Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
The environment is great andThe environment is great and the service exceptional...yet I felt as though the actual quality of food has gone down a bit.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Disappoints!I love Cuba Libre. It is the perfect place for an intimate dinner date or for a fun group of girls for brunch. Their tequila and rum lists are renown, and the food is always fresh and cooked perfectly. The waitstaff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. I am never disappointed at Cuba Libre!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, attentive serversWe chose Cuba Libre for Mother's Day brunch. I'd been before, my fiance hadn't. We were served drinks immediately upon being seated, then the server explained how tapas-style dining works: you order 2 to 3 dishes at a time, and they come out as they are prepared. The kitchen timed it perfectly, even on busy Mother's Day, so that each dish came out as we finished the one before it. Highly recommend Cuba Libre!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCuba Libre Mother's Day BrunchVisited this venerable Old City Cuban restaurant for Mother's Day. Service was excellent and the food was unsurpassed. Their Sunday brunch special allows visitors to pay one fee and have virtually free reign over the entire menu by sampling, tapas style, various and sundry Cuban delicacies. Due to the great variety and succulent selections on Cuba Libre's menu you can enjoy a true taste of authentic Cuban cuisine at a very decent cost. It was clearly one of the best brunch experiences I've had in quite some time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlwaysI've been here numerous times and have te to get service that is less than excellent. Each time I think that I'm just going there for
Cuban fare, I'm pleasantly surprised at just how refined, flavorful and well prepared the dishes are .5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty tapasWe enjoyed a delicious tapas brunch, including some vegetarian options. The place is cheerful and festive. We sat near the open front windows. Our server was very attentive and courteous. The food was served promptly even though it was a crowded Mother's Day. I would definitely return and recommend it to others.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch!We went to Cuba Libre for brunch on Saturday and had a great experience! Food and drinks were terrific - great tastes made with fresh ingredients. We sampled lots of dishes as part of the brunch menu and everything was delicious! Have already recommended it to multiple friends and I can't wait to take my husband there.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCuba Libre - PhiladelphiaI had an amazing time at this location. I've been to the location in Washington D.C. No comparison to the experience I had in Philadelphia. Megan was awesome, request her as a server if possible. My friends and I dined during brunch hours, the food was great as was the service. Highly recommmended.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticThe food was great, the decor was great, even the cigar boxes the checks come in were a nice touch. Vaca frita was to die for.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service, evenGood food and service, even for a party of 6! Be sure to make a reservation for Friday and Saturday night a few days ahead! Oh, and have a few Mojito's while you are there!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI arrived on time and wasI arrived on time and was seated right away. my waiter (james) was fantastic he suggested a wonderful drink and I loved the vibe of the place. I would tell a friend about this place!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was excellent andThe staff was excellent and the food was delicious. Nice selection of margaritas. Will definitely be dining there again real soon!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choice in Philly!The food was very good overall with some dishes simply excellent! the service was excellent and I loved the atmosphere. I would highly recommend Cuba Libre to my friends and co-workers. It is definitely on my list of restaurants in Philadelphia to frequent.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've never been disappointedWe've never been disappointed with the brunch at Cuba Libre. The food is good and the price is very reasonable. We'll be back!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingI OrderedThe15 TradesAmazingI OrderedThe15 Trades Of Cuba The Food Was Amazing. I Also Ordered A Cafe MochaWithDessert.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!Second visit to Cuba Libre - it's hard to discount fantastic service, great food and a friendly atmosphere. Seems to be a real hot spot for friends of kids turning 21 to bring their friends for a first drink! The waitstaff knows their stuff, the manager works the tables and pays genuine attention to the comments of those dining. It'd been nearly 12 months since our last visit - I expect to be back well before another year passes!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy group of ladies had a blastMy group of ladies had a blast at Cuba Libre, Drinks and food was amazing..Will always recommend to anyone.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI was here for brunch aboutI was here for brunch about 8 yrs ago while on vacation. It was so good I had to drag my partners to it while we were on a business trip last weekend. It was the same great service, same great ambiance,and even better food!!! One of my partners is the epitome of a picky eater. We hardly heard a word from him the whole meal. He was too busy eating everything in sight. A true testament to how delicious the food is. And they couldn't get over how wonderful the place looked. It was a home run for Cuba Libre and a home run for me to see the delight on their faces!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food alone is enough toThe food alone is enough to keep me coming back for more. However, adding in the excellent service and exciting ambience brings this resteraunt over the top in my book.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSeasfood soup was best I everSeasfood soup was best I ever had. Skirt steak marinade is execellent.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic, aThe food was fantastic, a bit noisy, but the food was so good it overshadowed any negative. Great tostones and the mojitos were the bomb.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, went forExcellent service, went for me and boyfriends anniversary dinner! Highly recommended this place specially because of the perfect environment!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were great. We had a nice leisurely brunch without feeling pressured to give up the table for the next diners. I would highly recommend. The unlimited tapas option for brunch is a steal!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than the last time....My second visit and it was even better than the first time. This time order from the entree list and wasn't disappointed. The roasted pork on a bed of mashed yuca was awesome. Yuca if not cooked correctly tastes as if you were eating paste, by the chef nailed it. It had a nice bit to it and still maintained that hint of yuca in it. Wish we would have gotten a later reservation we would have stay for the floor show and the dancing. Thats for another visit.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday CelebrationWe celebrated my sister's birthday and we really enjoyed ourselves. The 15 tastes was "da bomb"!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAte here upon recommendationAte here upon recommendation of a friend. Food was very good and restaurant is really unique in its interior.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was honestly better thanIt was honestly better than what I thought it would be. I grew up in a Cuban family so I frequently have Cuban food, so unfortunately it's automatic to be biased and believe home cooking is better above all the rest. But it was AMAZING. All the food was astounding. We had the pork skewers, empanadas, mojitos, the tres leches cake for dessert and I honestly can't remember the name of our entrees but one began with "La Churrasca" I think and my boyfriend had a flank steak entree. The mango mojitos are phenomenal and they do put a good amount of alcohol in them! Overall it was a great experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food! Always loveExcellent food! Always love coming here. It can get a bit pricy, but I love the food and atmosphere.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend & I had a lovelyMy friend & I had a lovely time at Cuba Libre! The food, the ambiance, and the service were just wonderful! We look forward to coming back again and dancing the night away!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!!Took my Cuban boyfriend here for a nice romantic dinner during our weekend getaway. The food was absolutely amazing. It was very authentic. I would absolutely come back!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a bit pricey for a largerIt's a bit pricey for a larger group. The atmosphere was built for a couple because of the noise tight confines. The food had a nice variety. They had many options on the wine/beer list that seem to satisfy everyone. Valet parking is key for this area and evening reservations.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNever had a bad meal here.Never had a bad meal here. Always exciting We love the tapas type plates. Yummy! Best French toast ever!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasedEverything was perfect! The waiters suggestions were wonderful!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect forEverything was perfect for our party of six. No complaints!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMojito's a MUST!The waiter was great! I really enjoyed the drinks. One of the best mojito's that I've ever had. The food was ok. I wasn't overly impressed with the flavors, but it was still good. I was expecting high flavor bursts! We all had a great time and enjoyed ourselves. I felt like we weren't sitting too close to anyone else in the room, and that we could relax!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything we had was fantasticeverything we had was fantastic My wife and I had been there before. It was our friends first time. They loved the food that was exploding with great flavors and the ambiance that was a lot of fun and very unique.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice and getting nicer...I've dined here several times and it has only improved each time. The service was great and the food was delicious. Our group shared tapas, had great meals, and followed it up with desert and coffee. Everyone complimented the flavor of the dishes.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen a suburban friend wantedWhen a suburban friend wanted to have brunch in the city, I insisted it be Cuba Libre. I love the small plates, the sangria and the way you are made to feel you are able to stay and enjoy as long as you want. Not feeling rushed and being eyed to give up your table is wonderful! Staff and service consistently excellent.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI went with a group of fourI went with a group of four and the restaurant had a great ambiance for that size. Overall, we really enjoyed the drinks, although something about the dark and stormy was not right (bottom shelf rum?). The mojitos and margaritas were delicious (I particularly liked the cherry mojito). The veggie empanada tapa was great, as was the black bean soup, cheese puffs and cuban sandwich entree. We thought the chicken empanada was bland. Our waiter was very friendly. Overall it was a fun experience, but I don't think the food blew us out of the water enough to warrant another $200 bill.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was good and imaginative,alotfood was good and imaginative,alot of different flavors and attractive presentation. what made the experience memorable tho? our waiter,Ryan. professional,informative,knowledgeable but did not hover. you could tell he really enjoyed his job and thus so did we.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat for guestsThe building is beautiful!!! We took out of town guests and they were so impressed. My husband and I can't wait to go back when the weather is nicer and the large bay windows are open3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server Ryan was extremelyOur server Ryan was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. (I almost always take servers up on their recommendations) and his was spot on!! We always get the 8 hour guava ribs which were, as usual, outstanding! And the seafood soup was extremely flavorful and delcious. Ryan made our experience extra special with his friendly, personalized and prompt service. he was busy with 2 larger parties, yet he was always attentive and accessible, but unobtrusive so we could enjoy a romatic elegant dinner at our favorite spot. I reccomend Cuba Libre to EVERYONE!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the tasting menu andEnjoyed the tasting menu and the pomegranate mojito3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best restaurant in PhiladelphiaI have been here about 3 times, and it's never a disappointment, the staff is friendly and reliable and the food is superb.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 15 item tasting menu wasThe 15 item tasting menu was a fun way to try a bunch of different foods, and it came in 3 courses so it didn't slow down the evening too much. The service was right on, if just a tad over practiced. Overall a very enjoyable evening.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an early dinner ( 7We had an early dinner ( 7 PM) and found the place quietly intimate. The wait staff was friendly and solicitous . We asked for assistance and found them well informed and capable of matching tastes to the menu. A wonderful evening from beginning to end.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMwe had happy hour here andwe had happy hour here and it was terrific! Lots of great offerings that were delicious and only $4-5. Caiparinhas were delicious at $4 too.
guac was different, really good, as were the empanadas.
we also had a dessert sampler that was over-the-top yummy!
always loved the ambience.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely delicious..The food was absolutely delicious.. I cannot wait to go back here. It's a little pricey for tapas... but worth the splurge every now and again. The drinks were so good.. almost better than the islands do them, i'd say. (:3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch is Sinfully Good!On my last visit to Cuba Libre, I tried the Brunch menu for the first time and I was absolutely amazed! The food was sensational as always and the assortment of tapas style selections for a reasonable price, was phenomenal!!! :) What can I say that I haven't previously said about this place? :) It always exceeds my expectations! :) I love Cuba Libre!12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM