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
    Neighborhood:
    Atlantic City
  • Cuisine:
    Cuban
    Price: $30 and under

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6093486700
  • 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: 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, 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)fit for foodies (80)good for groups (73)romantic (68)hot spot (60)vibrant bar scene (45)late-night find (34)great for lunch (19)kid-friendly (11)neighborhood gem (11)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (6)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Romantic scenic
    Love2dine
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food & Service was outstanding, scenic and Music made it a romantic evening....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Worst
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outdtanding Restaurant
    CMorales1785
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was out of this work genuine Cuba/ Latino cuisine .. 10 out of 10 service, food, ambiance and bar
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed. service has changed
    foodcritic86
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for honeymooners
    Happyhoneymooners
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great way to end our honeymoon. Our waiter need to teach classes. Top service. Loved every moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of Cuba
    Alxatl
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific dinner (but slow)
    jwjwVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bachelorette party vibes
    RTUES
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Cupcake
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    vcfreview
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    kennym
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was amazing, service was amazing, the whole experience was amazing .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was excellent
    Jaylams
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was unbelievable. The sangria pitchers are large
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great tasting menu! Drinks also very good. Would recommend for a fun date night.............
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    joev328
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I think we ordered the best possible dinner in AC. The 15 dish cuba sampler dinner was a win from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alwayas delivers
    ExperiencedEater
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Food is always on point, and the service is right there with it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant atmosphere, good food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DID NOT HONOR RESERVATION
    raidersix2002VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just ok
    Ciao
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Cuban style food in AC
    DrJeff
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would definitely recommend
    foodFan
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Experience
    HeyBeaveVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Only reason why we come to AC.. Food is worth the drive from NY.. Absolutely delicious. Great service and great ambiance..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Kait
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • authentica comida Cubana
    paheartdoc
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience
    AwesomeAC
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Saturday night dinner
    pattycakes
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Came Saturday night with my friend for dinner and drinks. Everything went smoothly. Friendly service .
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Kcd53
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great anniversary
    GREAT
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night!
    Jennifermarie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast service
    Lgw1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day treat
    KennLin
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the ambiance
    Stronglatina
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Exquisite ambiance and good food. Great music after 11
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salt
    BigAl
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service - Great Food
    secondtimebetterthanfirst
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The hostess was great accommodating us as we arrived late, The waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 of the best meals i have ever had
    amyg
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband & I went for dinner for our 28th wedding anniversary. The mnger sent us comp flutes of champagne. The bread with the cinnamon mango butter was delicious, the yucca fries crispy & tasty, my husband LOVED the shrimp cerviche & the seafood paella. My pulled pork over mashed yucca was absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Had the seafood soup....amazing!!!! Best steak I have ever had!!!!!! Beats out any steakhouse in AC or pretty much anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, good atmosphere
    Aylina
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Food was very good. I specially liked the meal combo option that they offered it gave us chance to try all the food without spending a fortune. I liked it so much I actually went back the next day for lunch. I was little disappointed with their lunch menu but I'd still go back to eat there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice time again
    DDFINPA
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Had a nice time and meal at the restaurant. It was Sunday, so not as vibrant as Saturday. Still enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best mojito and great food
    melgodyVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is great and mojito's are the best. It is such a great alternative from another night of Italian, burgers, etc
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.