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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Great food; (seafood soup - awesome/enough for two, I think.) Shrimp Mojito was my entrée - delicious!! The complimentary bread was outstanding, attentiveness and personality of the wait person wonderful. Décor was very nice, lighting was a bit too dark for me and my date. Noisy, but I won't complain; just have to speak louder than usual. :) Beautiful 1950's car at the entrance was a very nice accoutrement. Would go there again if in Atlantic City.
Went to Cuba Libre to celebrate my anniversary prior to seeing a show. The staff greeted us with smiles and were able to seat us upon arrival even though we were 30 minutes early. The food was great (I had the citrus chicken) and Amber, our server, was awesome. We would definitely return to this restaurant again.
Disappointed this time around. Removed my entire party's favorite plate... lechion asado. Menu has been changed to Spanish regions somewhat removed from Cuban cusine. Mohitos we're lacking alcohol.
Was always my favorite place in AC for authentic Cuban food. Need to rethink that.
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.
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