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Azucar Cuban Cuisine & Cigars
Azucar Cuban Cuisine & Cigars

Azucar Cuban Cuisine & Cigars Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.azucarcubancuisine.com
  • Email: sofrito@azucarcubancuisine.com
  • Phone: (201) 222-0090
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Vazquez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Azúcar's private dining space offers sit down dinners for up to 35 people with special prix-fixe party menus. We can also host private cocktail parties for up to 50 people with custom made menus including buffet and/or passed hors d'ouevres.
  • Private Party Contact: Lauren Vazquez (201) 222-0090
  • Entertainment: The lounge at Azúcar is definitely the place to be and be seen! Offering a rotating schedule of Live Music and professional Dj's, our lounge is big enough to show off your dance moves or pick a cozy spot at the bar to sip on a delicious mojito or specialty cocktail. Happy Hour is Tuesday through Friday 4PM-8PM with daily drink specials. When the weather outside permits, the open air outdoor patio provides an extension of the indoors - outdoor speakers and all!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Newport Waterfront
  • Public Transit: PATH train stop is Newport
    Lightrail stop is Newport/Pavonia
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is available in the South Garage adjacent to the restaurant. Prices are as follows: $2 for any four hours until 10PM. Times after the four hour mark are subject to posted rates. Parking after 10PM is subject to posted rates. No validation is available after 10PM.
A word from Azucar Cuban Cuisine & Cigars
In the booming Newport area of Jersey City, Azúcar offers an escape from the surrounding corporate jungle to the carefree world of 1950s Havana. Inside, robust palm trees and Cuban nostalgia set the scene for a tropical getaway. On Thurs-Sat nights, a live band or DJ in the lounge plays all varieties of Latin music and engages guests to show off their dance moves or relax while enjoying flavorful mojitos. The center of attention is the traditional Cuban cuisine, prepared expertly by Vazquez and his loyal staff. Vazquez's attention to detail and authenticity result in dishes that make his mother proud. Upstairs is the only smoking lounge in Hudson County, a cozy enclave with dark wood paneling, deep couches, a full bar and cigar humidor, and tables for dominos and chess. Also available are a VIP room and a private party space. In season, the outdoor patio offers views of nearby Manhattan. Although you can't enter Cuba legally, a trip to Azúcar certainly comes close.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I look forward to visiting again. The smoke room waiter was very timely, friendly and visited us often. She made the slow service downstairs bearable!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food. It was very tasty and fresh. I loved the music, I couldn't stop dancing in my chair."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went with a group of six to celebrate my parent's anniversary. While the waitresses were very nice, they did not come by very often. We had to constantly ask other servers for items such as refilling our water glasses. They would stay empty and no one would refill them unless we asked. The food was good, but ended up being very salty as many of us were very thirsty. I've been going to this establishment for over 10 years and its just not what it used to be. I cant say we had a bad time, because we had a good time, but whomever is managing this place needs to take a hard look at the way things were ran back in 2005-2008 and go back to that formula."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was very good and I'm a fan of Cuban food and have eaten at just about every one in Jersey City, Hoboken, West New York and Manhattan. However, the mojitos are not nearly as good as those at The Cuban in Hoboken. Nice place overall though and service was good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was ok, nothing great; I was really disappointed with the fact that they charged me $1 for extra lemons, which was ridiculous!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and drinks were delicious. Its a very romantic place to Take a date or love one."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Experience! I Will Definitely Go Back! The Food And Service Was Amazing... I Recommend Going For Any Type Of Occasion!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "went for an early business lunch and when we arrived there was lively music playing so the waitress suggested we go upstairs for quiet and she would serve us there. What a great living room type atmosphere and lunch was great. The staff went out of their way to take care of us. Would definitely go back soon and look forward to dinner in this lively place. Thanks again to all!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I have been back many times and each time the food doesnt dissapoint! Great late night dancing too with a DJ, this time it was not crowded, maybe before Christmas it was kind of empty, usually busier. only negative, the wine list is weak :(, but the sangria is very good."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "If you like Cuban, this is IT. My friends took me out for my birthday and instead of ordering dinner, we ordered a large variety of appetizers and they were all delicious. The waiter gave us tips on popular dishes and was very attentive, except for keeping my water glass full. Food was a hit. They had great music and dancing too!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I have booked a small bday party dinner at Azucar. Despite me noting on the reservation that it was a birthday celebration, the restaturant did not do one of their customary deserts with bongos celebration. No biggie. The place was freezing to the point where we asked the waiter twice to turn up the temperature. People were sitting in coats. He finally brought out a space heater. We sat down around 9 pm and the music was blasting. If I had known the noise level, I would not have made dinner reservations there. WAY too Loud to eat and converse. The music if fine after dinner hours, when they close the restaurant section, but to have it blasting before is just inconsiderate. Food was delicious, portions generous and the drinks were decent."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Some of the best food I've ever had. Try the steak with fruit or the pork dishes, all are great. The service was excellent. A bit pricey for the area but a real find. Nice bar scene too."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Great food, great service, great music, and a cigar bar to cap off dinner... Priceless."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "My wife and I went there on a whim and coudn't have been more pleased. I had the rib eye, it was glorious."
    Dined on 10/15/2013