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Azucar - CLOSED

495 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310-1996
+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
Caribbean, Cuban
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495 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310-1996
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 12 August 2015

A nice evening was had, we enjoyed ourselves enormously. Great staff, service and food. I would definitely go back, when I am in NJ again.

Thank Brit-Well-travelled
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Sorry to say but as of September 2014 this place suddenly closed. Not sure why because the food was good and it always seemed busy. Guessing the rent got too high but let's see how long it stays empty. My guess is for a long...More

1  Thank Jaymaxx
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Really good time. Went for happy hour with some clients and found this place to be a lot of fun ... Great mojitos and lively service. Had some Cuban pork sandwiches...really good. Playing dominoes with the waitress and bartender was fun. My buddy and I...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We decided to eat here one night after a day shopping in Manhattan. Our family loves Cuban food, and eat it whenever we can when we are traveling. The atmosphere was too dark. The smoke coming from the Cigar Bar upstairs was unpleasant as it...More

1  Thank Gary F
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Our last night in the NYC area we were worn out and chose this restaurant because it was right by our hotel. I had never eaten Cuban food, so it was a nice experience. I ordered the chicken fried chicken and there was literally enough...More

Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I've been to Azucar several times for lunch and thoroughly enjoy their Cuban special with black bean soup. The food is good, the price is good and for lunch the meal has always been served very quickly to get you back on your way. Separately,...More

Thank Gregg S
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Very good Cuban food. I had roast pork, rice with black beans, yucca and plantains. The food was very good and the portion was HUGE! It was more like Cuban fast food, I'm sure it was all prepared ahead but they brought it all out...More

Thank javaandjazz
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Visited whilst on a business trip with recommendation but was seriously disappointed. The waiter who took the order was rude and somewhat aggressive in his nature. We were rushed to place our order and then told certain things weren't on the menu. This was a...More

Thank l15a
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We arrived around 4pm on a Sunday, so it was pretty empty. Our waitress, while very friendly was totally clueless. She had no idea what beer was on tap. I asked for a stout or porter and she arrived with an IPA and had no...More

Thank JeanB37
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Staying in Newport station for the holiday week. Had visited Azucar before, and had a good meal. Walked into the bar, had happy hour drinks (very good mojitos for $5), service great, but we notice it is chilly. Ok, no big deal, finish our drinks...More

Thank ladyj083
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:00 PM - 11:30 AM
10:00 PM - 11:30 AM
10:00 PM - 11:30 AM
1:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310-1996
    (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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