Romantic trappings like live salsa music, servers sporting traditional guayabera shirts and an intimate dark-wood dining room couldn’t compensate for unremarkable food at this uptown spot. Cuban steak arrived as a leathery, minuscule rectangle—the result of languishing in the pan beyond our order of medium. Desserts like a dense sponge of tres leches cake drenched with sweet condensed milk and blanketed by an unctuous frosting were a disappointment. This gritty stretch of East Harlem desperately needed a romantic eatery, but Amor Cubano didn’t spark our passion.
|Venue name:||Amor Cubano||Contact:|
2018 Third Ave
|Cross street:||at 111th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–midnight; Sat, Sun 11am–midnight.|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 110th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|