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Aura Cocina, Brooklyn, NY

Aura Cocina

4.4
4.4
57 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cuban

Aura Cocina brings a modern Latin Asian twist to East Williamsburg. Aura Cocina is a clubhouse of sorts where men and women of all cultures come to network, flirt, be inspired and be seen. Our beachfront mint hues, sloping seats and the living wall of plant life will greet you upon entering. Aura Cocina is here to improvise, innovate, and to do something new.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (929) 489-3777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Letona

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brooklyn

    Hot Spot

  • Brooklyn

    Notable Wine List

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  1. l

    laural

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Place if off the beaten path in Williamsburg and weird location...They didn't have my reservation which I showed them the email confirmation and wasn't honored a booth felt right in the middle of movement, however food n drink were delicious live music was amazing singer was superb, loud music couldn't hear my husband speak that should be lowered during dinner great cuban decor large space...overall a wonderful night. Will Definitely go again. Prices are a bit high tho.

  2. M

    Mreasy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had the chicken Very bland dry and tasteless way over priced for a chicken so dry. My wife had the skirt steak well done but she got a medium cooked steak. The chimichurri rice/noodles were great and the drinks as well. The only thing i could say that was incredible was the waiter and the service he provided, and the latin band performing was cool.

  3. H

    Haha

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Came here for brunch with friends. Food is ok... Not exactly a good choice if you are bringing kids as the music is really loud. It is like brunching at a night club. It is more appropriate for young younger crowds. Very roomy thought and sit very comfortably.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    CLOSED DOWN!!!!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to pass a great time. No complaints at all.

  6. V

    Valery

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    The decor and ambiance outstanding, Drinks were delicious and presented creatively. Food was tasty and fresh, some dishes were smaller portions than others. A bit on the pricey side but definitely worth the price!

  7. TC

    TiffC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food - AMAZING. Drinks - AMAZING. Ambiance - AMAZING. Live music - AMAZING. I don't ever write reviews but I had to for this one. Was blown away by everything we had and loved the atmosphere. Perfect for date night, girls night, or literally any night!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I really liked Aura Cocina. The vibe and live bad was great, music outside of the band was a bit loud, felt like I had to shout to have a conversation. The food was great - had the volcano sushi (top tier), the miso salmon (top tier) and the peking chicken (a little dry, and maybe they should cut it up, was a little taxing to cut/eat). They can also do a better job at signage since they’re relatively new. All in all will definitely go back!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service

  10. J

    Jessy1

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Restaurant temperature was too low. Had to wear my coat to stay warm. Service, drinks, music and food was excellent.

  11. r

    ritchied

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I had an outstanding experience. Food, service, music… All top noch! We will be back!

  12. M

    Mary

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Love love love this place, but new menu isn’t very good. Old menu was perfect, please bring it back. We were so surprised we even asked the staff why such a drastic change in the menu, they stated there was a new kitchen staff. Bring back the old Aura flavors, it was the life of this place. Otherwise, vibe and drinks are still great.

  13. JN

    JosephineN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    Great vibe and good service the live music was great! The food was ok but nothing special. I would go for the vibe and drinks before I would go again to eat.

  14. N

    Nasim

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Overpriced. Not worth it.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    This is great place to have a good and fun dinner. Love the music, delicious food (It took a while to come to our table) very good drinks. We will come back

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    This place is so nice. The food is delicious. The only inconvenience is that if you make any reservation after 8:30pm they will rush you to eat and order quickly, and they will not let you stay in the bar. I want to thanks Luis he was so nice with my friends and me.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Small portion and overpriced

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The restuarant was low in good supply. The waitress was not knowledgeable about the menu. I order crispy octopus and the plate presentation was not impressive.

  19. Y

    Yuyi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Ambient and food very good, but service needs to highly improve.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite places to visit in BK♥️

  21. OG

    OGneedsbetterfood

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great Service!!! Thank you!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love it here! Food was great and place was cute!

  23. NL

    NathalieL

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Aura Cocina left a lot to be desired. I went for a birthday dinner and was disappointed. The space and atmosphere are great and it has so much potential. The service however was very slow. Had to try to get the waiters attention several times. Everything seemed to be in 15-20 minutes intervals from ordering drinks to food. The food was ok the truffle mash that came with the churrasco was cold. The desserts were not good at all. They definitely need service. The restaurant was not even at 50 percent capacity.

  24. d

    delicious

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am so glad that your establishment survived COVID or else I wouldn’t have known what a surprend dining experience is supposed to feel like. I have been telling everyone to make reservations with you for dinner or brunch. It takes a lot to impress me and I am absolutely floored by your staff, service and how amazing dinner was. My friend flew in from Texas and we were both taken aback. I will come back and will bring others with me.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was so delicious

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Food and service. I highly recommend this place if your looking for a twist on Asian/Cuban flavors.

  27. D

    Denise

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Today was a bestie date at Aura. First time either of us had been to this place and we had a great time. From the drink to the food to the live music. Good feels all around. Thank you! 🙏🏼

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    We had a great time at Aura for our first visit. Food, cocktails, and entertainment were excellent! We did, however, feel that our dishes weren’t timed/coursed adequately. We ordered 3 appetizers and our table was full, then our server kept trying to squeeze our entrees onto our table but it was impossible to fit on our 2 top. We finished our appetizers, and immediately our entrees came out with no break in between, rather unusual. We couldn’t properly enjoy our food. This timing wasn’t due to covid because after the entrees were out we never felt rushed again, we had to waive the staff down for cocktails, etc. I would return because we truly enjoyed the ambiance and Aura’s concept, and I’m curious to see if we would have a different experience with another server.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time visiting Aura Cocina. Make your way here. You will not regret it. Our compliments to their mixologists for keeping his consistency with our drinks.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect! Love the food !

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, food and drinks were top notch. No complaints on our part. The only note we would like to pass on to the owner is that the price for the honey glaze salmon is a bit much. Not enough veggies/ side to accompany the salmon. Other than that the food was delicious.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience... great music, great service, very friendly... just get the Cuban rice instead of the huevos rancheros! Oh, and the creme brûlée omggg out of this world, you can hear the crack of the spoon on the sugar top!!! The best! Thank you, we really enjoyed our girls brunch!

  33. CC

    CarmenC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beyond our expectations!!! This was truly an Anniversary dinner to remember!

  34. G

    Gypsygaia

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great to hang out, drinks, or food. If you want a fun date great, if you wanna talk not.. it’s very loud but fun.

  35. DG

    DannyG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was great, certainly not what I'd call Cuban (ropa vieja was more like braised beef but nonetheless delicious), but a fun fusion of Asian flavors. The cocktails were disappointing; I understand Cubans love their sugar cane but even the margaritas were cloyingly sweet. The restaurant was spacious, thoughtfully distanced, and the staff truly stood out as attentive and pleasant. A live band was a most welcome post-lockdown sight, although it made conversation difficult, even at our table which was about as far as one could sit from the stage. Overall good experience, but not someplace I'll be rushing back to.

  36. D

    Denise

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent as always! Exceptional service, amazing drinks, good food, this time around the yuca fries were too stale but I let that pass because everything else was amazing. Thank you to the Aura staff for the outstanding service as always.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The service here is exceptional. I’ve been here a few times since they open pre/post covid and they’ve never missed a beat. The Oxtail dumplings is my favorite app here. I want to give a special thank you to Rich for making this visit great. Thanks again for accommodating and for the great service provided . See you guys again real soon

  38. J

    Jared

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was excellent and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. There was a live band that was slightly too loud, but other than I highly recommend.

  39. k

    kvarg

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    The place is very nice with a great ambiance. The live band was very nice. The curry tasted great but not nearly enough of a portion to satisfy you.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The curry dish was great just wish they could add more to the dish for its value.

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Aura Cocina is rated 4.4 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Aura Cocina

315 Meserole Street Brooklyn, NY 11206

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Letona

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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