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Alma de Cuba

) #19 of 3,631 Restaurants in Philadelphia $$$$ Latin, Cuban,
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
+1 215-988-1799
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (167 reviews)
“vaca frita” (54 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ceviche is really excellent...would recommend getting an assortment. Service was excellent and friendly. I had the pork as a main. It was very tasty, but also was very fatty...which is the reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars. Overall a good choice.

Thank SanDiegoW_traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I ate at Alma de Cuba. What a cute and friendly restaurant! My daughter had the scallops and was disappointed because there were only 3. I had fish (can't remember which) and it was delicious. The wait staff was terrific, as was...More

Thank Super593
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent flavors from the ceviche to the skirt steak everything was delicious. The pork and the paella were excellent as well. Highly recommend the plantains. Can't go wrong!!

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and setting are outstanding; service needs refinement Arrived to meet my date after a day of meetings. Despite losing our reservations, they seated us quickly. The setting was subdued and reserved, very comfortable and agreeable for a romantic dinner. Tables were comfortably separated for...More

Thank heavy113
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant! The service was immaculate! Went for a ceviche taster, fried rice with duck and the delightful Cuban chocolate cigar to finish. Everything was delicious and well worth the price tag which was not unreasonable at all! Recommended!

Thank Tim_Norway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A member of our party was very familiar with Cuban food and said this was one of his favorite places in Philly and certainly the best Cuban place. The food for each of us from starters to main dishes to dessert were great, and the...More

Thank Irv L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were back at Alma de Cuba and thoroughly enjoyed another fantastic meal and service experience. People who work there seem to genuinely enjoy being there and are laser focused on customer experience-bravo!! Enjoyed mojito's downstairs before heading to our table. Our server, Tom, was...More

Thank Sheryl K
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We came on a weeknight while visiting Philadelphia. We came without a reservation but they were able to seat us quickly. Everything we had was wonderful. The mojito was one of the best I've ever had. We started with empanadas cubanas followed by lechon asado...More

Thank amandamw5
Reviewed July 10, 2017

I really like Alma de Cuba and enjoy the great vibe there. Whether in their main dining room or in the lounge, the place has an outstanding ambiance backed up by delicious cuban food.

Thank Will A
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We've made a reservation for dinner at Alma de Cuba. You could feel the vibes from the entrance, the menu was diverse and various with eye catching meals difficult to choose from. Gnocchi and vacca fritta were outstandingly delicious. The drinks menu was also appealing....More

Thank Cezara D
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Diane T
August 26, 2015|
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Response from Brad J | 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
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
    (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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