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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.
Tropicana Quarter Brighton & The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Cuban, Latin American, Caribbean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Brighton & The Boardwalk
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Tropicana has a paid Parking Garage and also offers Valet Parking. Follow signs to The Quarter. Street Parking also available.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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