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800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
+1 732-774-3007
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 13:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Toms River, New Jersey
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125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wish I could give 4 and 1/2 stars. The only detraction would be that my favorite, the Cuban street corn, arrived at the table lukewarm. Aside from that, it was still dee-lish! So we're the Cuban sliders, chorizo lunch sandwich, and calamari. If the oil is not hot enough, the calamari comes out greasy. Happy to report that the calamari... More 

Thank foodieg982
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very crowded on Saturday night but we did not have to wait as we received a side table that met our needs. We only had Empanadas as we heard several tables telling their waiters that the food was sub-par. Our food was OK and did not meet our Latin standards. The saving grace was the band playing salsa... More 

Thank Thomas K
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice and clean I had a good time bit I believe it is over pricey. They are trying to be Cuban style, the food is good but it is not worth the price. I will recommend the place for just a few drinks and some appetizers but if you are looking for real Cuban food this is... More 

Thank Yessenia M
Lakewood, New Jersey
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We, a party of 4, came for lunch. The grilled octopus was a stand out. the lechon asado was good with a generous portion. A cubano sandwich was good but not special. The Cuban chicken soup was hearty and with the addition of a little sriracha was tasty, otherwise bland. Boardwalk prices but not outrageously so. The service was very... More 

Thank anthony t
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

So, coming from Europe I'm a sucker for seaside restaurants. The closer to the water the better. This place is on the boardwalk. We got there quite early for lunch, around 12:15. There were only a few other guests there. That was a little worrisome as it could only mean that either the food is not great or it's on... More 

1 Thank Jelena S
Neptune, New Jersey
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I had the pork chop. Very juicy and one of the best I had. The calamari appetizer was very good. Nice spice to it. The kids where happy for there was chicken fingers on the menu. The wife loved the skirt steak. Excellent dishes.

Thank Timothy G
New Jersey
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Salmon overdone, carrots underdone, beans were good. Half a beer arrived and were told the tap ran out, on the house. The bill begged to differ, $7.00 on the tab. Thanks Cassidy. This place has mediocre food. Pork chops were overcooked too. Check out downtown, the boardwalk is not doing you any favors.

Thank TruthTripNJ
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great food and live entertainment. The combined smells of the ocean and food was amazing, coupled with the live band made me not want to leave. The food was a party in my mouth and the latin jazz band playing was a party in my ears. "Frank & 3 To Clave" was the band, they did an awesome job of... More 

Thank 69susan
Freehold, New Jersey
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

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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
US$20 - US$25
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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?