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Amor Cubano

4.7
4.7
436 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 996-1220

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Cross street

    East 111th Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available and free after 7pm.

  • Public transit

    6 train to 110th Street and M101 bus.

  • Entertainment

    Live music from Thursday through Sunday.

  • Additional

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

What 436 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had brunch and it was delicious! The staff is very friendly and the customer service is exceptional!
  2. PE

    PedroE

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service. Live music Had a great time. Highly recommended
  3. N

    Nickv1221

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience at Amor Cubano with live music amazing food and great drinks! Would definitely return for another date night.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great ambiance good music
  5. JL

    JoelL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I have been going to Cuba for years .this time the Cuban sandwich was a bit dry .other than a dry sandwich everything was yummy
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really excellent Cuban food with friendly, knowledgeable service. The yucca/beef mixture was sublime. And don’t forget the mojitos!
  7. CR

    CarmenR

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This local restaurant has been an important part of the Hispanic social life in the neighborhood for many years. The drinks are inventive and leave a lasting impression with the food bringing back memories of great island cooking. The atmosphere is welcoming and strives for the feeling that everyone belongs there. A lovely dinning experience.
  8. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood staple that always delivers delicious food at very reasonable prices. I go here often!
  9. A

    Anewyorkeater

    New York Area

    112 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fun place. Good food. Music too loud. Liked our waitress, Marianna. Guava bred pudding is outstanding.
  10. B

    Bryanr

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My second time going food sucked chairs to close together won't go again
  11. J

    Jrfoodie

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amor Cubano was an amazing experience! There was live music and the food was delicious. We were not let down. The staff was friendly and the service was quick and efficient. We will definitely come back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    The food was okay. One of the waiters had
  14. g

    grandanse

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This is a neighborhood gem in Spanish Harlem with authentic Cuban cuisine and undiscovered musical acts, an ideal date night hangout.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice community feel.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a beautiful afternoon with Riverside Orchestra, we had a delicious dinner and enjoyed cubism, roasted pork, and many other dishes - all were great!
  17. F

    Foodieme

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family of 8 for lunch. I was a little worried because our reservation time was at the exact time of their opening. I was happy to see that upon our arrival they were ready to serve us. Mojitos were amazing. Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. They even gave us complimentary champagne as well as pseudo champagne for the kids to be able to cheers with us. What an incredible place. Will definitely return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food and vibe was decent...the drinks definitely a go to...
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place! I ordered the Lechón Asado and was amazing. The live group was playing Latin music and was great. Totally recommend
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food , music and service was amazing, best musicians from Cuba
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We loved the place, small and cozy and very fun when the crowd is right
  22. M

    Maggie

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    the servers were very courteous and professional and accommodating. the food was just ok; i had expected better, but willing to go back and have something else. there was latin music playing in the background, until they went live at 7:30pm, when we were about to leave, drats! it was good music and we loved it. if you don't care for said music, pass on this one, as it plays throughout and people love it and want it. one person in my party thought the food was good
  23. CF

    CharronF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love this place! First time dining here since pre-pandemic. The delish food and live music were a perfect way to end the work week.
  24. CE

    ConsistentlyExcellent

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  25. NR

    NataliaR

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was good the flavors are good and the service was nice the menu need to be updated bent and old looking … the candles at the table were a nice touch my soup was cold my mojito was the best and neat
  26. J

    Jeenygirl

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only way my father’s 84th birthday could have been more perfect was if it was Summertime and I didn’t have to work the next day. Other than that, it was perfect! I am always afraid that little gems like this restaurant will be discovered and overrun by outsiders who will never love it as much as my family and I do. The food is always good: hot, clean, flavorful and nice sized portions. The prices haven’t really changed in a long time, and it sits on the best street in East Harlem for people watching. The staff always remember us and treat us like old friends when we come to dine. They give us the table in the front whenever possible so we can spread out and enjoy the view and the food. If you tell them there’s a birthday (which I totally forgot that I did in my comments on the invite), they send out desert with a huge sparkly torch and sing you happy birthday! I couldn’t stop laughing because I forgot I had done it and the look on my Dad’s face was priceless! I LOVE this place! It is worth the drive in from Westchester county!
  27. M

    Magdalena

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and hospitality. My party was of 6 people and we had an amazing time. Thank you.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing vibes!
  29. J

    Jeenygirl

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A family favorite in East Harlem where all kinds of people walk by. A truly blended neighborhood where in the space of a few minutes a biker at a light winked at me, a hipster with his Coles and a briefcase hurried home, a woman wearing African cloth from head to toe, and three older gentlemen decked out in their Sean Jean and big chunky gold jewelry glided by me. I love sitting in the booth at the front where a big wrap- around picture window gives me a panoramic view of all these beautiful people who cross paths on the corner of 111th and 3rd Avenue. While the food ( I had an Empanadilla the size of a twin mattress and my Das had a beautiful, rich saucy Picadillo with chunks of peppers and plump olives) is always good, I must admit that my favorite thing about the place is the atmosphere and the people watching. Before the food comes out, they bring hot freshly fried plantain chips with a creamy mayonnaise-garlic dipping sauce to go with my cucumber mojito. My Dad ordered Chocolate cake for dessert, which the make per order and serve with vanilla ice cream and fresh whipped cream. My Dad begrudgingly shared it. A particularly magical time because they usually reserve that booth for larger parties, but they let us sit there as long as we liked. My favorite Buena Vista Social Club and Guests album was playing, and it was a perfect 75ish degrees on a Thursday when I was on vacation and the rest of the East Bronx was either coming home from work, picking their kids up from school or out enjoying this beautiful day and on their way to get something good to eat…like me and my Dad!
  30. SB

    SydellB

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great music Food and drinks!!! It's my neighborhood go to.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first dinner in New York after moving my daughter here. It was fantastic!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Amazing vibes. Incredible live music. Excellent food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The food was average, nothing out the ordinary. I had the vaca frita with yuca con mojó,which was ok. The yucca had no flavor. I had the flan for dessert which was very sloppy and not firm, the taste was decent. I wouldn’t say it’s an authentic Cuban restaurant by the food or even the workers. They had a live band in the evening, it can use some work.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There isn’t much to choose from for a 10 block stretch. This was an oasis in a restaurant desert. Food was delicious. The tamarind mojito was nicely balanced and generous.
  37. WW

    WendyW

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love this place. Been coming here for years as I live close by.
  38. KJ

    KJVS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best mojitos I have had and all of the food options we ordered were delicious. I will definitely be returning.
  39. NR

    NataliaR

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    The food was good but the location we were sat way in the back no mucic and no windows was a real bummer to the date night I order ropa vieja which was amazing and I a sangria my bf only order the croquettes because he didn’t like the ambiance was asked to be moved as we had reservations and didn’t like the placement Sangria was great heniken cold and the food was amazing but the experience was a let down unfortunately
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome mojitos, but should have a children's meal atleast for mother's day .

FAQs

Amor Cubano does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Amor Cubano is rated 4.7 stars by 436 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Amor Cubano

2018 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10029

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East 111th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available and free after 7pm.

  • Public transit

    6 train to 110th Street and M101 bus.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Zarate

  • Entertainment

    Live music from Thursday through Sunday.

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (212) 996-1220

  • 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

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