Amor Cubano

4.7
410 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very kind and attentive service

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vipTracy
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I go once a week.

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Jeenygirl
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job at keeping us safe. My ONLY complaint is that the music inside was a little loud for dinner conversation. I hope that my favorite little restaurant survives these times and we can be with our friends again.

MB
vipMiguelB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most delightful cubano sandwich there. They have done a fantastic job accommodation indoor and outdoor dining during covid. Very welcoming experience.

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NYCMom
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From a native Cuban - thank you for this little piece of my childhood home.

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jasonm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday 🎁

BR
vipByronR
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has become our favorite cuban restaurant near our home!

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mojo1993
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

A very casual place, food is good but drinks are expensive and not that good.

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vipGhanaW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been driving past Amor Cubano for many years and decided to brunch in East Harlem vs closer to home in West Harlem. Great decision. Food was great and affordably priced, waitstaff was attentive, drinks were delicious. Perfect Sunday brunch in NYC!

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vipTracy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I either go here or take out atleast once every week. It’s a jewel in my neighborhood. The food is very authentic and the portions are worth every penny. I always get their empanadas too. They come with this great cilantro sauce that I wish they would bottle and sell on its own. Highly recommend.

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vipIvyNYC
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific service, cozy hip Cubano atmosphere, outstanding live music, great authentic menu. Love this place!

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Ivette
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a dinner date here with my partner. Not only did we have amazing food but the service was perfect. Our waitress was very attentive. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipRuthD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, live music and service a yes! Love it will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, music and ambiance were all great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, our experience was amazing. We actually went to celebrate our anniversary and were over an hour late to our reservation but the host welcomed us with open arms and told us “no problem, it is better late than never!” With a huge smile on her face to welcome us.

When we got there the band was killing it in full force playing their beautiful takes on salsa. For drinks we got a pitcher of champagne mojito, totally worth it because we were already feeling it after our first cup. For apps we got the fries calamari and the empanadas. Also delicious and hard to stop eating every last bite. For our entrees we went with the churrasco and the ropa vieja. The ropa vieja was AMAZING so juicy and very well seasoned. The churrasco on the other hand was very bland and not cooked well done like my boyfriend asked.

We also got dessert because why not! I went with the tentacion de chocolate which was heaven in my mouth. My boyfriend decided to get the tres leche, which unfortunately he didnt like so much. By the end of the night, we were so saucy over the mojitos and bloated from all the food. Glad we took an uber and decided to skip driving!

Overall, it was a great experience and a homey and friendly environment. Couples were even dancing all night, young and old. Would definitely return with friends!

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vipamanda45
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here to celebrate 2 birthdays. They have been outstanding both times. We warned that on the weekend, they have live music, and it’s loud, but we live it and always have fun. Food is incredible. Drinks could be stronger, but they taste great! If you are looking for a fun evening with delicious food, this is your place!

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BrooklynAmelia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is still serving delicious food. The ambiance is inviting. The servers are friendly and attentive. The food was delicious (as always). The ropa vieja and vaca frita are still a fave!

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vipRSGNYC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Cuban food and fun vibe. The band was great!

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FrankR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was provided in a professional and caring fashion. The ambiance was warm, friendly and the lighting added a mysterious and tropical tone to the restaurant. The food was absolutely wonderful.
It is a wonderful place for a date, get-togethers and family outings.

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MichaelF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Good sized portion. Not overly priced. Small atmosphere. Good, but not amazing. If you’re in the mood for Cuban go here, or are in the area. Not terrible sangria either, for a Cuban restaurant!

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WalterF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place in Harlem. Food was delicious. Service was great. The live music blended so well with the food and the atmosphere. Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They Did A GREAT Job! Delicious Food Y Drinks!!!

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QnsQT1123
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to this restaurant...again on Thanksgiving Day...and it was just as good as it was my first time three years ago. The food is AMAZING! The service is AMAZING! For desert, though not traditional Cuban, the chocolate volcano cake is to die for! Amor Cuban is easily the best Cuban food in Harlem.

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Jeenygirl
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a family tradition to go to Amor Cubano for holidays and birthdays. We love the food, the staff, the neighborhood for people watching and the easy access. We’ll never stop going there❤️

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vipHuguetteP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shrimp empanadas were a great start. The mojito is very good, mango was my favorite. The beans were very good although could have use a bit more salt in my opinion. Some said they were fine, some said a bit more garlic or salt would be good(difficult to please a cuban cooking family with outside cuban food). My family enjoyed the vaca frita and the palomilla. Maduros and tostones were excellent. The budín with guava was a hit. Service was very attentive and they even added a bit more rum to please my uncle who asked for it on his cuba libre. Will recommend this place to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Overpriced, terrible food, mushy paela, noisy hard to keep a conversation...

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NancyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Mom Enjoyed her Birthday. Server Kathy is Great.

MT
MaryT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

First off, the restaurant was not terribly clean. The bandstand which we were seated next to was filthy. The ham croquettes were mushy & tasteless, Arroya con Pollo had a few pieces of chicken cubes mixed in with a lot of rice, also tasteless. Vaca fritta was inedible, tough stringy pieces of meat, also tasteless. Ropa viejo was so so. The staff was very pleasant & attentive. Overall, very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious authentic cuisine. Well prepared and priced. Worth the trip uptown.

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TSBKLYN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, music, and great for kids. Excellent hospitality!

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AndreaB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, the live band was great, and the service was perfect!

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vipJrfoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. The band was amazing.

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vipTTop
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice establishment with beautiful decor, great food and warm, personable service.

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SOUAD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, live music is great. Food was very tasty and typical Cuban dishes on the menu., we had Churrasco and ropa vieja and I do recommend them! Will definitely come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Its was a great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went on a Saturday night. Live music was amazing and the food and drinks were yummy.

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vipSatisfied
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. Very generous portions. The live entertainment was great. Definitely a place to go back to.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

JD
JohnD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and very good service. It is a really fun place with live entertainment and a real Cuban flair. We enjoyed dining there very much.

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vipjoses
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have dined here several times and never had a problem. But, They must have had a bad day. Food was cold. Desert was bland. Hopefully it was a one time thing.

FAQs

Amor Cubano does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates.

Amor Cubano is rated 4.7 stars by 410 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 bookings at the moment.