Seems like Cuba Libre hasn’t been open for ten years, but it has, I mean was. Once the hottest spot on Henderson, the two-story restaurant with a Latin theme closed yesterday. I caught up with the elusive owner of Consilient Restaurants, Tristan Simon, who says:
It’s true that we closed Cuba Libre in order to substantially renovate the building and concept. Cuba Libre has enjoyed a terrific 10 year run in its present form but its DNA is now outmoded and no longer reflects Consilient’s standard and sensibility. The essential identity of Cuba Libre — a chef-driven but affordable Latin restaurant and lounge –will remain the same in the new incarnation but the menu, interior design, and overall ethos will be wholly reinvented. Our goal is to have all of this accomplished and the business reopened by summer time.