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This is a great place to eat. The food is outstanding and the drinks are great as well. the place is a little small so whenever someone has to go to the restroom, you will have to move in your seat. The best thing about the restaurant is that is reasonably priced. You won't experience sticker shock with the menu. This is a great place to take your spouse, girlfriend, or go out as a group to eat.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and live latin music
    akuavi
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great ambience, great entertainment, extremely friendly staff, great drinks, good food. A perfect night out to have fun with friends or a date if you like latin music, but want a small intimate place
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mojitos
    Midtowner
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This place was delicious! The mojitos are AMAZING. My friend & I have the mango version. Food was great, had chicken and Spanish rice. Large portion. Can be a little loud as later in the night they had a live band. Music was great, but tough to have a conversation. While we were drinking coffee after the meal, we were asked to move because they needed the table. This was an issue because we were still finishing and we shouldn't have to leave our table. That's why I gave the service a "fair" rating.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    food not bad, but not great. I had much better cuban food downtown. Service was great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place, good but not great
    joethelawyer
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Fun place, good but not great food. Plantains are everywhere. Great music, very friendly, attentive service that isn't overbearing. I'd go back for sure. Terrific cocktails.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    Chelz
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The ambiance was amazing! I went on a Friday night so a live band was playing. Almost felt like I was on vacation. The food was great too. I opted for the arroz con pollo which was delicious and the portions are definitely more than enough.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    CBreeze
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The food was good but slightly under-seasoned. Overall the experience was good though because the place is run like a family establishment with excellent and courteous service. There was also a live band on Sunday that was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Celebration
    InlovewithAmor
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Absolutely wonderful. Brought my son here for his 25th birthday celebration. Everything from the drinks to the food and service were excellent. Hostess was very warm and welcoming. I had called earlier in the day and spoke to Vivian, the hostess to figure out the best way to get to the restaurant since the weather was bad. Vivian was very helpful with her suggestions. The food was exceptional. Everything was as we hoped and expected it to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location for a Night Out
    anonymous
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Outstanding food / service and the live band was Amazing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cuban Food
    NYCBookworm
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I enjoy my dining experience every time I go to Amor Cubano. The ambiance is warm, friendly and one can easily forget they're in Spanish Harlem and not Miami. The Vaca Frita is always flavorful and delicious and their Coconut Mojito is my fave drink. I recommend this place to all my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • East Harlem Find
    coachpat
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Pleasant staff, yummy food and great music. my wife and i had the paellas. I had the one with sausage, chicken and seafood, my wife seafood. both were great. plenty of food. in fact, neither of us were able to finish the ice.We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music and atmosphere
    TizLozVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We had a great live cuban concert, the atmosphere and the cocktails are very good but the food is just fair.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too cold to enjoy
    Nicelysurprised
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Unfortunately, the restaurant does not have something in place to keep very cold drafts from spoiling the ambience of diners who sit too close to the door. The food and live music was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Speechless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Best restaurant I've been to in a long time!!! wow
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best of Cuba in the Apple
    Jezebel
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food is only surpassed by the music that fills the air and adds to the ambiance. the flavor of the place. Everyone was extremely nice and very attentive.,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Cuban Restaurant!
    Hil2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We have been to Amor Cubano many times and each time we go it does not disappointment. The service and the food is excellent. Its small and cozy and the live music is a plus later in the evening if you are looking for some entertainment with your dinner. This is my go to place when we have family and friends from out of town to show them a good time with great food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mojito Madness!!!
    NJoyFud
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Coconut mojitos are to die for!! Food was delicious, staff was friendly, establishment was clean.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Mell
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    The food is great, the tres leche dessert is my fav! Nice place for a romantic dinner for two. Should be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Cuban Food and Ambiance!
    CalilaVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This is by far one of the best Cuban restaurants in New York City, better than any Cuban restaurant in Miami too! The food is amazing and the mojitos...oh my, the mojitos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The total package
    JTorrico
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    This place is in the heart of east Harlem. Vibrant neighborhood, the hostess was welcoming and the waitress was sweet and attentive. The drinks were strong and delicious. We had the grilled steak, paella and arozz con pollo. Everything was cooked perfectly. Don't forget to order the chocolate cake with ice cream for dessert. They dim the lights and the live music with a singer with tons of energy made the place come alive. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amor Amor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Loved the food, ambiance, service, and cuban music! Definitely a winner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lipstick on a pig
    wonkman
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The décor and the service were spot-on. The special mojito was perfect.I expected more from the food based on the past reviews.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Local Favorite
    Jeff
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We've been to Amor Cubano several times now and have really enjoyed the energy and vibe. The food is always outstanding, flavourful and different. New to the east side of Harlem we've found many great local restaurants but few sit down dining joints, Amor Cubano is the exception. This past Thanksgiving we had a last minute change of plans and decided to go out to eat, Amor Cubano was not only open but has a special Thanksgiving meal that was fabulous. Always to accompany any meal there was a pitcher of Sangria, perfectly sized and always refreshing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Besos a Amor Cubano
    foodchic
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Kisses to Armor Cubano. We dined there on Thanksgiving and found it to be exactly what we wanted - a taste of the tropics on a cold day. Although they offered traditional turkey dinner, we opted for cerviche and then paella and tres-leches cake for dessert. A couple of mojitos, cafe con leche with Sambuca and it was a wonderful day. The price was right too. The staff was solicitous. The bartender was generous. I highly recommend Amor Cubano.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diamond in the rough
    ycookVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    This place knocked our socks off. Came here for lunch and everything from the Sangria to the dessert was fabulous. Prices great and home cooked delicious tasting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Celebrated a birthday and were not sure what we would experience. The food was exceptional, service over the top and the dessert very festive. If you are in upper west side NYC don't miss this wonderful food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, but small portions
    SamsoniteVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Food tasted good, but the portions have gotten a lot smaller. In particular the beef dishes were very small
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot!
    FeedingMyInnerBigGirl
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Took my 10 and 12 yr old here for dinner on a Friday evening. We were seated right away and the service was great, very attentive but did not hover. Amazing guava mojito. Food was great (chicken with rice and shredded beef) The dessert menu wasnt all that exciting and the lava cake was just ok. Music started shortly before we left but it wasn't loud like others said. It was pleasant and just added to the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.