About Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Orlando
Cuba Libre features a contemporary interpretation of traditional Cuban cuisine & a broad base of authentic Cuban cocktails, including an extensive rum selection highlighting our signature mojito. Passing through the doors of the restaurant, guests are transported to Havana, Cuba, circa the 1950s. One-of-a-kind mill work & architectural salvage including unique doors, gates, cabinetry, furniture & accessories help capture the essence of old Cuban architecture. Our name is our hope for the future of the treasured island nation of Cuba. Cuba Libre will not accept reservation from diners under the age of 21 after 9PM on Friday & Saturday, & the dress code for Friday & Saturday is upscale casual. Complimentary valet parking available for your convienence.
Cuban, Latin American, Caribbean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday and Saturdays 5pm-10:30pm.
Happy Hour Everyday 5-6:30
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On Fridays, Saturdays and for special events, Cuba Libre turns up the Latin rhythm as professional salsa dancers, musicians and other entertainers perform floor shows in the dining room. After dinner hours Cuba Libre clears the tables allowing guests to dance to a DJ spinning tropical dance, salsa, merengue, bachata & Latin house.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar-Orlando offers Complementary Valet Parking.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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 1000, a themed cocktail party or an elegant dinner, Cuba Libre is the ideal setting for an unforgettable private party or special event.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Orlando Ratings and Reviews
Wait staff was outstanding, several opti ...
Wait staff was outstanding, several options for adults and kids alike. Bar scene looked fun, beautiful scenery in the restaurant recreating a lovely outdoor 50's Havana theme. Food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Would go again any time I stay in the I Drive/ Convention center area
Delicious meal! My friend loves this pla ...
Delicious meal! My friend loves this place in philly so she suggested we try it in Orlando. We were both there on a business trip. Loved the fun outdoor atmosphere. Waiter was super attentive. Food was amazing. I had an incredible chop salad as appetitizer and also the chicken. Flavora popped. Can't wait to go back again next time I'm in town.
We made reservations and requested to pa ...
We made reservations and requested to participated in happy hour. Upon arrival we were seated in the regular seating. I asked if we could participate in happy hour specials and we were told no. We were seated so close to other table that the waiter could hardly get through. The drink was weak and the skirt steak was over cooked. The amount of food and the cost was not a good value at all. We were there to celebrate our 11th anniversary away from our children so we were a bit disappointed in the experience.
The food was exquisite, the place look phenomenal.
The waiter was very nice and had great recommendations we loved the drinks he brought us based on what we said we likes. The place looked amazing, exactly what we were looking for, something out of the ordinary that made our experience even better. The food to die for. All four of us had different things and all 4 plates were a delight to try. I really liked the place I definitely recommend it
Our server Luis was amazing! Very attent ...
Our server Luis was amazing! Very attentive and patience to explain the menu. Good recommendations too. The basic problem was the sitting!!! We did a reservation for 8 and we didn't got our table until 8:30pm...
Atmosphere and food was great.
Food was good but kitchen service was slow at one hour 15 minutes from order to delivery. Not acceptable.
Mother's Day Blowout
Took mom for the Mother's Day brunch. The food was excellent, service was excellent, and the value was great. We have gone a few times for the holidays and each time was wonderful all around.
I celebrated my birthday with friends!!! ...
I celebrated my birthday with friends!!! The service was amazing !!! The staff made it a night I won't forget!!! The food was authentic and delicious!! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys Cuban food and if you are not sure it is worth a try !!! Caesar was an amazing server!!! Thank you all for making my birthday a night I will never forget!!
Excellent Cuban food with great ambiance
This restaurant was wonderful, our server was especially wonderful and attentive! We had a nice corner area that was convenient for the baby sleeping in the stroller. The food was excellent, albeit on the salty side. Apparently, this is a hot spot on the bar scene at night. The ambiance and decor is fabulous. We will return to this restaurant in the future.
Sat at the bar when we arrived. Ordered an appetizer and some drinks. I found out the hard way that I do not like pineapple in my guacamole. Great Cuban bread. Very friendly and accommodating bartender. Moved to a table and ordered the mahi-mahi in a creole sauce. The sauce was spicy but did not complement the fish. Expensive cocktails. Maybe that's just what the prices are in Orlando, but $11.00 for a vodka and soda seems expensive. Would not go back or recommend to any of my friends.
Cuba Libre is one of our top three Orlan ...
Cuba Libre is one of our top three Orlando restaurants. We anticipate our Cuba Libre dinner with each trip. The food is always good, consistent and the service is instant with multiple servers. Every time we go, we make a night of it!
Really interesting place, the food is good and the atmosphere is very unique. Great selection of Mojito's too.
Great food. Watered drinks. Bad seating ...
Great food. Watered drinks. Bad seating experience - like they couldn't care less. Insincere service - the inner workings of role playing for a tip was too obvious - just creeps me out.
Exquisite Cuban food that will not disap ...
Exquisite Cuban food that will not disappoint. Top notch customer service by all. Our server Jose was amazing.
great cuban meal for a vegan couple
Loved the Vegan vege dish and was especially happy with the yucca fries. Passionate fruit mojito was also pleasing. Service was fast and friendly.
Everything was great. My only complaint is that the food was not authentic. It had a contemprary twist on it which I do not care for when I am going to eat some cuban food.
Bartender not friendly
The woman bartending at the main bar was very unfriendly. She served us ok but didn't speak to us or for that matter even look at us. Be nice and get more tips.... Not sure if she got the memo.
Great atmosphere and good food.. Turns i ...
Great atmosphere and good food.. Turns into a night club on Friday and Saturday night after 10:30.
Best Place to eat in Pointe Plaza Orlando. Food was cooked perfect, great taste and Service was superb. Much better than DelFriscos in Orlando.
Easter buffet was outstanding. Service w ...
Easter buffet was outstanding. Service was even better. Can't wait to go back.
Our server Steven was given too many tables to wait on, so the service was not as good as in past. Some of the beef was cooked pretty rare, but the other food was plentiful and delicious.
Fun atmosphere with great service and in ...
Fun atmosphere with great service and interesting dining choices. Delicious, flavorful and well presented. Can't wait to return.
Food was good, but it was REALLY loud an ...
Food was good, but it was REALLY loud and the service could be better.
Yum! Great mojitos.
Yum! Great mojitos.
The food was good but found the drinks to be a little overpriced compared to other top restaurants we have been to.
FOR A GREAT TASTE OF CUBA
WE'VE BEEN TO CUBA LIBRE SEVERAL TIMES. ALL THE FOOD IS GREAT AND THE PROPORTIONS ARE LARGE. IN PARTICULAR WE LOVE THE SHRIMP CEVICHE, THE EMPANADAS, THE SEAFOOD SOUP, AND THE ROPA VIEJA. BUT REALLY EVERYTHING THEY OFFER IS DELICIOUS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THEIR MINI DESSERTS WHICH ARE JUST OK. BUT YOURE SO FILLED UP FROM EATING EVERYTHING ELSE YOU REALLY DONT HAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT. THE SERVICE IS ALWAYS GOOD, EVERYONE IS FRIENDLY, AND THE AMBIENCE IS WONDERFUL. OUR SON WAS VISITING US SO WE TOOK HIM AND OUR DAUGHTER LAST FRIDAY WITH THE INTENTION OF STAYING FOR THE DANCING LATER. SINCE WE ATE DINNER THERE THEY SAID WE WOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY A COVER CHARGE LATER WHICH WAS VERY NICE. WE WAITED AROUND OUTSIDE UNTIL 10:00 PM BUT THEY STILL HAD NOT CLEARED THE TABLES AND CUSTOMERS TO CONVERT THE FLOOR FOR THE DJ AND DANCING. SO UNFORTUNATELY WE GAVE UP AND LEFT. ITS A GREAT PLACE TO EAT. OUR ONLY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE TO BRING IN LATIN DANCERS OR LIVE MUSICIANS, AT LEAST ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS, TO ENTERTAIN WHILE WE EAT. IT WOULD ADD TO THE AMBIENCE WHICH IS ALREADY UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL. AND THEY COULD STILL CONVERT IT INTO A DANCE CLUB LATER AT NIGHT.
Not as good as last time
We were in Orlando a few years ago and stumbled upon Cuba Libre. Great time. So we brought 5 friends with us and I ordered a pitcher of Mojitos w/special rum. The assistant waiter came around to pour everyone else first, and almost ran out on my glass, giving me a lot of ice. Really? I said to put the pitcher on my bill, and another member in our party was getting something different. He did, as he wasn't so fond of Mojitos and wanted margarita's. My wife's friend didn't drink her glass and passed it over to me. The guacamole is plentiful, but we ran out of plantain chips - then the waiter tried to take the bowl several times (even tho my wife had asked for more chips). We scooped it up with a fork. Didn't start off on a good foot. Otherwise, our food was good, as was the ambiance.
Reservation 3 months ahead! Upon arrival ...
Reservation 3 months ahead! Upon arrival Told only table available at all was in the bar where it was cramped with waiters bumping into us constantly !!! Was extremely difficult to converse.
Great place for unwinding with colleagues
Went to Cuba Libre with colleagues to unwind after a long day at a convention. Perfect place for this. Our waiter was great answering all of our many questions. We tried a few mojitos, considered trying one of each. Next time, maybe.
Amazing meal ad service
Amazing meal ad service
Had a great time to celebrate my birthday. Food was good. Dancing was lots of fun and had great energy. The crowd was very pleasant and comfortable.
Great service and great menu to meet a v ...
Great service and great menu to meet a variety of tastes and budgets!
We had a lovely meal at Cuba Libre. The service was fantastic, our waiter was very attentive but not overly so, the food and wine were brilliant. We sat outside on the terrace but inside looked great too. We'll definitely be back.
Bad start, but turned out well.
I booked this reservation well in advance and our party showed up on time. The hostess escorted us across the first floor dining room to a steep climb up a very long staircase (not offering the elevator), then across the second floor dining room to the deepest recesses of the restaurant between the bar and kitchen. Others were also seated in this area while the vast majority of tables elsewhere in the restaurant remained empty. I said, “No, this won't do. Please find us a better table.” The hostess went to consult with someone managerial before assigning us a different table. We were puzzled by what we felt was a rather cool reception. Bear in mind that our party was comprised of two well dressed (and certainly well behaved) couples; all retired executives. Although other diners were seated around us during the course of our meal, the restaurant never became crowded, so we couldn't understand why we were initially offered such poor seating. Fortunately, our servers restored our hope for a better evening. We received very courteous and attentive service, and the food was very good. We have some familiarity with Cuban cuisine and our selections proved quite satisfying. There were several other menu selections we would like to try. The decor is truly remarkable.
Excellent Upscale Fusion Cuban Fare
Very nice, cuban cuisine that is out of the ordinary. Pricey but very high quality... Luis our attendant was excellent and attentive. Will definitely return!
We had a beautiful time. Great place, ni ...
We had a beautiful time. Great place, nice atmosphere, good music and good service
Place is fantastic to go dance latin music. Food was fantastic and ambiance was very pleasant. Im looking forward to come back with more friends. 100% recommended.
Excellent All Around
Wonderful food and excellent service. We had 3 picky eaters with us and all the wait staff did their best to keep them occupied with bread. Drinks were out of this world and the Cuban food great.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable and pe ...
Our waiter was very knowledgeable and personable. The food was fantastic; a good blend of authentic Cuban roots and artistic talent . I highly recommend.
Went there with work colleagues. Had many small plates - the empanadas and spinach balls were good. The bread basket with mango and brown sugar butter was heaven. Drinks were on the sweet side but exotic. The place was hopping and service good. Would recommend for a casual evening.
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