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Azucar - CLOSED

495 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310
+1 201-222-0090
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
12 Aug 2015
“A good night was had by all”
16 Sep 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
££ - £££
495 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310
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11 - 20 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 24 October 2013

Had happy hour drinks (super cheap and lasted until 8:30pm) and dinner. Decent Cuban food, delicious chips and guacamole appetizer. Service is good, prices are decent, great ambiance.

1  Thank M C
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Our waiter was mediocre. The food was ok but just the service has to get better. We had a cocktail drink made which had only a pinch of alcohol so I asked to have some more alcohol added, the waiter had the oddasity to say...More

1  Thank NYChotellier
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Their shelled mussels in white wine and saffron OMG! I could eat like 3 of them and be done for the night. I eat there every month and have had all the steaks, make sure you get the brown rice and beans.

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

The plantain chips and guacamole was great but cilantro dip and yuca fries were starchy. The mains of tropical steak and chicken salad were good but a little salty. The waitress was very pleasant but busy. The table in the restaurant lacked atmosphere without music....More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 15 July 2013

So maybe it was my headache, but the music -- appropriately Cuban -- was a little too loud. We weren't very hungry so we ordered the appetizer sampler. Totally enough for 2 people for a light dinner. Very disappointed with the drink selection -- not...More

Thank VLD_60
Reviewed 1 May 2013

The food at Azucar was really exciting. It's difficult to find decent Cuban food outside of the city, and this was authentic enough. The appetizers were a decent size and the variety of taste was really good. The mojo sauce for the pork was exquisite....More

Thank Amnesty1
Reviewed 29 April 2013

My wife was born in Cuba and is always looking for Cuban restaurants to try. She heard about Azucar from her hairdresser who also happens to be Cuban. This past Saturday we decided to take our son to Azucar to celebrate his birthday. I was...More

Thank SteveMcBride_NJ
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Excellent food and excellent service!! We will definitely be back. Better than some of the NYC restaurants!!

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 3 April 2013

This is a favorite date night spot for my husband and me. Neither of us has yet had a meal that wasn't wonderful. The portions are extremely generous, so plan on taking some home unless you bring a big appetite. The service has always been...More

Thank springdove42
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Pleasant service, quick, ample food. Restaurant food in NYC can be SOOOOOOOOO expensive. But this was so good, we went back two times. Cuban cuisine is new to me, but a delightful change. The mussels and garlic shrimp were amazing. Loved the beans and rice....More

Thank Persille
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
22:00 - 11:30
22:00 - 11:30
22:00 - 11:30
01:00 - 15:00
01:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310
    (Newport Waterfront)
  • Public Transportation: PATH train stop is Newport Lightrail stop is Newport/Pavonia
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-222-0090
  • E-mail
In the booming Newport area of Jersey City, Azucar offers an escape from the surrounding corporate jungle to the carefree world of 1950s Havana. Inside, robust palm trees and Cuban nostalgia set the scene for a tropical getaway. On Thurs-Sat nights, a live band or DJ in the lounge plays all varieties of Latin music and engages guests to show off their dance moves or relax while enjoying flavorful mojitos. The center of attention is the traditional Cuban cuisine, prepared expertly by Vazquez and his loyal staff. Vazquez's attention to detail and authenticity result in dishes that make his mother proud. Upstairs is the only smoking lounge in Hudson County, a cozy enclave with dark wood paneling, deep couches, a full bar and cigar humidor, and tables for dominos and chess. Also available are a VIP room and a private party space. In season, the outdoor patio offers views of nearby Manhattan. Although you can't enter Cuba legally, a trip to Azucar certainly comes close.
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