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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (87)good for groups (78)special occasion (77)romantic (69)hot spot (66)vibrant bar scene (38)late-night find (36)great for lunch (16)neighborhood gem (11)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (7)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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 .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • They treated us really bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Me ny gf went there for dinner and go to their club. After we ate they told us we couldn't go into the club because I had sneakers. I asked the host upon entering if we were good to go to the club afterwards and he said yes. We finished eating n.they told is we couldn't stay n my gf couldn't even use their bathroom after eating. All of this after tipping the waiter 30 buccs on a $110 tab. They told us to go somewhere else and use the bathroom. they are scum bags. Spend ur money elsewhere.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Everything was awesome
    Tameowwwka
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was great, service was quick and the ambiance was relaxed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go here!
    kmcastor
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My husband, 20 year old son and I enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious. It is a fun place at which to eat...very high energy. It is a tad noisy,but that is part of the charm. We had the mixed grill, a wonderful choice for meat eaters...two kinds of steak, chicken, chorizo and shrimp, served with a generous portion of onion rings and three tasty dipping sauces. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Phillyfoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Wide variety of authentic options, long list of wine and specialty cocktails, great setting and atmosphere, excellent service. Overall we had a great dining experience before heading out to a show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good as usual
    JNfromNJ
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was my third visit to this restaurant. We had a table upstairs which was nice because the noise level is less than on the first floor. The food was promptly served, was good quality, the service was very good, and I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Suzyhomemaker
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Very fun atmosphere, good food and service, reasonable prices. I would recommend this restaurant for a casual dinner or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    BobbyLee
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We have dined at Cuba Libre several times and have never been disappointed. This evening happened to be for my wife's birthday(May 21), so it had special meaning. Unfortunately, my wife became ill and we had to cancel dinner. As upset as we were, we know we can always go back another night. The wait staff was very understanding and tried to make us comfortable. Open Table made it very easy for us to make a reservation at the time we needed. Highly recommended, we will use this service again for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Took mom down n instead of ordering dinners we chose 3 apps so we could try several dishes. Outstanding. We will deffinitly be returning
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Night Club
    MikeColacci
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Restaurant has great vibe and feel, really great night life but if you simply plan on going here for dinner, I wouldn't recommend it. Food was sub par and for the price your paying, the portions were small. Go there to dance and drink, not eat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    slt16
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Went for my birthday. They always have such great service and the food is always excellent
    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.
  • Nice dinner
    Rdr525VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Been here many times before. We weren't extremely hungry so only ordered drinks and mains. I had arroz con pollo, which was good. My bro had sea bass which he liked. My DH ordered a steak asking for no gravy. It came w/gravy so we went back plate minus steak. When he tried to eat the steak it was tough and chewy. The waitress sent the manager over and he took it away and asked what my DH wanted to replace it. He picked the same dish I had. A bad incident was handled beautifully and we continued to enjoy our meal. My DH loved the flan. PS the mango butter for the warm toasted bread is delicious When at Trop we will visit again
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best pineapple mojitos!!
    Lyric215
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had the most fabulous mojitos, tasty mussels, and a flavorful steak! The bread basket they give in the beginning is hot and full of buttery goodness! The downstairs was a little too dim when we got there at 6:30p, but when they turned up the lights, it was a much better ambiance. I highly recommend this place for a birthday, special occasion, or a night out!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Rachel my serverv was the best of the best and the food was excellent
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eh
    Jaig
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Service was great. However , the food was warm not hot and my churrasco was bland had no taste to it at all. It's sad to say but the quality of Cuba Libre has gone down From the dining experience right to the dancing experience. Cuba Libre has changed and in my opinion not for the best.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something different
    Adons
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    If you like flavor and are at all adventurous this is a good spot for you. Here's a suggestion: if not too hungry, make it a fun tapas experience. Order drinks and lots of apps to share.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Cuba Libre!
    tfab817
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I have eaten at this location 4 times, it's a must every time my husband and I are in Atlantic City. We have actually eaten at the one in Philly too. The food is always amazing and I make sure to try something new every time we go. My favorite dishes are the Papas Rellenas, Citrus-Grilled Brick Chicken, Vaca Frita, white rice/black beans and tres leches!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    jlisch
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My husband and I were visiting Atlantic City and just happened upon this restaurant online when searching for places to eat. I enjoyed the atmosphere and our waitress was very friendly and spot on with service. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the Ropa Vieja as an entree and malanga fritters as an appetizer. They were so, so delicious.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    Janene
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Delicious food, good service. Nice atmosphere. Stay for the Latin Music on saturday nights... very entertaining!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Place
    mark856
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Me and my girlfriend had a amazing time, thank you for making us feel comfortable. Food and drinks couldn't be any better, especially the coconut mojito. We will be back and will send friends and family. Thanks again,
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow kitchen staff.
    food
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Overall, we love this place. The food is excellent but the kitchen was just too slow. Our reservations were for 7 and by 8:15 I had to tell the waiter we had tickets to a show at 9. Again at 8:30, I had to say we need our dinner now. The food was delicious, drinks were good, wait staff was attentive but we had to inhale dinner and did not have time for dessert. Yes, I would go again, but not before we had another commitment.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AC Cuba Libre
    RestaurantReview4you
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Their mango mojitos are a must.. Really, I generally don't like mojitos and these were just excellent. Drinks were on the pricy side, but then again it is AC. We had an 8pm reservation and food didn't come until 930. The skirt steak was good, and I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent changes affecting quality
    Hydra
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I've been a fan of Cuba Libre for years. However according to the staff at this location, the menu and drink recipes have undergone changes. The mojitos are made differently to cut costs and it's very disappointing. The food my friend and I ordered was undercooked and not tasteful. The server staff was very nice, however we opted to leave and try something else.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arrived hungry, left satisfied.
    GCNY40
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Had dinner with my gf and had an enjoyable experience. The server was very attentive and knowledgable. The appetizers were pretty good, especially the cuban spring rolls though pricey for 2. I ordered the arroz con pollo and my gf ordered the grilled chicken and both were very good. I initially thought my entree was small but I was pretty full after I was done. The drinks looked great but it was a school night so I had to refrain. I'd definitely dine there again but would like to go during one of the event nights. I'm sure we'd have a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.