Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Atlantic City

4.6
2983 reviews
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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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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at the wood burning/grill counter.The chef hooked us up,excellent skirt steak!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and good value.

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

I've been there plenty of times but this time was the worst..there was playing music upstairs I asked what was the loud music that had nothing to do with Cuban music like in the past...it was so loud and horrible music our server was not at point I had to continue to ask for things that we needed like our bread basket and a 2nd drink....definitely will be my last time there we have to many choices and definitely much quiet restaurants

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Ambiance was perfect , felt like we were on vacation eating dinner and the food was phenomenal. The staff was more than helpful and very friendly. My friends and I would definitely be coming back her again. This was our first time having Cuban food and I was impressed how delicious it was.

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Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The portions were smaller than previously visits. I had the seafood paella which was very flavorful but small portion. The drinks were good. Nice wine list.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG it was perfect
I’m expect my family will have my 65th B-day there next year!
Great Rum Runners
Great vegan selection
Great menu
Best rice pudding I ever had
Keep up the great everything you do!👍😊

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always! Great server!

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Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our first visit to Cuba Libre. Excellent service. The menu on open table was different than in the restaurant-specifically because there was a fish entrée listed on open table and not available in the restaurant. As a vegetarian who also doesn't eat shellfish, the only option left was the vegetable paella. It's a fun place with lots going on despite the limited menu.

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Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is ok but not exceptional. Good place if every other place is busy.

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Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the hostess to the bartender, waiter and expediter, we had great service. Tge food was fabulous. Thanks for a great evening.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Since the re-do of the Trop, it has become a Vegas caliber hotel. Cuba Libre was also caught in that wake in a good way. The service was top notch, the cocktails were awesome but most important the food was great. We got the mixed grill for 2 - it could have fed 3 easily! The meal was expertly prepared and presented. The pace of the meal was spot on. We will definitely be back!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The place was beautiful. Server was great but the food wasn’t the best.. but I would definitely come back for the drinks though

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal during restaurant week.

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KO
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks...food was tasty but I feel it like there are places with better value for your money. Also, I had horrible heartburn afterward which is my personal issue that others might not experience but it killed they rest of our night.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during restaurant week so we definitely got the best bang for our buck. The hostess was a little awkward at first but she was just waiting to see what table we were getting. We were seating promptly for our reservation. The food was prompt and delicious. Our waitress was lovely and very knowledgeable about the menu.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall was all is expected , that is why we keep coming back to AC Cuba , we like it way better then the one in Philadelphia . The

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Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I chose to eat at Cuba Libre for the restaurant week menu. The OCTOPUS A LA PARRILLA was deliciously memoraborable! It was amazingly flavorful and tender! The ropa vieja, a classic Cuban dish, was very tasty. The dessert was sampler included an excellent rice pudding. However, the cookies on the dessert platter were only okay, and the flan was very dense, almost sticky, and missing the flavor I expected.
Overall, we enjoyed the atmosphere and a very nice waitress made our meal enjoyable. We hope to return and try some of the open grilled items on the menu. Our neighbors' steaks looked fabulous, and so did the grilled chicken dish. I would return just for the grilled octopus!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect every time we come, from service to the delicious food

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love love love Cube Libre! Food is always amazing! Great drinks and the atmosphere and service are outstanding! Definitely recommend it!

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been visiting the Tropicana for many years and have had many great meals in other restaurants on the property. I am now very sorry that I waited so long to try Cuba Libre! This is one of the most enjoyable meals I’ve had in a long time. We started with the Octopus A La Padilla. The wood grilled baby octopus with potato cream and crisp garbanzo beans were smoky and flavorful. Followed with the Plato Gaucho mixed grill for two. The skirt and bavette stakes were a perfect medium rare with amazing flavor, the chorizo, shrimp, and chicken breasts were all flavorful as well. The onion rings were the best ever! Service was attentive and drinks were delicious. This is my new go to when visiting Atlantic City! Highly recommend!

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were fantastic however they seated my husband and I upstairs. We were the only ones seated there and felt deserted. Even when two more tables filled it still was a bit deserted. Our reservations were Saturday night at 730. Despite the odd seating, would definitely return for the Vaca Frita!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. No complaints. I would definitely go back to dine at this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough good things about the place, food and staff

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LG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husbands Birthday began with a Spectacular dinner at Cuba Libre! Always Magnificent!

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Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

First time I've ever been! A bit disappointing from what I've heard over years. Cuban not made with nice pork, made from what I would say compares to sliced cold cut meat. Cafe Cubano was like weak dish water. Appetizers were decent.

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GP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very knowledgeable about menu and specials. We went day after Valentine's so they had a special app of breaded shrimp and scallops that was excellent. They have updated their menu recently and for the better, my wife had a delicious and tender steak and i had a kingfish in a broth with bay scallops, shrimp and mussels. Her steak was grilled perfect and tender and my dish was delicious if somewhat short on the shrimp and scallops. That said the fish was cooked perfectly and the mussels were the most tender and flavor-able i have ever had.

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JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Chef Tasting menu. The food was delicious, plentiful and reasonably priced. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the foods on the menu too.

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DP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place. We hadn't been here in about 4 years and were pleased that nothing had changed. Same great service and delicious food!!!!!!

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PW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food. Service was good!! Definitely go back!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Kevin was awesome!!!

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Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Meh. Nobody in our party liked their meal even a little. Slow service too. Zero chance I’d ever go back.

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ME
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food once again. We had the mixed grill. Steaks cooked to perfection. Chicken was perfect. Chorizo nice and spicy. Caught them during happy hour so we also had a large ditcher of Sangria. Fantastic meal.

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DF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Love it everytime my wife and I come here

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OT
New York Area
196 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Cuba Libre Restaurant. The service was very good and the waiter was very helpful. My food was to spicy and he returned it without a problem. The only food that is grilled in this restaurant is beef. It would be nice if chicken or fish were grilled also
This restaurant has a problem putting open table points through. They don’t know have to do it. I spoke to the hostess and she said if the points don’t go through call open table. If not getting points or you don’t mind calling open table, then you will enjoy this restaurant.

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious! Atmosphere was quaint and quiet. Will definitely be back!

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YG
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambience was great. Dishes were delicious.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner....again. Never a complaint. Bread and papaya butter are wonderful compliments. The red sangria is always a great choice of beverage (we usually share a half or whole pitcher). We enjoyed the meat platter along with the rice pudding. We will return!

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CA
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time. Came here for dinner and the food is always delicious.

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