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About Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City

Passing through the doors of Cuba Libre in The Quarter at Tropicana Atlantic City transports guests to Havana, Cuba of the 1950s.

The restaurant's brand new wood-burning grill and chef's counter greets guests upon entering, with wood-fired menu items to be enjoyed fireside at the 12-person counter, or from anywhere in the dining room. Guests will experience a true taste of Old Havana with James Beard Award-winning Chef-Partner's menu of classic and contemporary Cuban cuisine. There's something for everyone, ranging from simply-grilled meats and seafood, to Cuban classics like Ropa Vieja, Vaca Frita, Shrimp con Mojo, or the Grilled Vegetable Paella.

The atmosphere offers the unique combination of Latin warmth, flavor and splendor. One-of-a-kind millwork and architectural salvage help capture the essence of old Cuban architecture. Colorful exotic foliage and palm trees add to Cuba Libre's open-air, tropical ambiance.

2801 Pacific Avenue
Tropicana Quarter Brighton & The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin American, Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Brighton & The Boardwalk

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 348-6700

Website:
http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Tropicana has a paid Parking Garage and also offers Valet Parking. Follow signs to The Quarter. Street Parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Guillermo Pernot

Private Party Facilities:
Consider Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum the destination for your next social or corporate event.Whether it’s an intimate party of 15, a grand event for 400, a themed cocktail party or an elegant dinner, Cuba Libre is the ideal setting for an unforgettable private party or special event.

Private Party Contact:
Judy Brenna, Sales & Local Marketing Manager: (609) 348-6700 ext. 304

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Fun (44)
Authentic (43)
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Good for Birthdays (36)
Special Occasion (36)
Tapas (31)
Good for Groups (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Romantic (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Hot Spot (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Tasting Menu (23)
Casual (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Late-night Find (19)
Happy Hour (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Spicy (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Live Music (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Scenic View (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vegan (2)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing! Waitstaff were all accommodating and gracious. Decor was beautiful

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The customer service and architecture was outstanding from the minute we got there to when we left. I will return there soon.

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was great and so was our server. However, it was very dark for me and as we were eating dinner they were packing up tables around us to pack up for their nightclub scene. That made us feel rushed and they should wait to pack up tables until people are done eating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food here is not good at all. Bland with none of the Cuban flavors you look forward to. The ambiance is the best thing about this place. Nothing else

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As usual Cuba Libre was an excellent experience. The food was delicious and the service top notch. Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My niece and I wase enjoying every bite, from the ribs and a shrimp appetizer. The steak and pork chop dinner to the light and tasty desert. The seasoning was excellent

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is a nice restaurant in the Trop casino Atlantic City. It is Cuban themed. Food and service were good.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Amazing food and service we will definitely go back again to this restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Really enjoyed my steak dinner. Loved the shrimp cocktail appetizer. Server was friendly and fast.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food .... excellent service.... excellent drinks!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was my first time dining at Cuba Libre and I have to say it was a great choice. I recommend this place for dining or a fun night out. I had the meal for two and it was worth every penny. It brings steak, shrimp and chicken and it was delicious. 😋

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My boyfriend took me out for my birthday

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was ok. But did not have the traditional taste I expected. The steak I ordered was rubbery even after being put on grill a second time couldn't eat it. Appetizers were good. The night club I must give two thumbs down not enough seating capacity. I probably won't go again.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our server Ryan was phenomenal. The food was delicious and the sangria fantastic. Would go back again and again.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Flank steak was delicious. Ribs superb.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Previous visits to Cuba Libre were good to excellent. However this visit was extremely disappointing. The food was bland and overpriced. My empanadas were all air & crust . They were about $13,for two pockets of fried air. My fish was steamed....not grilled or baked as per the menu. It was tasteless....a little mango on top didn't help. My husband ordered the Puerco Cha Cha Cha .....supposedly three cuts of pork including sirloin. It was a fatty vertebrae with some pork belly and a half dollar round of meat for $26. We were also shocked at the cost of a pitcher of Sangria that jumped from $27 last trip to $40. We will not return.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Never disappoints!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was incredible and the service was great. Loved the ambiance!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server was very friendly and explained all the menu items very thoughtfully. Food came out quickly and was very good.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I had the pleasure of having my birthday dinner here with some friends on Saturday and it was amazing. The food, drinks, and service were perfect.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I were looking for a place to eat dinner as we were celebrating my birthday in AC. This was a great find and being from the carribean ourselves, the flavors and style of cuisine reminded us of home. The atmosphere, décor, the drinks were really great. Our sever Kelly was well-informed and very pleasant. I do recommend that you try the mango mojitos. The restaurant becomes a night club at night and we went to check it out later that night. It was pretty good as well but be aware that it is mostly spanish music so practice your bachata and salsa.

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tapas
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

There was just the right amount of variety of food and everything our party had was delicious, but the ambiance was not our cup of tea. The red-tint lighting above us made everything, including the menu and food, have a red glow to it. Additionally, the overall lighting in the restaurant was too dark and dim, so we had a hard time reading the menu. The lighting is perfect for a cozy and or romantic date night, but if you want to be able to read the menu and see your food, this is not the place for you.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Delicious drinks, great service and their paella was so yummy ☺️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My mojito was great! Had the crab guac and coconut crab fritters- both very good- wasn't offered the chef's tasting menu at all- even tho dinner reservations were at 7- what's up with our waiter Chris??? Dinner was the Churrasco a la Cubana- a very fatty skirt steak which was a challenge to cut- my partner had the Seafood Paella- which looked great but was luke warm- took awhile for a glass of wine to be brought over-
Overall- it was just ok- service was fair- dinner was fair- but made the best of it- looking forward to going to Carmine's next door instead from now on

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This restaurant didn’t disappoint. Excellent food, fun and the staff was excellent. Thanks, Judy!!!!😊

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

3rd time going and have not been disappointed!!!! Great staff

Tags: Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was delicious but entrée came room temperature

Tags: Fun, Vegan
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Took my best friend for her 40th birthday we had a great time! Mojitos were so good, pineapple guacamole was the best guacamole we ever had! Food was delicious!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food; (seafood soup - awesome/enough for two, I think.) Shrimp Mojito was my entrée - delicious!! The complimentary bread was outstanding, attentiveness and personality of the wait person wonderful. Décor was very nice, lighting was a bit too dark for me and my date. Noisy, but I won't complain; just have to speak louder than usual. :) Beautiful 1950's car at the entrance was a very nice accoutrement. Would go there again if in Atlantic City.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Went to Cuba Libre to celebrate my anniversary prior to seeing a show. The staff greeted us with smiles and were able to seat us upon arrival even though we were 30 minutes early. The food was great (I had the citrus chicken) and Amber, our server, was awesome. We would definitely return to this restaurant again.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Delicious food, perfect mojitos, & a fun, romantic ambiance! The decor makes you feel like you’re in an old village in Cuba & the menu offers a vast selection of various tastes!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Disappointed this time around. Removed my entire party's favorite plate... lechion asado. Menu has been changed to Spanish regions somewhat removed from Cuban cusine. Mohitos we're lacking alcohol.
Was always my favorite place in AC for authentic Cuban food. Need to rethink that.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Awesome FOOD....Great atmosphere!! Love the music ...but too much SALSA music!! Needs more variety....but overall amazing!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We love the fact that this is located in AC. The food is always fabulous and the waitstaff is attentive. Best if you have reservations.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Nothing special, food ordinary. Menu needs updating, authenticity is about a 5 out of 10. Service needs attention

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything from the service to the food and the beautiful restaurant itself was just amazing definitely returning!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food and drinks are always great, just wish there was one closer to home!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Tapas, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food, service, overall experience. Would defintately recommend to anyone

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was our Anniversary we had fun

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Cuba Libre is located in the Tropicana and is a bit rundown like the rest of AC. I asked for a nice table in my OT reservation request and we were put upstairs in the back next to a huge birthday party. It was so loud that it was pointless trying to talk. The service was slow and the food was okay. Their famous mojitos tasted like lemonade, not sure how much rum was in it but there were a lot of ice cubes! Probably will not return again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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