Amor Cubano

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$30 and under
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Cuban
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, music and ambiance were all great.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, our experience was amazing. We actually went to celebrate our anniversary and were over an hour late to our reservation but the host welcomed us with open arms and told us “no problem, it is better late than never!” With a huge smile on her face to welcome us.

When we got there the band was killing it in full force playing their beautiful takes on salsa. For drinks we got a pitcher of champagne mojito, totally worth it because we were already feeling it after our first cup. For apps we got the fries calamari and the empanadas. Also delicious and hard to stop eating every last bite. For our entrees we went with the churrasco and the ropa vieja. The ropa vieja was AMAZING so juicy and very well seasoned. The churrasco on the other hand was very bland and not cooked well done like my boyfriend asked.

We also got dessert because why not! I went with the tentacion de chocolate which was heaven in my mouth. My boyfriend decided to get the tres leche, which unfortunately he didnt like so much. By the end of the night, we were so saucy over the mojitos and bloated from all the food. Glad we took an uber and decided to skip driving!

Overall, it was a great experience and a homey and friendly environment. Couples were even dancing all night, young and old. Would definitely return with friends!

BA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is still serving delicious food. The ambiance is inviting. The servers are friendly and attentive. The food was delicious (as always). The ropa vieja and vaca frita are still a fave!

RS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Cuban food and fun vibe. The band was great!

MF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Good sized portion. Not overly priced. Small atmosphere. Good, but not amazing. If you’re in the mood for Cuban go here, or are in the area. Not terrible sangria either, for a Cuban restaurant!

WF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place in Harlem. Food was delicious. Service was great. The live music blended so well with the food and the atmosphere. Definitely coming back!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They Did A GREAT Job! Delicious Food Y Drinks!!!

QQ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to this restaurant...again on Thanksgiving Day...and it was just as good as it was my first time three years ago. The food is AMAZING! The service is AMAZING! For desert, though not traditional Cuban, the chocolate volcano cake is to die for! Amor Cuban is easily the best Cuban food in Harlem.

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a family tradition to go to Amor Cubano for holidays and birthdays. We love the food, the staff, the neighborhood for people watching and the easy access. We’ll never stop going there❤️

HP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shrimp empanadas were a great start. The mojito is very good, mango was my favorite. The beans were very good although could have use a bit more salt in my opinion. Some said they were fine, some said a bit more garlic or salt would be good(difficult to please a cuban cooking family with outside cuban food). My family enjoyed the vaca frita and the palomilla. Maduros and tostones were excellent. The budín with guava was a hit. Service was very attentive and they even added a bit more rum to please my uncle who asked for it on his cuba libre. Will recommend this place to family and friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Overpriced, terrible food, mushy paela, noisy hard to keep a conversation...

ND
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Mom Enjoyed her Birthday. Server Kathy is Great.

MT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

First off, the restaurant was not terribly clean. The bandstand which we were seated next to was filthy. The ham croquettes were mushy & tasteless, Arroya con Pollo had a few pieces of chicken cubes mixed in with a lot of rice, also tasteless. Vaca fritta was inedible, tough stringy pieces of meat, also tasteless. Ropa viejo was so so. The staff was very pleasant & attentive. Overall, very disappointing.

OT
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious authentic cuisine. Well prepared and priced. Worth the trip uptown.

TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, music, and great for kids. Excellent hospitality!

AB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, the live band was great, and the service was perfect!

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. The band was amazing.

TT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice establishment with beautiful decor, great food and warm, personable service.

SO
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, live music is great. Food was very tasty and typical Cuban dishes on the menu., we had Churrasco and ropa vieja and I do recommend them! Will definitely come back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Its was a great experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went on a Saturday night. Live music was amazing and the food and drinks were yummy.

S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. Very generous portions. The live entertainment was great. Definitely a place to go back to.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

JD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and very good service. It is a really fun place with live entertainment and a real Cuban flair. We enjoyed dining there very much.

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have dined here several times and never had a problem. But, They must have had a bad day. Food was cold. Desert was bland. Hopefully it was a one time thing.

AF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was definitely not as it once was. Every dish was bland. Lacked anything remotely resembling Cuban. Disappointed. Service was lovely!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great Mother’s Day celebration! I brought my wife, mother in law and my mom. They all loved it! The food and live music were a great compliment. The sangria was very tasty! All in all a great experience!

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant! Everything is delicious, particularly the plantains (fried and as chips), the Amor Cubano salad, the ropa vieja, the vaca frita, and of course the flan! The atmosphere is amazing, and the staff is friendly! The music is incredible; a great concert in addition to dinner! One of our favorite restaurants in New York City!

L
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Cuban food in NYC. Nice music and amazing stuff.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and awesome!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Ambiance was great with the live music!

IN
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amor Cubano is one of my favorite restaurants! The food is very good and more authentic than most Cuban restaurants in NYC. The atmosphere is cozy and attractive. We LOVE the live music!!!

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I has been going there for the past six years is where we met . The food , service and ambience always been great . Especially not far from home

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amor Cubano is literally like the food my Mother would during the holidays.... Amazing!!! Delicious, and great presentation!! Thank you Amor Cubano for what you do, and what you mean to your community...

FB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheers 🥂 for a spectacular restaurant to enjoy “VIRGIN MOJITOS” while I’m on lent. Had a blast time with my friends. Love the Cuban band playing. Be back soon.

NC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It was my second visit. First visit was such a good experience. Wonderful people, friendly. Prompt service. I was with family. This time, was totally the opposite. Went with a friend visiting from another country. Not much friendliness as before. My main complaint and disappointment was the waiting for the food. We were served more than one hour after our arrival.

BS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite spot to come to when my family is in town. We can enjoy the food, music and ambiance. So when your family is in town do visit Amor Cubano - you will not regret it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They had a live band which was great! I loved the atmosphere! Good for casual dinner and drinks with the live band, but it’s kind of loud so i wouldn’t go on a date here when it’s there. The food was good but missing some key points on flavor. The service wasn’t that bad but the food came out rather slow. Overall, nice experience and i would go back again!

OT
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food and service good. No soap in the bathroom

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an incredible place with great food, drinks and ambience!