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Alma de Cuba

$$$$Latin, Cuban,
1623 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
+1 215-988-1799
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, Cuban, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1623 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a top 10 meal in a restaurant in America. I had done my research, I was expecting a good meal, this blew me out of the water. Wow, so good, great atmosphere, great service. Would come back.

Thank Nikos T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best meal I've had in a long time. The food was fresh and inventive and the service was great too. Juliet helped us navigate menu and answered all our questions and was very nice and helpful. The Chestnut & Plantain Pastel was...More

Thank LisaBears
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Wonderful mohitos full of mint and delicious appetizers. Great prices. But you can really tell the quality of a place when something goes wrong. I found one item too salty and it was removed, no questions asked, and no charge. Everything else was beautifully...More

Thank CurlsPearce
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a great Cuban place close to Rittenhouse Square. The food is amazing and they have an extensive rum list. It has a very hip interior and bar. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank wpbkc
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I agree with reviews that this place is really dark and the food is average. We enjoyed doing something different (not much Cuban in our hometown) but at the end of the day we both wished we’d just stuck to the apps and a cocktail...More

Thank TiffanyPC
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere with great food. The cuban salad is one of the best salads you will ever have - fresh and large. Varied entrees with good wine selection. A keeper!

Thank CrewRef
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Wonderful food, and we'll be back for more whenever we are in Philly. Great service - friendly in a genuine way. Casual atmosphere, but also nice. Tables not too close, so conversation was easy. Great fish, perfectly cooked. Very tasty empanadas. Would like to try...More

Thank Cassie227
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We went with friends for dinner and weren't very impressed. The Cuban salad had way too much lettuce that was difficult to eat, and very little avocado, tomato and other more substantial food. My husband had the grilled octopus which was very good. I had...More

Thank ladyright
Reviewed August 20, 2018

good food.. very small portions for the price. we went for apps only. the best one was the one with the bone marrow.

Thank johnmU4418BB
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

There's a reason why we keep returning. This place is consistently great! The ambiance is inviting and intimate, casual; yet elegant. Service is always friendly and accommodating. Food and drinks are some on the most delicious and creative that you'll find anywhere. We usually go...More

Thank Juli_3C
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Diane T
August 26, 2015|
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Response from 181BradJ | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but I have not ordered wine in my three visits. I usually expect this as a standard at my favorites, but their Cuban/Caribbean drinks are so great... I never thought about it. Nor did my many guests.
January 1, 2015|
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Response from litlhafgost | Reviewed this property |
Dressy casual is fine, but you wouldn't be out of place if you were dressed up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1623 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (Between 16th and 17th)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-988-1799
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