Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Orlando
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Orlando

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4072261600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday and Saturdays 5pm-10:30pm.
    Happy Hour Everyday 5-6:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Caribbean, Cuban
  • Executive Chef: Guillermo Pernot
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: On Fridays, Saturdays and for special events, Cuba Libre turns up the Latin rhythm as professional salsa dancers, musicians and other entertainers perform floor shows in the dining room. After dinner hours Cuba Libre clears the tables allowing guests to dance to a DJ spinning tropical dance, salsa, merengue, bachata & Latin house.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar-Orlando offers Complementary Valet Parking.
A word from Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Orlando
Cuba Libre features a contemporary interpretation of traditional Cuban cuisine & a broad base of authentic Cuban cocktails, including an extensive rum selection highlighting our signature mojito. Passing through the doors of the restaurant, guests are transported to Havana, Cuba, circa the 1950s. One-of-a-kind mill work & architectural salvage including unique doors, gates, cabinetry, furniture & accessories help capture the essence of old Cuban architecture. Our name is our hope for the future of the treasured island nation of Cuba. Cuba Libre will not accept reservation from diners under the age of 21 after 9PM on Friday & Saturday, & the dress code for Friday & Saturday is upscale casual. Complimentary valet parking available for your convienence.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)good for groups (46)fit for foodies (42)romantic (36)hot spot (36)late-night find (34)great for outdoor dining (30)vibrant bar scene (28)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (14)scenic view (9)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (7)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • The food, ambiance, service, v.good
    Goldstar
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We experienced Cuba Libre for Magical Dining experience. Very impressed with ambiance, food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shrimp Cheese Appetizer - GOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Pallamillo steak was thickly breaded and overcooked, ate only a few bites. The pulled pork was stringy and tough. The shrimp/cheese appetizer was excellent. The restaurant was not busy early Sat evening but we felt rushed for our table to be cleared. We were looking forward to dinner at Cuba Libra but it was a big disappointment - we will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Magical Dining
    Mtron
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant has one of the biggest Magical Dining menus I've seen. The food was delicious! The drinks from the bar were good. We had a 6:30 reservation on a Friday night so it wasn't crowded or loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great
    DCDinner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The decor feels like a Cuban casona with nice upscale touches. Their food is fresh but a far shot from the real thing - Ceviche w/o rocoto pepper and paella w/o olive oil - (I know neither are Cuban dishes, but they should have thought of those things before adding to their menu). Mixed service, with poor seating process and an aloof hostess but great table waiting. I would go back just for drinks. They seem to try to improve as they followed up with a phone call.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food at Cuba Libre is on the gourmet side, ridiculously delicious and worth the price! The service was also EXCELENTE! I hope they never change the quality of food and standard of service! A great gem in the middle of all the other touristy and chain restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great fantastic service. Awesome server. He was very informative and wonderful vibe.professional that represents the restaurant well. The desserts are very very sweet. overwhelmingly underwhelming. Delicious mojitos. Especially the coconut.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David and 20 y/o daughter
    Superb
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent service. Food is great and the ambience is amaizing. Well culinary knowledgeable staff. Mojitos....OMG!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dinner I Had in Orlando!
    Thundermagic
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I visited Orlando, FL, for a week, and this was the best dinner I had during my stay. I had the Chef's tasting menu of 15 items and it was absolutely great! I think they need to work on their wine menu though, but that aside, it was a great value and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place to celebrate
    Chacha
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We dine at the Orlando location for many special ocasions from large party birthday celebrations, romantic anniversaries, to celebrating good news with family including kids. We've sit outside and also inside. The food is awesome, tasty and so different the regular restaurant chains. I've always received good service and even when I asked where they purchased the seating, the manager came out to explain everything to me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What's not to love?
    TXKs
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    An amazing experience! You need one of these in Houston. Seriously! Everything was outstanding. Mojitos are terrific. Food is unbelievably good. Really worthy of highest praise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    JTNJ
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great food all around, had a group of 12, everyone loved everything they ordered. Food is very consistent to the high quality food from their other locations
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fun atmosphere!
    dina77
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food is delicious and the atmosphere is really fun! It turns into a club at 10:30 pm on the weekends. The decor and buildout are beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific Venue
    Ashley711VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My boyfriend and I are local to Orlando and would honestly not consider Point Orlando a great location to dine...However, my opinion was completely changed last Saturday night. We had amazing service and the food was phenomenal. The price point was great and we didn't have to break the bank. Valet was even complimentary! The entire evening was terrific. I would highly recommend this location as a top restaurant to dine in Orlando. Many thanks to Eduardo for fantastic (but not obtrusive) service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but no 15 tastes of Cuba
    bobospotVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Drinks at happy hour in the bar area were reasonably priced and service was very attentive. GREAT ATMOSPHERE - BUT JUST GOOD CUBAN FOOD Do not be taken by the 15 TASTES OF CUBA, as for $39.95 you can do much better ordering individual appetizers: the Shrimp Ceviche that was excellent, the Mahi-Mahi & the Churrasco a la Cubana both good to very good. The Grilled Baby Octopus which is one my favorites, was a disappointment: tough and not grilled long enough to get the grill flavor. The Cuban Sandwich Spring Rolls was very good while the Papas Rellenas was OK. AVOID Mamá Amelia’s Empanada de la Casa, Mariquitas Cubanas, Malanga Fritters. Would go back to this restaurant for happy hour drinks and tapas at the bar, only.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Cuban food, but expensive
    KPorlando
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food was very good, and this is a great addition to the Orlando restaurant scene, especially for those that enjoy Cuban food. My only complaint is that the portions are quite modest, and the prices quite high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sinfully indulgent food & service
    TravelingJenn
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Cuba Libre is one of my favorite restaurants in Orlando. The setting and ambiance are unparalleled, as is the service. The only thing that they do better than taking care of their guests is their food. It is absolutely mouthwatering and presented thoughtfully and beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to celebrate a birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went with my brother and his 6 and 7 year old and we had such a wonderful time. There are menus for kids and the food is "friendly" for all types of tastebuds! The food is so superior and the service makes it more than a dinner out....it is truly an experience. The environment is beautiful. My brother said it was the best Mojito he ever had. My sangria was delicious. For appetizers we had empanadas, the trio with dips, the shrimp ceviche, and for dinner we had steak, fish, and pork....All truly delicious. The black beans were outstanding and the seasoning on the food is authentic! You will not be disappointed if you enjoy Cuban cuisine in an elegant environment with an excellent drink menu!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The music for the Latin dancing had a very strong beat and you could feel the bass through your clothes. However, this extreme noise level detracted was joying the evening because you could not talk to and enjoy the company of the person next too you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chainy
    GrubfinderVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Ate at Cuba Libre in Philly and it was great, the Orlando version was very average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    DiningFan
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is one of my favorite places to dine. Food is great, service is outstanding! Works for a date night or even a night out on the town with friends or family. The mojitos are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Hmb1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything was great. I enjoyed having something different instead of the same old thing everyone serves.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back in 2015
    EchevarriaTravel
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Went here with friends during our convention, wonderful. I would suggest a little better lighting no one could read the menus
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    RicksReview
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great place. Good food, great service and very pleasant! Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It reminded me of Cuba!
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The mixed grill and fried plantains were amazing! The service was great too! Try the mango mojito.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday experience
    Pride
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We just hosted a birthday dinner for my wife. It was excellent as expected, she and I had attended about a month earlier and knew it would be a great spot to bring our friends. Carlos our server was great and we will definitely attend again when we are in Orlando. You will definitely be satisfied.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The staff here really makes you feel like family! Great food, and a wide open dining room makes Cuba Libre stand out on the busy I-Drive. Will be back again for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did Not Disappoint!
    TheWTB
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    First time dining at CL. I had high hopes for some good Cuban food, but realistic expectations considering we were smack in the middle of tourist town. I was very pleasantly surprised at the level of service (which is usually the first thing to go in a tourist environment) and the quality of the meals. The next time you're on I-Drive in Orlando, do your taste buds a favor and take them to Cuba Libre!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific find
    EricVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    On a business trip to Orlando and just had dinner at Cuba Libre. Everything was delicious, fresh and well priced. Menu is varied between traditional and Cuban inspired. Fun spot, and remember to have them validate your parking....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pricey
    foodie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The food was good but not worth the prices. We may come back and try the more reasonable priced tapas.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstandingly delicious
    Luvcubalibre
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The service staff were kind and attentive and the dishes were excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High price, small portions
    diva
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was good overall, but too expensive for the portions. Price should be reduced. This is a place that I will only go once.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aron's service was the best part.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food was excellent the ambiance was delightful, and our waiter was the icing on the cake. Will go back and ask for him exclusively!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Dining experience was wonderful and food was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Latin Scene
    CaptFidel
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Open air feel. The menu was rather small but the food was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Cuban food and fun atmoshpere
    eugostocomida
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    My wife and I had a nice dinner here while on vacation to Orlando. We spent the day at Disney and wanted to have a place to relax and get some great food. We love Cuban food and this place delivered top notch quality. We also enjoyed the huge selection of authentic drinks and all the regulars. Our waitress was very helpful and very attentive. There are also occasions for more of bar scene with salsa dancing on certain nights. Great place and would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed impression
    Claire
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We could not find the restaurant on a rainy night. It is located on a plaza, tucked away from the road and is part of a complex, all under the same number. It was dark and it was raining, it took a while to find the place. The restaurant was half empty, interesting decor. The food was excellent and my friend from abroad loved it. The negative was the mojito,that I think tasted like a lemonade.I had plenty of mojitos in different restaurant to be able to tell the difference.You would expect the best mojito in Florida and in a Cuban restaurant, but that was not the case. The waiter was helpful while ordering and came back to check up on us.However, when we we leaving, there was no one. No waiter and no one at the door. Disappointing ending.
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  • Expensive but Tasty Cuban Food
    poolmantdh
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Most Cuban restaurants are small Mom and Pop stores, but not Cuba Libre. The build out is beautiful; it looks like a movie set. The food is all excellent and authentic, which is unusual for a chain. Try the Churrasco.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Cuban Food
    Bdd1989
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife ordered the 15 item sampler let me say this is fantastic, but it is way too much food for one person. We could have easily split this dinner and both left full. So I do not recommend ordering 2 of these samplers. I had the Cuban sandwich which was also awesome, it came with black bean soup, salad and chips. Also too much as I ate some of my wife's appitizers. When you go there, pull up to the valet (this is used by several businesses and is right in front of Tommy Bahamas) no charge just tip the valet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option for International Dr
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great find for the convention center area of Orlando. The Cuban fare was very good and our waiter was a pleasure since he seemed to really enjoy his job and the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very fun evening!
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The drinks were great and the food was wonderful. Our group of 10 had a nice little private alcove that made it perfect for meeting goers to come and go and we had a blast! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic