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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
City Center East
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, 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 - 12:30 am
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Great Spanish place to eat

The food there is very good, if you want to spend a day out with your sweetheart this is a good spot. It's close enough to Penn's Landing for you to walk to after you stuff your face!!! They have Music after 9:00, but I have never experienced the club atmosphere to say Yay or Nay!!! I would Dfntly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Henry S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food there is very good, if you want to spend a day out with your sweetheart this is a good spot. It's close enough to Penn's Landing for you to walk to after you stuff your face!!! They have Music after 9:00, but I have never experienced the club atmosphere to say Yay or Nay!!! I would Dfntly say... More 

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Mt Olive NJ
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Many of my colleagues had tried and loved this restaurant and I was finally able to give it a go. It was outstanding. 2 great choices were the Black Bean Soup-Traditional Cuban black bean soup with rich authentic flavors, the right amount of pureed and whole beans, rich stock, ample sprinkling of cumin. Seafood Paella-Jumbo shrimp, little neck clams, mussels,... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

had lunch twice here over an 8 year span. the decor is relaxing and unusual. a small outside terrace is good for solo diners but otherwise i'd choose to be in the atrium. service attentive without being annoying. small dishes (about 3 are enough) are good but tend to be on the heavy side. mojitos are very good.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I contaced Chau at Cuba Libre Philadelphia to make a reservation for 17 people for the 15th of August. I assumed this would be simple as we frequently make reservations for groups this size as my husband has a large family. I was quickly informed that because we were over 12 people, that we would have to order from the... More 

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Mechanicsburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Staff was very friendly. Food was excellent. Lots of variety on the menu. Bar scene was very busy, bartenders were all very nice. The flat steak special was delicious along with many very good appetizer options. Would go back next time we are in the city!

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Galloway, New Jersey
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went on a Saturday for the Tapas brunch. Excellent choice for us. It was myself, son and a friend. We chose the $28 Tapas Brunch where you order different items off the menu. We started off with two each, obviously small plates. Had several items each, and everyone was terrific. Our server was attentive, as well as the manager who... More 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went here during what happened to be restaurant week. Both a 3 course special and an ala carte menu were provided. The bread basket with mango butter was unique and tasty. We both enjoyed some mojitos and obtained recommendations from our waitress. We ordered the grilled octopus appetizer that was so tender and also delicious. My husband enjoyed the... More 

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Elmont, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Food was excellent. We had a big party of 8, and we went during restaurant week so we didn't have an opportunity to really look at the regular menu, but the pre-fix meals well pretty good and we got 4 course meals including Soup, salad/appetizer, meal, and dessert. A lot of food, but it was very goo Cuban food.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our Segway guide recommended this place to us. I didn't realize it was a chain (per say) but we are glad we stopped in. First the Mojito was perfect. Not too much mint and just the right sweet. Went down smooth. Husband had the rum punch which he also gave high marks. Food was great. Ceviche just spicy enough and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We picked Cuba Libre because they were participating in restaurant week. We however ordered from the regular menu. The food was really good!!! Some of the things on our table: their guacamole (HIGHLY RECOMMEND); the spinach and manchego puffs; the empanadas, Arroz con pollo; Shrimp con Mojo. We were too stuffed to have dessert. Everything was delicious! We want to... 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, Spanish, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?