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“Great food and atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alma de Cuba

Alma de Cuba
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
215-988-1729
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Ranked #33 of 3,843 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $100
Cuisines: Latin, International, Eclectic, Cuban
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: Between 16th and 17th
Transit: Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust Station. Walk 2.5 blocks West; The 42 Bus Route Runs on Walnut Street and Locust Street. 17th Street stop.
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

A bit pricey, but definitely worth the price. Portions are on the small side, but excellent. They know how to serve excellent Martinis.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place to eat & drink”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Great mojitos. Try the mango one. Had the tuna (seared rare) with plantains. They were great. Service excellent.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zeist, Utrecht, Netherlands
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Cuba is probably not like this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The food is really fresh, original and very, very tasty. Keep room for the desserts, these are killing. The ceviches as a starter are very tasty, as well as the mojito's. Watch out, the happy hour is till 7pm, and is only in the bar downstairs. I was kind of upset that they send us up at 18.55 and announced that happy hour was not valid in the restaurant area. Be sure to maximize your happy hour with the cocktails.

Visited September 2012
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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Loud and expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I was not overly impressed with the food. Good black bean soup, but not fantastic. The pork dish could have been a bit more flavorful. The fish tacos were very nice. But the main problem with this restaurant is that it is so loud you cannot converse with other members of your table without literally shouting. Everone is shouting, some due to an abundance of mojitos, some because the music is so loud, you have to shout over it.

I would have loved this place if I was 23 years old and out for a night of alcohol and fun. But I'm not and I was there for a nice meal with my family and it is not the right atmosphere for that.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Verona, NJ USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Good but expencive.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We had dinner for my daughters 18th birthday. Nice place and looks to get busy as the the night get late. Dinners are $25 an up and even the Cuban sandwich was about $22.00. All in all it was good and a very nice place. Staff was great and drinks good.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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