Cuba Libre - DC
Feels like ur outdoors, indoorsFoid us solid and ambiance is great. Def recommend.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgoodpretty good food. interesting options and combos. empenadas were really goo. tables a little too close. bar scene may be better.j5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place to ChillThe Decor is impeclable. It gives you this feel of spacious, dark, chill-out atmosphere with great music, most of which is salsa and some bachata. Of interest, this is one of those places where the music is crisp, clear and flls the background but does not stop your conversation so you don't have to compete with it. Even the crowd, unlike other restaurants, was not noisy. The waitresses are very friendly. The menu is somewhat limited but exquisite, full of flavor. One warning though, the aftertaste is great and the post-meal flavorfull "burps" are unforgetable!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible Dining ExperienceI took my mom to Cuba Libre - DC on Mother's Day. She was handed a rose as soon as we walked in. Our service was incredible, and the food was just amazing! The ambience inside the restaurant was very elaborate and matched perfectly with restaurant's atmosphere and the food. It was a great overall experience, and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunchBrunch was great. Food was really good, drinks we're not bad, however our server kept forgetting everything we asked for..5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dual pronged night!Ate good food and then burned off the calories to the salsa beat. Great night5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat nightGreat service a wonderful food. Will be back soon.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousVery nice restaurant. Will definitely be coming back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food; slow serviceWe came here to celebrate our 2-year anniversary, as was noted in our reservation. When we arrived (on time) there was already a table ahead of us waiting. We chose Cuba Libre of all the restaurants in the DC area to celebrate, and not only was a table not ready, but they did nothing to make the dinner feel "special." That aside, the food was fantastic. We shared four empanadas to start (the server got our empanada order wrong, but we didn't want to make a fuss because her service was slow) and then we each had the ropa vieja (it's a brisket dish). Drinks are great (sunburn cocktail or the pomegranate mojito). Chocolate chip banana bread pudding was okay. Our server was slow with refilling water but quick to refill alcohol...5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSparkling in All RespectsWhat a night to be running late! Rain, the Rhianna Concert, and traffic. Natassia our waitress put us at ease and was delightful. No need for her to ask, "What's My Name" -- because her friendliness made quite the impression -- Natassia shined bright like a "Diamond" -- setting the tone for the meal and putting us in a great mood after a stressful evening. She made us feel as if we were "The Only Diners in the World". The food was delicious -- we nearly licked the plates. The Havana Special and Pompano made us want to "Stay" for dessert, but we had to grab our "Umbrella" and run to the concert!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect. FoodEverything was perfect. Food drinks service. Would definitely recommend to others.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCuba Libre - Fun, casual spot,Cuba Libre - Fun, casual spot, good food and drinks with fast service. Tropical decor, a great place for lunch and dinner with a Cuban twist on tapas Two blocks from Verizon Center, perfect place to have a nice dinner before a show or game.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM2 friends were visiting from2 friends were visiting from Los Angles who are both "foodies" and wanted dining experiences they don't have in LA. Cuba Libre, as usual, was a great choice - great food & drinks along with attentive helpful staff. Thank you for a great evening!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodHad a 630 reservation, friendly hostess sat us early. Ordered 2 entrees and an appetizer, food was absolutely amazing. Only gripe about food was that the vaca frita I ordered was very salty, However the black beans and white rice which accompanied it helped cut the saltiness. Very good flavor, nice presentation. Only negative about this restaurant was the service. Server seemed a bit overwhelmed, and barely came back to check on us until the end of the meal. Either way would definitely return and try a bunch of the other great dishes they have.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I absolutelyMy boyfriend and I absolutely loved Cuba Libre. It was our first time there and we plan on returning. The food was excellent, the ambiance was excellent, the service and drinks were excellent. I highly recommend this establishment for any occasion.
Shawn Connor4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeWe went to Cuba Libre for "date night" and has a wonderful time. The food was amazing and the service was very good. The main area changes to a salsa dancing spot...we left just before, but I can only imagine it would be a lot of fun!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHere in DC for business andHere in DC for business and ran out to grab a quick lunch.....had a fantastic lunch combo of seafood soup, shrimp cocktail and mahi mahi! I have been to Cube Libre in Philly for dinner but never for lunch! Cube Libre-DC had a fantastic lunch!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI absolutely love the foodI absolutely love the food here!!! I experiment each time and am never disappointed.
Thanks.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTried the Sunday brunch andTried the Sunday brunch and I was trult impressed. Not crowded (don't think many people know they have a brunch. Unlimited tapas for $26, you'll pay about $20 for 3 tapas anyway, and unlimited brunch cocktail (6 to choose from) for $12.
Very pleased with this decision, though I did wish there were more seafood tapas available (certain dishes were an extra charge per order).4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. Worth the $We did the tasting menu, what a great choice. Our server Derek was outstanding, one of the best waiters we have had in all DC! Lots of empty tables, the price point probably scares away diners who don't have an expense account. But I have to say it was worth the money. Delicious!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second experienceThis was my second experience at Cuba and I enjoyed it as much as the first. Would definitely go again and I would recommend to others.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe host table was warm andThe host table was warm and welcoming, they sat us immediately after asking us if anyone in our party had any food allergies. Our waitress, though friendly lacked attention to detail and attention to us.
Food was fantastic! Will go back again!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHemingway would have approvedI got into the Cuban mood with a Coconut Mojito (as refreshing as a sports drink!), and my wife and I shared a Guacamole Cubano as a starter. The plantain chips were not very tasty, but the dip nicely brings out the contrasts between the smooth avocado, the sweet pineapple, and the sting of lime juice. I enjoyed the classic Ropa Vieja as main course--shredded beef stewed with vegetables and red wine. It was juicy and spicy, but not for the sodium-conscious eater. My wife liked her vegetarian alternative--Ravioles de Calabaza—stuffed with squash and goat cheese.
Service was welcoming and efficient. These people do care about you—I forgot something and they actually called to let me know.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNew experience of Cuban foodNew experience of Cuban food and very enjoyable. Great drinks and lovely vibrant feel to the place made for a very enjoyable evening.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food...service was lackingGreat food...service was lacking a little. But this has never been the case here before. Not sure what the issue was.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a must if in the DCThis is a must if in the DC area!!!! Food was amazing and full of flavor!! Sabor Latino !!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery, very good service.Very, very good service. Everything she recommneded was very good. The coffee chocolate drink with dessert was outstanding.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent i really loved itExcellent i really loved it the music, the quality of food, the service
Awesome fancy restaurant ..3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM$26 unlimited tapas for brunch$26 unlimited tapas for brunch - fabulous deal. Beware of large portions. The churros, huevos poached egg, and brisket hash were the best dishes my party ordered.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNOT for special occasionsTried celebrating our anniversary, got seated in the area to be converted over for dancing instead of having a nice and quiet table (as I asked for on the reservation), was rushed. Food and mojotos are awesome, our waitress Nastassia was FENOMENAL!
Will return but definitely NOT for a special occasion.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Great AtmosphereFun atmosphere and great food. Portion sizes were perfect. Wait for foood was a little long, but with good company it was no problem. It was a friday night so a longer wait is expected. Friendly wait staff. Will definitely go again!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and really tastyGreat service and really tasty food. Would definitely go back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a large party, andWe had a large party, and were seated at a large round table that made it easy to converse. The mojitos were fantastic, and the food was terrific. We overate, but that's our fault.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery expensive but great foodVery expensive but great food and the waiter was outstanding. Did I say it was very expensive? Don't forget that part. I'm guessing that was why there were plenty of open tables.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMadequateFood portions are small for the price. I left hungry after eating ropa vieja. Fill the water glasses.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy 8 Year Anniversary!My wife and I came to Cuba Libre-DC for our 8 year anniversary. The ambience was beautiful. It was just like little Cuba.
It was our first time trying and enjoying the delicacies of Cuba. I had the BBQ shrimp with Mango. Food was so fresh and exciting.
My wife loved her food also. We had a ball dining and received great customer service. The manager even surprised us both when their 5 year wine. Our Drinks strawberry Mojito and Sangrina were great. We were full when we left and came back to dance it all off for the Cuban dance off. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, free of price, due to our meal that day. There was a great mix of people with different nationalities and age group who all loved to dance. There were even some couples that taug3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is always exceptionalThe food here is always exceptional. If you want to be able to talk with your fellow diners, then you need to sit in one of the smaller rooms. Even there, it would be nice if the music was a little softer.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM* The service was great. We* The service was great. We were there for a coworker's Birthday (Loria), and I recall the Del mar selection being wonderful, as well as the service from our waitress. I dont remember her name, but if you can find out who served us, please give her our compliments.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't go wrong!I love the brunch at Cuba Libre! I have been several times now and the food is always great. Can't go wrong with any of the selections. The server was also very accommodating to my 2-yr old daughter, and brought her a bowl of fresh fruit (which she loved). I thought that was very nice. We will definitely be back again...with more friends! And the mojitos are fantastic!!!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Night Out at Cuba Libre!I'm glad that we decided on Cuba Libre. My date and I had a wonderful time. The location (right in the heart of NW) provided a vibrant locale for both people watching and great conversation. The food was delicious (compliments to the chef/chefs). I would definitely recommend Cuba Libre to friends and would return in a heartbeat.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM