People who have been in Havana swear this place is a dead ringer. In any event, it's lovely, with balconies and fancy streetlights, and even a leaded-glass window—on the interior. An entire menu is devoted to rum from everywhere in the Caribbean and Central and South America, including Cuba Libre's own brand. The appetizers, like lobster empanadas and crab cakes, taste fairly authentic; rice and black beans are served with just about everything, of course, and the mojitos
are renowned. It's lively and everyone seems to be having a good time, especially during the salsa-dance shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations are recommended.
May 24, 2004
We tried Cuba Libre based on the reviews, and it lived up to the expectations. We were seated upstairs, which was fabulous. The cha cha cha platter is a great appetizer (big enough for three of us). Tuna, salmon, and pork loin were our three entrees, and everyone loved them. For dessert, the torta is tempting, but the rice pudding is fantastic. After wine and tip, was a bit under $200 for three. So it don't come cheap. But without the wine
and appetizer, we would have been more like $130. It is very much worth it, though. Enjoy!
Jul 11, 2002
Cuba Libre was the perfect destination for dinner, drinks and atmosphere.