Amor Cubano brings latin food in an upscale setting to the El Barrio section of East Harlem, where. The menu adheres to Cuban favorites like vaca frita--shredded bits of steak fried with onions and copious amounts of garlic--and lechon asado, or roast pork, dripping with sour orange mojo sauce. Order a mojito--there are six different kinds, including mango, ginger, champagne and coconut variations--at the sleek bar in the front of the restaurant, where a band plays Cuban standards . Diners preferring quiet conversation can head to the back room, where the music is faintly audible and the décor evokes a backyard patio, complete with outdoor furniture and faux-laundry hanging on clotheslines to dry. Sunday brunch boasts unlimited sangria--pineapple or red wine versions--and bottomless mimosas. Amor Cubano offer romantic atmosphere, as well quality food and service that are sure to impress by couples looking to enjoy a cozy dining .
Mon-Sat: 12PM To 11:30PM
Sun: 11AM To 11:30PM
Erica T. Brooklyn NY 12/10: YELP
Yo te amo, Amor Cubano. I've been here twice, once for a bridal shower and most recently for a retirement get together. For the bridal shower, they seated us in the backroom which is so airy, well lit, and beautifully decorated with white linens and white clothes (I know that sounds weird, but trust me, it was awesome). We had some fancy mojitos and a mix of appetizers, all fantastic.
My most recent time here was just this past week. We actually ordered dinner, I had "Ropa Vieja". So good! It was in a tostones basket, sooo good. I had Tres Leches for dessert, and just enough mango mojitos.
If you are having a party and have a larger group, see if you can be in the back group, especially in the spring or summer. Apparently they have live music in the evenings on the weekend, haven't seen it myself though.
I'll be back, Amor Cubano, and not just because you're in the neighborhood I work in.
Evan C., New York, NY: YELP
The Gist: Amor Cubano has a great atmosphere! Sitting and eating here I felt like I was in a Harlem Cuban jazz club in the 60's. The food was good but the lasting memory will be the live music!!
By MikeSummer: NY MAG
Totally worth the trip uptown. An inviting place with great service and delicious food. My girlfriend, who is Cuban-American, invited me and we had a blast, the live music is incredible! If you are in New York pay a visit to this true gem in El Barrio.