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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (34)
Authentic (32)
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Fun (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Romantic (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Tapas (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Live Music (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Spicy (9)
Casual (8)
People Watching (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was great

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was really good. We ordered the crab guacamole, but i am 99% sure there wasn't any crab in it. It was still good, but that was a little disappointing. But the mojitos and fire grilled meats were excellent. The cuban style appetizer rolls were definitely worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

The seafood paella was excellent! Just the proper amount of rice and a fair amount of mussels, calamari and of course, topped with lobster. Highly recommended.
Our server, Amber was very pleasant and attentive.
Our meals were brought timely.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Seated promptly. No complaints about the service. The food and drinks were perfect. I would definitely eat here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and excellent waiter. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Cuba Libre is always fantastic, never disappoints, we always try new dishes and always are great. Thanks to the chef for his creativity and high standards of cuts of meat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Had reservation. Was seated right away. Food was great. Service was fantastic and atmosphere was comfortable. We will be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is always good but yesterday’s was 100 times better.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was so delicious!!! Our first time eating here!! The bread and mango butter is to die for!! Loved the music and atmosphere! Would love to see this place turn into a dance club at night!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Dinner date with wife for Valentine’s Day. Great service, great food, only drawback was that it was a little dark in the restaurant and restrooms

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great Food. Great Service! Awesome setting !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We went to celebrate our Anniversay. Our waitress was awesome she came out with two complimentary glasses of champagne. We ordered the chef tasting menu and everything that came out was amazingly delicious. One of my favorite restaurants now.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The restaurant itself was clean and well presented. The server greeted us quickly when we were seated and gave us plenty of time to look over the menu. I would have preferred to have more options genuine Cuban plates on the menu. Pricing for kids plates is a bit high. Refill on our glasses of water was slow.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My favorite place to celebrate any occasion, birthday or anniversary.

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I always spend our anniversary at Cuba Libre and they never disappoint. Great food! Terrific music! And excellent service!! We love it!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Father son weekend in AC simply fabulous. Cuba Libre from our servicer Nick to the great Mojitos made for a super night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Made reservations, seated immediately. Started with the MAMÁ AMELIA'S EMPANADAS appetizer. 3 small empanadas (I ordered beef, pork & chicken) and aji-sour cream dipping sauce (given in such small amounts, I had to ask for more and received the same amount again).
My GF ordered the CITRUS CHICKEN and I ordered the VACIO STEAK ARGENTINO, substituting the Moros y Cristianos and tostones for the roasted garlic boniato-potato mash and grilled broccolini.
The steak was to die for. Highly recommended.
Good service, overall great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Girls night

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Ah-mazing! The food was sinfully good. Our waitress was truthful and knowledgeable. The mojitos were delicious. We had the tropical trio as an appetizer and spinach goat cheese tapas. Our entrees were that of chicken and beef. It was so fantastic. A must eat at the Tropicana!

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved the food and atmosphere here. Everything was cooked to order and tasted delicious. Ask for Cynthia if you go, she provided excellent service!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Was in A.C with my wife and I wanted to take her to place I heard so much about.Our experience was great and the food was so good.Thank You CUBA Libre for a great dinner experience..

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Absolutely wonderful experience. We had a phenomenal seat on the top floor and it had a beautiful view. Food was delicious and unique and drinks were great too!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Comfort Food, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I was refused service for not adhering to a dress code that I was unaware of. I was wearing jeans and a button down.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Had a great time, food was amazing. Would definitely go back Every time I visit Atlantic city.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My friends and I went here Saturday evening before hitting one of the many clubs at Tropicana. The sangria was delicious. The food was excellent. We shared some of the tapas and appetizers and a dessert. It was a fun scene and set the right note for our ladies weekend. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great! Love the food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We missed the mango butter that used to start the meal. The guac was good but cold which did not help the flavors.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Chef tasting menu is amazing. Good enough for 2 people to split believe me. Our waitress Catalina was absolutely amazing too she helped us understand everything. Authentic flavors? fresh meats from the Cuban grill and mojitos we’re on point. Sangria was also delicious and I recommend date night here you’ll LOVE it too!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was good but not great. The waiter was very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were staying the night at the Tropicana hotel in Atlantic city and gave this restaurant a try. We were pleasantly surprised by the menu options and the exotic cocktails. Each of us ordered a tapa or appetizer and were plenty full! Everything tasted fresh and made to order. It was not out of this world good but it was true to its cuisine and allowed for a great evening out with friends! Our server was also very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive to our needs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Mojitos were excellent! Food was delicious. Server was very helpful and attentive.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service on slow side, drinks took a long time to come. One entrée was sub-par at best, made comment to the waitress which was quickly dismissed. Won't be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Cubre Libre is our go-to restaurant for a different and tasty meal, especially when with friends where a variety of food choices is important. The entire experience is enjoyable. Not the cheapest place for dinner but not expensive considering what you could pay for a fine dining experience in Atlantic City.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

2nd time for dinner. It was as good as the 1st time. Would go back for a 3rd time

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a great time here and couldn’t get enough of the passion fruit mojitos. All of the staff was friendly and accommodating to our large group. We tried a bunch of items on the menu and they were all delicious. I especially enjoyed the Ropa Vieja. You should definitely check this place out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Fun, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We enjoyed Cuba Libre for our anniversary dinner, the food was great! My husband ordered the chef’s 15 course tasting menu so we tried so much amazing food. Our server was wonderful, very knowledgeable and explained all the foods and sauces to us. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

If I have one good thing to say about this place, I have to give credit to the food. All plates were pleasantly flavorful and true to Cuban roots in seasoning. However, the service, is a different story. My poor service experience began over the phone the day the of reservation. During the confirmation call, I reassured they were aware we were celebrating a birthday as it was also stated in the reservation through open table. I inquired about birthday festivities such as desserts and happy birthday announcements. The hostess quickly spoke over me and with a very hostile tone informed me, “no we’re not going to sing or announce happy birthday because no we just don’t do that”. Though I was offered an alternative, such as choosing a dessert in advance and having it brought out towards the end of the dinner, I believe things should have been worded differently. Act like you care a bit. Fast forward to the actual dinner, our server, Cynthia, seemed more concerned about following a server script instead of actually listening to what we wanted. For a restaurant enduring a slow night with what appeared to be less than 10 tables occupied, you would think there would be a little more engagement or effort to make a more personable experience. In the end, I never received the birthday dessert that was requested in advance. I had to inquire Cynthia about it again, despite it being noted on open table and over the phone. Once again, I was spoken to with a very hostile tone and was asked, “well do you still want it?” She proceeded to retrieve the birthday dessert but was clearly more interested in rushing to get her side work done and close out. The special birthday moment was lost and no apologies were even offered.

I drove two hours into Atlantic City for this event expecting a great special time and left very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

PRIX- FIX DINNER WAS A GREAT VALUE. A LITTLE MORE ATTENTION BY THE SERVER WOULD HAVE BEEN APPRECIAATED.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Have eaten at Cuba Libra several times and it is always good

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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