Tropical Sensation

4
15 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
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.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not sure if the restaurant understood that I had booked on Open Table. The food and service were excellent. Wish they had outdoor seating.

RD
RacineD
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! I refer all my friends and family to try their food. Delicious food and margaritas!

RD
RacineD
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and my family does to. We've been coming here for years. Margaritas are perfect and the food... you just have to try for yourself. Great place, Food, and service.

LS
LucyS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

MA
vipMARIEL
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. It exceeded my expectations. & the plating presentation is nice & neat. Margaritas are yummy!

S
Snake17
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall3food2service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was amazing, from the music being played til the food being brought out. It was a great worried avg the food was amazing.

BN
Brake4NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wow. At first glance, my wife asked if we should eat somewhere else. Thankfully, we decided to stay. The food was amazing. Amazing. Go here and enjoy. Service was good also.

BK
vipBruceK
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was an amazing find. It was quick. Great food, good service. Not happy that the waiters and waitress were not fluent in english as well as spanish. Overall 3.75/4 stars.

BG
vipBobG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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.

FS
FrenchyS
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small place, very latino, very good food, good music. Service is friendly and quick.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2012
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the portions were huge. Definitely going back!

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vipfrequentdiner
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience3

very good food -- well priced -- excellent service

FAQs

Tropical Sensation offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 222-0098.

Tropical Sensation is rated 4 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.