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800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
+1 732-774-3007
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“empanadas” (50 reviews)
“chorizo” (26 reviews)
“mariscada” (5 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6279
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in on a Friday afternoon for a light lunch (just apps) as we wanted to enjoy their amazing ocean view. Hostess greeted us warmly and sat us right away (we had made a reservation on OpenTable). The decor is pretty cool. Our waiter...More

Thank CTJudyH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, fast (& friendly) service, delicious food! Cocktails were strong but well balanced - they weren't watered down with fruit juice. Must try the black bean soup, octopus, and paella. View of the ocean tops off the experience!

Thank Taryn S
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

On a semi-warm sunny Sunday afternoon, we sat outside next to the Asbury Park Boardwalk and enjoyed cocktails and appetizers. The vibe is relaxed and the service was fast and friendly. We started with calamari and yucka with red and green cocktail sauces. Plus several...More

Thank 538cheryly
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Hip and swanky inside with a Havana style band playing gives this Asbury Park boardwalk eatery a uniquely feel that you could be in South Beach. The food was spot on. Loved the carmelized flan for desert. My wife and I throughly enjoyed.

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Overall the experience and food was very sub par. The wait staff was very slow and rude, the food was of low quality and the atmosphere was very cold. We waited for over 10 minutes for our drinks (while the water chatted with someone at...More

Thank boweryboynj
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Small, cozy, great food, great service. Tapas are very good. Outdoor seating in season. Highly recommend.

Thank Vlad G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I have frequented Cubacan on the Asbury Park boardwalk on various occasions for business lunches/dinners or with friends and have refrained from reviewing because I felt that it could do better! The advertised description of the atmosphere is faithfully delivered here, offering clients a contemporary...More

Thank patnoelle
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Not impressed to be honest. We ordered a scallops appetizer with avocados and the avocados were hard as a rock. The other food was OK and at least you get to sit on the boardwalk

Thank Christina U
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times and haven't had bad service or a bad meal. The perfect location and the best place to people watch on the boardwalk in Asbury Park NJ. The staff and the people who frequent the Cubacan are great. Just do it...More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

It was good food, but a bit pricey. I ordered the tuna ceviche thought it was average. My boyfriend liked the chorizo sliders and patatas bravas a lot. It seemed once the food came, they forgot to refill our water glasses. The view of the...More

Thank Kerri K
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Kristine M
11 June 2017|
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Response from Wendell H | Reviewed this property |
Robin W
11 August 2016|
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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
19 April 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
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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