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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

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (32)
Authentic (31)
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Fun (28)
Romantic (26)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Tapas (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Live Music (9)
Spicy (9)
Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 18 hours ago

Very good dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 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 4 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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·Dined 4 days ago

Great Food. Great Service! Awesome setting !

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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 11, 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 11, 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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·Dined on February 11, 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 11, 2018

Girls night

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·Dined on February 11, 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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 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 3, 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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·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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·Dined on January 28, 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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 (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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Baltimore)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 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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