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About Alma De Cuba
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Cuban, Latin American, Caribbean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Between 16th and 17th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
With delectable cuisine and stellar service, Stephen STARR Events brings the experiences of the wildly successful STARR Restaurants to the world of catering. “Re-inventing” the traditional event, Stephen STARR Events prepares unique chef-driven creations as well as signature selections from the restaurants with menus tailored to each client. For more information on full-service catering for small and large private, social and corporate functions, as well as, quick-service options, please contact Stephen STARR Events at 215.923.2675.
There are private, non-affiliated lots in the area and limited street parking.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Alma De Cuba can accommodate large parties of 12 or more guests.
Private Party Contact:
Marjorie DiGiulio: (267) 886-1401
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Alma De Cuba Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I have been dining at Alma de Cuba for several years and we always have a good experience. We particularly enjoy the ceviche and the creative specials. Our severs are always attentive and very knowledgeable. We will continue to return for our pre-theater dinners.
We had a wonderful meal and experience here. We needed to wait for 30 minutes for our table despite having a reservation, however we were able to have a few drinks at the bar and we were given a complimentary guacamole and plantain chips starter which was sooo delicious and unexpected. All of the staff that we encountered were friendly and helpful. On top of all that, the food and drinks were spot on.
We went to Alma for a birthday. The food was excellent and service impeccable. Ceviche is amazing. Black bean soup is a must. The skirt steak was so tender.A drink was spilled at our table and after cleaning up, without asking they replace the spilled drink. When we ordered dessert, knowing we were there for a B-Day, they put a candle and spelled Happy Birthday in chocolate; nice touches. The only drawback is the way they have the tables and chairs set up, very tight, our knees kept hitting each other. Overall, a great experience.
Yummy food. Started with the coconut ceviche. It has beautiful chunks of lobster and shrimp. I had a salmon and quinoa dish that was outstanding. My colleague enjoyed her pork dish. We had a side of tostones with a bright limey vinegrette. Food was delicious, ambiance was very nice. Mojito went down too easily. My only negative comment was the staff was almost too attentive and several people stopped by to make sure we were good. There are worse problems than being too attentive. Overall highly recommend.
We like Alma de Cuba. We've been several times. I'll only mention 2 cautions if you know and like Caribbean/Latin food. While the guacamole was good, it doesn't quite taste like guacamole--you can hardly taste the avocados. Second, I usually expect a Cuban style yucca to be a little heavier on the garlic, maybe too heavy (which is how I like it), but it wasn't as garlic flavored as I'd expect--although perhaps their version might taste a little more palatable to more people. The food here is great. I would encourage everyone to go. I would also encourage you to consider Mixto if Latin food is your thing.
This is my 2nd time there for dining. We were served burnt rice and a lot of it with the Imperial Chicken. The seafood I ordered had ZERO flavor with no lemon. All seafood comes with lemon, right. The soda (coke) I had was flat. The ambiance is stellar, but the food has taken a downturn.
Our family of five had a terrific meal to celebrate our youngest daughter's birthday. Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating by suggesting vegetarian and dairy free options. The tuna and skirt steak were delicious. Our daughters loved the black bean soup and seafood ceviche. The chocolate cigar was a fun dessert complete with matches that burned!
We have dined at Alma De Cuba many times over the years and have always loved it - this time was to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the food and service were amazing, plus we were surprised with champagne and dessert! We really had a fantastic time, and now I always say that ceviche is favorite type of food because of the richness and complexity of flavor in each of the different dishes - thanks for a great night!
Celebrated my loves 50th bday. Our meal was delicious. Our server was attentive and well versed on the menu. Our courses arrived to the table in timely and well paced fashion. GREAT mojitos, there were several options. Ambience & music were spot on. Full house that night yet able to have engaging conversation. Looking forward to our return.
Food was average to slightly above average depending on the dish. Appetizers were expensive, but entrees seemed to be fair. Drinks were fairly expensive ($14 for a mojito with very little alcohol in it??? C'mon!)
Seems to be the trend with a lot of Stephen Starr restaurants these days. Food has fallen off a little over the years, price has risen a bit, meanwhile there are a ton of amazing choices throughout the city that I would recommend first.
I'm certainly not rushing to go back, but I'm sure I'll give it another chance.
Not good Cuban food, not by a long shot. It’s like they are trying too hard to be chi-chi. Rice especially not appetizing—soggy, bland, blah. Poor cuts of meat, not good quality and not prepared well. Too much sweet stuff in savory dishes. Black beans not tasty. Yucca is heavily deep fried, not at all good. Needs better quality ingredients and simpler, more authentic preparation. It’s not that hard. Any regular family Cuban restaurant in Miami serves far better food at a fraction of the price. Very expensive here. However, our waiter was excellent, very quick and attentive. The entree portions are good-sized, I’ll give them that. I would not go back to Alma, nor can I recommend it. It’s a shame, because I was so looking forward to a good Cuban meal here. Heavily disappointed!
The service is always great. Anything on the menu is great. The empanadas is new to the menu. I had the crab empanadas. The pastry shell was light and the crab was moist. I also had the black bean soup. I enoyed how they put rice balls in the soup. My boyfriend had the steak which is never a disappointment.
With no Latin blood in my veins, I sure as heck love Latin food! This place was LEGIT! it is pricy, but you pay for what you get. Thomas was an unbelievable waiter that was able to tailor dinner to dietary needs (along with the accomplished chef). Cuban empanadas over the carnitas, Vaca and mufungo were excellent! Plan on coming back.
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