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800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
+1 732-774-3007
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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 5 days ago NEW 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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 January 2, 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 November 11, 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 November 7, 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 October 31, 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 October 30, 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 October 20, 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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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 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

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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
$20 - $25
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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?