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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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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

The mojitos here are fantastic. I love the bread the Cuban bread really tasty sugary. Their chicken empanadas are fantastic. Great place to eat outside on the boardwalk

Thank carbone1336
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I waited two years to eat at Cubacan. I heard it was good. It was awful. First I ordered a skirt steak dish, medium. It came out raw. They took it back, and brought it back...raw. Awful! The tostones were also extremely dry. It was my birthday dinner, and it was extremely disappointing. I should have known when the restaurant... More 

1 Thank Marie R
Lincroft, New Jersey
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Super chill, awesome vibe ... drinks were on point and food was spectacular !! We were going to have a meal, but settled on a large selection of apps and a ensalad de aquacate ...croquettes, empenadas, plantains, rice/beans and the sliders .. all were great my favorite, were the croquettes, wife loved sliders .. nothing was left on our plates,... More 

Thank Dave C
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

An impressive selection of Cuban/Mexican fusion that just did not live up to its potential. Don't be fooled by the NYT review framed by the front door. Now I can write it off as a post season slump (went on Columbus Day weekend) but there was very little that impressed me. There were 8 of us for dinner so we... More 

1 Thank TreatMeLikeARegular
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

First time I ever had Cuban food. Great experience. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Specialty cocktail menu had some interesting drinks which we tried. Loved the pineapple magarita with jalapeño tequila. Sweet and hot flavors worked great. Wed. night is half price bottle of wine! Yeah more good news. Started with the 3 kind of fish ceviche and... More 

Thank family_guy82
Stony Point, New York
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Stopped by Cubacan for lunch in October. I had the Ropa Vieja which was very good although not spicy enough as other restaurants serve it. My wife had a Cubano sandwich , which is turkey , ham and swiss on french bread . The sandwich is pressed and heated throughout and it was tasty. The service was about average and... More 

Thank LlanosTuna
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

My first visit to Cubacan was more than 2 years ago. As a latina, I was not pleased with their food. I decided, however, to give them a second chance and ordered take out. I ordered Ropa Vieja, which was included with white rice and black beans. If I would've eaten in their restaurant, everything would've been served separately. However,... More 

1 Thank Yvonne R
Staten Island, New York
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363 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Great food and great drinks. Set on the boardwalk in asbury park, this place packs them in. The food is consistently delicious. Worth a visit.

Thank Damian A
East Windsor, New Jersey
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

The service was sub-par, the food was average as were the cocktails, and the prices were expensive for the portions and quality of the dishes. I won't go back there.

1 Thank Michael O
New York, NY
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

My large family and I stopped a Cubacan on the boardwalk for an early dinner this summer and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and drinks we were offered. As I revealed in an earlier Asbury Park review, the food here is very good - and I am coming from downtown NYC - so I know what's good.... More 

Thank Brian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?