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Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar

2.6

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Address: #01-13, Clarke Quay, 3B River Valley Road, 179021
This restaurant serves Cuban food and there's also an energetic live band and plenty of salsa dancing going on. Give the quesadillas a try, or if you come by later, there's a bar as well. Cigars are for sale, for those who want to truly inhale that Cuban feeling.

Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 02:00

Fri - Sat: 18:00 - 03:00

Eve of PH: 18:00 - 03:00

Sun: 18:00 - 02:00

+65 63388982
$28 based on 14 submissions
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3.5

1 for 1

Surprisingly, it was going 1-for-1 on main courses as well as wine on a holiday eve. Highly doubt the quality of the food but with the friendly waiter at the door introducing their menu, we were cajoled into the restaurant.

Hubby had the salmon and I had the lamb rack(S$32).

I agreed with him that sweet salsa or whatever sauce they used, did not go well with the salmon. Hubby said he felt kinda odd that the salmon tastes overly sweet. Perhaps we're too accustomed with teriyaki salmon or herb butter salmon. On the other hand, the sides, which is the mashed potato is one of the best I ever had. Mashed so finely, seasoned to perfection, absolutely delicious.

I actually like my lamb racks. Was super tempting to try ever since I had a terrific one during a wedding lunch at Raffles Town Club. Cuba Libre did not disappoint. HOWEVER, while the sauce was nice, it was really far too oily. Quite a shame. I would have ranked the lamb racks a 8.5 out of 10 if not for the oiliness in the sauces. Lamb racks were tender and juicy. It would be great if the racks have less totally-un-chewable fatty parts though, not very full with the edible portions. I had to stuff myself full with the normal wedges.

Oh the restaurant plays the Cuba music and it's quite...distracting to my ears because I cant have a proper conversation with hubby. Not very used to fast and upbeat music in my ears during a dinner! Were seated on a high table and high chairs indoors. It's kinda uncomfortable for the legs because there's only enough leg space for 1 leg. In short, you MUST cross your legs(1 leg width), THEN you can put them under the table. If you must un-cross your legs, withdraw them from UNDER the table THEN uncross them. (=.=)'''' And my legs are not fatttttt.

Service was okay. One of the few places which serves nice lamb racks with affordable prices so it's recommended. Oh, no taxes and service charge too! Prices are nett.

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• 27 Feb 2015 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

rude staff

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i was totally dissapointed by the staff who serve me and my friends. This phillipine girl wearing a home clothes with a name tag stated supervisor,are d*** rude to us. what kind of service shes into?a very bad service from her. what kind of supervisor? i dont see any supervisor post in her as she look so blur.
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• 16 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

This is NOT Cuban Food. Is mediocre and overpriced

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First of all, this is NOT Cuban food, in any shape, form or fashion. At best, it is Mexican food, and not so great Mexican food at that. Also is over priced. Will not go back again. Food is mediocre and over priced. Would go somewhere else, especially if you want decent Mexican.
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• 02 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Aweful place, rude staff, overpriced food, go somewhere else

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Went here for dinner and a bit of dancing. Found the food to be very overpriced for what it was, $26 for a main. The band came on, after a song was played we were asked if we wanted a drink. After saying no because we had already had dinner and a drink we were told we had to have a drink to stay.   Considering the band was out of time, the dance floor was about the size of a bathroom a coke cost $8 and they were demanding we buy a drink that we didn't want we left.   advice to others,  If you want to dance go to union square.  if you want good food go anywhere else
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