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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

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4.5

service

4.4

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4.4

value

4.2

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Fun (36)
Authentic (34)
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Special Occasion (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for Groups (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Tapas (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Romantic (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Spicy (7)
People Watching (6)
Business Meals (5)
Live Music (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We enjoyed this comp meal from Tropicana but found a few things disappointing. My fiancé’s red snapper arrived but my steak did not. I told him not to wait to eat. We had asked for no curry sauce. One piece of fish was fine but the other was very spicy. My fiancé was almost done with his meal when I finally saw our waitress and asked where my steak was. She went and got it from the kitchen. The steak was delicious and worth the wait, but have never had two entrees served so far apart. When dessert was brought out, the waitress was no where around to order coffee and tea. The next time we saw her was to give us the bill.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great meal and drinks and service was excellent will definitely be going back

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I have been attending Cuba Libre for 10 years and I never ordered the table service until this past 11/18 to celebrate my birthday. I was impressed in the way we were treated and the VIP treatment. Trust me im doing it again.
I love Cuba Libre . I want to thank the staff and the person that took my order over the phone.
She was really nice and attentive,

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I had a great experience. I went for my birthday and I was not disappointed. The food was really good and the atmosphere was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was outstanding, waitress was friendly and she kept on coming back to see if we needed anything, the food was out of this world, this is our second time here, and I am still not disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was amazing! Waitstaff were all accommodating and gracious. Decor was beautiful

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The customer service and architecture was outstanding from the minute we got there to when we left. I will return there soon.

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was great and so was our server. However, it was very dark for me and as we were eating dinner they were packing up tables around us to pack up for their nightclub scene. That made us feel rushed and they should wait to pack up tables until people are done eating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food here is not good at all. Bland with none of the Cuban flavors you look forward to. The ambiance is the best thing about this place. Nothing else

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As usual Cuba Libre was an excellent experience. The food was delicious and the service top notch. Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My niece and I wase enjoying every bite, from the ribs and a shrimp appetizer. The steak and pork chop dinner to the light and tasty desert. The seasoning was excellent

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is a nice restaurant in the Trop casino Atlantic City. It is Cuban themed. Food and service were good.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Amazing food and service we will definitely go back again to this restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Really enjoyed my steak dinner. Loved the shrimp cocktail appetizer. Server was friendly and fast.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food .... excellent service.... excellent drinks!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was my first time dining at Cuba Libre and I have to say it was a great choice. I recommend this place for dining or a fun night out. I had the meal for two and it was worth every penny. It brings steak, shrimp and chicken and it was delicious. 😋

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My boyfriend took me out for my birthday

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was ok. But did not have the traditional taste I expected. The steak I ordered was rubbery even after being put on grill a second time couldn't eat it. Appetizers were good. The night club I must give two thumbs down not enough seating capacity. I probably won't go again.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our server Ryan was phenomenal. The food was delicious and the sangria fantastic. Would go back again and again.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Flank steak was delicious. Ribs superb.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Previous visits to Cuba Libre were good to excellent. However this visit was extremely disappointing. The food was bland and overpriced. My empanadas were all air & crust . They were about $13,for two pockets of fried air. My fish was steamed....not grilled or baked as per the menu. It was tasteless....a little mango on top didn't help. My husband ordered the Puerco Cha Cha Cha .....supposedly three cuts of pork including sirloin. It was a fatty vertebrae with some pork belly and a half dollar round of meat for $26. We were also shocked at the cost of a pitcher of Sangria that jumped from $27 last trip to $40. We will not return.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Never disappoints!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was incredible and the service was great. Loved the ambiance!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server was very friendly and explained all the menu items very thoughtfully. Food came out quickly and was very good.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I had the pleasure of having my birthday dinner here with some friends on Saturday and it was amazing. The food, drinks, and service were perfect.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I were looking for a place to eat dinner as we were celebrating my birthday in AC. This was a great find and being from the carribean ourselves, the flavors and style of cuisine reminded us of home. The atmosphere, décor, the drinks were really great. Our sever Kelly was well-informed and very pleasant. I do recommend that you try the mango mojitos. The restaurant becomes a night club at night and we went to check it out later that night. It was pretty good as well but be aware that it is mostly spanish music so practice your bachata and salsa.

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tapas
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

There was just the right amount of variety of food and everything our party had was delicious, but the ambiance was not our cup of tea. The red-tint lighting above us made everything, including the menu and food, have a red glow to it. Additionally, the overall lighting in the restaurant was too dark and dim, so we had a hard time reading the menu. The lighting is perfect for a cozy and or romantic date night, but if you want to be able to read the menu and see your food, this is not the place for you.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Delicious drinks, great service and their paella was so yummy ☺️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My mojito was great! Had the crab guac and coconut crab fritters- both very good- wasn't offered the chef's tasting menu at all- even tho dinner reservations were at 7- what's up with our waiter Chris??? Dinner was the Churrasco a la Cubana- a very fatty skirt steak which was a challenge to cut- my partner had the Seafood Paella- which looked great but was luke warm- took awhile for a glass of wine to be brought over-
Overall- it was just ok- service was fair- dinner was fair- but made the best of it- looking forward to going to Carmine's next door instead from now on

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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