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Alma de Cuba

$$$$Latin, Cuban,
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
+1 215-988-1799
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chocolate cigar” (77 reviews)
“ceviche” (174 reviews)
“vaca frita” (55 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, Central American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1623 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5402
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

And we'll be back for a third. Dined here for my girlfriends birthday last year and we were both very impressed so thought we'd go back this year. Didn't expect it to live up to the experience of that first visit and it didn't. It...More

Thank Pete2510
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I ordered a shrimp dish. The shrimp was over-cooked and thus, became rubbery. Ceviche was good. The location was great. But quite overpriced.

Thank Hridoydaktar
Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you want some good Cuban style food with the rhythm to match this is the place to go in Philadelphia. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We will visit again once in Philadelphia.

Thank NCJP
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Having visited Philly a lot while a daughter was in law school here, I knew that Starr Restaurant group usually had great food. This place was no exception. If you have good eyes to read the menu in the dimly lit place you will see...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed October 18, 2013

amazing plantains are delicious nice ambiance interesting cocktails good wait staff cigar chocolate amazing

Thank Tamika B
Reviewed October 13, 2013

My husband and I went here for his birthday last night. The portions were small but filling and flavorful. He had the date plums (a change for him but a great surprise) and the rainbow trout. Both were fabulous. I'm a vegetarian so I had...More

Thank SMushrush
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Usually it is the Peruvians who make the best ceviche, and while that remains true, this Cuban restaurant has great ceviche. so go eat ceviche.

Thank DCMomInChief
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I visited this restaurant after work with a colleague. We both have lived in the Caribbean and enjoyed the food. It was happy hour so there was a discount on the drinks. We ordered a few small plates (olives, almonds, yucca) and also entries. We...More

Thank lucero65
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Had booked this meal prior to leaving Scotland and wasnt disapointed one bit! Our original booking was half 8 but jet lag caught up with us and we were happy to be allowed to switch our meal to an earlier time. The service was great...More

Thank Gates06
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

For appetizers, we tried the Alma sampler, 3 different apps of which the fig was the best; a surprise in delicious sweet and salty flavors. Main course of skirt steak and lentil cake both really delicious. I wouldn't reorder the tuna taco or carrot side,...More

Thank GottaGetAway2010
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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