Dallas >Food & Dining > Cuba Libre Cafe
2822 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520632.820079 -96.784376
Sunday To Wednesday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM Thursday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 AM
Neighborhoods: East Dallas
It's Latin Fusion Cuisine, Not Cuban – If you go to Cuba Libre with the intention of getting authentic Cuban cuisine, you'd be disappointed. It's creative fusion cuisine, with touches of the Caribbean in its plantain chips, mango salsas, jerk sauce, and drinks like mojitos, caipirinha, and of course, the Cuba Libre (served here as a frozen version that was slightly too syrupy sweet for my taste). The food did not disappoint, tried the jerk chicken eggrolls, roasted pork loin, and grilled mahi-mahi, all were fabulous. Desserts are portioned on the larger side, so make sure you share. The atmosphere is fun and trendy, perfect for a girls' night out, and the patio is quite nice for a weekend lunch.
Good food. Nice atmosphere. Horrible service. – Good food. Nice atmosphere. Horrible service, probably the worst I've ever received, and I have been there 3 times.
We went on the basis of enthusiastic reviews, but were generally disappointed. Nice ambiance, lighting, decor, and great service, but the food is strictly Americanized... In other words, it was put through the deflavorizing machine... No spice; just mediocre. I sympathize with the chef's dilemna... trying to cater to a market that basically savors blandness. The outdoor dining is also strictly Americanized... In other words, with a high wall separating diners from that frightening, terrorist-filled world outside .
Great food! – So popular I enjoy going early before the crowds. If you like seeing and being seen, it is definately worth the wait. The entree's are large enough to split and the desserts are not to be missed. Banana Bonuelo dessert could satisfy 4 people. Servers treat you like you are their friends. Everybody gets special treatment. The place to take my out of town visitors.
Fun! – This is a great place for a good meal at a great price.
Fun spot – We came here for lunch and the booth was nice. It's obvious the patio is happening at night.
Festive, trendy eatery on Henderson makes for a delightful light lunch, a change-of-pace dinner or a sultry night out. – The Scene
This vibrant bi-level restaurant and bar features two outdoor patios--one upstairs, one down--and an energetic Technicolor interior. Blue booths, multicolored plates and napkins, Keith Haring-esque murals and silver wall sculptures add to the fiesta.
The Libre spinach salad is one of the strongest items on the menu: hearts of palm, avocado, bacon, goat cheese and pine nuts all united by a sunny passion fruit vinaigrette. The tender, sweet roasted pork asado is glazed with a mango-barbecue sauce and accompanies black beans and a crunchy tortilla-strip coleslaw that's piled high. The sugarcane-soy-seared yellowfin tuna is fresh and bright tasting. It comes with delicious sauteed rice with pineapple studs and a salad that combines ice-cold lettuce with hot, crunchy crab and tortilla strips. Chips cost extra, but the skinny, sweet plantain chips and roasted tomato salsa are worth it.
fantasic...just make reservations – The best eclectic food in Dallas and under $25 per person. Executive Chef Nick Badovinus (of The Mansion on Turtle Creek fame) has virtually doubled the old menu with his savory creations. You're always safe with one of his specials. Come hungry!
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