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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
City Center East
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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10 South 2nd Street, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between Market & Chestnut Streets)
Phlash, Septa Market-Frankford Line (2nd & Market)
215-627-0666
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 184
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ate at a Cuban restaurant in St. Augustine, Fl. last year and were SO disappointed. Were quite apprehensive about trying this one. Decided to give it a try because of the reviews on trip advisor and we were so glad we did. IT WAS DELICIOUS. The waitress was exceptional. My husband ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
MAnnUtica_Il
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Utica, Il
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Utica, Il
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Ate at a Cuban restaurant in St. Augustine, Fl. last year and were SO disappointed. Were quite apprehensive about trying this one. Decided to give it a try because of the reviews on trip advisor and we were so glad we did. IT WAS DELICIOUS. The waitress was exceptional. My husband ordered Cuban sampler and I had a Lechon sandwich.... More 

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United States
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305 reviews 305 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went on Sunday. The menu and our server were quick to point out that the brunch was no longer available, that they serve from the menu only. But he gave us the impression that the menu was in transition and where the menu said portions were tapas-sized, we would receive full-size portions. Not so! But I will say the... More 

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philadelphia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have always appreciated this staple in Olde City and since returning to work in Center City-I visited again to take advantage of the Happy Hour. The best drinks of course are the mojitios and caipirinha - simply DELICIOUS!! After that - gotta get the toasted bread with the mango butter..Yummy!! During this visit - had the Tropical Chips and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Came here with a big group of family members. It took a little while for them to get a table for 8 ready but once they did we had a great time. Lots of excellent drinks and the service was excellent. The manager was serving us because the waitress was busy and he was extremely knowledgeable about all their drinks... More 

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New Castle, Delaware, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great service. Excellent Tapas and main course. Disappointed they removed the fried pork bellies from the menu.😤 This was our 3rd time here and Old City was bustling with activities. Took a driving tour after dinner and had a great time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Red sangria sweet but tasty Lobster empanada had just the right amount of spice. Skirt steak was fantastic Our Indian friend loved the seafood paella, it had his rice staple. The mussels came out of the shells smoothly. Cuban flan melted in your mouth

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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The food was very good the atmosphere is beautiful it looks like you're somewhere in Cuba the waiter was very attentive and very nice however the food was slightly salty

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Philly. Some friends and I made reservations for a Saturday night. I would do that since it was packed when we went, but sat right away. I never had Cuban and have only been there once, but the food and service were very good. I was a big fan of their margahito... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We've been to Cuba Libre for dinner a few times but never brunch. So glad we checked it out. The unlimited tapas is a bargain and everything we had was really tasty. We ate way too much because we just couldn't stop trying more dishes. The french toast, ropa vieja hash, and papas rellenas were favorites. Service was also really... More 

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Melbourne
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6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I'm kind of surprised people are gushing so much about this place. Maybe it is the decor, which is admittedly quite impressive. I thought the food was ok and the mojito recommended by the waiter was fine if not a bit bland and certainly not one of the better ones I've had. I also found the constant attempts at upselling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 South 2nd Street, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (Between Market & Chestnut Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Phlash, Septa Market-Frankford Line (2nd & Market)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-627-0666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?