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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

ambience

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We love the fact that this is located in AC. The food is always fabulous and the waitstaff is attentive. Best if you have reservations.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Nothing special, food ordinary. Menu needs updating, authenticity is about a 5 out of 10. Service needs attention

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything from the service to the food and the beautiful restaurant itself was just amazing definitely returning!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food and drinks are always great, just wish there was one closer to home!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Tapas, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food, service, overall experience. Would defintately recommend to anyone

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was our Anniversary we had fun

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Cuba Libre is located in the Tropicana and is a bit rundown like the rest of AC. I asked for a nice table in my OT reservation request and we were put upstairs in the back next to a huge birthday party. It was so loud that it was pointless trying to talk. The service was slow and the food was okay. Their famous mojitos tasted like lemonade, not sure how much rum was in it but there were a lot of ice cubes! Probably will not return again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went for anniversary and could have been happier. The food was fantastic

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

My husband and I were on a date with a gift card from my Mom in Law. Both of us did the Chef's Tasting menu and shared a pitcher of mojito. The drinks were ok, over priced and light on booze. However, our server was so sweet! I couldn't decide between sangria of a mojito and she took great care to make sure I got what I wanted. Overall, we were surprised at the value we received by doing the Chef's Tasting. I would hands down come back! Love the shrimp and BBQ ribs....worth noting; the flan was on point!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Sunday night on a holiday weekend. Restaurant was busy but not overwhelmed. Service was a little slow considering it was Labor Day. Drinks were excellent but a bit pricey. Six members of our party thoroughly enjoyed their meals; the seventh was not satisfied with the fish dish ordered even though it was one of the specials offered that evening.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Did not enjoy the experience. The waitress walked me over to a small table near the front. Table was too close to the bench and I had to move it to sit down ( I only weigh 100lbs). When I moved the table it started to wobble. It was also very drafty sitting by the door near with a vent overhead. I told the waitress I wasn't happy there. She said, "table is wobbly because YOU moved it" then proceeded to shoved a nasty lump of paper underneath to stead it, and quickly walked away, how rude! When She returned she proceeded to explain the menu at a very fast speed, we couldn't understand what the heck she was saying. There was a long awkward wait for food to come but the food was delish! So much so, that I asked for a Paella (for two) to go. I realized when we got back that they only gave us a Paella for ONE even though I paid $32 for it, so disappointing! The flan was also disappointing, it was the size of a quarter. The place seemed cold and not inviting. So much so that no one bother to tell us about the FUN that happens at night shows. As a matter of fact, the busboy was the friendliest guy there!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 2, 2017

food was sub par; service was poor and it was not busy

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We ordered two different dishes. Ropa Vieja, a Cuban classic. It was okay. We also ordered a sea food Paella.
Not an inexpensive dish and one of the worst servings we've ever experienced. All the sea food in it was dry. All of it.
Made the waitress aware and we were offered a free desert. They charged us the full price for the dry paella, we only ate half. Too bad we didn't send it back right from the start. We were very hungry and hoped it would get better as we dug in. Never again.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Coconut mojito excellent. Cuban sandwich is big enough for 2. Try the crab guacamole- tasty.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We were sat at a table directly outside of the kitchen doors. The restaurant was really loud. Food was good but hard to enjoy the experience due to noise level and table view.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

I was disgusted. There were
cocaroach crawling on the wall when my dinner was served.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

It was just ok. Service left a lot to be desired, despite being empty

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

My girlfriend and I love this place. Every time we have went our food was great, dessert was great even our coffee was top notch. Something as simple as bread with mango butter was awesome.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Seating for 2 was cramped, and everyone slammed together in a tight row despite many open other seating. Server we had was attentive, and nicely engaging without being too intrusive. Sangria needed a little more zip. Had the Paella, the seasoning on the calamari was to powerful and contrasted the whole dish, the Lobster overcooked, clams seemed frozen while the Shrimp was cooked perfect, and the rice done ok. Not the best paella, too many things not consistent. I also had the red snapper with curry. The Snapper had the skin on it like I like it, but the pan was not hot enough to get the skin perfect cooked crispy so it was inedible. (A shame). The curry contrasted the cashews and fruit, nice idea, but curry needed a little more heat and spice, at times the curry was lost. The fried plantains were perfectly cooked. We also had the crab ball tapas with a wonderful sweet dipping sauce. They call it something else here and I forget the name but it was the best dish. I rate this 2 1/2 to 3 stars out of an impossible to achieve 5 stars, at least that's how it should be, while too many reviewers throw 5 stars around not knowing how difficult it should be to achieve. Can Cuba Libre get to 5 stars? With these dishes, there is a ways to go.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 29, 2017

All good. Food pleanty and tastey. Pitcher of Mohito not worth it. No tsste of to tequila

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 29, 2017

An Atlantic City favorite. One of few "Casino" restaurants that provide an excellent meal at a reasonable price. In the hub of the hottest spot in the city, The Quarter in the Tropicana, it is surrounded with fun and entertaining non-casino activities including an I Max theater. We were fortunate to dine just after they had installed a large wood burning grill. Located toward the front of the venue we could watch while the chefs prepare many of the dishes. The food was very good and offered a unique and delicious list of ingredients. Recommended items are the "Chefs Tasting menu", 15 items from the main menu and a great value. Also the pork dish which is a combo of Chop, Rib, and Belly. Amazing and beautiful presentation. Although it turns into a rocking night club at night, during the dinner hours it is kid friendly.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Everytime we come to Atlantic City we make it a point to dine here. Great cuban food and the atmosphere is super.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Dinner was delicious! Service was great! Everything came quickly and was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great atmosphere, Excellent service , delicious food

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We have been there several times and the service has always been great. Love the food and drinks. The food is a little pricey but it's nice for those special occasions.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food and drinks.....tasting menu is definitely worth it (though it's not advertised so ask if it's available)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very good service, I was I press with the Cuban food..

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I've been to Cuba so I needed to try Cuba Libre! It did not disappoint!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Authentic, Tapas, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great food and excellent service New wood grilled food was stupendous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We really enjoyed the food. Service felt a bit rushed but it IS in a casino.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was so delicious we wanted to eat there all 3 nights of our mini vaca & wish we did!! I was expecting a huge bill but it was very decently priced. 80$ for two entrees 1 app and 2 drinks.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Tapas, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Overall great experience. Great food & atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Everything was perfect

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

VERY GOOD FOOD AND VERY BAD BAD BAD SERVICE DON'T SIT UP STAIR 3 SERVICE FOR 200 PEOPLE.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Not nearly as good as the Philadelphia restaurant. Food was very greasy. Upside...Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. There were four of us and nonethough our dinner was particularly good. Nice place for a drink, the bar is lively. I wouldn't spend the money to eat there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always a good time and great food when I eat at Cuba Libre in AC. Never disappointed.

The only thing this time was we felt a bit rushed by a woman who was clearing dishes off the tables. Seems like she wanted to move people out of their tables as quick as possible. I know it was a Saturday night but really not nice for the money that we're spending. It's certainly not cheap to eat here.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Cuba Libre is one of our favorite restaurant in Atlantic City. We always plan to eat here at least one time a year when we have our family trip to Brigantine.

The food is always so tasty and our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful in advising about all the selections. He was also extremely attentive when needed and gave us privacy to enjoy our dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food and excellent service

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

The food was excellent. The staff was very courteous.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Delicious food. Attentive, knowledgeable server and nice ambiance. The manager checked on us too which was nice. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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