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Restaurant Name: Agozar
Address: 324 Bowery
New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-677-6773
Cuisine: Cuban cuisine
Price Range: $$
Restaurant Details:


All major Credit cards accepted
Price range : 14 to 20 per dinner entree
Great for bdays and dates

Agozar - spanish for "to have fun" or "Enjoy".

The place is very warm with a brick wall with lanterns and pictures of cuba.  Nice touch! What I really didn't like was the fake palm tree with christmas lights in the back (as I am not a fan of faux plants) but it suited the place well.  The restaurant I noticed is shaped like an L and ends up around the corner with an exit on the avenue side of the block.  Music was traditional cuban tunes which definitely  corresponded with the theme... I got a menu and asked for specials...  There was none at the moment but was advised there's half priced tapas and drinks at the bar everyday between 5 and 8.  I would highly consider coming back for that.
Now to my order... I'm more of a meat guy so I ordered the chicharonnes de pollo as I was advised that was the servers favorite dish.  It came shortly after and at first bite I can tell you it was not going to be my favorite.  Seems like the breading absorbed a heavy amount of bad tasting oil.  I left it alone but what I can say about the dish is that it came on a skewer with a lime sauce on top so the presentation was a good attempt. 
The staff is very attentive which is always a plus.  And helped me choose a couple of others starters. For me try either the rellenitos or the calamari.
Now to the entree: vaca frita..  Braised beef meat sauteed with onions to a char.. Tasted it: hmm!! this dish was a hit. Caramelized perfectly with texture and a hint of a soy sauce substituting for salt. The sweet plantains along with the staple cuban black beans and rice gave it a perfect balance.  All I can say is that I would order this dish again whenI come back.
I would highly recommend this place for anybody especially during happy hour - as well as to celebrate their birthday or Brunch.
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They also offer comedy shows and special events


Monday - Thursday

Lunch: 12 PM - 4 PM

Dinner: 5PM- 11 PM


Lunch: 12 PM - 4 PM

Dinner: 5 PM - 3 AM

Kitchen is open until 12 AM


Brunch: 12 PM - 4 PM

Dinner: 5 PM -3 AM

Kitchen is open until 12 AM


Brunch: 12PM - 4 PM

Dinner: 5PM - 10PM


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