Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City

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Cuban
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.
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AC
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as usual. Friendly, efficient service, ambiance very nice -- decor is old Havana -- ceiling fans, dark woods, wrought iron lighting fixtures, Cuban music in the background, lighting is low to help with atmosphere.
Extensive menu and drinks list with a number of specialty cocktails. We began with a classic mojito and coconut mojito -- both very well made and very good.
For dinner I had "Visit to Havana" which is the pressed Cuban sandwich made with sour orange marinated pork loin, Genoa salami, ham, provolone, and Swiss cheese and yellow mustard pickle relish. The sandwich is huge and delicious. Accompaniments are: a cup of black bean soup, house salad, and tropical chips which are plantains.
All of it was nicely prepared and presented and everything was very good.
Husband had Shrimp Con Mojo which is ten pan-seared citrus marinated jumbo shrimp accompanied by onions, peppers, sliced garlic, crisped yuca, white rice with cilantro-lime mojo sauce. Also exellent.

Dessert was a Cuban flan -- traditional vanilla custard with candied mango and papaya on top and a vanilla cookie on the side.

Coffee -- one Americano and one Cuban coffee with steamed coconut milk which is a dessert in itself because it is so good and sweet.

The restaurant offers beef, pork, chicken, and seafood dishes -- all beautifully prepared. Have eaten here many times and it is consistently a great meal with very good service in a nice atmosphere.

CL
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the middle of the week so it was quiet. I always enjoy Cuba Libre. Food was delicious. Sangria was also very tasty. Tres leches cake was yummy. Ambiance and service always pleasant.

V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The waiter was knowledgeable and recommended drinks and food. The food and drinks were great. I would recommend this restaurant

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for a girls night. Good food, drinks, music. The first floor opens up to become a dance floor around 11pm. Great dj, fun crowd!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday get together with family and friends.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal at Cuba Libre. The Vaca Frita was bursting with flavor and the empanadas were delicious. As always, the staff was friendly and quick with seating and service. Highly recommend it if you haven’t been here before!

RJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent but the mohito was horrible ! Otherwise We had a great time!

D
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

LOVE Cuba Libre! Great flavors, great ambiance. The Churrasco was positively delish!

JS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I thought that overall the food and atmosphere was excellent. When we first got there, there were people running around filling up your water and taking care of your table. The longer that we stayed, the less frequent these people were. Overall, it was a great time.

G
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was really good. I will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Birthday dinner

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic and food was amazing, as always.

CG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

First time eating at Cuba Libre. Aside from the cold hostess greeting and then being ushered upstairs, away from the more fun, themed part of the restaurant, we were very pleased. The food and drinks were delicious and our waitress was pleasant, helpful and attentive. Knowing what I do now, the next visit, I will insist on being seated downstairs where a winter coat is not needed and the more immersive experience can be had. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a unique dining experience with delicious cuban cuisine.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good. The portions were a bit small for the price but overall it was very tasty.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal and attentive staff.

CA
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really love the food, drinks, service and ambiance.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Felt like s mini vacation - will come back with friends.

SC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and unbeatable food. Truly amazed. Thank you!

JA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy!!!! Wen ordered the paella and the Cobia both were delicious! The staff were all very accommodating to us with our seven month old girl and the restaurant had a fun atmosphere!! the restaurant was decorated with an outdoor cuban feel, very open and airy and made us feel happy! the decor also kept our little ones eyes busy. very fun and delicious dining experience. ohhh and the butter, the cinnamon mango butter was delighful!!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

HT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner as we just love this place!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the good food and the margarita pitchers delicious

CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to Cuba Libre this past Saturday night to celebrate my mother’s birthday. I give this restaurant a 20 out of 10. It exceeded my expectations. The food and the drinks were amazing, the ambiance was spectacular. In addition, the staff was extremely accommodating to my needs. I would 100% recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food, experience and a good time.

J
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cely was a great server!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress was great

MB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether in Philly or AC, Cuba Libre is consistently good food and drink, well-presented and ably served.

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef’s Tasting Menu did not disappoint. Great dinner, great atmosphere.

AN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jonathan was an excellent server and the food was delicious. Only complaint is trying to seat customers in front of the waiters station, where you have a constant glance at someone's backside. Not a good first impression

TB
Philadelphia
224 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Atlantic City casino dining room. Authentically Cuban cuisine, in a great atmosphere. Have a look at the beautiful automobile parked outside !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!! Great atmosphere, food, waiter Chris was the best and very accommodating. Will be back here for sure 🥂🍾💃🏻

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall everything was great for the dining experience since it was our first time. We actually went back for the dancing and entertainment part and the music (DJ) was not good at all. Not only did we leave after one drink, others were leaving as well. Not good, you need a live DJ.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All was good. Service at end was slow only one waiter.

CA
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Great ambiance in AC!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ceviche and dinner, but the service was too fast. We were in and out in 45 minutes. We like to be a little more leisurely when we are dining out.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and service was awesome!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was awesome! And the banana bread for dessert was out of this world. Would go back just for the banana bread.

EF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another delicious meal. So enjoyable.

JL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful Entrees were brought before we were done with our appetizers. The server appeared to rush
The service. It really put a damper on the meal

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