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
Call Right Now! Amazing restaurant with ...
Call Right Now! Amazing restaurant with a great location ... in the middle of International Drive. Great ambiance, staff, music, beverages, and food! Be sure to make reservations in advance and you will be so glad you did; as, they always have a large crowd. We ordered a "Sample" plate / per person and it had four appetizers, three entrees, and a choice of two desserts. Beautiful presentation, delicious food, and a great way to try a wide variety of Cuba Libre's food choices (but in smaller portions). Wanted to go back the next night, too!
The hostesses were snooty and rude. The ...
The hostesses were snooty and rude. The rest was fine.
We live here and have heard a lot about ...
We live here and have heard a lot about Cuba Libre so when looking for a place to celebrate our anniversary we thought we would try it. Our server was top notch, we'll versed in the food and drink menus. He made good recommendations, with a little up selling but wasn't pushy. Food was excellent. Presentation was nice. Overall a nice experience. They validate parking, and it's a nice walk to the theater.
It was odd that the shrimp ceviche had c ...
It was odd that the shrimp ceviche had cocktail sauce mixed in it. We ordered the ceviche combo and it only came with 3 saltines and one plantain strip. The saltines were not a good choice. We requested more plantain strips and received a complementary large basket. Entrees and empanadas were excellent and service was professional.
We went early before the bar scene. Foo ...
We went early before the bar scene. Food was really good and service was great.
Excellent place to dine service was outs ...
Excellent place to dine service was outstanding don't remember our server name but he was very attentive
Food and service were excellent we went ...
Food and service were excellent we went there our first and last day in Orlando because it was so good.
Food and service was excellent and the n ...
Food and service was excellent and the new menu was Yummy!!
Food was awesome along with the service. Many choices on the menu that can be a little overwhelming. Fortunately the restaurant offers a menu item called the "taste of Havana" that is a 15 course meal. It allows you to sample all types of Cuban food. Service was top notch as they keep drinks full and the table free of clutter on a dish was finished. My only complaint is that it was a little pricey. However, you get what you pay for. Will be back again.
The food was absolutely heavenly!! The s ...
The food was absolutely heavenly!! The service was better! It turns to a nightclub in the weekends at about 10pm.
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
Mediocre and Touristy
Drinks were good and menu had potential, but the execution wasn't good. Food had clearly been frozen (based on the chewiness of the crab), my buddy got the "runs", and i didn't finish one thing that came out. I'd like to see a simpler/fresher menu of real cuban food. Disappointed as i love the CL in Philly.
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.
Great food, service and ambiance!
Great food, service and ambiance!
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.
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