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800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
+1 732-774-3007
11:30 - 22:30
Open 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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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
United States
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172 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I don't have high expectations for eateries along a boardwalk and usually patronize these for drinks and if need, small meal/snack. That is what we did at Cubacan. Dining al fresco with a great view of the boardwalk, beach and ocean on a perfect sunny fall day. It is at the beginning of the Asbury Park boardwalk (near the Casino).... More 

Thank Visitors4
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I am a local guy to this area. This type of food is my favorite. This place continues to disappoint me every time. From a menu that lacks in flavor to bartenders that have no clue how to make the specialty drinks on the menu my advice is pass.

1 Thank Steve K
State College, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Arrived Sunday night and few boardwalk restaurants were open off-season. The restaurant was spacious but loud music. The staff was attentive. But my husband had the paella ($28-30), bland and chewy. My pork entree with black beans and rice ($28) was also bland. Disappointing.

Thank vFNG
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went here to celebrate our anniversary. Our reservation had been misplaced, but the hostess kindly seated us right away anyway. That's where our positive ratings stop. Our server was hard to locate throughout our visit. Specialty cocktails were served in water glasses! We ordered appetizers and entrees that our server recommended. Croquettas were a disappointment; the churrasco (skirt steak)... More 

Thank Rosemary D
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Had the hardest time with the menu. Ended up with two small appetizers and scotch size drinks for $45. Left and went elsewhere for dinner. It's good if you like loud, contemporary, and very small amounts of food.

Thank kristalbentley

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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
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?