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Cubacan

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Caribbean, Cuban, Spanish
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800 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 774-3007
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1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Description: New restaurant, maybe March or April of 2011

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 100
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asbury Park's best ?

Cubacan offers probably the best food, combined with views, and proximity to the boardwalk of any restaurant in the area. If you like Cuban, you will love this place. My favorite dish is the octopus salad, but I would probably like many of the other dishes as much. My feeling is that it is more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Henry G
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Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
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Jackson, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently ate here for the first time. I loved the ambiance of the restaurant. The decor was beautiful. We waited awhile for service. We had to question who our waiter was because no one came to us. That was our only complaint. We had the fish taco appetizer which our waiter recommended....they were delicious. My husband... More 

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Thank Julie M
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food here is delicious (particularly pork and fish) and the vibe is friendly and festive. They get some terrific Latin musicians who play near the bar and your body will compel you to get up to dance.

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Thank GregMasters
Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Cubacan offers probably the best food, combined with views, and proximity to the boardwalk of any restaurant in the area. If you like Cuban, you will love this place. My favorite dish is the octopus salad, but I would probably like many of the other dishes as much. My feeling is that it is more of a couple or small... More 

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Thank Henry G
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Nice admostphere but awful food. My rice and beans were not cooked and the food was cold when it arrive to our table. Overall not a good experience and expensive for this type of food

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Thank Tom D
Three Bridges
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My daughter was recently married in Asbury Park. The wedding party took a stroll down the boardwalk on our way to the ceremony. We had time to spare so into Cubacan we went. All of us! The bartender noticed our rather large crowd and upon learning our final destination, made certain we were all taken care of quickly. He and... More 

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Thank disappointed457
Lincoln Park, NJ
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Had dinner at Cubacan. Wonderful meal. Would recommend the octopus salad. Great prices and really good cuban food!

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Thank momasitta
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

The mojitos here are fantastic. I love the bread the Cuban bread really tasty sugary. Their chicken empanadas are fantastic. Great place to eat outside on the boardwalk

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Thank carbone1336
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I waited two years to eat at Cubacan. I heard it was good. It was awful. First I ordered a skirt steak dish, medium. It came out raw. They took it back, and brought it back...raw. Awful! The tostones were also extremely dry. It was my birthday dinner, and it was extremely disappointing. I should have known when the restaurant... More 

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Thank Marie R
Lincroft, New Jersey
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Super chill, awesome vibe ... drinks were on point and food was spectacular !! We were going to have a meal, but settled on a large selection of apps and a ensalad de aquacate ...croquettes, empenadas, plantains, rice/beans and the sliders .. all were great my favorite, were the croquettes, wife loved sliders .. nothing was left on our plates,... More 

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Thank Dave C
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

An impressive selection of Cuban/Mexican fusion that just did not live up to its potential. Don't be fooled by the NYT review framed by the front door. Now I can write it off as a post season slump (went on Columbus Day weekend) but there was very little that impressed me. There were 8 of us for dinner so we... More 

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Thank Elliott A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: (732) 774-3007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene

Description

New restaurant, maybe March or April of 2011
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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