There is something special about island cuisine. Unique flavors grow while culinary ideas are exchanged. Tropical Sensation, which opened in the summer of 2008, is where these Flavors of the World meet. This family owned and run restaurant specializes in Tropical Spanish/Caribbean food with dishes from each of the islands and a weekly rotation of regional dishes that’ll have you island hopping without leaving Bloomingdale.
“We opened here because there is a great diversity in the neighborhood with old and new residents, people of all ages and from all over.”
“We opened here because there is a great diversity in the neighborhood with old and new residents, people of all ages and from all over” says owner Jose Clemente, who runs the restaurant with his wife Maria, and children Jose Jr. and Joseline. “The restaurant itself can seem roomy compared to other places in NYC that try to crunch in as many people as possible in tables barely inches apart.” They love the area and are happy to share a block with other established neighborhood favorites like Awash and Mama’s Pizza, as well as newcomers like the Ellington, Yasha Ramen, and La Toulousaine.
Come over to Tropical Sensation’s beautifully designed 60 seat dining room for a comfortable sit down meal, a daily lunch special, or a regional favorite. Several craftspeople were involved in decorating the space: with a mural painted by an artist from the Dominican Republic and a wood worker designing a custom 60 foot bench along the front wall of the restaurant. It’s a unique mix of crafts, traditions, and of course delicious food, that will have you coming back.
953 Amsterdam Avenue
Spanish/Latin Caribbean Restaurant
Daily Lunch Specials, Happy Hour Specials
feature by: Alex Zamudio