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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

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$$$
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
Website
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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: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 185
    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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Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We've only had brunch here on Sunday's. When we lived in Philly it was one of our favorite places to go eat brunch. For a flat fee you can order off the menu as much as you like vs one or two dishes al a carte. I crave Cuba liber now living in Fairbanks. Definitely one of my most favorite... More 

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Utica, Il
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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
Top Contributor
311 reviews 311 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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MarissaSudol, Guest Relations Manager at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your feedback on your dining experience with us. I'm so sorry to hear that it was not good, and I assure you that we take all comments very seriously and view everything as a learning experience. Our General Manager, Ursula, would like to speak with you a little bit... More 

philadelphia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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.ūüė§ 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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?