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Atlantic City is known for casinos, shopping, nightlife, the boardwalk and now gluten free cuisine! Culinary Centerfold loves to gamble on new flavors, places and plates. And lately, gluten free dishes are something to explore in Atlantic City... and Cuba Libre is where we hit the jack pot on menu options, presentation and taste!
Cuba Libre is one of several fine dining restaurants located in The Quarter at Tropicana Casino & Resort. With locations in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Orlando and Washington, DC, this restaurant is full of seats and gluten free options for all.
For the most part, authentic Cuban cuisine is gluten free, and Cuba Libre’s menu was no exception. The waiter went through the entire menu with me and let me know if something was not gluten free or if an item could be substituted for something else.
I started with the Primo Mojito, their version of a classic mojito. This was definitely one of the best rums I have enjoyed – not too sweet and the perfect hint of rum.
For my entrée, I ordered the Paella de la Huerta, the grilled vegetarian version of the traditional paella. This was a complete and satisfying meal with broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, leeks, eggplant, wild mushrooms, artichokes, roasted peppers. The vegetables were all sautéed and seasoned just right over saffron rice.
There was no room left for dessert, but I loved that the check was delivered in an empty Cuban cigar box. Cuba Libre made sure no detail was forgotten in this restaurant!
For more information about this restaurant and its locations, visit: Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. For more on Gluten Free Cuisine…you can follow me at Culinary Centerfold every month!