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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

10 South 2nd Street, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
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Ranked #182 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $40
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
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Latin
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between Market & Chestnut Streets
Transit: Phlash, Septa Market-Frankford Line (2nd & Market)
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376 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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English first
Washington DC
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Headed to the restaurant with a customer while in town on business. We started with a selection of empanadas and found they were delectable. I continued with the Churrasco a la Cubano (Chimichurri marinated flank steak), which was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. Ended the meal with their Flan, which was creamy and not too big.

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great atmosphere. Great Manhattans. And that slider sampler is a win-win-win-win. It may not have been the sampler, we may have just ordered them all and then sampled.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

This place is lovely. It has an enchanted look and feel and perfect selection of Rum. It surprising to me that in a tourist area of Philly, the hiring manager at this place didn't consider the customer service skills of the bartender. This guy looks like he wishes he'd be home playing Madden or something. I asked to sit somewhere... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Went there with a coworker for dinner. For both of us this was our first encounter with cuban cuisine. We also selected the same entree: Vaca Frita - a dish with braised and crisped-shredded flank steak, roasted onions and citrus-garlic sauce. This came with a side order of white rice and Cuban black beans. The food was well prepared although... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food and atmosphere were both very good, but the service was great - our server gave some excellent suggestions for food, and (as a non-expert) this was highly welcome and I was very pleased with the decisions he helped me make!

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Turin, Italy
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The atmosphere in this restaurant is magic! It seems to be into a cuban garden! The staff is very pleasent, we ate well and drink better! (Absolutely to try the pomegrane mohjito!!)

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Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped here for Happy Hour after seeing it on a walk the prior evening. It was recommended by some of my colleagues for the atmosphere. I was alone, so I sat at the bar for the Happy Hour that is offered from 5-7 p.m. I indulged in a Classic Caipirinha, that was very well done- worth every bit of $5,... More

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Philadelphia, PA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After an extremely disappointing visit to Cuba Libre in Atlantic City, NJ, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the service and atmosphere at this location in Old City Philadelphia was so much better than the one in AC. We were party of 10 on a late Sunday afternoon/early evening and since everyone was arriving separately, it was nice to... More

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New London, Pennsylvania, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited for dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant was not crowded yet, but we were still seated upstairs next to the bar. The food was just average compared to others in the same price range. I was also disappointed with the way our waiter handled our drinks order. It was happy hour, with drink specials, and we asked... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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277 reviews 277 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took our son here 10 years ago and went here and we had to go back it was so good and it did not disappoint!!! Our 12 and 16 year old boys loved it as well. They have great Mojito's and drinks but the food is incredible!! They have tapas, entrees and a wide selection. The... More

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