With its ever-changing coordinates and conspicuous absence from the Beach Boys' "Kokomo," Cuba is one of the more difficult to locate Caribbean nations. Dig into this enigma with a fork, knife, and today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Cuban fare and drinks at Amor Cubano, located in Harlem.
Recently profiled by Zagat, Gayot, and New York magazine, Amor Cubano’s festive chefs dishes out homestyle Cuban fare in a lively, colorful setting. Start digestive fiestas by sinking inexperienced teeth into Tia Teresa’s tostones rellenos, green plantains stuffed with a choice of beef, chicken, or shrimp ($8), or the Amor Cubano salad, a flavorful mélange of watercress, blue cheese, pineapple, and walnuts drowning in tropical mango vinaigrette ($8.50). The ropa vieja shreds skirt steak, braises it in garlic sauce and fresh tomatoes, and parks it haphazardly in head garages ($16), and the enchilados de camarones plop juicy braised shrimp into a creole sauce made with garlic, onions, thyme, and white wine ($17). Sink loose lips into co-dependent relationships with Amor Cubano’s heartbreakingly delicious mojitos in mango ($10), champagne ($10) or traditional ($9) varietals while shaking tails to live bands playing Tuesdays through Sundays.
Amor Cubano captures the delicious essence of Cuban cuisine with sumptuous brunches, lunches and dinners of juicy steaks, tender stewed meats, and tasty cocktails. Plates of grilled chorizo, flavorful ropa vieja, and mouthwatering plantains invite taste buds to a sizzling culinary salsa dance, and fresh mussels, shrimp, and fish serenade palates with Spanish-language sea shanties. Throughout the restaurant, brick accents and artwork sate optic appetites, and regular live Latin music and dancing keep toes tapping to exotic rhythms.
2018 3rd Ave.
Harlem, New York 10029Get Directions