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Amor Cubano

2018 Third Ave., New York, NY 10029 40.794731 -73.942399
nr. 111th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-996-1220 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin American
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

amorcubanonyc.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 110th St.

Prices

$15-$22

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Special Occasion
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

93rd St. to 125th St., First Ave. to Fifth Ave.

Profile

Amor Cubano brings Latin food in an upscale setting to the El Barrio section of East Harlem, where charging $13 for a Cuban sandwich seems like a recipe for failure. But the locals still flock here, perhaps because that Cuban sandwich can easily feed two and is chock full of juicy roasted pork, ham and melted Swiss cheese. 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 eight different kinds, including mango, ginger, champagne and coconut variations—at the sleek bar in the front of the restaurant, where a three-piece band plays Cuban standards on the weekends. 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.

Recommended Dishes

Tostones rellenos, $9; vaca frita, $18; lechon asado, $19; tres leches, $6

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