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Tropical Sensation Restaurant

953 Amsterdam Ave., New York , NY 10025 40.800936 -73.965153
nr. 107th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-222-2933 Send to Phone

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

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Sun-Thu, 8:30am-11pm; Thu-Sat, 8:30am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 103rd St.



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

95th St. to 116th St., Seventh Ave./Central Park West to Amsterdam Ave.


While the name may elicit giggles, the food at Tropical Sensation is serious business. Under a fresco of frolicking colorful birds, a neighborhood crowd chows on heaping helpings of steak, pork, and seafood. A decent Caribbean paella comes in two sizes, but sized “for one,” it overflows with enough clams, crab, and lobster to challenge the most serious eater (or two). The lengthy drink list features tropical juices and shakes, including the Dominican specialty, Morir Soñando (to die dreaming), a slurp-worthy concoction of evaporated milk and orange juice. With daily lunch specials, Tropical Sensation is the Manhattan Valley destination for homey island fare at prices even your abuelita can appreciate.

Recommended Dishes

Paella Caribeña, $26; ropa vieja sobre yucafongo, $20