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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

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4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (29)
Authentic (28)
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Fun (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Romantic (21)
Tapas (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Tasting Menu (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Casual (10)
Cozy (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Spicy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Live Music (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
People Watching (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 14, 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 13, 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 6, 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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This one is less busy and bigger than the Philly location. The service was great and food was spectacular.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

In the past we have enjoyed Cuba Libre. I do not hear well and usually they honor my request to sit next to my husband (or catty corner). This time they did not. Despite seeing many empty tables upstairs and down, the hostess said she had nothing. We were stuck in the back room with a loud child who ran around.
When my meal came out it was cold so I sent it back and my husband ate his warm as he should and then when mine came back much later I was eating alone. The ribs were not tender so this New Years Eve dinner was not a good one.
In retrospect, the personnel there was neither warm nor friendly and it should have been a festive occasion so were were very disappointed.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve/31st Wedding Anniversary, spur of the moment trip to Atlantic City, just decided to go late Friday night ... opened up app late Friday night searching for place near Tropicana to get dinner reservations near 7 and be done to watch fire works. CL popped up.... I like Cuban food , prefer rum when I drink... booked at 7 ! Lovely lovely evening. Food was awesome....and the monitors dangerously delish! I had 3.....! Overall it was awesome! Totally rocked for our 31st anniversary! Moderately priced. Be adventurous! You will enjoy whatever you choose I am sure of!!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hard to believe we were able to get a reservation NYE, with 3 hours notice. The service was great, hostess and servers friendly and outgoing. Food amazing as always!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great steaks from the new grill, nice atmosphere and exceptional service..amazing ! We have never been dissappointed here.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, People Watching, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tapas
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Second time there. Will always eat dinner there when staying at the Tropicana or Chelsea. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was delicious, the service was great also, the only thing that we did not like is when we can back at 11am for the dancing, the only way to be able to seat it was if we bought a bottle , it was so expensive , we stand for 4 hrs , that is the only thing that has change since I came back , we r coming from Pa to stand for that long it was bad , so we left early

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Grilled half chicken was superb. Everything else was good but not quite as great as the chicken. Drinks also very good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was a fun restaurant with great food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My husband and I went here for Christmas dinner. Every year, we take the 20 minute drive to AC for Christmas dinner, just the two of us. No kids, no crazy relatives, no chaos and no stress. This year we tried Cuba Libre and we were not disappointed. Phenomenal service and spectacular food! The smell of the wood grill is unbelievable. TRY THE GUAVA RIB APPETIZER. You will not be disappointed. We had no room for dessert though. Maybe next year.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service. Had some appetizers and tapas, perfect light meal. Deliciously seasoned. Great rib appetizer & spicy shrimp cocktail. Great drinks.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Knowledgeable friendly waitress, the complimentary toast and sweet butter was good. Ordered the shrimp cocktail for appetizer and it was delicious. My girlfriend and I ordered the gaucho for the entree and although the steak was good, we felt there was something missing like another side besides those onion rings but all in all we enjoyed Cuba Libre.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

As usual great food and service. I would recommend this restaurant to the diner who is familiar with Cuban fair as well as the novice.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Would’ve liked to see mofongo on the menu but overall, the food was delicious and the presentation of the food was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My husband’s Birthday

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Brought the kids. Our waiter was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. We are gluten free and he easily explained which items on the menu we could order without having to consult with the kitchen!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Second time there, and enjoyed the experience just as much as the first time. Appetizers are huge and tasty. Dinners are always excellent. Then if you have room for dessert, there are many choices, plus authentic Cuban coffee's.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent! Food great bread and guava butter. Very good service too.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Overall good. Food was a bit too salty for me though

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner . The food was excellent and the service great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The new Latin grill is great. Very unique flavors and steak cooked perfectly.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food and service was amazing after 11pm it turned into a club great music and drinks!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The waitress tried rushing us through and seemed bothered that we wanted to order dinner after our apps. Service was terrible. My son and his fiance ordered the "for 2" dish and they didn't even serve them plates to eat on. We had to request dishes.

Would not go back.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had an amazing time with my group of friends. We celebrated a dear friends 30th birthday. The food was amazing and the service was excellent! Can't wait to come back !

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fun, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I love the old school Cuban decor of this restaurant. The drinks are delicious and very strong! My husband and I ordered the skirt steak with yucca fries and it was very good, but the steak was not great. It had a gravy on top that I was not expecting. The wait staff is attentive and the dessert was delish! We ordered the tres leches cake to share. We would return, but I wouldn't order the skirt steak.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everyone enjoyed the chips and dips, banana bread dessert and their steaks. Cuban sandwich was yummy. Only thing I didn't like was the chewy, leathery Vaco beef.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Out of all the restaurants Cuba Libre was the best one. Was really pleased.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

food was good waitress was fantastic , nice & clean We liked .Thank you

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Ambiance and environment was superb. This is our first time visiting this restaurant, let alone Atlantic City. It was a great special occasion to celebrate. Best Mango mojito my girlfriend and I ever had. Great variety of Latin food. Service was quick. Only slight issue was our server would disappear often and wouldn't be as attentive. But he made up for it as he was a very friendly person. Friendly staff and very accomdating. Would come here so much if there were Cuba libres in NYC. Will come back when we visit AC

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Pork cha cha cha is tough! Over cooked. But my shrimp and fish are superb!

Tags: Disabled Access, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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