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Cubacan

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800 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 774-3007
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11:30 am - 11:00 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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: New restaurant, maybe March or April of 2011

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 23
    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
Great Cuban food oceanside

I was pleasantly surprised how delicious the food was here. You never know what to expect when looking for a late lunch along the beach in a tourist town, but this place was great! My husband and I shared the Pulpo a la Plancha (grilled octopus) and the Empanadas con Pollo. Both were really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Blaize76
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We keep coming back to Cubacan. The grilled octopus is excellent and we never skip it. Drinks are good and very generous. Service is a homey, cool summer job quality (not the professional waiter in Manhattan type) which is totally appropriate for the board walk. Excellent people watching spot.

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Drinks are ok, food is bit average. Bar can get a bit much. There is so much better cuban and overall latin food out there, that this isn't standing out.

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Another of my favorite places to eat in Asbury Park. If you like Cuban food you must try Cubacan. The food menu and drink menu are exceptional. You will not be disappointed. I also suggest making reservations. Located right on the boardwalk. Ocean views.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised how delicious the food was here. You never know what to expect when looking for a late lunch along the beach in a tourist town, but this place was great! My husband and I shared the Pulpo a la Plancha (grilled octopus) and the Empanadas con Pollo. Both were really excellent and full of flavor. The... More 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went here on a very busy Friday night during the summer, and it was wonderful. The food was great, service quick and attentive, overall very nice dinner out. The portions are really huge and delicious. You will not leave here hungry!

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited on a Saturday around 6:30pm. It was getting crowded but we had reservations, which helped. The staff was nice and corteous. Food presentation was very nice. Some of the food was nice. Other foods had room for improvement. In our group we enjoyed the chicken empanadas, the salmon and the octocus a la plancha. The bread they served when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went for a family dinner tonight to celebrate a 10 year old birthday. First, the waiter made inappropriate jokes in front of the kids. Second, the speciality drinks (sangria, margaritas, and mojitos) were really bad with no flavor at all. Third, the highly recommended red snapper was tasteless and dry. My recommendation is to get the shrimp, pork or... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We came up from the boardwalk and sat outside. Scene was cool with Cuban/Dominican music playing in background. We ordered apps. Sliders were tasty but very rare. Other apps were ok but not that tasty, I can remember what we ordered. Expensive

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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

I've always seen this restaurant and wanted to try it. Despite the mix of bad reviews I decided to give it a shot and I'm happy I did! I went with my mom on a Friday night and we got seated right away - no wait or required reservation. The food was phenomenal! We ordered and it felt like within... More 

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Irvington, New Jersey
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Loved the restaurant, the location and the food. This was my first visit and they seemed extremely busy....drinks didn't arrive until my meal was served. The food service, however, was quick and very palatable. I plan to revisit during the week. Don't think I will go on a weekend again.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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