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About Permanently Closed - Agozar Cuban Restaurant

This restaurant is permanently closed. Agozar! means to have a great time, and you will in this hip Cuban restaurant and Lounge offering the best in Cuban cuisine and Latin drinks. Nightly Happy Hour Buy 1 Get Free Drinks. Now open for Lunch!




Take a tour of the restaurant by clicking the link below.


Agozar Virtual Tour

324 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Cuban, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Sundays 5pm - 9pm



Lunch: Monday-Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm



Brunch: Saturday: 11am-4pm, Sunday 11:30am- 5:00pm

Cross Street:
Bleecker and Bond Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 677-6773

Website:
http://www.agozarnyc.com/

Entertainment:
Live DJ.

Catering:
We offer catering for private events and parties.



Visit our catering menu by clicking the link below:




http://agozarnyc.com/menus/agozar_catering.pdf

Parking Details:
Street parking

Public Transit:
6 Train to Bleecker St station
F train to Broadway/Lafayette

Private Party Facilities:
Wonderful for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, baby showers, corporate events and holiday events to name a few, Agozar! Can accommodate anything from 15 seated guests to a reception of 120, while offering menus for those size events and everything in-between.

Private Party Contact:
Diana Mastrodimos: (888) 675-5748

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are well known for special events and private parties. Visit our Special Events page by clicking the link below:

http://agozarnyc.com/private-events.html

Agozar Cuban Restaurant - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (2)
Good for a Date (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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Fit for Foodies (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2011

Really bad service on the night of June 7.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2011

the food came so quickly that we found ourselves ordering more so that we could stay! (literally we'd finished 30min after sitting... and we were hoping for a longer, more leisurely meal that that). But, we then ordered the seafood paella and it was amazing. great choice. They don't seem to have a ton of cuban food, which is weird, but the paealla was delicious and the place was fun. I hear they have unlimited sangria brunch, which i would certainly patronize. Guacamole was the smallest portion i've ever seen. Why are restaurants so stingy with their guacamole?!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2011

We had reservations and it still took close to an hour to seat us. After we got a table it took about 20 minutes for service. The sangria, the drink they seem to pride themselves on, while tasty, it is not authentic. It was more of a sweet punch. At $40 a pitcher, it would be nice to get the real deal. The food was ok. I would recommend the vaca frita if you are having an entree. However, for a place that puts itself out as cuban cuisine, the rice and beans are certainly not quality. Nailing the rice and beans as a cuban restaurant is a must. The buñuelo desert was good. Overall, I would not recommend agozar. If you like cuban cuisine, look elsewhere. Cuba on thompson street beats this place by a mile.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2011

Third time visiting, absolutely fantastic and happy to be there. Brought 3 friends enjoyed early bird dinners, big portion, good meal. We are very happy, the server was so friendly, easy going and no-attitude can do. I gave him a good tip and looking forward for next time happy hour.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2011

The food was very good and the prix fix meals were very reasonably priced. The service was very slow. It was very difficult to get to the front door due to the outdoor diners. My friend almost tripped trying to manuveur through the outdoor tables.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2011

Our waiter was most helpful as we had never tried Cuban food. The barbarque shrimp appetizer was excellent with just the right of amount of heat so that you tasted the shrimp.

The sangria was the best I have ever had and it came with the meal. We had the Tres Leches Cake for desert and it was wonderful with homemade whipped cream. The Cuban sandwich was very good as was the pork. Will be going again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2011

The food was very good, hearty. The prefix menu is a great bargain.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2011

Good food, nice ambiance, but the service was okay. I would definitely go back Agozar, I just hope that I don't get the same waiter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2011

The food was great, but the cafeteria attitude of the staff took from the pleasure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2011

It was a lively place. I'm not a drinker but the drinks must have been good 'coz it was loud. The place IS small, sitting arrangement was too clutter. This place was filled with about 4 groups, I went with my husband only. I picked the wrong place for this only for two dinner. Only if I've known. I would go again if its with a group not just two.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2011

The food was actually good but the waiting period was simply unacceptable. More than 30 minutes to get your appetizers, another 30 for main course, 10 or desert and 1 second for the bill. Wine list was poor and the noise, well I guess this is becoming a hot spot for noisy people who after the first sip of mojito become more noisy than ever.
I purchase a $25 coupon to be used when paid and it was not honored because we did not choose from the menu but from the fixed menu. I do not know if this could be returned, hope so, because I dont intend to return here, could you please let me know that. Thank you

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2011

Loved the experience there! Quiet on a Thursday night and great specials. Good service and ambience for a small space.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2011

Horrible. The food and service were poor.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on May 15, 2011

The place is very loud - between the music and the Christening party (yes, they are very family-kid-friendly) sitting in our section - we got annoyed, but it was late to change seats - the bar also had a private party, so we were "trapped" there. Except for the time that took for them to start bringing our appetizers (45 minutes), we got really happy with the tasty food they served us. The best Cuban food I've ever ate!
We wold go back for the food and the Mojitos (also excellent). Too bad it's not quieter, doesn't feel like a restaurant, but a bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2011

The food was acceptable, both in taste and price. I've had much better Cuban food, but it was pretty on point. Our waiter seemed to forget that our table existed, but at least that didn't happen until after we got all of our dishes. Our drinks were also replenished with frequency, but it took about half an hour just to pay the bill!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2011

We were very excited to taste our little dishes and entrees. The pork and paella were especially succulent, and we loved the mushroom quesadillas. Don't bother with the plantains. They were cold and not very tasty. The salad was excellent and large enough to share. We needed to change our table and the staff were very helpful. In all, it was a surprise and very good experience. Who would have thought of the Bowery as a place to enjoy?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2011

Very accommodating about special requests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2011

Went on cinco de mayo and it was very crowded. Inadequate wait staff led to long waits for everything but maybe that was to be expected. Food was good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2011

Chose Agozar as a venue to gather the family and celebrate my husbands bdays. When I made the reservation I did not realize it was 5 de Mayo. The restaurant was very accommodating to our large group and children. Food was gret and drinks were always coming. Had a great time and so did the bday boy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2011

paella is too dry and doesn't have much flavor but the mojito is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2011

Very good food. Great location. A bit loud.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2011

The server and host were very nice and accommodating. I would definitely go back. It was a bit noisy inside, so we ended up eating outside which is always my preference anyway. The food was yummy and I had plenty to bring home! VERY affordable wine also with options for only $18 a bottle! Also, by making the reservation through "find a table" on the website and using the "Mad Cuban" promotion we got 50% off the bill! 1 app, 2 entrees and a bottle of wine for only around $42!! I would definitely recommend Agozar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2011

The service was awesome and the food was great. I will be going back on Saturday for brunch and for dinner on Sunday.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2011

it keeps getting better and better
the happy hour is all night on monday

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2011

I was really looking forward to this place, except it fell short of my expectations (and being from Miami, I had a high standard). While, it looked and felt like I was in Latin America or South Florida, the food wasn't very good. We had one of the calamari dishes and it wasn't cooked properly. Also, even with their small plates menu, I found that it was exceptionally expensive for not only the quality of the food, but the quantity. The best thing about this venue is their plantain chips/dip and their drinks. Caipirinha was to die for! We got a pitcher, it was really great! However, all that being said, to Agozar's credit, their staff is impeccable. They are friendly, helpful and great people to be around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2011

The place was nearly empty, so I'm not sure why it took so long to wave down our waiter. The food was fine and very affordable, but nothing compelling to make me go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 20, 2011

Staff was very accommodating when we came early for reservation even though there wasa huge soccer game!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2011

The brunch menu was rather limited for a picky eater like me; others might enjoy it more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2011

Too crowded and too loud to enjoy dinner; service was pretty off; food took too long to come out. Wine list is pretty small and leaves alot to be desired.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2011

was at the bar for happy hour and still able to catch the prixfixe for $16.50 beofre 8pm - Incredible meal - shrimp ceviche , ribs, Quesadilla shrimp and chorizo, fresh avocado, and oaxaca cheese, Pollo Moqueca chicken breast strips wsautéed with red peppers in a creamy coconut and tomatoe sauce, served with yellow rice and for deserts Torta de Naranja
valencia orange cake with whipped cream and a warm mango tart with vanilla ice cream

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2011

it was ok.. some dishes are delicious some are...ehh

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2011

Review based on lunch, never to be repeated

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2011

happy hour 5-7 @ the bar - Mariquitas - plantain chips, house guacamole/black bean hummus and order a side of quac and enjoy - i liked the Camarones al Ajillo - shrimp, double garlic sauce better than Alambre - grilled shrimp, mole poblano, and the Quesadilla de Hongo - mushroom quesadilla, fire roasted pepper sauce had the right amount of spice stay away from the crispy calamari with Dominican honey, the calamari is tough and the sauce toooo sweet i really enjoyed the passion drink that i substituted strawberries for the passion fruit

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2011

We went there for their "all you can drink sangria" for two hours deal. They asked us to leave after an hour and a half. It was a later brunch time but if they told us before that we would not have been able to stay we may have chosen a different place. Also, there was a very rowdy group sitting near us which is to be expected during an "all you can drink sangria" deal but one person had an ear piercing scream. In fact I think she was purposely getting louder. The staff did not do one thing to quiet her down. I would go back again but I would ask to sit in the front near the bar so that there would be less chance of having an annoying table neighbor.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2011

nothing memorable about this restaurant except the best mojito i've ever had, food is not bad but service is so-so. i don't even remember the taste of the food i've eaten here anymore maybe is just a decent restaurant nothing too special about it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2011

My dining experience at Agozar was excellent! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great Cuban restaurant in the East Village.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2011

The food is good, second time there

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2011

Very noisy. The food was good, though, but they were mysteriously out of plantain chips, which had drawn us to the restaurant in the first place. There were lots of very very noisy groups around us, and we were a group of NY twenty somethings so it's not like we're super judgmental about a little noise. Good food otherwise though; I'd go back, maybe for lunch.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2011

We went for ladies night. 1/2 priced appetizers and 1/2 priced Sangria. What OPentable doesn't note I guess, is that you must sit in the lounge in order to do the special. We were sat in the dining room and then had to wait to speak to a manager, who finally told us this one time was ok. Service was SLOW and they only came back once to ask us if we wanted more drinks. The ambience in the dning room is also very much inferior to that of the lounge. Not a bad place for the 1/2 priced deals, but would not pay full price for the food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 27, 2011

Went to Agozar to celebrate my son's girlfriend's legal publication about Guantanamo detentions and jokingly mentioned Cuban.The dining room is very cramped & chairs are uncomfortable. We ordered a number of tapas: mushroom croquettes-deliciosa!, flautas crisp,very tasty;empanaditas -3 types,very tasty esp fruity sauce;garlic shrimp -sauce very good, lots of shrimp; meatballs were ok,great sauce; mushroom quesadilla -excellent; bean dumplings, excellent!Congri & yellow rice were very good. 2 entrees:paella marinera:OK, rice was dry; ropa de vega,tasty. Sangria was fruity & heady. Mojitos were excellent, full of mint & not to be missed. All together a fun night. Great Service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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