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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

4.4
3273 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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Cuba Libre features a contemporary interpretation of traditional Cuban cuisine and a broad base of authentic Cuban cocktails, including the largest selection of rum in Philadelphia. The restaurant’s interior has a beautifully weathered historical feel. The materials combine warm mahogany and oak, cracked tile, painted plaster, exposed concrete and brick, and iron railings. With iron balconies overlooking a courtyard, a dramatic 30-foot ceiling, and paddle fans turning lazily, the space looks and feels like a street in Old Havana in the mid 1950s.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Cuban, Latin American, Caribbean
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sat -Sun 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Late Dining: Friday & Saturday until 11:00pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 1:30pm (all-you-can-eat available for $28). 1:30-2:30 à la carte only.
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Phone number
(215) 627-0666
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Guillermo Pernot (Chef-Partner)
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Market & Chestnut Streets
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Parking details
Cuba Libre is located on Second Street at Market Street in the Old City section of Philadelphia. Street parking / meter parking may be available in the neighborhood. Several paid lots are close by, and valet parking is offered by a private company Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
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Public transit
Phlash, Septa Market-Frankford Line (2nd & Market)
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Entertainment
After dinner hours, on Fridays, Saturdays and for special events, the action heats up with DJs spinning a mix of Latin Fuzion, plus bottle service and dancing 'til the bar closes at 2 a.m. 21 and over only. Fashionable Dress Required.
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Consider Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum the destination for your next social or corporate event. Whether it’s an intimate party of 10, a grand event for 350, a themed cocktail party or an elegant dinner, Cuba Libre is the ideal setting for an unforgettable private party or special event.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Consider Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum the destination for your next social or corporate event. Whether it’s an intimate party of 10, a grand event for 350, a themed cocktail party or an elegant dinner, Cuba Libre is the ideal setting for an unforgettable private party or special event.

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What 3273 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food and services.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We been there several times. On this trip, we gathered for brunch to celebrate two birthdays.
The seating was fair. Next time we'll request a table in the central area. The one by the planter in the main room, by the fire exit, wasn't a plus. We've sat there before, and despite having other tables open, they were not available. Will only return if seating is 4+ or 5.
Thanks,
Luis

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FIREWALKWITHME (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was really good. Got the Chefs tasting menu and was very full at the end! Will definitely return.

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JosephG 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

I took my wife here for a pre Arden show. She had no complaints. That was huge. Food was great and our server excellent and very helpful when ordering. We did not have a knowledge of Cuban cuisine so having the help was really important.Nice vibe and atmosphere in the room and very tasty though not very buzz worthy mojitos. Would highly recommend.

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Ramonita (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food, atmosphere and my waitress was great . The hostess and our placement for seating very poor. They sat us next emergency exit and hostess kept using the door leaving us cold all the time

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Rainy day, so it was slow, but we were able to enjoy faster service and a delicious meal w/ out any hiccups.

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Miam5 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We went for our anniversary and as usual enjoyed the food, drinks and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great! Our service was amazing.

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TylerM (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our waiter was great, drinks were incredible and the food was so tasty! Will be going back again for sure. Great experience

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I like it :)

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day great service

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

It was nice. The food Nd vibe was great. Good music. Alil dark but overall great

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We went for a Valentines brunch. Just the right amount food, pleased with our server's willingness to work around our gluten issues. Cuba Libre never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went on Saturday night. Be prepared to spend $18 on parking. Drinks were good and about 10-12 each.
The Cuban sandwich was good. My girlfriend got some tapas dishes. Those were not great. Plus they were all fried. She was very disappointed. Also, the chips and 3 dips had soo few chips that barely used half the dip, then charged 3 bucks more for 4 more CHIPS.
Our table was also next to 2 bathrooms and the kitchen on the first floor. I overheard some people who worked there talking about our tables who said they shouldn't be there. No kidding we watched everyone who went to the bathroom. Very romantic view....Lol. I get it was busy but don't add tables outside the bathroom to compensate.

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RobertR (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved it. Excellent value service and food. Highly recommend Cuba Libre

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Archern69 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very cool atmosphere. Tropical feeling. Food is delicious. Mojitos are insanely delicious. Absolutely worth a try.

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Chuck (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Cool vibe, environment, very good food, drinks, and great waitress!

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sap320 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was excellent and the cocktails superb. I had the Ropa Vieja and my son had the Seafood Paella and both were wonderful choices and delicious!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

A birthday celebration for our children. We have been here at least 10 times in the past and this was our child’s choice. Food is consistently good. It was really quiet on a Tuesday so this was a nice choice for us. Tried a mango margarita this trip and it was delicious. Had almost every appetizer, one entree, one seafood soup and the banana bread for 4 people.we ordered too much food but the variety was great.

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ChristianS (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Prices are a little high for the amount of food. Crab guac was good, but for $17, should have been twice as much crab. Latin pastry assortment was very small for the price. Slider should have 2 sliders for the price and 5 fries is just rediculous.

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