Alma De Cuba

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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & atmosphere is always amazing.

J
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent dinner and stellar service by Juliette.

She was extremely attentive and cleaned off our table more than once and made sure our meal was as expected without spending too much time at the table... a perfect balance of service with a smile and attentiveness.

She was also mindful about my food allergies and helped me navigate the menu. Thank you!

Best service I’ve had in a while ... and I dine out often.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, efficient and fun

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DW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really laid back, I enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was amazing the service was great. I would definitely go back.

CP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so peaceful and elegant . The workers were amazing and nice !

DM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a date - great food, ambiance and service

AP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I loved the food. This is my second time at this restaurant, and the food continues to be awesome. The issues I have with this restaurant is the service and the ambiance. We had 2 servers. At the start of our dinner they were great, but towards the end I felt like I was being rushed out of the restaurant. Ambiance, there is very low lighting, which made it difficult for me to read the menu.

AJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambience was breathtaking. Food was
an eventful experience which expanded our palet with a variety of flavors, textures and provided us with a wonderful experience. Thank you.

JM
Poconos
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with friends. Food was fantastic and our server, Michael, was best there is. He was so attentive and gave great recommendations. Thank you Michael!

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service with a lively atmosphere. Portions were on the smaller side but to be expected with a higher tier restaurant such as this. Food came out quickly and as advertised and the staff checked in on our table frequently. Overall, a good experience that I would recommend.

ML
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I have been to Alma De Cuba a few times before and always enjoyed it. This time our server, who was polite, was slow. For example, I had to ask him 3 times to refill my club soda. He disappeared a few times and/or we tried in vain to flag him to our table. The food was good, but my salmon was not hot but rather warmish.

So overall, it was okay, but not the best time I have had at Alma De Cuba.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I’ve been to Alma De Cuba out side of restaurant week and it was great. The food was average at best on my most recent visit.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent l; service was great. But it’s too damn dark. This is the second time I have been here I knew to bring a flashlight. It’s too damn dark.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot my server’s name but he was excellent making for a wonderful experience. The ambiance was gorgeous. I will definitely be returning

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ceviche is delicious. Seri

RA
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Cool place... great menu/food!

NR
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a nice dining ambience except that my meat was overcooked. After being served the waiter left the dining room I was in. Since I was hungry and had waited some time for him to return I began to pick some of the meat apart and eat. I only ate a couple of bites leaving the majority of the meat on the plate because the meat was tough. The restaurant was not busy at all which lead me to believe there was no real excuse as to why a single piece of meat was so overcooked. I was very disappointed at that.

SA
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Everything was great from the menu selections to service. I also appreciated the hostess sending over Katie, one of their waitresses, to detail the ingredients for a sauce I was unfamiliar with. The only issue was the dim lighting, I like to see what I am eating, lol, but overall the experience was well worth it.

MI
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great vibe, attentive wait staff Excellent food and cocktails, left full and satisfied!

RP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Place is perfect for a romantic dates.. went for my birthday and got free desert and the service was perfect

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I’ve dinned here multiple times, I love the atmosphere and the food is always amazing! My recent visit was very disappointing, so much to the point of me taking time to wrote this review. I put in my reservation notes that this was a birthday celebration for my boyfriend who has never been there before. I wanted to make the night special for him, I even requested a certain table I love. However, we missed out initial res time, which is why I understood why we couldn’t have the table I requested. The service is what I’m most upset about. When we sat down the server took his time greeting our table, when he finally did he wasn’t pleasant. He never introduced himself, asked how we were doing nor bothered to ask if we were celebrating anything. I work in the restaurant industry at one of the biggest fine dining establishments in the city, so I know what good service is. The server seemed like he didn’t want to serve us, he never mentioned his birthday, he was very cold and unpleasant. The food was great but service is a huge part of hospitality and we were disappointed we didn’t receive that.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for New Years Eve and had a great time .

MW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a wonderful experience, wonderful service food drinks atmosphere. They check all the boxes

r
Philadelphia
129 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming here for New Years Eve is always fun with a very lively crowd. Service was excellent and the food outstanding. Loved the chicken croquette appetizer and con lechon entree. A special of halibut mariscos was also great. Definitely worth many return visits.

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was just OK

c
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Lianna wonderful helpful gave great advice and service .

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tom our server was terrific! We were seated shortly after arriving. Our server was amazing and helpful and gave recommendations. The food was delicious and to top off an amazing night of celebrating dad’s birthday Tom brought a chocolate cigar personalized for dad. We all loved the evening!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cool spot!

KD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Never had so much salt on food. Had no idea what vegetables tasted like.

Did not like the loud music....



....I will not go back.

JC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alma De Cuba is always top notch.
Food is fantastic and the waitstaff also top notch.
I always enjoy a restaurant where they act as tour guides, not just servers.

RC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

ZP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in the city. I took my wife there for her birthday and we had a great evening, as always.

W
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very disappointed- rude server. Not what it used to be.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have lived downtown for nearly 20 years. This was our first date in the city since we moved out over a decade ago. We decided to give Alma a try from a recommendation of a coworker of mine. We sat on the 3rd floor and the ambiance was perfect for our romantic date. The chairs were so comfortable and the noise level was not even noticeable (though there were people all around us just inches away). Our server Bill L. Was beyond amazing. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. We allowed him to select our drinks along with some starters and his choices were spot on. He truly made our dinner an “experience” rather than just “a night out”. We will definitely go back and request Bill again. It’s so rare to have that level of professionalism in the restaurant industry any more. Thanks Bill!

MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great and ambiance great! Celebrated a 21st birthday and we were well taken care of - capped off with an on the house glass of champagne for the birthday boy! Would return!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was really unhappy with the dish I ordered, the one with the roasted pork. The menu didn’t indicate that it was a pork shank cut and it was disgusting - a huge, huge portion of gamey and fatty meat. I shared with my server that I was unhappy with my meal but she didn’t amend my bill or anything. Very disappointing as this is an expensive spot.

BB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food, but seats are very uncomfortable as they sag and your knees wind up higher than your waist.

TA
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was awesome but the service was a bit slow. Even with the slow service I would return for the delicious food.

JP
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our end of year team dinner there. A very eclectic group which very disparate tastes - and everyone enjoyed their meal! Needless to say, the service was attentive and gracious.