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“Amazing meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alma de Cuba

Alma de Cuba
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Ranked #20 of 4,342 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $100
Cuisines: Latin, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
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“Amazing meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2008

My husband and I went with another couple to eat at Alma de Cuba last night and at the end of our meal we all agreed that the food was outstanding. In fact, the whole experience was wonderful. We had salmon, shrimp, lamb... all beautifuuly presented and absolutely delicious. The black bean soup was also delicious. We shared two desserts- the peanut butter pie and the chocolate cigar- and they did not disappoint. It was a bit pricey, but for food the quality we received, well worth it. This was our first visit to Philadelphia, but if we were to return, we'd go back to Alma in a heartbeat. By the way, the stairs to the upstairs dining room are indeed daunting. I took a look and knew my knee would never make it up the two or so flights. The hostess was ultra-accommodating and prepared a table for us on the main floor.She and our server were superb.

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“Awsome!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2008

Awsome!

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“yummy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2008

yummy!

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Bloomington, Indiana
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“over-rated and over-priced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2008

Like at other Starr corporation outlets, expect somewhat less-ordinary food (here: Cuban), nothing fancy (except the price). The ceviches were good (at over $15 a piece!) as was the Sancocho de Polo soup. The entrees were mediocre at best,. Our service was offensively slow (40 minute wait for the food!) and unpleasantly affected. Seating is crowded, and expect to climb one or two flights of steep steps to reach the dining rooms.

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“It's a nice place to take someone once. Not sure if I'd go a lot. A little too fusion.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2008

It's a nice place to take someone once. Not sure if I'd go a lot. A little too fusion.

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