Alma De Cuba

4.6
4818 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Cuban
Restaurateur Stephen Starr and Nuevo Latino superstar Chef Douglas Rodriguez pair up in this bold new venture with a Cuban Vibe. Enjoy delicious dishes infused with the sensuous flavors of Cuban cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere reminiscent of Old Havana.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife birthday

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PB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was good to start then waned. Waiter shared some favorite meal selections only to come back and say they were out of two of the four he recommended. 30 mins later another waiter said they put one dish back on the menu as they found more lobster. Chicken dish was not enjoyed by two of our guests. Dessert took 30 mins to arrive at table - they did comp the desserts without asking as they realized that was absurd (it wasn’t that busy).

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n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed a beautiful dinner the other night. We enjoyed the sampler together and wish there was more. The cocktails (Havana Punch & Dona Nana) were perfect complements to our meal. I had the Vaca Frita which was the highlight of the meal. It was very tender and a perfect portion for the price. So, the meal was amazing, so I always am intrigued with dessert when the meal is spectacular. We had the Key Lime Flan recommended to us, and it was the right amount of sweet and tangy. My wife was full from her seafood dish, but happily ate half because it was a delight. Wonderful overall meal.

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MT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, generous portions, flavorful. The chairs were weird, we were unable to sit comfortably to eat or sit close enough to hear each other.

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were great. My one and only complaint is that Happy Hour should be honored in the dining room as well and not only in lounge area. We were sat upstairs in the dining room and were told that Happy Hour is in the lounge only but that we could get our drinks from the bar downstairs and bring them to the table. We opened a tab at the bar and had to walk 2 flights of steps with our drinks for the restaurant to then combine our bar tab with our tables check. Very pointless to do that if they were going to combine the two checks anyway. Besides that, great food, drinks, and ambience. Would go again.

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NL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant. Service was great - everyone was very friendly and courteous. Food was very good but not outstanding, hence a bit overpriced. Mojito was very good but mostly ice!! Cool interior, like other reviews needed my iphone flashlight to read menu. Overall we really enjoyed our meal.

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KM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks. Interior and ambiance is unique

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s
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Been there several times before, love it. But 3 of the 4 of us were sick not long after eating.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Drinks were over priced and the lighting is to dark. The food and service was very good.

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Portions were big enough to take leftovers home. Nice atmosphere and attentive service. The mojitos were great. We will definitely be going back.

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PK
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I made reservations on Open table. I specifically noted that this was Wed anniversary and that I would like a table with a nice view. We ere seated right next to cash register and it was not romantic by far!. The waitress was very pleasant.

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VL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Went on a Saturday. Nice service. Did not feel rushed. Food on other hand was a little underwhelming.

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KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome birthday dinner here!! Incredibly festive drinks, delicious food, and fun environment. Definitely a memorable experience and will come back very soon!

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WG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas staff dinner.

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went into philly for one night to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Seen this restaurant on google had very good ratings decided to check it out. Wasn’t too skeptical but i wasn’t let down. The food was amazing the ambiance was very laxxed and chill. The wait staff and hostesses were amazing as well. I definitely recommend this restaurant to all visiting philly.

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A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a reservation for 8 on a busy Saturday night and when a ton of extra people came and our group became 18, they accommodated us so smoothly. The service was really exceptional. The food, drinks and ambiance were also excellent.

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DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, especially the selection of ceviche! And the mojitos are delicious as well. I highly recommend for foodies. Good healthy selection as well!

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d
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The ceviche appetizers were large portions and very tasty. The team that waited on us were very helpful.

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FZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great , I love Cuban food and they definitely didn’t disappoint. Went on the last day of Restaurant week and was very pleased with everything I had. wouls recommend to others

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JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was amazing and quite spacious. Both the ceviche and salmon were well cooked and portions were very pleasing. The dessert was a tad bit too heavy for the stomach. Overall I was very pleased and would indeed come back here again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Went for restaurant week, started out really nice, hostess greeted us and walked us to our table. We waited a while for our server to come around, when he did he was polite and friendly. As the night when on, service was horrible. He took a while to come back and see if we wanted a second round of drinks with our dinner, and after coming back with the round we never saw him again. Dessert came out and we waited for utensils, nobody asked us if we even liked our food, or drinks and then some random women who claimed she was our server dropped the check without us even finishing our drinks or dessert. I felt rushed and like they did not want us there. Worst service for how much you pay for dinner, and very disappointed in this as I liked the food but I felt unwelcome.

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b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was exceptional.

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EN
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I'm not giving 5 stars because the night was a bit hectic for them. I must say we went there during the restaurant week and they were busy. So, I felt they were veeeery slow. We ordered drinks (just a beer) took them like 5 minutes to bring it.
The chicken croquetas and the mojito shrimp ceviche were WOW dishes! The ropa vieja was very good too! The salmon was ok.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was restaurant week and I ordered from that menu. Perhaps that is why food was not as good as I experienced in the past

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty over priced for it's overall level of inadequacy.

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CK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I loved our waiter. He was attentive and very nice. The food came out quick and the presentation was beautiful.

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IR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 2

My friends and I came here to celebrate a birthday and also for Restaurant Week. The atmosphere is quiet with festive music quietly playing in the background and the entire establishment, including the bathroom, is dimly lit. Julia, our server was very attentive and was helpful with menu suggestions. The mojitos my sister and I ordered were tasty, but not strong at all and not at all worth the $10 price tag. The starters were good. I enjoyed the shrimp ceviche and the chicken croquettes. However the entrées took FOREVER to come out. Sadly, my rice was lacking flavor, but it did have a small piece of aluminum foil within the meat. The manager did assure me that it was an oversight and explained the way the meat was prepared. She asked if there was anything else I wanted in place of what I ordered; I just wanted food without foreign objects in it. The replacement was promptly brought out but by then my experience was tainted. The chocolate flourless cake was moist and the tapioca was smooth. The best parts of the meal were the chocolate cigar brought out for my friend's birthday and the service provided by Julia. I would have given 0 stars, but Julia was very accommodating even with the shortcomings surrounding the food. I do not plan on returning as tonight's experience is not one I'd like to repeat.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have several allergies and our server and the staff did a great job making our entire experience A plus

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Came here for restaurant week. Had a prefix meal my date and I each picked something different. Dessert was amazing, apps good, main dishes alright. The cocktails not good unless you like mojitos or very sweet drinks. Glad we came for half the price for restaurant week. Definitely not worth the hype. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was horrible. It was a waste of over $100. I will never eat here again!

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JL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to Academy of Music

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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun. The staff was especially attentive to my daughter's nut allergy

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PG
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is incredible and the staff is extremely attentive and accommodating.
The only drawback is that the restaurant, especially the third floor, is too DARK! We could barely see our food. Please rethink the lighting,

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AC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

The food was so bad my date and I just sat there and talked and didn’t eat, and paid $75 :( It was SO loud here! We were at a tiny table 2 feet from each other and we could barely hear. HOWEVER, the staff were awesome! Hostesses and servers were all super friendly which is the only thing this place gets any stars for. Won’t be back. I don’t recommend it to anyone .

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RA
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. The downstairs ambiance is warm, rich, and inviting.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service, great time. Always enjoy eating here

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks.

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CV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went during restaurant week. The food was very good but we were cold in the restaurant. It was very quiet maybe because of the Eagles' game !

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Been several times. Was really noisy upstairs

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic flavors. Favorite Philly restaurant. Third visit.

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