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About Tropical Sensation
Tropical Sensation is a family owned establishment. When customers come in to experience our food and service they feel like family, right at home. Quality is our main ingredient. We have a cordial and professional staff eager to please all its guests. Enjoy our high-energy atmosphere seven days a week. We offer delicious straight off the grill skirt steaks, homemade stews and a Full Bar featuring an extensive menu of handcrafted cocktails.
When you walk through our doors and you'll know you're in for something special. With an amazing hand painted tropical mural on our ceiling, intimate bar, contemporary lighting, and the lavish decor is just the beginning.
Please join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner and experience what many feel is consistently high quality food paired with the most outstanding value of any restaurant in the area.
New York, NY 10025
Latin American, Caribbean, Latin / Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Tropical Sensation Ratings and Reviews
We had our annual girls get together here. We were there for over 5 hours talking, eating and drinking and no one ever rushed us out or bothered us. They were attentive from a far. It was a great experience. The food was excellent and the service exceptional.
I ordered the baked fish, and I wasn't blown away or surprised by anything of it. I was expecting it to be tender, and taste the herbs and lemon. Instead it was more dried out. Not worth the money at all. The plantain chips with dipping sauce were great. But other than that don't expect to get anything special. Its just all ok...and thats it nothing more.
The place itself is pretty tight space wise but you're welcomed with some reggaeton & salsa music. I was attended to once I walked in the door and was sat quickly. Menu has a good variety. (The guacamole was delicious). Everything we ordered was just delicious. The pastellios, arroz con habichuelas, pernil, tostones and maduros. I am very picky and I had no complaints. Food came out quick. Drinks tasted good and were strong. I'd definitely come back & recommend.
Tropical Sensation, a Caribbean-themed restaurant on upper Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, more than exceeded our expectations, with very tasty Caribbean selections, good service and a pleasant, neighborhood atmosphere. Try the paella, served for two but easily, three or four people could eat this wonderful seafood concoction with delicious yellow rice. Also try the tender Ropa Vieja, served with a huge mound of yucca. Terrific empanadas and fried meat croquettes; in fact, we could have ordered one order of each (instead of two). Tropical Sensation has a nice wine and beer list and good sangria, too. Go for the fun atmosphere, the neighborhood feel and the excellent food - a nice surprise.
We were looking for a place that served yucca ( long story,regarding the proper way to prepare it) and unless we want way uptown, there seemed to be nothing in my immediate area until I "found" Tropical Sensation. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but once inside you'll finds a clean, well laid out neighborhood place with a menu that would be ideal for lunch or dinner ( we went for brunch). The servings are large so you can definitely share plates. The quality of the food is vert good and the prices were in-line for the area. The service was friendly and prompt, making a return very likely.
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