Zona de Cuba featured on Urbanoire

Filled with passion and fire, Zona de Cuba is a Bronx rooftop restaurant serving a menu of first-class Cuban cuisine. We loved the croquetes, seafood paella, mofongo, and pan-seared chicken breast, especially because they all came with the essential accoutrements–platanos maduros or fritos, savory black beans, yuca, and more.

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The Top 50 New York City Rooftop Bars

According to the US News and World Report, New York is the fourth most diverse city in the United States. This spectacular diversity has forged a unique culinary culture all its own, many of it staged on some of the most stunning rooftops in the world.

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The Best NYC Rooftop Bars for Golden Hour Hangs

The craving for chilled cocktails, a solid dose of vitamin D, and immaculate views is a bonafide guarantee this time of year—and lucky for us, NYC’s rooftop bar scene thrives during the summer.

On top of exploring the city’s fun weekend activities and checking out cool art exhibits and clubs, sipping on a drink during golden hour at a sky-high watering hole right now is something we’re willing to make a priority.

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13 Sun-Soaked Rooftops for Eating and Drinking in NYC

Outdoor dining setups have considerably leveled up over the last year of the pandemic, from cordoned-off sidewalk stools to full-blown outdoor dining rooms. But for the few months of spring and summer that are unofficially known as rooftop season in New York, some of the best outdoor seats are found atop breweries, bars, and restaurants. Here are 13 of our favorite shaded spots in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

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Where to Explore Cuban Culture in NYC

Grab a drink at the Bronx’s Zona de Cuba (558 Grand Concourse), its colorful, plant-filled rooftop outdoor patio offering views of the city skyline. Lounge on plush rainbow seats while sipping a mojito criollo or glass of sangria, or enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner underneath the twinkling stringed lights and shaded umbrellas. The space is just as airy and lush inside too, bedecked with sparkling chandeliers and filled with plants set against a black-and-white-tiled floor. There’s live music and dancing too.

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Customer Comments

This place was amazing, ambient was great, staff, cleanliness, music & drink was unbelievable. We had a party of 20 including kids. I would recommend.

– Mary Wall Favorite

I've been coming to this restaurant for some time and it never disappoints. I recently held a birthday dinner and I must say the assistant manager Alexander Chan did a more than wonderful job at setting up the entire night. The food was divine, the decor was exquisite, and the music was dope. The waiter Eduardo was attentive and always made the best recommendations. My guests loved the birthday dinner and now they all want to have their birthdays at ZDC (copycats lol). I owe everything to Alexander Chan and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to hold an event. Thank you to Alexander, Eduardo, and ZDC for making my special night memorable and PERFECT!!! 🙂


– Alex Mahabir

BEAUTIFUL place with delicious food, strong drinks, fast service and great music. Honestly, a 10/10 all around. Lots of good photo ops as well.

– Sharmela Bhagwant

I have been here over 5 times this year and these guys do not miss. The food is amazing every time and there is always something new to try. Their service always makes me feel like a vip

– Emmanuel Preko

This place is amazing! The prices are fair for the experience! When i went there was a live band and the wait experience is meant for queens! The staff had us wait in the most exquisite waiting area and w we had access to the bar. My wife enjoyed the bar and the great photo opportunity and let may say there were many! The seats themselves were beautiful and we had a great view of the sunset and the moonrise. The presentation of the food was great and the ingredients were the freshest available. My wife is hard to please and she was very pleased. I recommend the chupame la piña! They had every premium alcohol! The owner has created a great experience!

-Cristian Rodriguez

Absolutely loved the place!!!! Is spacious and has a tropical but casual atmosphere. The food is very delicious, drinks are great and the music was amazing. The dj on Saturday nights will keep you dancing the whole night! Totally loved it!!!


I went on a Sunday and the service was fast. This place is beautifully decorated and makes you feel like you’re in Miami. The food was good. Upper scale so its in the higher price range. Live band after 7pm. Awesome music out in the patio area. Easy parking. Safe.