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Aura Cocina

4.3
4.3
45 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 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon 1:00 pm–1:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (929) 489-3777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Letona

Menu

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What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. N

    Nasim

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Overpriced. Not worth it.

  4. 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

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    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.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Small portion and overpriced

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. OG

    OGneedsbetterfood

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great Service!!! Thank you!

  10. 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!

  11. NL

    NathalieL

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 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.

  12. d

    delicious

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was so delicious

  14. 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.

  15. D

    Denise

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 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! 🙏🏼

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect! Love the food !

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding food, cocktails, and service. Highly recommended.

  30. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    I truly rooted the hangover sushi rolls. Also the pineapple fried rice was delicious.

  31. S

    Sassy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time hospitality absolutely Awesome 👌

  32. G

    Genesis

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing, the food and drinks are the best! 10/10 definitely recommend!

  33. OC

    OrikaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful service, manager and staff was outstanding. Love the guavas day chips💕

  34. AJ

    AJG14

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing time! The live music was incredible. The food was very good, great atmosphere and excellent services. Definitely I will come back!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall4food5service1ambience3

    Great place and atmosphere. Good food and very unique sushi rolls. Service is all over the place. They need some time to get settled in

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great. The service was great. Everyone there was very nice and welcoming.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was great, the service was amazing. We really enjoyed our waiter and bus-person. They were all very attentive, personable, and sweet. I hope this spot stays open after COVID!

  38. EC

    EnnieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to visit. Food, service, ambiance and drinks outstanding.... lovely staffs and owner very approachable. I’ve been there twice and will visit again and again. Must visit Aura cocina!!!

  39. LJ

    LanceJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Menu was a lil over price but service was exceptional

  40. TB

    TheBeasKnees

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was decent, nothing to write home about. The waiter we had (Jose) was REALLY nice, though it seemed that no one knew who had come to help us or take our orders as multiple people came to our table throughout the evening to take our drink order, dinner order, dessert order multiple times after we had already placed it with someone else. Also, people are quick to clear the table even though you're still eating, which we found annoying. We came and experienced it, no plans to go back.

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Aura Cocina is rated 4.3 stars by 45 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.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Aura Cocina

315 Meserole Street Brooklyn, NY 11206

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon 1:00 pm–1:30 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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