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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 #136 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Market & Chestnut Streets
Transit: Phlash, Septa Market-Frankford Line (2nd & Market)
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Howell, Nj
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Was looking to impress some family from out of town and took them here - we had a great meal! The wait was reasonable for a Saturday night (around 30 minutes), and we had a few drinks at the bar. The well tequila was fabulous and the mojitos were delicious. Once we were seated, we ordered 3 tapas - grilled... More 

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Leonia, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

over all the experience was great, the ambiance, the design, the music were great. the food was incredibly cooked, simply delicious!!! but: the restaurant should choose better it's service stuff, our waitress was impatient and rude, she was mumbling the menu so fast that it was really difficult to understand her, and when we asked her for a clarification on... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We take comments like yours very seriously and strive to improve when guests are disappointed and we fall short of giving our guests the best possible experience. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. I would like to discuss your recent visit in more detail. Thanks again Sincerely, Ursula Sitero General Manager 215... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

In honor of normalized US relations with Cuba, we had our annual holiday evening out here this year. The empanadas were delicious (though it's true I rarely meet one I don't like!) as were the two Cuban specialties we had for mains. The cocktail list is extensive - the spouse, who loves rum punch, enjoyed his Guantanamo; I, who love... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great place to indulge in delicious and beautifully plated Cuban dishes. The visual appeal of the tapas dishes we sampled was impressive and I loved the tropical courtyard & old world Havana vibe of this restaurant. There was almost a theatrical feel to the place - I half expected Humphrey Bogart to make an appearance! You can easily forget that... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Today I took 106 students and chaperones to this restaurant and had the most amazing service and delightful Cuban food. The ambiance is nice with great background music and the decor represent Cuban culture. The food was tasty, nice selection and flavorful. I recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for an authentic experience.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This phenomenal restaurants ambience is so charming with it's warm antique bars and fabulous cuban courtyard. You really feel that you've been transported to Cuba. The menu offers exciting cuban fare with willing waitstaff to explain favorites and ingredients. You can have a true tapas experience or leisurely dinner. DO NOT MISS the seafood soup. It's broth is addictive as... More 

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Indore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

this is an Amazing Place-Great Food!Amazing Ambience!Very Nice Staff!Perfect Service!We had a Very Very Nice Experience!!

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LA, Calif
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276 reviews 276 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We have never eaten in a better Cuban restaurant. The dishes were authentic and beautifully presented. The arroz con pollo was delicious and a large portion. The tapas allow the opportunity to try a few different dishes, I had the plantanes and meat filled croquettes. The guacamole appetizer with plantanes was exceptional. We had the trio desserts which included Cuban... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Never having eaten in a Cuban restaurant, we chanced upon Cuba Libre during a short break in Philadelphia, and were eager to give it a go. The taster menu was excellent and the waiter (Cristian) very helpful and patient in talking us through the series of outstanding dishes he kept bringing. One of the best meals we had during our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have enjoyed the Saturday / Sunday brunch on many occasions. Today the menu you changed and was very disappointing. the special "Raise the dead soup" was once The main reason that we went to eat there. This time the shrimp and the scallops were small and the soup was not as tasty. Very disappointing overall. Several... More 

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Additional Information about Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Address: 10 South 2nd Street, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-627-0666
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, Latin

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