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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City
  • Address:
    2801 Pacific Avenue
    Tropicana Quarter Brighton & The Boardwalk
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Atlantic City
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (609) 348-6700
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch (with lunch favorites as well):
    Monday - Thursday : 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Latin American, Caribbean
  • Executive Chef: Guillermo Pernot
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: After dinner hours, on Fridays, Saturdays and for special events, Cuba Libre clears the tables and turns up the Latin rhythm as professional salsa dancers, musicians and other entertainers perform floor shows in the dining room. Between shows guests dance to a DJ spinning tropical dance, salsa, merengue, bachata & Latin house.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brighton & The Boardwalk
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Tropicana has a paid Parking Garage and also offers Valet Parking. Follow signs to The Quarter. Street Parking also available.
A word from Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City
Passing through the doors of Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar in The Quarter at Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City transports guests to Old Havana, Cuba of the 1940s.

The restaurant's atmosphere offers the unique combination of Latin warmth, flavor and splendor - from the "movie set" re-creation of an Old Havana street scene to the steamy Cuban rhythms. One-of-a-kind millwork and architectural salvage including unique doors, gates, cabinetry, furniture and accessories help capture the essence of old Cuban architecture. Colorful exotic foliage and large potted palm trees add to Cuba Libre's open-air, tropical ambiance. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I wasn't so impressed with this place. The food was OK, nothing special or worth raving over. The mojitos are TERRIBLE. It's a nice atmosphere and our waitress was great. But the people greeting you in at the front are terrible and should be replaced. They told us they were completely booked for a table of 7 as I was there with a group of friends celebrating a birthday. We even asked if they could split us up into 2 tables and they said no. But I was able to reserve 2 tables through Open Table. Such liars. I will never go to this place again or recommend it, unless it's ONLY for the bar scene."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Atmosphere, food and service were perfect. Had a 5:30 dinner reservation and wasn't too crowded but when we left about an hour later, very busy. Loved it as did my 17 year old granddaughter and my daughter."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The "Tastes of Cuba" dinner is a wonderfully delicious selection of very generous portions at a bargain price. The remainder of the menu is equally well-prepared and reasonably priced. Service was rushed (which was especially inexcusable as we dined quite early)."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "All around great food and drinks with reasonable pricing. 15 tastes of Cuba is a great value."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was great and the waiter was awsome the bar was great the wine was alas wonderfull"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food & Service was outstanding, scenic and Music made it a romantic evening...."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I knew Cuba Libre had a great reputation and it absolutely met it. The waiter was awesome and the food fabulous. We also had a pitcher of mojitos for our group which was so tasty and complemented the meal excellently. I would go back every time I am looking for a great place for dinner."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Had high hopes but the food was downright awful and the ambience pretentious. The last straw was the bill presented in a cigar box. Give me a break!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was out of this work genuine Cuba/ Latino cuisine .. 10 out of 10 service, food, ambiance and bar"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The last time I went to CL there food was so good I would salivate just thinking about it After this past weekend we were not impressed at all. We ordered three appetizers: guacamole, shrimp mixto, & yuca.fritas. none were as good as I remembered them to be 2 years ago. The guacamole had pineapple which is disgusting. The only good part about appetizers was the bread and butter! For entrees we ordered the churasco. This was good.. not perfect but.good. as for our waiter, he was nice but didn't come.around to check on us as much as he should have. My friend ordered the salmon and ended up sending it back. He was happy to help her with this and brought her the ropa.vieja. instead and she liked it."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great way to end our honeymoon. Our waiter need to teach classes. Top service. Loved every moment."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A warm and inviting welcome by the beautiful hostesses was quickly followed up be the prompt, professional and curteous service of our waiter. The food was incredibly delicious and satisfying. I will definitely recommend Cuba Libre Restaurant to Atlantic City visitors. An exceptionally pleasant experience from beginning to end."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My friend and I ate at Cuba Libre two nights ago. The food was divine: we had mojitos, guacamole, ribs and salmon and everything was delicious. The setting was fun and lively. But our service was super-slow -- dinners all around us were eating and leaving long before any food came to our table. I guess our particular server was not the best."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "LOTS of bachelorette parties --- SERIOUSLY. My boyfriend asked if he was the only dude when we walked in. But, it was a great experience. The appetizers and tapas are much better than the rest of the food, but everything was great. Would recommend to a friend, for sure."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Girls night out was a great time. The Cuban food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxing and fun. Our server Joel was friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "everything was excellent and a wonderful time was had by all. the only comment i would make is that it is just too dark by the dinner tables."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was amazing, service was amazing, the whole experience was amazing ."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was unbelievable. The sangria pitchers are large"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great tasting menu! Drinks also very good. Would recommend for a fun date night............."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I think we ordered the best possible dinner in AC. The 15 dish cuba sampler dinner was a win from start to finish."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food is always on point, and the service is right there with it."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We dined here on Sunday evening. Good thing we had a reservation because it was packed! The food was very good, but the service was a bit slow. Perhaps the service suffered a bit because the restaurant was so crowded. Anyway, I would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Stay away, they did not honor the resrvation, lied about table availability, acted like thugs at a manhatten club )gawd its atlantic city) and benerally very rude to my familyand me. Not fit for a family, specializes in drunk bachelorettes and those who hunt this species"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Being very excited to dine there ,I was just a little disappointed ..the drinks ( mojito) were very good and pricey from $9-12. Appetizers were delicious but prior to that I was told their specialty bread would be out soon well I had to ask "3" times!! Which mind you came out after appetizers.lol...but it was good ...my dinner choice was the " mango mojito shrimp" ( on the menu $25) 6 very nice large shrimp that I thought was going to have a Latin mango flavor as described etc..well I only got to eat 1 1/2 It was sooooo salty I couldn't bear it! Had absolutely NO MANGO MOJITO flavor what's so ever but just the taste of salt with bok Choy I was really disgusted at that point..very politely I sent it back. And didn't order another"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been here once before when in Atlantic City. The food is solidly well prepared and fresh. On this visit I had black bean soup as an appetizer, which was very good, though I personally prefer when it has at least a small kick, which it did not have. My mojito shrimp were very flavorful and well worth ordering. The cost was moderately high, though for a casino hotel restaurant, it probably was more in the moderate range and a good value. The service was polite and attentive without being overbearing. The atmosphere is casual and festive. Save some of your money to visit Cuba Libre before gambling it away."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great service, staff, ambience! A little pricey but everything we ate was wonderful! Portion size not huge so you leave full but not stuffed and I would highly recommend the caipirinhas! I preferred the guava but it's a great (but strong) drink! Loved it!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "From the time I arrived and the server came by to gently drape my napkin in my lap, I knew I was in for something special. For starters I had a Mint, Ginger and Honey Caipirinha; my hubby had a Havana Iced Tea. Our tropical drinks came quickly and were well made. For our main course, we ordered a Plato Gaucho. It contained a LARGE sirloin steak and a rolled skirt steak; both steaks were incredibly tender. This entree also contained 2 chorizo sausage links, 4 large shrimp and 2 moderately sized chicken breasts. I found the chicken was a little too heavily seasoned with sage for my liking, but everything else on the plate was fantastic as were the dipping sauces. The server was attentive but not clingy. Just a perfect evening!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Only reason why we come to AC.. Food is worth the drive from NY.. Absolutely delicious. Great service and great ambiance.."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Looked up best restaurants in Atlantic City on a quick two day trip with the girls. Was very surprised at how great the food was! Drinks were amazing as well!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We always make a point to eat here st least once when w are in AC. W have never had a bad meal.great appetizers.main courses are a good size and always consistent."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate a friend's birthday and it was awesome. It was a wonderful and entertaining experience. Food was good, service was marvelous and the music was simply brilliant. The music will make you dance for sure. My group loved the restaurant and thanked me for selecting it for making their night memorable. I am looking forward to come back soon in the near future. Thank you for your service"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Came Saturday night with my friend for dinner and drinks. Everything went smoothly. Friendly service ."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We really enjoy Cuba Libre. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere makes us feel as though we are in Havana. The drinks are delicious. Recommend the Guantanamo Bay and the Raspberry Mojito, which are the drinks we had this time, although all that we've had are great. I also recommend the sea bass. We were not rushed through and had a fabulous meal and a good time. Service, too, was excellent. Dinner was great from start to finish, and we finished with cafe con leche and cafe Cuba Libre."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband & I celebrated our anniversary and we had a perfect anniversary thanks to Cuba Libre. The service was amazing, the food was AMAZING, Drinks were excellent. And I felt like it was an excellent value. Totally worth of every penny."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My husband and I went to dinner for our weekend at the Jersey Beach. We had a great time, the service was wonderful and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Unfortunately food was served too quickly. We were served three courses in less than an hour. However I think tat was the plan for the restaurant since it was in a casino"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband does ALL the cooking at our house and it is very difficult to find a restaurant that meets his expectations. Cuba Libre not only met but exceeded them!! Thanks sooo much!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Exquisite ambiance and good food. Great music after 11"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food flavor wasn't terrible but the over salting was a reoccurring theme through every dish. Starting from the meatballs, the potato meat pie, the guacamole and vaca frita."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The hostess was great accommodating us as we arrived late, The waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/7/2014