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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

Amor Cubano Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for a Date (5)
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Comfort Food (5)
Live Music (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Romantic (3)
Casual (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 6 hours ago

We were celebrating our friends wedding anniversary. We had a really nice time, food was very good. Service was excellent and loved the band. Noise level is a tad high, but not a dealbreaker. Great ambiance, very tropical and homey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect restaurant for Valentine’s Day with dim lighting, live band, drinks and of course delicious food!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Tapas, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service was excellent!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Feels like going to my Tia’s(Aunties) house.
Very attentive. Music was lovely and the food is delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have been to this place dozens of times, it’s one of my fav spots. I made a reservation a week in advance because it was my birthday night. I arrived on time and had to wait AN HOUR! They obviously do not know how to manage reservations and tables. I wasted so much time waiting around it effected the rest of my bday celebration. I will definitely think twice about coming back here.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was only out done by the food. Empanadas were outstanding and the pulled pork with black beans and rice were delicious and brought back many fond memories of time spent in Cuba. Don’t forget to try a mojito, lots of flavours to choose from. Will definitely be back my next trip to NYC.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

First time brunch here but I love this place in general

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had the best time at the New Years party! The food is amazing, I loved everything I tried on the unlimited menu. There was a really good band and everyone was having a great time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our server and serving staff were very pleasant and accommodating, as we were celebrating good times with family from out of town and made the evening a special one. The live music helped me share the culture in an immersive experience. The food was just as I expected it
to be.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I am so glad that I found this neighbourhood gem! Will most definitely be coming back. The food, atmosphere, music and staff are all amazing.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My family went here for Thanksgiving dinner. They had a "traditional" turkey dinner with all the usual sides. Only my youngest daughter had that and loved the mashed potatoes (asked for an extra bowl). My wife, older daughter, and myself ordered off the regular Cuban menu and it did not disappoint! LARGE portions! We got two full meals out of the portions of one meal. I had a traditional pork dish, my wife a gigantic and delicious salad and maduras to die for. My daughter had a salmon dish that she loved. Don't skip the mojitos. They have several variations (I had peach, champagne and coconut and my wife stuck with Mango). All were delicious and didn't skimp on the alcohol. Highly recommended. It was quite loud with a live band when we first arrived at 8pm. Later when the band came back, they seemed to have brought the volume down a bit, so we could carry on a conversation. Very friendly and attentive staff. This is a true gem in our E. Harlem neighborhood.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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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 7, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 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
 (New York Area)·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
 (London)·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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