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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, 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
My steak was over cooked outside & under ...
My steak was over cooked outside & under cooked inside. Very pricey for type of food & size of drinks. Poor lighting for menu reading, we used our cellphones flashlight. However, they have good appetizers, desserts & service.
This place had food that tasted too auth ...
This place had food that tasted too authentic, I don't think it was prepared wrongly or bad per se. I just don't think my palate is used to this type of food.
The music was so loud we couldn't hear each other talk. The best part was the desserts from the tasting menu. Not sure we would go back.
I love the Cuba Libre franchise. I've be ...
I love the Cuba Libre franchise. I've been to the one in A.C. many times, and this location three times.
Sorry to say this was not a good visit. Long wait to be recognized, a very long wait long to complete our drink order (30 minutes after ordering, maybe longer)! Bread was delivered with food, which there was a long delay also.
I'd like to be able to tell you that they were extrodinarily busy, but that wasn't the case. The food was very good, as usual.
All of the appetizers were delicious.. e ...
All of the appetizers were delicious.. empanadas, croquetas, warm Cuban bread. Yuca fries were fresh and crisp. The vaca frita was the best I've had and the arroz con pollo was also delicious. For dessert we had the rice pudding and key lime pie in a glass. Overall great experience.
We loved the ambiance. It had a very ret ...
We loved the ambiance. It had a very retro Cuba vibe. I half expected Sean Connery to come in with a Bond girl. We shared a pitcher of Sangria and several appetizers. The empanadas were the best we ever had. Great dips , chips and fresh seafood. The service was impeccable.
My brother was in town and he wanted to ...
My brother was in town and he wanted to eat Cuban food. We decided to try a new restaurant and selected this place. The service and the food was great as well as the cocktails. The restaurant is a bit noisy and not a place for a romantic dinner for certain. I would say the only downside of the restaurant were the hostesses who were not so friendly. They definitely didn't provide that warm welcome
The food, service and atmosphere were in ...
The food, service and atmosphere were incredible. I went for orlando's magical dining month and couldn't have been more pleased with the menu that was offered and everything I ordered was delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!
This was the second time I have had Cuba ...
This was the second time I have had Cuba food, the first time it was a very bland experience! Cuba Libre was amazing, the flavours of the foods popped. Our server was very helpful and honest, which is great. The four courses were perfect, we'll be dining here again as soon as we head back to Florida!
Outdoor table with a fan blowing in my c ...
Outdoor table with a fan blowing in my clients face the entire meal. Food very good!! Recommend it for this reason alone. All excellent. Had a party of 8 and we were seated at a table for 6. Way too tight. Had to demand a larger table, but with some assertiveness, was accommodated.
Took my Wife here for the magical dining ...
Took my Wife here for the magical dining menu. 4 courses (Salad, appetizer, main dish, dessert.)
It's setup and decorated like a town square in 1950's Havana. Really well done, nice atmosphere. Waitress was super attentive, and always kept things moving. I've read other reviews on here that said the service was slow, but that was not the case with us. All the food was the right temperature as well.
Salad is made out of watercress, which makes it nice and light. Lots of choices to choose from for the other items as well.. (I think 8 appetizers, 5 or 6 different main courses, and 8 different 'mini' desserts.)
I got these potato balls stuffed with ground beef (yum) Wife got the crab balls (lots of crab, but not enough coconut.. a little fishy.) Main course was Braised beef for me (it was alright.. was expecting spices and heat.. and basically got 'beef stew meat shredded with a few bell peppers, in a beef stew broth base') Wife got the brick chicken.. that tasted amazing, wish I had gotten that instead.
Dessert was great and the PERFECT size.
My only complaint was that the food was not spicy at all.. super tasty, but I was expecting a little heat at least. Perhaps that is not common in cuban food - just my lens I guess.
Overall it was a great price for the $33 a person, but I probably wouldn't pay the extra on a normal night. It was good food, but too expensive outside of the special.
I had read wonderful things about Cuba L ...
I had read wonderful things about Cuba Libre on Open Table, Yelp, and Trip Advisor. My family and I enjoy ethnic food and found Cuba Libre to more than meet our expectations. We are usually in the Orlando area about every six weeks and we will be returning to Cuba Libre in the future.
Waitress was competent, friendly, apolog ...
Waitress was competent, friendly, apologetic but overwhelmed. Probably busier than expected at the restaurant. No clean utensils, drinks took half an hour. Most of the problems likely beyond her control. Food was very good. Since large conferences are obviously the norm in this area, I am not sure why the restaurant seemed so understaff.
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