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About 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.

2018 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10029
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
East 111th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 996-1220

Website:
http://www.amorcubanonyc.com/

Entertainment:
Live music from Thursday through Sunday.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available and free after 7pm.

Public Transit:
6 train to 110th Street and M101 bus.

Executive Chef:
David Zarate

Private Party Facilities:
Private room for 20 to 25 guests. Decorated to resemble a patio, street mural, plants and hanging clothes.

Private Party Contact:
Laura: (212) 996-1440

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for a traditional turkey dinner in addition to our a la carte menu from 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Live Cuban music & the best mojitos...Thanksgiving Day!

Amor Cubano Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (7)
Live Music (6)
Romantic (6)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Special Occasion (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant. Their NY health grade was Grade Pending. We should not have gone in, but we were meeting friends from Connecticut and didn’t know where else to go.
The food was mediocre at best and the live band was so loud that we could not talk even in an adjacent private room.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I really like this restaurant and come here from time to time. My only disappointment is that even though I had a reservation, they asked me to wait at the bar for half an hour before they had a table available. I was expecting them to make a table available for me before my arrival.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food, service is always inviting, like you're family. Our go to spot in the neighborhood!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, service, and music. I highly recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went here with a group of casual friends. It was a great place to get to know each other. The atmosphere was lively but not too noisy (until the music started, which is terrific but very loud for the space.) The food was fun and very tasty. The hostess could have been more helpful leading us through the menu, but we liked what we ordered so all was well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Good, great atmosphere. Payed attention to requests

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food, music, drinks, and staff were all phenomenal. I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Casual, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Pork was dry. Paella was good. Music had technical difficulties. Overall, this place used to be good and seems to have dropped in quality over the years, which is disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was delicious, service was great! We had a wonderful time!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Tonight was our anniversary (too often spent at the Michelin/Eater noted darling of the moment, or the "old guard" classic). We decided on Amor Cubano on a whim amidst two very busy workweeks and perpetually packed social schedules. We are so very fortunate in our late planning and Latin-cravings! Service was perfect, food was authentic yet appropriately refined, ambience was lovely., and we were offered special touches for our occasion. We will return... soon!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was great and they were very attentive. Kept the mimosas coming.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Sweden)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The service was outstanding, the live music was genuine and the food was fantastic! Me and my friend had an amazing time at Amor Cubano. They really took good care of us and they where so sweet. We couldn't be more satisfied than we where. Thank you Amor Cubano for everything <3

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was okay, not outstanding; despite a nearly empty restaurant for Sunday lunch, music was cranked up so that conversation was impeded. We asked for less volume, and got the overhead speakers turned down slightly, but it shouldn't have been necessary. Service was leisurely and a bit erratic despite plenty of employees, but we were not in a hurry. Some servers smiled, most didn't put themselves to the effort. My biggest peeve was that with a table for 8 our bill had a 20% service charge, which I was fine with, but the charge slip had the tip box highlighted so as to collect another service tip if you didn't notice the first one--cheap trick.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Awesome little place, great food and live music. I'll definitely be visiting again.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Our second time there in a month and it was just as good as the first time. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. We highly recommend it.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Table they have is sucked completely. Tight Corner 3 feet away from the band that was setting up. So much for the value of a reservation. I complained and they changed us after ten minutes. Food was the usual outstsnding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food and service. Staff is very attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We went there last Sunday evening for a quiet evening.
The service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for.
The live entertainment was awesome and the food was "oh so delicioso"!
We really enjoyed the "Amor Cubano" experience....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The food was excellent!!!!! The place is small but cozy, the ambiance was good. Met with a friend Saturday and Sunday for brunch and we had a great time catching up and eating good food!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We took a good friend to celebrate her birthday and she positively loved...(and so did we!) Amor Cubano. Great atmosphere! Waiter service was impeccable and when the music started, our birthday friend couldn't sit still! The food was wonderful-try Tia Teresa's Tostones Rellenos and the guava mojitos amazing! You have to check this place out, it will be well worth your while!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I went to celebrate my first anniversary and we had an amazing time. Awesome experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Always a great experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

This place was absolutely incredible. The chickpea appetizer almost brought me to tears, and of course I tried the other plates around the table and was floored. We went for brunch and their Mango Bellini's were out of this world. They even surprised my friend who was celebrating his birthday with a free shot of some of the best rum I've had. Our waitress was also wonderful, very friendly and attentive.

Definitely recommend this place!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I waited for 10 minutes in the front counter before the host even acknowledged me. But the ambience and the live band made up for it. Definitely will go again.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 5, 2017

OMG. Authentic cuban food. Superb mojito. Buenas Vista social club type music. Great experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food, generous plates, excellent service! Will be back for sure.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Very good authentic Cuban food, nice cadual vibe. A bit loud, making conversation difficult

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Authentic Cuban comfort food according to my Cuban uncle, awesome mojitos and great music. Perfect evening out

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Live Music, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great time great service the hostess Vivian was awesome . Really attentive despite the rush n the over packed room. Awesome food

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

A little pricey on everyday type of food. Maybe because it is in NYC

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Amor Cubano is a great option for authentic Cuban food for those looking to get away from midtown Manhattan. We like Cuban food and are always looking for good finds. We were looking for a good dining experience with authentic Cuban food in an environment which would not be touristy. I had been to Victor’s and Havana Central in Times Square previously and, while okay, did not find those to be ideal. Havana Central was too touristy, lacked intimacy and too chain-restaurant in feel. Victors is fine, with good food but the feel is too stiff and formal for my preferences. I love Guantanermas at 8th avenue between 55th and 56th street and go there every visit to New York City. I was looking for another restaurant similar in feel to Guantanmera’s and found Amor Cubano. The restaurant is intimate, comfortable and most importantly, has excellent, authentic Cuban food and exceptional customer service. The wait staff was very attentive, very helpful and offered excellent suggestions from the menu. Price point on the food items was reasonable. Particularly good is the Yuca Rellena appetizer and Lechon Asado that is accompanied by a fantastic orange mojo. Also, there is live music with a small stage. However, I can’t comment on the quality of the musical entertainment as we went in the afternoon. It was an easy subway ride from midtown. We will go back in the evening on the next NYC visit to experience Amor Cubano at night with music.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great saturday night dinner. They had a live band which made the experience even better

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Well received. Food came out at a good pace. Food was amazing. Only thing that took long was getting the bill. I would definitely go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Great food in East Harlem. This is a great 'go to' place anytime of day for authentic Cuban food. The Piccadillo was amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Amazing meal and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Great food! Waitress was extremely friendly!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

I went for a Friend's birthday and we had an amazing time. The live band was great and interactive with the guests. The drinks, food and service was amazing . I'm def coming back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Amazing food and great music.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Good food but on a Thursday evening all dishes that come out should be seasoned well and nice and hot. Received cold shrimp but hot rice.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I was really anxious since I had never been here and had not heard from friends about this restaurant. It turn out, that we were all pleased with the food, the great entertainment, and the friendliness of the staff. We are so looking towards doing this all over again and bringing family and friends.We laughed, ate, dance, sang to the music. I loved the authenticity of the place and the wonderful food. Amor Cubano gets an A

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