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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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4.5

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4.4

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4.4

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4.2

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2010

Very interesting latin drinks and dining choices. enjoyed the dancing and show starting at 11pm.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2010

I make sure I eat at Cuba Libre everytime I go to Atlantic. It is just so good I have to have dinner there everytime I go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 18, 2010

We had a memorable dinner at Cuba Libre would recommend it to everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2010

The service was unacceptable.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2010

Our party of four had an amazing time! The food was really good, ordered the Plato Gaucho...little salty but it's Cuban food..what do you expect!!?! Our waiter was freindly and attentive giving that it was quite crowded. I would def go back and dine here again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2010

loved the 15 course tasting menu...sounds like a lot, but it's just a little "taste" of everything and it was awesome!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2010

go to Cuba Libre every time we stay at Trop in AC. Hostess and servers are always friendly. Food is very good and service is excellent. Love their mojitos. I had the tasting menu, which my DH shared the appys and it was still too much food for us.
Cant wait to go again next month

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 27, 2010

The food was good and the waitress we had was excellent. As far as the other staff in there they look miserable and are not too friendly. Too many security guards telling you what to do where to be in the restaurant.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 27, 2010

Very good service, food was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 26, 2010

It was my first time there. The food was great, the set up was nice, the music was great as well as the performers. The bartenders were friendly. The crowed was great (mixed crowed). The only negative thing I have to say was the service from the hostess and the waiter. The hostess' attitude was nasty and the water was rude and appeared to be rushing us out of our table. Besides that, it was an overall good experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 26, 2010

A great place to try when you want something different or want to take someone someplace very nice in AC!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 26, 2010

Delicious. We had the taste of Cuba - 15 different 1 -1.5 oz tastes of appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts. Definitely recommended!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2010

Food was very good, service was excellent. Specials were resaonable

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 21, 2010

I have been there many times to the club, but never for the restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed by their drink menu. Appetizers were amazing and the main entree was delicious. The waiter was very professional and was very courteous. I would definitely return and recommend to all.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2010

Amazing food. It's was so great to finally find a Spanish restaurant that favored their rice and beans. Tasted very close to a real home cook meal from grandmas :) The place is huge and spacious. At night thy have a DJ and live band. You can dance off the meal. Love love loved it there!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2010

We love it here...food is amazing

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 20, 2010

Great food. I'll definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2010

My wife is from Puerto Rico and we both love Spanish food. This was unbelievable! Everything that came to our table, from the bread to desert, was incredible. Great food, great service. The atmosphere was romantic, the background music brought us to the Islands. We felt like we were eating outside in a courtyard in Cuba rather than deep within the Tropicana Hotel. Awesome dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 2010

Great food. Lovely decor. Could use more lighting. Very difficult to read the menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2010

Very attentive staff. Food was excellent. Always a good time, I try to make it there once every trip to AC. Pitchers of Mojitos....what more needs to be said?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2010

very good service, friendly and efficient personnel all around.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 15, 2010

Great service, great food, and outstanding Sangria!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 13, 2010

I brought my mom for her birthday. Everything was good until at the end of the meal, we were rushed, our dinner table taking away so the latin dancing could begin. My mother was very upset this is the way she was treated on her birthday. It was a DISGRACE!!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 13, 2010

The food was okay, the mojitos is supposed to be there signature drinks but its okay as well. It was very sugary probably because of the guarpo which is sugar cane syrup. I also had a margarita, which the bartender didnt do very good. The place is beautiful the service was quick and good. I stayed for the nightlife, in which it turns to a club however the dj wasnt very good and made me wish i went some where else.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2010

Cuba Libre has good food, good service, and a fun atmosphere. Its a little noisy, so I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic dinner, but its fun and moderately priced. The bread and cinnamon butter are great!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 13, 2010

The service was great and our waiter was extremely friendly and accomodating. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2010

Food was excellent! We got the mixed grill with several differnt kinds of meat, everything but the chicken was amazing. Chicken was kinda dry. The steak was absolutely amazing! And the mojitos, awesome!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 6, 2010

Our waiter was GREAT! Food and drinks were excellent!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2010

I had previously been to Cuba Libre and enjoyed myself. This time around my husband and close friends joined me. They were spectical at first but they were surprised and enjoyed the meal.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2010

My husband and I are not familiar with Cuban food so we ordered the 15 item sampling including appetizers, entrees and desserts. The food was delicious and we were both stuffed when we left. A great way to experience a new cuisine.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2010

They put us upstairs in a quiet out of the way area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2010

Drinks where good. Appertizer was good. Main course was disappointing. Also the lighting isn't the best for reading the menus.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2010

The ambiance was very nice. The service was excellent. The food was amazing- had the empanadas as an appetizer and ropa vieja for entree. I honestly had no complaints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2010

We go to Cuba Libre almost every time we are in AC. Decore is appealing and food is very good. They make great mojitos.We were greeted & seated immediately. It was a litle early for dinner(6PM) but we had show tx afterwards. Waitress came over to say hi & take our drink orders. She asked if we have any quest.about the menu, but we didnt. DH had a steak and mashed potatoes(his usual) & I had Paella Nuevo. This paella is a little different than I'm used to. It had mahi mahi, clams,a shrimp etc over a mixture of black beans and rice-it was very tasty.Would definately return

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2010

Terrible service- had to wait 30 min even with reservations and we had a waitress ingoring our balcony section the entire night.

Food was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 23, 2010

The food was wonderful but the service was lacking. We waited quite a long time before our drink order was taken. All courses too quite a bit of time. Our waiter was good but seemed to ignore our table most of the time.
I have been at this resturant on other occasions and will never sit in the upper section again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2010

Seated in upper restaurant due to a private party. Atmosphere was cold although quiet. Food was comparable to good Mexican food.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 16, 2010

The food was great had the Salmon,the ambiance was great also only problem had a big group that was enjoying themselves just a tad to much (LOUD)but can't blame the restaurant for that. Overall wonderful time.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2010

My husband and I have eaten at Cuba Libre more than 10 times in the last 5 years. We love it, and we take our kids there once a year as a treat. This time, I was terribly disappointed with our service. We waited an hour to eat dinner (from the time we were seated until our dinner came). There were others around us who arrived later and were served before us. We came to the conclusion that our order was forgotten... Sadly, after all that wait, I didn't care for my dinner--it was much to spicy! But, the coffee & flan were delicious, and well worth waiting for!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 15, 2010

The open table was great the only think I didnt like is they didnt specify that all your people on your party have to be present. The Hostess expected me to wait until the last person was there to be seated and I told her it was a maybe not for sure and she still want me to wait. I Have to tell her never mind that I wasnt going to wait until the last person show and she wasnt happy. They need to take classes on customer service.

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