Amor Cubano

4.7
428 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipNataliaR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was good the flavors are good and the service was nice the menu need to be updated bent and old looking … the candles at the table were a nice touch my soup was cold my mojito was the best and neat

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Jeenygirl
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only way my father’s 84th birthday could have been more perfect was if it was Summertime and I didn’t have to work the next day. Other than that, it was perfect! I am always afraid that little gems like this restaurant will be discovered and overrun by outsiders who will never love it as much as my family and I do. The food is always good: hot, clean, flavorful and nice sized portions. The prices haven’t really changed in a long time, and it sits on the best street in East Harlem for people watching. The staff always remember us and treat us like old friends when we come to dine. They give us the table in the front whenever possible so we can spread out and enjoy the view and the food. If you tell them there’s a birthday (which I totally forgot that I did in my comments on the invite), they send out desert with a huge sparkly torch and sing you happy birthday! I couldn’t stop laughing because I forgot I had done it and the look on my Dad’s face was priceless! I LOVE this place! It is worth the drive in from Westchester county!

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Magdalena
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and hospitality. My party was of 6 people and we had an amazing time. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing vibes!

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Jeenygirl
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite in East Harlem where all kinds of people walk by. A truly blended neighborhood where in the space of a few minutes a biker at a light winked at me, a hipster with his Coles and a briefcase hurried home, a woman wearing African cloth from head to toe, and three older gentlemen decked out in their Sean Jean and big chunky gold jewelry glided by me. I love sitting in the booth at the front where a big wrap- around picture window gives me a panoramic view of all these beautiful people who cross paths on the corner of 111th and 3rd Avenue. While the food ( I had an Empanadilla the size of a twin mattress and
my Das had a beautiful, rich saucy Picadillo with chunks of peppers and plump olives) is always good, I must admit that my favorite thing about the place is the atmosphere and the people watching. Before the food comes out, they bring hot freshly fried plantain chips with a creamy mayonnaise-garlic dipping sauce to go with my cucumber mojito. My Dad ordered Chocolate cake for dessert, which the make per order and serve with vanilla ice cream and fresh whipped cream. My Dad begrudgingly shared it. A particularly magical time because they usually reserve that booth for larger parties, but they let us sit there as long as we liked. My favorite Buena Vista Social Club and Guests album was playing, and it was a perfect 75ish degrees on a Thursday when I was on vacation and the rest of the East Bronx was either coming home from work, picking their kids up from school or out enjoying this beautiful day and on their way to get something good to eat…like me and my Dad!

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vipSydellB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music Food and drinks!!! It's my neighborhood go to.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first dinner in New York after moving my daughter here. It was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Amazing vibes. Incredible live music. Excellent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was average, nothing out the ordinary. I had the vaca frita with yuca con mojó,which was ok. The yucca had no flavor. I had the flan for dessert which was very sloppy and not firm, the taste was decent. I wouldn’t say it’s an authentic Cuban restaurant by the food or even the workers. They had a live band in the evening, it can use some work.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There isn’t much to choose from for a 10 block stretch. This was an oasis in a restaurant desert. Food was delicious. The tamarind mojito was nicely balanced and generous.

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vipWendyW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this place. Been coming here for years as I live close by.

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KJVS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best mojitos I have had and all of the food options we ordered were delicious. I will definitely be returning.

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vipNataliaR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was good but the location we were sat way in the back no mucic and no windows was a real bummer to the date night I order ropa vieja which was amazing and I a sangria my bf only order the croquettes because he didn’t like the ambiance was asked to be moved as we had reservations and didn’t like the placement

Sangria was great heniken cold and the food was amazing but the experience was a let down unfortunately

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome mojitos, but should have a children's meal atleast for mother's day .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great date night here always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 3rd time and i can't get enough. Food drinks appetizer;everything was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the mojito drinks are delicious

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chrisisles
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went with a friend. Our first attempt at indoor dining. Picked this place because it was close to where we would end up at the end of the day.
Safety measures were all in place. So we felt fairly comfortable eating indoors.
Service was very good.
Food Delicious!
Our only complaint was the music was too loud & the 2 gentlemen at the next table who had been over served were yelling over the music. Unfortunately or Fortunately the quitter one of the 2 fell off his chair and it took several people to get him up. They left...the music was lowered and we were able to finish our wonderful food in peace.

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JamesG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Drinks were good and the music and decor were outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 👏 👏

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Cari
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this restaurant because the food has always been good in my experience. I went for Valentine's day and my food and the drinks were both delicious.

My date didn't like their food unfortunately. They ordered fried fish and felt that it was very dry. The drinks tasted good, but they weren't strong at all.

The restaurant wasn't super busy and our food and drinks both came out quickly, but the waitress seemed to be backed up somehow.

Overall I had a good experience and will continue to come to this restaurant, but some minor improvements can be made.

Best,

C.

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TereseB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was friendly and accommodated our late arrival. Service was really slow and food not as tasty as the reviews said. Afterwards realized most the reviews were for brunch. Will go back, but to try the brunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place ,food was good and the service was good also

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very kind and attentive service

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vipTracy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I go once a week.

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Jeenygirl
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job at keeping us safe. My ONLY complaint is that the music inside was a little loud for dinner conversation. I hope that my favorite little restaurant survives these times and we can be with our friends again.

MB
vipMiguelB
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most delightful cubano sandwich there. They have done a fantastic job accommodation indoor and outdoor dining during covid. Very welcoming experience.

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NYCMom
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From a native Cuban - thank you for this little piece of my childhood home.

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jasonm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday 🎁

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vipByronR
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has become our favorite cuban restaurant near our home!

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vipmojo1993
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

A very casual place, food is good but drinks are expensive and not that good.

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vipGhanaW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been driving past Amor Cubano for many years and decided to brunch in East Harlem vs closer to home in West Harlem. Great decision. Food was great and affordably priced, waitstaff was attentive, drinks were delicious. Perfect Sunday brunch in NYC!

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vipTracy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I either go here or take out atleast once every week. It’s a jewel in my neighborhood. The food is very authentic and the portions are worth every penny. I always get their empanadas too. They come with this great cilantro sauce that I wish they would bottle and sell on its own. Highly recommend.

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vipIvyNYC
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific service, cozy hip Cubano atmosphere, outstanding live music, great authentic menu. Love this place!

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Ivette
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a dinner date here with my partner. Not only did we have amazing food but the service was perfect. Our waitress was very attentive. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipRuthD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, live music and service a yes! Love it will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

FAQs

Amor Cubano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Amor Cubano is rated 4.7 stars by 428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.