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Azucar: A Piece of Cuba in the Heart of Jersey City

June 18, 2013

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When making the decision to dine out, you compare restaurants by cuisine, price, location, ambiance and more. But when deciding to dine out at Azucar, you are looking for more than just a place to eat, you are searching for an experience.

At Azucar, that is exactly what you will get. The restaurant is enormous. Decorated to resemble the sort of architectural designs used in Cuba, the aesthetic patterns, décor and lights will keep you doe eyed while trying to look down at the menu.

Once you’ve broken away from the restaurant’s exclusive nightclub feel, the excitement of ordering from the mouthwatering menu begins to sink in.

Azucar Ensalada de Pollo

The crispy fried plantain chips with cilantro dip, or the sweet plantain wrapped in bacon and fried to a crisp perfection are both excellent choices. The appetizer list is sure not to be taken lightly, you will end up ordering more than one item from this section of the menu. You must try their chorizo, skewers of filet mignon and croquetas. Delightfully flavored dishes that will leave you in even more anticipation for the main course.

Make sure to try their top sirloin, Ensalada Veradero or Chef Nick’s famous Cuban sandwich that even blew away Bobby Flay’s version while competing on his Food Network program. If you still have room for dessert, the flan is a crowd pleaser along with the Natilla Azucar which is basically a Cuban version of the crème brulee.

Surprise your companion by inviting them to a romantic night out. With an incredible menu and a VIP-like ambiance that transports you to Cuba, you’re both sure to have a magical time. Night out with the guys or girls, this is the place to make friends, escape from the hustle and bustle of the Jersey City streets and treat yourself to a Cuban night out.

495 Washington Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07310

Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Friday 11:30 AM-12AM
Saturday 2PM-2AM
Sundays & Mondays Closed

Images: Azucar

Kymberlee Fajardo is a freelance writer and photographer working in NY/NJ. Her passion for photography blossomed from her love and appreciation of all things culinary. After graduating culinary school in NYC and a few line cook stints in NYC and NJ, she finally pursued her fascination with photography by capturing delectable goods while documenting her recipes and restaurant reviews. Her style has evolved from simply gourmet to capturing all aspects of human life. Fashion, boudoir, vintage, glamour, travel, art and more. When asked to describe her shooting style she simply states, “I aim to make you happy, hungry or ponder.” You can follow her culinary thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.