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324 Bowery, New York, NY 10012 (at nr. Bleecker St.)
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Reviews

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Best

Agozar Cuban Bistro infuses the Bowery with the liveliest Cuban food NYC has to offer. Our Cuban restaurant...

Worst

Maybe they're just getting their sea legs. I don't know. But here's what I thought. The margaritas were too tart. The space cramped. The service disorganized(though very nice...

Great Place!! 9/27/2009

This is a great place to be at. \r the service is perfect and the food is delicious. I always have a great time with my friends over there. Everyone is friendly & cool. \r If you wanna have some fun, go there on friday after work, you won't regret it!! and the people who go to this bar are cool & decent\r \r Besides all that, the owner is hot and his friends even hotter!! \r Pros: the best mojitos... more

Good Times 9/24/2009

Definitely a nice spot to attend on the weekend. I don't do the happy hour and haven't tried much of the food. What i did have was tasty. But the bar service is always excellent and I find the mojitos to be some of the best in the city for the money. When you go outside you can see some other spots in the area with all their button down shirt, hard bottom shoed, i'm not from here douchery in full force. Fortunately you will not experience that at Agozar. Its a chill atmosphere. You can wear hats and sneakers. You can drink outside when its warm enough as well. Saturdays they usually have a good DJ. I love this place and always go back for more. I see some bad reviews on here but they are pretty old. I had a blast last weekend. Do you and your friends a favor and check it out. If Ron is bartending you can't go wrong. Pros: Sick Mojitos cool bartenders more

Good Times 9/24/2009

Definitely a nice spot to attend on the weekend. I don't do the happy hour and haven't tried much of the food. What i did have was tasty. But the bar service is always excellent and I find the mojitos to be some of the best in the city for the money. When you go outside you can see some other spots in the area with all their button down shirt, hard bottom shoed, i'm not from here douchery in full force. Fortunately you will not experience that at Agozar. Its a chill atmosphere. You can wear hats and sneakers. You can drink outside when its warm enough as well. Saturdays they usually have a good DJ. I love this place and always go back for more. I see some bad reviews on here but they are pretty old. I had a blast last weekend. Do you and your friends a favor and check it out. If Ron is bartending you can't go wrong. Pros: Sick Mojitos cool bartenders more

Food Good, Ambience Fair, Service Poor. Didnt really Agozar. 7/29/2009

Considering it was our first time there, the Welcome was not warm. Dissapointment set in from the time we met the host who greeted us with a (Huh?) when we asked if the ask if the Airconditiong was on. The subpar experience contiued when the waiter first approached the table. No introduction, no run down on of the menu, no personality period. When we mentioned that it was our first time there he said "thats nice". Ummm. Food was ok, I have had better Cuban. Apps were small and odd numbered portions. Entrees were better, vaca fita was pretty good. Chocalate cake alamode was pretty in presentaion but dry as new sponge. Over all a dissapointment for spending $200 for 4 people. If your just looking for a place with cheap happy hours drinks, mediocre service and so so atmosphere, then go there, it is the place for you. However if you value your money, time and wish to be happy with your service, meal and drinks, look elsewhere. You'll be glad you did. This is NYC you can get a drink and some eats anywhere but if youre not pleased when you leave you'll be asking your self, "was it really worth it? Pros: Appetizers were small yet decent, Vaca Frita was Good Cons: Wait Staff & Host Mediocre at Best, Restrooms Filthy more

Food Good, Ambience Fair, Service Poor. Didnt really Agozar. 7/29/2009

Considering it was our first time there, the Welcome was not warm. Dissapointment set in from the time we met the host who greeted us with a (Huh?) when we asked if the ask if the Airconditiong was on. The subpar experience contiued when the waiter first approached the table. No introduction, no run down on of the menu, no personality period. When we mentioned that it was our first time there he said ""thats nice"". Ummm. Food was ok, I have had better Cuban. Apps were small and odd numbered portions. Entrees were better, vaca fita was pretty good. Chocalate cake alamode was pretty in presentaion but dry as new sponge. Over all a dissapointment for spending $200 for 4 people. If your just looking for a place with cheap happy hours drinks, mediocre service and so so atmosphere, then go there, it is the place for you. However if you value your money, time and wish to be happy with your service, meal and drinks, look elsewhere. You'll be glad you did. This is NYC you can get a drink and some eats anywhere but if youre not pleased when you leave you'll be asking your self, ""was it really worth it? Pros: Appetizers were small yet decent, Vaca Frita was Good Cons: Wait Staff & Host Mediocre at Best, Restrooms Filthy more

Start off disappointing but improves 7/26/2009

A friend and I went for a girls night out. When we arrived the kitchen was about to close but we were able to order. The waitress gave a bit of an attitude. The food was excellent, very good in favor and portion. I had the paella, great highly recommend. Since we arrived with twenty minutes to midnight we asked about the special at the bar. The bartender did the right thing and gave us 2 for 1 on drinks which were very good (sangria). At the end of the night when the bill came it was very fair and reasonable Pros: the food was excellent Cons: services need improvement more

Start off disappointing but improves 7/26/2009

A friend and I went for a girls night out. When we arrived the kitchen was about to close but we were able to order. The waitress gave a bit of an attitude. The food was excellent, very good in favor and portion. I had the paella, great highly recommend. Since we arrived with twenty minutes to midnight we asked about the special at the bar. The bartender did the right thing and gave us 2 for 1 on drinks which were very good (sangria). At the end of the night when the bill came it was very fair and reasonable Pros: the food was excellent Cons: services need improvement more

Great place to enjoy yummy food!! 6/25/2009

1) They have great happy hour deals whcih is always a plus when living in the city 2) they have amazing mojitos (which was discovered during a happy hour) and 3) the food is fantastic. I personally love spanish-type foods anytime, anywhere and will eat it all the time if I could. I really love their plantain chips and they have them on the side too which are even yummier. I really enjoy the food and their Ropa Vieja is fantastic, juicy, tender ... everything you want in great food! more

No GO 3/3/2009

Mojito sucks,drink smelled like raw pork,sweet plaintains is merely fried banans,not event sweet,shrimps w garlic sauce is mini tiny shrimps. No go for food. more

No GO 3/3/2009

Mojito sucks,drink smelled like raw pork,sweet plaintains is merely fried banans,not event sweet,shrimps w garlic sauce is mini tiny shrimps. No go for food. more

Nosotros Agozamos! (we enjoyed ourselves!) 2/3/2009

I planned a Happy Hour get-together for 10 of my friends/co-workers at Agozar this past Friday. Because Agozar is such a small place (per their website pictures), I made the reservations a week in advance and there were no problems. They even confirmed the night before. This was our first time there and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. It was conveniently located from the "6" train so no one got lost. The service was excellent and very attentive. We took advantage of the 2 for one Happy Hour drinks and tapas. There was a nice crowd, it was clean, the music was good and not so loud that we had to scream to hear each other talk and the drinks definitely weren't weak like in many other bars/lounges in NYC. A great time was had by everyone... I definitely recommend this place for a fun Happy Hour! Pros: Great appetizers and drink selection Cons: The place is kinda small so if you're a big group, you should make reservations. more

Nosotros Agozamos! (we enjoyed ourselves!) 2/3/2009

I planned a Happy Hour get-together for 10 of my friends/co-workers at Agozar this past Friday. Because Agozar is such a small place (per their website pictures), I made the reservations a week in advance and there were no problems. They even confirmed the night before. This was our first time there and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. It was conveniently located from the ""6"" train so no one got lost. The service was excellent and very attentive. We took advantage of the 2 for one Happy Hour drinks and tapas. There was a nice crowd, it was clean, the music was good and not so loud that we had to scream to hear each other talk and the drinks definitely weren't weak like in many other bars/lounges in NYC. A great time was had by everyone... I definitely recommend this place for a fun Happy Hour! Pros: Great appetizers and drink selection Cons: The place is kinda small so if you're a big group, you should make reservations. more

Great drinks, very friendly people, cute atmosphere 12/28/2008

My three friends and I stopped in to get some drinks and tapas--everyone there, from the staff, the ""regulars"" and the other people there were so friendly. The drinks were wonderful and the service was exceptional. I would love to go back. THere was a great special--2 drinks for the price of 1, and we were there on a Saturday night at 11! They even gave us the same deal for the tapas. The only thing is that the place is a bit small/cramped. Pros: friendly people, great drinks Cons: small place more

Great drinks, very friendly people, cute atmosphere 12/28/2008

My three friends and I stopped in to get some drinks and tapas--everyone there, from the staff, the "regulars" and the other people there were so friendly. The drinks were wonderful and the service was exceptional. I would love to go back. THere was a great special--2 drinks for the price of 1, and we were there on a Saturday night at 11! They even gave us the same deal for the tapas. The only thing is that the place is a bit small/cramped. Pros: friendly people, great drinks Cons: small place more

It just keeps getting better :) A Must Try! 12/12/2008

I work closely to Agozar, so I stop by every 2 weeks or so for the Happy Hour and usually I stay a bit later because I get nestled in with my friends and we always have a good time there. I have been coming here for about 2 years and I have to say the service was poor a few months ago, but I came back because of the value and because it was one of our top hang out spots. I have to say the managers have gotten rid of the horrible service. Jorge has always been a sweetheart and they just hired the first girl I've seen in a while. She was our waitress last night and she did a great job. I sat in the dining room and the place was swamped, but I was never thirsty and our tapas were not only delicious, but they cleared the plates as soon as we finished each to make room for more. Janet was taking care of 2 huge parties and she constantly checked on us and glanced over. I've always liked the food and the atmosphere. The service took a slump for a while, but they took care of that problem. Everything came out quickly and we were given service with a genuine smile. GREAT PLACE DURING A RECESSION! This place has turned itself around :) 2 thumbs up for sure... Pros: Great Food, Upbeat Bar, Exceptional Service Cons: Small Restaurant (it is NY) more

It just keeps getting better :) A Must Try! 12/12/2008

I work closely to Agozar, so I stop by every 2 weeks or so for the Happy Hour and usually I stay a bit later because I get nestled in with my friends and we always have a good time there. I have been coming here for about 2 years and I have to say the service was poor a few months ago, but I came back because of the value and because it was one of our top hang out spots. I have to say the managers have gotten rid of the horrible service. Jorge has always been a sweetheart and they just hired the first girl I've seen in a while. She was our waitress last night and she did a great job. I sat in the dining room and the place was swamped, but I was never thirsty and our tapas were not only delicious, but they cleared the plates as soon as we finished each to make room for more. Janet was taking care of 2 huge parties and she constantly checked on us and glanced over. I've always liked the food and the atmosphere. The service took a slump for a while, but they took care of that problem. Everything came out quickly and we were given service with a genuine smile. GREAT PLACE DURING A RECESSION! This place has turned itself around :) 2 thumbs up for sure... Pros: Great Food, Upbeat Bar, Exceptional Service Cons: Small Restaurant (it is NY) more

Editorial review from GrubHub 10/28/2008

great food! everything was delicious and on time! more

we recomend NOT to come here 10/12/2008

We had an so-so exp here...while we have come here for years and I now have to agree with other reviewers , the service is unacceptable , we have been loyal to this team that brought a great happy hour to the bowery. Unfortunately they have just lost another 8+ customers. Along with the slow service that has become an every night thing here, we celebrated my birthday there last week in the evening, We were so upset at the $$$ we spent here and the slow "unfriendly" service we received. The food was so so ...drinks were way watered down and extremely slow during happy hour,at trying to get your "buy one get one" Sadly this place has gone "down the tubes" If you have not done you research and must go here to meet people I can only recommend the chorizo, its probably the their tastiest dish I guess, but by far the greasiest I have ever had. Don't bother with the happy hour...its stinks Pros: none anymore Cons: too many, slow,rude, not worth the $$ more

we recomend NOT to come here 10/12/2008

We had an so-so exp here...while we have come here for years and I now have to agree with other reviewers , the service is unacceptable , we have been loyal to this team that brought a great happy hour to the bowery.\r Unfortunately they have just lost another 8+ customers. Along with the slow service that has become an every night thing here, we celebrated my birthday there last week in the evening, We were so upset at the $$$ we spent here and the slow ""unfriendly"" service we received. The food was so so ...drinks were way watered down and extremely slow during happy hour,at trying to get your ""buy one get one"" Sadly this place has gone ""down the tubes"" If you have not done you research and must go here to meet people I can only recommend the chorizo, its probably the their tastiest dish I guess, but by far the greasiest I have ever had. Don't bother with the happy hour...its stinks Pros: none anymore Cons: too many, slow,rude, not worth the $$ more

they all have "chips on their shoulders"..yuk 10/4/2008

We ate their last week and the food wasn't awesome, mediocre at best. One of our dishes was not hot at all,... more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    The bar's upbeat Latin music, colorful stools and cocktail napkins, and a fruity drink menu are the first confirmations that Agozar lives up to its translation: "A good time." Add gracious staff, 25 tasting-sized tapas and lively noise from the dining room and you'll be planning your second visit before you've been seated. Mingle at the angled bar or hit the narrow back room where the city's pretties are celebrating birthdays like it's their full-time job.

    The Food
    Cuban-raised siblings Diana and Gerardo Perez now offer their household favorites for sharing. (Servers suggest two per person for passing.) Groups will appreciate larger plates such as the harmonious Cuban sandwich with plantain chips, or mussels steamed in a banana leaf. But smaller dishes, including skewered marinated pork, breaded steak (Grandma's recipe) and four empanadas with four sauces, are where the chef shines, making each bite a small Cuban feast.

  • 5/9/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 5pm-12am Fri 5pm-2am Sat 5pm-3am Sunday - closed, but open for private parties
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, East Village, Bowery
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