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800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
+1 732-774-3007
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New Jersey
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Salmon overdone, carrots underdone, beans were good. Half a beer arrived and were told the tap ran out, on the house. The bill begged to differ, $7.00 on the tab. Thanks Cassidy. This place has mediocre food. Pork chops were overcooked too. Check out downtown, the boardwalk is not doing you any favors.

Thank TruthTripNJ
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and live entertainment. The combined smells of the ocean and food was amazing, coupled with the live band made me not want to leave. The food was a party in my mouth and the latin jazz band playing was a party in my ears. "Frank & 3 To Clave" was the band, they did an awesome job of... More 

Thank 69susan
Freehold, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start by saying that we frequent this restaurant often and it's normally 4 star, but this time we noticed some not so positive changes. We always order the pulpo (octopus) and tuna ceveche to start, in fact, these two appetizers are the reason we go. This time when they arrived, the portions were drastically smaller. Whereas previously we... More 

1 Thank Maria P
Long Hill, NJ
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going to Cubacan. It's one of my faves when it comes to Asbury Park. Saturday nights are especially fun as they usually have a live band and dancing.

Thank Sigz
Ocean Grove, NJ
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Cuban flavors here... love the décor, the music & the tropical vibe. I always enjoy the mojitos and some variety of empanadas. Also love the ceviche and any of the steak dishes... very authentic. Little bit pricey, but you're definitely paying for the location, which is right on the boardwalk, with great outdoor seating available in the summer.

Thank kr1st1n
New Jersey
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Three of us enjoyed New Year's Eve dinner here. Great location right on the boardwalk and the atmosphere was lovely. We had empanadas, carnitas, ropa vieja and beer. Service was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We will return.

Thank Maazy
Asbury Park, New Jersey, Usa
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is not Cuban food. This is a place where disgruntled staff come to work as well. It's on the boardwalk so that's a plus Poor quality food ? Uninspired menu & aw what the hell just pass on this place.

2 Thank Baileysdad_13
Clifton, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Over priced under seasoned mediocre food. I don't mind paying when it's good quality food but this was a complete waste of my time and money. I can't believe these people have the nerve to call this a cuban restaurant. The rice and beans had no flavor, my octopus salad was just a little bit of lettuce and 3 small... More 

1 Thank mari0978
Reston, Virginia
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped in with a friend early Saturday evening and sat in the bar. We had a few appetizers and drinks to start our evening. The empenadas were delicious and the drinks were reasonably priced. I would go back to this place for dinner if I find myself in Asbury Park again.

Thank CJDittes
Holmdel, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fifth and last time coming here. Asked for a Cuban coffee. Received Luke warm regular coffee with. Been here 30 min, , bar is not clean, tables behind us still not clean. We are locals and enjoy Asbury and the local Merchants, obviously this merchant has no oversight. Disappointed Spaniard..

1 Thank Jose L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
13:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-774-3007
New restaurant, maybe March or April of 2011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?