(Courtesy Cuba Libre)
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar's open-air setting, tropical ambiance, vintage décor, upbeat Latin music and Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot's delectable menu of classic and contemporary Cuban appetizers, entrees, cocktails and desserts make the Pointe Orlando restaurant a must-see, must-experience dining destination along International Drive.
Guests can start with appetizers like the signature Pineapple Guacamole Cubano, made with avocado, grilled golden pineapple, roasted jalapeños, fresh lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, and served with crispy plantain chips, or the classic Cuban Sandwich Spring Rolls, with sour orange marinated pork loin, Genoa salami, ham, provolone and Swiss cheese, Chinese mustard and sweet chili dipping sauce. Entrees include familiar Latin favorites like Ropa Vieja and Churrasco a la Cubana, plus grilled meats like the Puerco Cha Cha Cha, three pork favorites in one jumbo cut: bone-in loin chop with meaty rib and crisp pork belly, "boniato Bravas” and charred herb salsa, with chipotle allioli, or the Crispy Pata for Two, a 48-hour slow-cooked Berkshire pork shank in a citrus pan reduction, with grilled seasonal vegetables and Moros y Cristianos. No visit is complete without trying a classic cocktail, like the signature mojito, available in ten flavors, a caipirinha, house-made sangria, or hand-crafted cocktails.