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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

CA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. Great ambiance in AC!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner and service was awesome!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another delicious meal. So enjoyable.

JL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

g
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my daughters birthday and will definitely be back soon! Excellent food. Excellent service. Our first time, but definitely not our last.

AO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, seated in a back room which felt like a private dining room. We had a fabulous time with outstanding food!

RM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there many time food and service always great

DJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Interesting decor, open area for service, food and servers were very good....

B
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife had the paella and I had the Cuban sandwich. Both dishes were very good. The paella had a

d
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the chef's tasting menu. $45 per person. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Three only complaint I have was the $11 mojito. I thought the glass was on the small side and tasted water down. I got it so quickly I suspect it was pre-made.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Get a Mojito! And if you’re lucky enough, it will be served to you by Juan. One of the best Bartenders I’ve ever met... and I should know... Pittsburgh bartender, VP of USBGPGH, who wrote the book Pittsburgh Drinks.

L
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Been at the Atlantic City location many times - it never fails to please! Unique menu with many tasty choices! Servers know their stuff and help you make great choices.... I will return soon.

DS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable. The food is delicious. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Great upbeat atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun place to eat, food was delicious!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very attentive and charming. Food was excellent. They made me feel comfortable dining solo.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time trying Cuban food and I definitely would say tasty.

L
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservations 30 mins before arriving. When we arrived to the restaurant we waited about 10-15mins to be sat down. Which is totally understandable due to the last minute reservations. Food and drinks was very good. The server informed us that if we showed the receipt at the front door we could come back at night for free admission. So we did, and was totally worth it. Nightlife at Cuba libre was great, a little difficult to order drinks due to the busy bartenders. Music was a variety of Latino and American. Ambience was great, lots of security which is also a plus in such a big location. Bathroom were clean as well!!! Totally recommend to anyone looking for good food and a great club to dance and enjoy music.

LG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We’ve been dining here for many many years. Honestly the portions are getting smaller for the prices. This time my food wasn’t great and I didn’t feel well the rest of the evening and the next day, I’ve never had a bad meal there but this time just wasn’t pleasurable.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

This is just a typical chain restaurant. It’s loud, and over priced. Good enough if you are looking for a TGIF or Chili’s experience. But, avoid the sangria. Terrible

M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, drinks, and food. The atmosphere is so lively and fun. Can not wait to go back again!

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

Ended our weekend celebration for my best friends bachelorette at this wonderful restaurant! It was our first time eating there and we had a fabulous time!

MW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

I would not recommend anybody anymore to go there. You sat us upstairs by the lobby and it was 100°. We used to come there every other week and it was totally unacceptable Saturday night. I will not be coming back myself any longer. The poor waiter was working the entire section by himself and the service was also horrible

l
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lucky to get a reservation at a peak time on a summer Saturday! Host seated us in a quiet corner as requested. Our server was excellent and attentive, taking time to explain the menu and offerred alternatives/options to accommodate our party's allergies. The cocktails were inventive and authentic, the food was very good and tasty. We thought the menu was somewhat limited in selections, particularly healthy ones and specifically there were no fish options other than shellfish. Overall solid choice in overcrowded and over-rated AC - definitely a fun place for a large group!

GK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and great food

VM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere i would definitely be returning soon

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was the best! Unfortunately I don’t remember the waiter’s name but he was amazing!
Was there for my birthday on my honeymoon and we had a good time.
It was hard for me to pick something on the large menu, but I finally got the Churrasco Medium Well and it was perfect!
Me and my husband had the Ceviche Mixto and the Black Bean Soup for appetizers and they were both delicious!! Specially the ceviche!
I would be back to try the Paella! It was tempting!

M
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance, great start to a night out in Atlantic City, and good food. Chefs were very heavy on the scallions with everything so specify to leave those off your order if you are not a fan!

DG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good waiter extremely knowledgeable on pairing food with drinks

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paella de mariscos delicious. It's a small size but if another entree is ordered you can share.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I always come to Cuba Libre, this is our first choice restaurant in Atlantic City. We celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary, and the waiter handed us two complimentary glasses of champagne. The food is always great, never have any complaints. My favorite are the coconut fritters, and the beef and chicken empanadas. The mango butter is out of this world. If I could give this restaurant more than 5 stars, I definitely would !!

GC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous restaurant my wife & I enjoyed a. great dinner and service was impeccable

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An overall good experience at every turn. Only mistake was on my part, picking restaurant seating over kitchen counter but our server made up for that. They nailed the food. Banana bread dessert is an outrageous ending. It’s loud and $$$ is average to a little less then a standard priced casino meal

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Terrible service.

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BW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to celebrate our anniversary. They gave us a complementary glasses of champagne which was very nice. The food and service was amazing. Came from Massachusetts to try this place and we were very pleased. We will most definitely be back soon!

WM
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent and friendly service. Prices have definitely increased recently but worth it for a special occasion.

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