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800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
(732) 774-3007
1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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United States
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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 2 weeks ago

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
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is good. Portions aren't huge. Service was ok. It is very noisy and you really need a reservation.

Thank Elena G
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The food was excellent and drinks hit the spot. Location, location, location. The ocean is right across the "Boards" making for a perfect backdrop.

Thank Joe T
Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

never had cuban food before. interesting menu service was very poor.very busy but it took 30mins to get a bottle of wine. hour and half for food. cold when arrived. waited another 20 min

Thank peter c
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by, again for some great appetizers. We both like small plates. Good drinks menu. Only complaint is that this was our 4 time here this summer. I don't like drinking bar vodkas and only order Grey Goose, not a snub but can tell the difference. And my first Goose on the rocks was anything but Grey Goose. It... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I went to Cubacan today with my family and a mediterranean friend I wanted her to try cuban food, it was bad we had 3 apetizers fried calamari (they put old dry yuca fries in it) grilled octopus (it was a tossed green salad with 3 pieces of octopus those were tender and ok but I didn't ask for a... More 

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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, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view
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: (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?