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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center East
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10 S 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2802 (Between Market & Chestnut Streets)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly accommodating staff in a Cuban themed environment. A great assortment of cocktails, some tailored specifically for Brunch and a number of freshly squeezed juices (add rum as needed :-) ). Food is served tapas style so we (5 of us) decided to try one of each offering - some brunch, some lunch. Food was excellent. fresh, tasty and enough... More 

Thank John C
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a table of eight, our server Michael did a great job under a noise condition. It was hard for us to keep a conversation due to the surrounded noises. But the food was excellent and the classic mojitos were delicious. We choose no to stay longer for more drink because the noise, but it was Saturday night after... More 

Thank Tomas C
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us visited this place 3 times now. The decor is exotic and really nice. Beautiful in the summer when it is open to the outside. Last time we went, some of us tried the Cuban tasting menu, others had a la carte. The food was nice and different, but not outstanding. The mixed grill was a bit basic.... More 

Thank Vince G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here on a Saturday night after checking out their website which advertised a DJ that would be playing salsa, merengue and bachata, which is exactly what we like. When we got there, they played several merengues, a bachata and one salsa. That was great, but it lasted for only 30 minutes. After that, it was... More 

Thank Christina C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this bar! I never had dinner here but I plan to in the future. The night we were there was professional salsa dancers it was great! The drinks are pricey but they are very very good! You honestly get what you pay for!

Thank Gidget H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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159 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractive looking spot from the street, with a cool looking interior and lots of people eating. But the drinks and food were not so great. Service was fine. Philly has too many excellent spots so spend your calories here.

Thank Bobwphilly
Rehoboth Beach
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285 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this restaurant for something different and was not disappointed. Highly recommend empanadas as appetizers. In fact, I would go back just to make a meal of them. Fantastic sauce for them! Good cuban butter for the bread. Skirt steak was excellent. Mahi-mahi had a fantastic sauce and fish was not dried out as often happens at other restaurants. For... More 

Thank shirley0415
Miami Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for happy hour.... Awesome burger bites and civiche! Best atmosphere and cool fun vibe ive been in a while (and I live in Miami!) You could walk right past and miss it....But don't. Good times

Thank Victor K
Mission Viejo, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not my first time here, try to come back everytime I am in Phillie. Great mojitos and food is always very good. Big fan of the meat platter that comes on the hot skillet and includes a wide variety of meats. Loved the desert as well. Services was excellent and manager came by and was a gracious host.

Thank Sean L
Philadelphia, New York
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1,001 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Fun to taste so many of the different Cuban foods that were on the menu. Since there were five of us, we all ordered something different and shared. Our server seemed like he was in a big hurry, but we didn't let that bother us. We were fortunate to have been seated at one of the few tables on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 S 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2802
    (Between Market & Chestnut Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Phlash, Septa Market-Frankford Line (2nd & Market)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-627-0666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?