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800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
+1 732-774-3007
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“empanadas” (46 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
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111 - 120 of 391 reviews

Reviewed February 24, 2016

Tried this restaurant as a walk in with another couple. The restaurant itself has lighting so dark I thought it was one of those eat in the dark places at first. Luckily we had flashlight apps on our phones, so we could make it to...More

Thank reynolro
Reviewed February 20, 2016

For a special night out, this turned out to be a big disappointment. A 7:30 reservation took 50 minutes to be seated! We waited near a vestibule that had the inner door open so cold night air blew through every time someone entered or left....More

1  Thank ArubaConsultant
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Good Cuban food (particularly the sliders) the crust was great of the empanadas. Good atmosphere nice drinks. Ambiance is nice.

Thank RKMax
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Great Cuban restaurant on the boardwalk. Hip hop vibe. Roomy bar with great mixed drinks good Cuban sandwich, many different types of tacos, and empanadas. Entrees all good. Quite a different vibe in winter versus summer. In summer tables out side for great people watching.

Thank Joe T
Reviewed January 31, 2016

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...More

Thank Julie M
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.

Thank GregMasters
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...More

Thank Henry G
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

1  Thank Tom D
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...More

Thank disappointed457
Reviewed November 17, 2015

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

Thank momasitta
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Robin W
Can i see the drink menu
August 10, 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from foodieg982 | Reviewed this property |
Just posted a photo of the cocktail menu to Cubacan's site. Not sure how long it takes to appear. Enjoy!
Bob M
what are the specials tonight?
April 18, 2015|
Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Since specials change probably on a daily basis, you would need to contact the restaurant for that information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
  • E-mail
New restaurant, maybe March or April of 2011